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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, B.A. Art Studio Emphasis - 120 units

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Summary of Units:

Lower Division Major Requirements 24
Upper Division Major Requirements 33
General Education  and Graduation Requirements   63
Total Units 120

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.

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.

Upper Division Art Studio Requirements - 33 units

Students are encouraged to pursue an integrated approach in the exploration of media and artistic processes.

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).

Art History & Upper Division General Education (UDGE) Art Courses - 6 units

Upper division Art History courses focus on the History of Art and Art Theory. UDGE 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 and UDGE Art Courses.

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.

General Education and Graduation Requirements - B.A.

To graduate, students must complete a minimum of 120 units (21 units must be upper division), including the following General Education Requirements  (GE) and Graduation Requirements  not met within the major:

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