2018-2019 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Art

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree

See the “Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree” in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of electives courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of 120 units.

General Education Requirements (49 units)

See the “General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the “Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement” in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

No minor required. Art majors are recommended to select a minor in another field of art.

Major Requirements (36-60 units)

Students must select one of the options listed. The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required for all candidates for this degree.

Common Core Requirements (12-15 units)

A. Lower Division Required Courses (9 units)

ART 111Introduction To World Art II

3

ART 1702-D Composition

3

ART 1713-D Composition

3

B. Upper Division Required Courses (3 units)

Select one course from the following:

ART 331Modern Art And Culture

3

ART 333Contemporary Art And Culture

3

C. Additional requirements for Art History and Studio Art Majors (0-3 units):

ART 110Introduction To World Art I

3

Art History Option (36 units)

The Art History Option offers students a diversity of exposure to the styles and subjects of cultures and nations of the Western and non-Western world, from prehistoric times to the contemporary era. Particular emphasis is placed on developing the student's ability to critically understand the ideas and imagery found within the art works of various cultures and individual artists and architects. A minor is recommended. Our goals are:

  1. to provide students with an overview of art history and introduce them to visual composition.
  2. to give students a detailed introduction to the major historical periods and areas (painting, sculpture, architecture, minor arts) of art history.
  3. to introduce students to research techniques and methods of critically approaching problems of subject matter and style.

To complete the Art History Option, the following courses must be taken:

A.  Common Core Requirements (15 units)

B.  Upper Division Requirements (21 units)

1.  Required Course (3 units):
ART 490Seminar in Theories of Art Criticism

3

2.  Select four courses from the following (12 units):
ART 322Early European Art

3

ART 323Late European Art

3

ART 337Asian Art

3

ART 350Art Of The United States

3

ART 353Art Of California and the Southwest

3

ART 363Latin American Art

3

ART 365African Art And Culture

3

3.  Select two additional upper division courses in Art History with the assistance of an advisor (6 units).

NOTES:

ART 495. Special Studies in Art History (3) may be substituted for one of the above courses with the permission of an advisor.

ART 498. Directed Research in Art History (1-3) and two years of a foreign language are strongly recommended for pursuit of graduate work in Art History.

Students completing this option may also complete the minor in Digital Graphics, Crafts, Design or Studio Art.

Design Option (54 units)

The Design Option offers students the study of graphic design, web design and motion graphics, plus development of fundamental design knowledge, skills, and creativity. All design courses are offered as hybrid courses, meeting once a week face-to face classroom, and with an online component, preparing students with fundamental understanding of the design processes in print media, web design and motion graphics. In addition, they are introduced to professional practices in graphic design.

Our goals are:

  1. To provide students with an understanding of the visual elements of art and principles of design.
  2. To provide students with technical and expressive fluency in industry-standard software application.
  3. To give students a critical awareness of own design work fulfilling graphics design communication purposes.
  4. To help students produce a portfolio of professional materials including a resume.
  5. To help students present and discuss own artistic works and practices.
  6. To introduce students to the requirements of an entry level position as a graphic designer.

To complete the Design Option, the following courses must be taken:

A.  Common Core Requirements (12 units)

B. Lower Division Required Courses (6 units)

ART 160Intro to Graphic Applications

3

ART 179Drawing 1

3

C. Upper Division Required Courses (36 units)

ART 341Sources of Graphic Design

3

ART 342Conceptualization

3

ART 344Introduction to Graphic Design

3

ART 347Typography I

3

ART 348Digital Photography

3

ART 335Web Design I

3

ART 345Motion Graphics I

3

ART 346Motion Graphics II

3

ART 443Web Design II

3

ART 446Typorgraphy II

3

ART 447Visual Identity and Branding

3

ART 448Portfolio

3

Studio Art Option (60 units)

The Studio Art Option offers students experience in a broad range of art disciplines, with emphasis on understanding fundamentals of art, developing their skills and appreciating the purposes and concepts of art.

Our goals are:

  1. To introduce students to a variety of art disciplines—drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, and art history.
  2. To help students develop their technical, formal, and conceptual skills in these areas.
  3. To prepare students for the further study or practice of art making.

To complete the Studio Art Option, the following courses must be taken:

A.  Common Core Requirements (15 units)

B.  Lower Division Required Courses (12 units):

ART 150Ceramics I

3

ART 179Drawing 1

3

ART 180Painting I

3

ART 190Sculpture I

3

C. Upper Division Requirements (33 units)

1.  Select one other 300-or 400-level Art History course (3 units)
2.  Digital Photography:
ART 348Digital Photography

3

3.  Ceramics:
ART 361Ceramics II

3

4.  Drawing:
ART 371Drawing II

3

and

One additional 300 or 400 level course in Drawing;(3 units)

5.  Painting:
ART 380Painting II

3

And

One additional 300 or 400 level course in Painting (3 units)

6.  Sculpture:
ART 389Human Form In Sculpture

3

ART 392Mixed Media Sculpture

3

7.  Two 300 or 400 level courses in studio art (painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, or ceramics) (6 units)

NOTES:

1. ART 493. Special Studies in Art (3) may be substituted for one of the above courses with the permission of an advisor.

2. Students may take 300 and 400 level repeatable courses twice within the Studio Art Option. Students may take such courses a third time as a general elective, but these will not count toward the major. Before being approved for graduation, students must submit five works chosen in consultation with an advisor for the Senior Art Exhibit.

3. Students completing this option may also complete the minor in Digital Graphics, Crafts, Design or Studio Art.