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The Major(s). with Emphases and/or Options

1. Fine Arts Major

Recommended for students who wish to prepare for a professional career in the studio arts, to satisfy entrance requirements for graduate art studio programs or to become art teachers (Art Education (K-12) emphasis). Students completing the Fine Arts major and the University's baccalaureate degree requirements will earn the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

All Art Majors (BA and BS) and all Fine Arts Majors (BFA) will be required to take and pass a Post-Foundation Portfolio Review. The review will take place after the completion of the studio foundation courses (Art 102 or 111, 112, 113, 114). 

Note: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated. 


A. 2-D Studio Emphasis

Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum
Required Courses: In addition to the Foundation Courses:
    • Art: Art 142, 234, 483, 490

    • Three courses from the following: Art 308, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 320, 321, 322, 323, 325, 482

Additional Requirements:
      • 30 units (crs.) required

        • 12 units (crs.) from one of the 2-D areas.

        • 3 units (crs.) from each of the other 2-D areas not previously chosen.

        • 9 units (crs.) of electives from the 2-D area.

      • 12 units (crs.) from three different 3-D areas.

      • Advanced Electives-6 crs. from any 300-level or above studio art courses, may include up to 3 crs. of Art History. Note: Art 300, 354, 355, 356 do not apply.

2-D Areas:
        • Drawing: Art 204, 304, 334, 404, 434
        • Painting: Art 241, 275, 341, 375, 441, 475
        • Photography: Art 245, 345, 445
        • Printmaking: Art 259, 260, 261, 262, 359, 360, 361, 362, 459, 460, 461, 462
        • Special Topics: Art 305
3-D Areas:
        • Art Metals: Art 263, 363
        • Ceramics: Art 271, 371
        • Functional Design: Art 252, 352
        • Sculpture: Art 267, 367
        • Special Topics: Art 305


B. 3-D Studio Emphasis

Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Foundation Courses:

    • Art: Art 142, 234, 483, 490

    • Three courses from the following: Art 308, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 320, 321, 322, 323, 325, 482

Additional Requirements:
    • 30 units (crs.) required.

      • 12 units (crs.) from one of the 3-D areas.

      • 3 units (crs.) each from three other 3-D areas not previously chosen.

      • 9 units (crs.) of electives from the 3-D area.

    • 12 units (crs.) from three different 2-D areas.

    • Advanced Electives-6 crs. from any 300-level or above studio art courses, may include up to 3 crs. of Art History. Note: Art 300, 354, 355, 356 do not apply.

      3-D Areas:
      • Art Metals: Art 263, 363, 463
      • Ceramics: Art 271, 371, 471
      • Functional Design: Art 252, 352, 452
      • Sculpture: Art 267, 367, 467
      • Special Topics: Art 306
      2-D Areas:
      • Drawing: Art 204, 304, 334
      • Painting: Art 241, 275, 341, 375
      • Photography: Art 245, 345
      • Printmaking: Art 259, 260, 261, 262, 359, 360, 361, 362
      • Special Topics: Art 305


C.  Design Emphasis

Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum 

Required Courses: In addition to the Foundation Courses

    • Art: Art 490

    • Three Upper Level Art History (9 crs.) from the following list:

      • Art 308, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 320, 321, 322, 323, 325, 482
    • Art: Art 238, 239, 336, 338, 438, 442

    • 12 units (crs.) from 2-D categories. 3 crs. must be from the 300-level.

    • 6 units (crs.) from the 3-D area.

    • Electives-15 crs. from the following courses: Art 309, 342, 436, 437, 438, 439, 481, 491

    • Advanced Studio/Design Electives: 6 crs. from the following courses:  Art 304, 305, 306, 309, 330, 334, 341, 342, 345, 352, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 367, 371, 375, 404, 434, 436, 437, 438, 439, 441, 443, 444, 445, 452, 459, 460, 461, 462, 463, 467, 471, 475, 481, 491

      2-D Areas:
      • Drawing: Art 204, 234, 304, 334
      • Painting: Art 241, 275, 341, 375
      • Photography: Art 245, 345
      • Printmaking: Art 259, 260, 261, 262, 359, 360, 361, 362
      • Special Topics: Art 305
      3-D Areas:
      • Art Metals: Art 263, 363
      • Ceramics: Art 271, 371
      • Functional Design: Art 252, 352
      • Sculpture: Art 267, 367
      • Special Topics: Art 306


D. Art Education

Required Units (crs.):  66 minimum
Required Courses: In addition to the Foundation Courses

    • Art: Art 142, 234, 253, 354, 356

    • Secondary Education 366. Note: Secondary Education 366 is taken for one credit concurrently with Art 253, 354, 356

    • Three courses from the following: Art 308, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 320, 321, 322, 323, 325, 482

    • 12 units (crs.) from the 2-D areas: 6 units (crs.) from one area and 6 units (crs.) from two other areas not previously chosen

    • 12 units (crs.) from the 3-D areas: 6 units (crs.) from one area and 6 units (crs.) from two other areas not previously chosen

    • 3 units (crs.) of electives. Note: Art 101, 105, 203, 355 do not apply.   

2-D Areas:
        • Drawing: Art 204, 304, 334
        • Painting: Art 241, 275, 341, 375
        • Photography: Art 245, 345
        • Printmaking: Art 259, 260, 261, 262, 359, 360, 361, 362
        • Special Topics: Art 305
    3-D Areas:
        • Art Metals: Art 263, 363, 463
        • Ceramics: Art 271, 371, 471
        • Functional Design: Art 252, 352, 452
        • Sculpture: Art 267, 367, 467
        • Special Topics: Art 306

    2. ART (GENERAL) MAJOR

    Students may elect to take the Art (general) Major through either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree program. It is required to have a minor with this major. 

    All Art Majors (BFA, BA BS) will be required to take a Post-Foundation Portfolio Review. The review will take place after completion of the studio foundation core courses (Art 102, or 111, 112, 114). Passing the portfolio review is required for entry into the BFA, BA, BS programs.

    Note: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

    Required Units (crs.): 42

    Required Courses:

      • Art: Art 111 or 102, 112, 114, 209, 210
        • Electives: 24 units (crs.) Select 18-21 units (crs.) from the following lists of studio courses. No more than 12 credits may be taken from any one of the three lists and a minimum of 6 credits must be at the 300 or 400 level:
      2-D Studio List:
          • Drawing: Art 204, 234, 304, 334, 404, 434
          • Painting: Art 241, 275, 341, 375, 441, 475
          • Photography: Art 245, 345, 445
          • Printmaking: Art 259, 260, 261, 262, 359, 360, 361, 459, 460, 461, 462
          • Special Topics: Art 305
      3-D Studio Art:
          • Art Metals: Art 263, 363, 463
          • Ceramics: Art 271, 371, 471
          • Functional Design: Art 252, 352, 452
          • Sculpture: Art 267, 367, 467
          • Special Topics: Art 306
      Design List:
          • Art: Art 142, 238, 239, 309, 336, 338, 342
          • Select 3-6 units (crs.) from the following list of art history courses:
            • Art: Art 308, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 320, 322, 323, 324, 325, 482

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