Feb 24, 2018
Summary of Units:
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art
Art majors are required to select an emphasis of study in Art Studio or Art History.
Lower Division Art Studio Requirements - 24 units
Complete a minimum of 24 units of lower division Art courses in preparation for upper division studies.
Art Studio Foundation - 12 units
Select two from the following:
Lower Division Art Studio Electives - 6 units
In selecting lower division studio elective courses (100 and 200 level), students are encouraged to enroll in courses that satisfy prerequisites for upper division study in specific areas. Transfer students may substitute CSU transferable lower division studio art, graphic design and multimedia courses subject to the approval of the CI art program.
Select two from the following:
Upper Division Art Studio Requirements - 33 units
Students are encouraged to pursue an integrated approach in the exploration of media and artistic processes.
Intermediate Studio Courses - minimum 6 units:
Advanced Studio & Advanced Artistic Problems Courses - 15 units:
Advanced Studio Courses:
Upon completion of prerequisites, select additional studio art courses from at least two areas of study. Assignments focus on the development of artistic concepts and theories, visual continuity and increased competency in media and applied techniques that result in the creation of individual art projects (three-unit courses require six hours activity per week, repeatable one time for additional credit).
Advanced Artistic Problems Courses:
Advanced artistic problems courses provide students with the opportunity to continue in-depth investigations working in selected media, leading to the development of sound artistic concepts and proficiency in advanced artistic processes. Continued exploration into the integration of media and technologies lead students to the development of a congruent body of work. Creation and presentation of a professional portfolio is a required component of the course work (three-unit courses require six hours studio/lab activity per week, repeatable one time for additional credit).
Upper Division Art History & Interdisciplinary Art Courses - 6 units
Upper division Art History courses focus on the History of Art and Art Theory. Interdisciplinary Art courses integrate academic study of Art with related content from other disciplines. Art majors in the Studio Art emphasis are required to complete a minimum of 6 units of Art History-Interdisciplinary Art Courses.
Select one from the following:
Select a minimum of three units from the following:
Professional Preparation Courses - 6 units
Upper division Professional Preparation courses provide students with an understanding of current issues in the arts, application of specialized studio work, field activities and service learning.
Optional Upper Division Art Electives:
Upper Division Art elective courses may fulfill up to 6 units of upper division Art Studio or Art History requirements. Portfolio review and consent of instructor required.
Additional General Education and other Graduation Requirements -63 units
To graduate, students must complete 120 units minimum (40 units must be upper division) including all General Education (GE) and Graduation Requirements . The following areas must be included:
- Additional lower division A-E GE requirements not met within major
- Nine units of Upper Division Interdisciplinary GE (UDIGE) courses, numbered 330-349 or 430-449. Six units may be within major, three units must be outside major (C or better grades)
- Multicultural Requirement (C or better grade)
- Language Requirement (C or better grade)
- American Institutions Requirement
- Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation