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Art, Bachelor of Arts Degree

Recommended Schedule

View the recommended schedule on the course catalog.
Please note that catalog requirements might change, and you always should confirm your schedule with your advisor.

The department offers a diverse program of undergraduate instruction in both art history and studio art. The major options include painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking and digital media.

Students may participate in several interdisciplinary programs, including museology. Internships with local professional artists are available to upper-division students. Graduates often go on to careers in art education, graphic design or the fine arts.

Major requirements

In addition to the University's Core Curriculum and college requirements, students majoring in art need to take these additional courses:

A. Required of all majors (6 units)

  • ART 100 - Visual Foundations (3 units)
  • ART 101 - Drawing I (3 units)

B. Choose one sequence (9 units)

Drawing

  • ART 102 - Drawing II (3 units)
  • ART 201 - Life Drawing I (3 units)
  • ART 302 - Drawing III (3 units)

Photography

  • ART 141 - Introduction to Digital Photography (3 units)
  • ART 235R - Photography II - Lighting (3 units)
  • ART 237 - Photography II - Color (3 units)

Sculpture

  • ART 216 - Sculpture I (3 units)
  • ART 217 - Sculpture II (3 units)
  • ART 211 - Ceramics I (3 units)

Ceramics

  • ART 211 - Ceramics I (3 units)
  • ART 212R - Ceramics II (3 units)
  • ART 216 - Sculpture I (3 units)

Printmaking

  • ART 124 - Intro to Printmaking (3 units)

Select two additional lower-division courses in printmaking:

  • ART 221R - Beginning Printmaking - Intaglio (3 units)
  • ART 222R - Beginning Printmaking - Lithography (3 units)
  • ART 223 - Beginning Printmaking - Serigraphy (3 units)
  • ART 224 - Begin Printmaking: Relief (3 units)

Painting

  • ART 102 - Drawing II (3 units) OR
  • ART 201 - Life Drawing I (3 units)
  • ART 231 - Painting I (3 units)
  • ART 232 - Painting II (3 units)

Digital Media

Choose three of the following courses:

  • ART 245 - Digital Media I (3 units)
  • ART 343 - Imaging and Mixed Media (3 units) OR
  • ART 381 - Critical Play - Games and Art (3 units)
  • ART 345 - Sound and Image (3 units)
  • ART 350S - Advanced Digital Media (3 units)
  • ART 441 - Seminar On Art and Technology (3 units) OR
  • ART 451R - Problems in Digital Media (1 to 3 units)

C. Required of all majors (9 units)

  • ART 260R - Survey of Art History I (3 units)
  • ART 261 - Survey of Art History II (3 units)
  • ART 365 - Contemporary Art (3 units)

D. One additional upper-division Art History course (3 units)
E. Approved studio art courses numbered 300 or above (12 units)
F. Minor Requirements (18-21 units) - The Art Department accepts any minor approved by the College of Liberal Arts.
G. Electives (0-21 units)
H. Total Units (120 units) - Forty-two or more units must be from courses numbered 300-499. It is recommended that Art majors with a two-dimensional emphasis elect either ART 211 or ART 216, and those with a three-dimensional emphasis elect ART 231 sometime during the early portion of their programs.



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