May 21, 2022
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 Requirements - 24 units
Complete a minimum of 24 units of lower division art courses in preparation for upper division studies.
Art Studio Foundations - 12 units
Art History Foundations - 6 units
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 Requirements - 33 units
Students are encouraged to pursue an integrated approach in the exploration of media and artistic processes.
Intermediate Studio Courses - 6 units
In selecting upper division intermediate studio courses (300-level), students are encouraged to enroll in courses that satisfy prerequisites for upper division study in specific areas.
Advanced Studio and Advanced Artistic Problems Courses - 15 units
Students are encouraged to complete courses in one or more studio areas to gain a breadth of experience within the program. Consult the Art faculty advisor for assistance in exploring different areas within the major.
Complete five courses between Advanced Studio & Advanced Artistic Programs Courses:
Advanced Studio Courses:
Upon completion of prerequisites, select additional studio art courses from at least two areas of study. For instance: painting and drawing, painting and sculpture, graphic design and web design, ceramics and sculpture, etc. 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 (3 unit courses require six hours activity per week, repeatable one time for additional credit).
- ART 320 - Two-dimensional Art: Painting Theory and Process Units: 3
- ART 321 - Three-dimensional Art: Sculpture Theory and Process Units: 3
- ART 322 - Digital Media Art: Time-based Compositing and Visual Effects Units: 3
- ART 323 - Communication Design Technology: Packaging and Pre-press Units: 3
- ART 324 - Communication Design Technology: Web Design Units: 3
- ART 325 - Digital Media Art: Digital Filmmaking Units: 3
- ART 326 - Digital Media Art: 3D Computer Animation Units: 3
- ART 327 - Communication Design Technology: Multimedia Theory and Process Units: 3
- ART 328 - Digital Media Art: Photographic Theory and Process Units: 3
- ART 329 - Three-dimensional Art: Ceramics Theory and Process Units: 3
- ART 380 - Two-dimensional Art: Figure Painting Units: 3
- ART 381 - Three-dimensional Art: Figure Sculpture Units: 3
- ART 382 - Art For Social Media (Cross-listed as COMM 382) Units: 3
- ART 384 - Costume Design (Cross-listed as PA 384) Units: 3
- ART 385 - Audio Design And Recording (Cross-listed as PAMU 385) Units: 3
- ART 386 - Storyboarding Units: 3
- ART 387 - Street and Performance Art (Cross-listed as PA 387) Units: 3
- ART 388 - Live Studio Production for Broadcast and Streaming Units: 3
- ART 389 - The Science of Art and the Art of Science (Cross-listed as BIOL 389) Units: 3
- ART 390 - Screen Printing Units: 3
- ART 392 - Large-Scale Painting, Murals And Installations Units: 3
- ART 393 - Two-Dimensional Art: Drawing Units: 3
- ART 394 - Introduction to Typography Units: 3
- ART 395 - Book Arts Units: 3
- ART 396 - Relief Printmaking Units: 3
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 (3 unit courses require six hours studio/lab activity per week, repeatable one time for additional credit).
- ART 420 - Advanced Artistic Problems: Two-dimensional Art Units: 3
- ART 421 - Advanced Artistic Problems: Three-dimensional Art Units: 3
- ART 422 - Advanced Artistic Problems: Digital Media Art Units: 3
- ART 423 - Advanced Artistic Problems: Communication Design Technology Units: 3
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. Note: Not all courses fulfill a UDGE requirement.
Complete one 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.