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Department of Art, Design and Art History

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art

Areas of Emphasis:

Art Major - Requirements

Major requirements (54 units)

Art and Design Core (21 units)
ARTH 10 and 11 (6 units) 
ART 13 (3 units) 
ART 14 (3 units) 
ART 20 or ID 43 (3 units) 
ART 24 or 30 or 40 (3 units)
ART 50 or 60 or 70 or 80 (3 units)

Computer Imaging requirement (3 units)
ART 37

Theory requirement (3 units)
ART 101

Art Gallery requirement (3 units)
ART 112

Area of Emphasis (I, II, III, IV, V, VI) (9 units)

I. Drawing/Painting
ART 120121140141
II. Ceramics/Sculpture
ART 152153155160161165
III. Printmaking/Photography
ART 125126127130133182183185
IV. Crafts/Design
ART 113116166170
V. Animation/New Media
ART 102107180188

Art and Design upper-division electives (9 units)

General Education requirements (51 units)

Electives and remaining degree requirements (15-21 units*)
(See Degree Requirements); may be used toward a double major or minor.

Total (120 units)

*This total indicates that a maximum of two courses (6 units) in G.E. Breadth C1 and G.E. Breadth E1 also may be applied to the art major. These courses include ARTH 10, 11; ART 20, 40, 50 (G.E. C1); and/or ART 13 (G.E. E1). Consult the department chair or faculty adviser for additional details.

Advising Notes

  1. CR/NC grading is only permitted in ART 198, Internship.
  2. General Education and elective units may be used toward a double major or minor (see double major or departmental minor). Consult the appropriate department chair, program coordinator, or faculty adviser for further information.
  3. No General Education Integration course offered by the Department of Art and Design may be used to satisfy the General Education requirements for majors in the department.

Art Major

Students produce works of art which encompass a wide range of visual expression, from figurative, abstract, and mixed-media art to conceptual and installation works, while also enriching their understanding of art history—prehistory to present—and contemporary art theory. By providing a range of approaches to art-making, art history, and theory, the studio art major encourages the development of creative and critical thinking while preparing students for a career in the arts.

Also see the faculty listing (by area of emphasis)

Degree Options

Graphic Design

Students in the Art department by Jordan Atkins

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