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.
The Digital Art History Option is designed for those students within the Art History emphasis who wish to learn how to integrate digital technologies into their research and to gain fundamental skills needed to thrive in multimedia digital environments. The Option comprises 15 units within the major, 6 lower-division and 9 upper-division.
Art History Emphasis, Digital Art History Option: Lower Division Requirements - 24-25 units
The Art: Art History Emphasis, Digital Art History Option requires a minimum of twenty-four (24) units of lower-division coursework. Eighteen (18) of these units are required; the remaining six (6) units may come from a combination of Art Program offerings and courses taken outside the program, as described below
Lower Division Required Courses - 18 units
Lower Division Elective Courses - 6-7 units
Complete two from the following:
- One additional course from the following (if not taken above): ART 204 , ART 205 , ART 209 , ART 212 , COMM 211 /LIB 211 , COMP 101 , COMP 102 , COMP 105 , COMP 110 /LS 110 , COMP 121 , COMP 150 , COMP 151 , IT 151
Art History Emphasis, Digital Art History Option: Upper Division Requirements - 33 units
The Art: Art History Emphasis, Digital Art History Option requires a minimum of thirty-three (33) units of upper-division coursework. Six (6) units are provided by the required upper-division methods courses. Eighteen (18) of these units must be taken from within those courses designated as art history and Upper Division General Education (UDGE) units. An additional three (3) units are provided by the capstone experience. The remaining six (6) units may come from a combination of Art Program offerings and courses taken outside the program, as described below.
Upper-Division Methods Courses - 6 units
To ensure preparation for upper-division coursework, you are urged to take ART 300 not later than your junior year (first year at CI for transfer students).
Art History and UDGE Art Courses - 18 units
You are encouraged to enroll in a variety of art history and UDGE courses addressing multiple time periods, artistic developments, and theoretical issues. Art Majors in the Art History emphasis may also focus on a particular area of interest.
Complete at least one and no more than three courses from each of the following groups (18 units):
Note: the special topics course ART 480 - Advanced Issues in Art History, Theory and Criticism may be substituted for a course in one of the areas below depending on topic and subject to approval of the Art Program chair.
Group I: Critical and Professional Perspectives
Group II: Art before 1800
Group III: Art after 1800
Capstone - 3 units
The Art: Art History Emphasis requires a capstone experience. In order to make the most of this integrative learning experience, you are urged to take Capstone in one of your final two semesters.
Upper Division Elective Courses - 6 units
Complete at least one from the following:
- ART 312 (requires ART 205), ART 313 (requires ART 204), ART 314 , ART 318 , ART 324 (requires ART 204 and 205), ART 382 (requires ART 205), ART 388 (requires ART 212 and ART 312), ART 464 (see catalogue for prerequisites), ART 466 (see catalogue for prerequisites).
- COMM 321 , COMM 325 , COMM 345 /EDUC 345
- Any upper-division courses with the following prefixes: COMP, IT.
Note that additional prerequisites may apply.
Complete no more than one from the following:
- Art history and UDGE art courses not taken above.
- Upper-division art studio courses for which you have satisfied the prerequisites (typically, the 300- and 400-level successors to the 200-level course taken as part of lower division coursework).
- The following upper-division Art Program electives: ART 471 , ART 480 , ART 489 , ART 490 , ART 492 , ART 494 . Note that enrollment in ART 492 and ART 494 is subject to instructor approval.
Additional General Education and other Graduation Requirements
To graduate, students must complete 120 units minimum (40 units must be upper division), including the following General Education (GE) and Graduation Requirements:
- Additional lower division GE Area A-E requirements not met within the major
- American Institutions Requirement
- Language Requirement (C- or better grade)
- Multicultural Perspectives (MP) Mission Pillar Requirement
- Nine units of Upper Division General Education (UDGE) courses, one each in Areas UDGE-B, UDGE-C, and UDGE-D
- Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation