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The Bachelor of Arts in Art

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree: 120 units

See “Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree” in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

The department has prepared a suggested Four Year Advising Plan to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See “General Education Requirements” in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See “Cultural Diversity” in The University Catalog. Most courses used to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the “American Institutions Requirement” under “Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.” This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 050 and POLS 055. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See “Mathematics and Writing Requirements” in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Completion of the Writing Proficiency course will also satisfy 3 units of the upper-division art history requirement.

Course Requirements for the Major: 60 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, dependent upon a selected option or advising pattern, are outlined following the degree core program requirements.

Students electing to fulfill a second option or degree within the Art Major must complete a minimum of 15 additional upper-division units.

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 12 units

4 courses required:

ART    001A    Art History Survey    3.0    FS *

ART    001B    Art History Survey    3.0    FS *

ART    003A    Basic Drawing    3.0    FS

ART    015A    Color Theory    3.0    FS

Major Option Course Requirements: 48 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

The Senior Project Requirement:

Satisfactory completion of a Senior Project, specific to each student’s option (art education, art history, art studio, or interior design) is required for all candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Art degree. Project requirements vary according to options. Application forms for the Senior Project must be completed no later than the semester prior to planned graduation. Guidelines and forms are available in the department office or on the Web at http://www.csuchico.edu/art.

THE OPTION IN ART EDUCATION: 48 units

Lower-Division Requirements: 21 units

6 courses required:

ART    003B    Basic Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A or faculty permission.

ART    006    Beginning Ceramics    3.0    FS

ART    015B    Design    3.0    FS

ART    033    Beginning Painting    3.0    FS

ART    038    Printmaking    3.0    FS

ART    058    Introduction to Computer Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A, ART 015A, or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

ART    035    Introduction to Sculpture    3.0    FS

ART    036    Beginning Fiber    3.0    FS

Upper-Division Requirements: 27 units

Art Studio Courses: 9 units

Students may select for a single emphasis 9 units from one of the following studio course groups to fulfill this requirement. Studio courses at the 100 level may be taken two times for credit; courses at the 200 level may be taken four times for credit. A minimum of 3 units must be at the 200 level.

9 units selected from:

Ceramics Group

ART    106    Intermed Ceramics: High Fire    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 006 or equivalent experience in low-fire hand-building techniques; ART 003A; ART 015A.

ART    107    Intermediate Ceramics    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 106 or faculty permission.

ART    206    Advanced Ceramics    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 107 or faculty permission.

ART    216    Advanced Glaze Calculation    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 106.

Computer Art Group

ART    158    Intermediate Electronic Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003B, ART 015B, ART 058; or faculty permission.

ART    258    Advanced Electronic Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 158 or faculty permission.

Drawing Group

ART    100    Intermediate Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; ART 015A; or faculty permission.

ART    109    Intermediate Life Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; or faculty permission.

ART    200    Advanced Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 100 or faculty permission.

ART    209    Advanced Life Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 109 or faculty permission.

Glass Design Group

ART    110    Glass Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: faculty permission.

ART    210    Glass Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 110 or faculty permission.

Painting Group

ART    103    Intermediate Painting    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; ART 015A; ART 033; or faculty permission.

ART    103A    Intermed Painting: Water Media    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; ART 015A; ART 033; or faculty permission.

ART    203    Advanced Painting    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 103 or faculty permission.

ART    203A    Advanced Painting: Water Media    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 103; ART 103A; or faculty permission.

Photography Group

ART    191    Intermed Fine Art Photography    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.

ART    291    Advanced Fine Art Photography    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 191.

Printmaking Group

ART    138A    Intermed Printmaking: Intaglio    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

ART    138B    Intermed Print: Silkscreen    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

ART    138C    Intermed Print: Lithography    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

ART    138D    Intermed Printmaking: Relief    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

ART    238    Advanced Printmaking    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 138A, ART 138B, or ART 138C; or equivalent or faculty permission.

Sculpture Group

ART    135A    Intermed Sculpture: Mixed Media    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 035 for art majors (sculpture emphasis) or ART 015B for art majors (non-sculpture); faculty permission for non-majors.

ART    135B    Intermed Sculpture: Fire Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 035 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ART 015A for art majors (non-sculpture emphasis); faculty permission for non-majors.

ART    135C    Intermed Sculpture: The Figure    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 035 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ART 015B for art majors (non-sculpture emphasis); faculty permission for non-majors.

ART    235    Advanced Sculpture    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 135A, ART 135B, or ART 135C; or faculty permission.

Weaving/Fibers Group

ART    136    Intermediate Fiber    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 036 or faculty permission.

ART    236    Advanced Fiber    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 136 or faculty permission.

Art History: 6 units

1 course selected from:

ART    243    Medieval Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    245A    North Renaissance/Mannerist Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    245B    Ital Renaissance/Mannerist Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    246    Baroque and Rococo Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    252    Greek Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    253    Roman Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

1 course selected from:

ART    242A    Pre-Columbian Mexican Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    242B    Meso-American/Colonial Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

This course is the same as CHST 242B which may be substituted.

ART    244    Chinese and Japanese Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    247    American Indian Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

This course is the same as ART 347 which may be substituted.

ART    248    African Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

Professional Orientation Courses: 6 units

2 courses required:

ART    207    Development of Children’s Art    3.0    FS

ART    208    Development of Adolescent Art    3.0    FS

Electives Requirement: 6 units

6 units selected from:

Any upper-division ART courses approved in advance by your adviser.

Option in Art Education Senior Project, Portfolio:

Satisfactory completion of this requirement is necessary for all students seeking the BA in Art with an Option in Art Education. The student is required to submit a portfolio demonstrating breadth and depth of subject matter competence. (NOTE: In addition to meeting the graduation requirement, this portfolio is evaluated prior to a candidate’s recommendation to the single subject credential program.) The Senior Project, Portfolio, Option in Art Education, must be completed no later than the semester prior to planned graduation and prior to application to the professional education (credential) program.

THE OPTION IN ART HISTORY: 48 units

Lower-Division Requirements: 12 units

4 courses required:

ART    002A    Far Eastern Art Survey    3.0    FS *NW

ART    002B    Surv of Arts of Amer/Oceania/Afr    3.0    FS *NW

ART    003B    Basic Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A or faculty permission.

ART    015B    Design    3.0    FS

Upper-Division Requirements: 36 units

Breadth Requirement: 27 units

Students are required to take three courses from each group with a minimum of 9 units required at the 200 level.

GROUP I:

3 courses selected from:

ART    243    Medieval Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    245A    North Renaissance/Mannerist Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    245B    Ital Renaissance/Mannerist Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    246    Baroque and Rococo Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    252    Greek Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    253    Roman Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

GROUP II:

3 courses selected from:

ART    242A    Pre-Columbian Mexican Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    242B    Meso-American/Colonial Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

This course is the same as CHST 242B which may be substituted.

ART    244    Chinese and Japanese Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    247    American Indian Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

This course is the same as ART 347 which may be substituted.

ART    248    African Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    250    Art History Special Problems    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; faculty permission.

Majors needing a non-Western course should select an appropriate non-Western course from the above.

Group III:

3 courses selected from:

ART    170    History of Photography    3.0    FS

ART    171    Early History of Interiors    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for Art majors.

ART    172    Modern History of Interiors    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for Art majors. Meets Writing Proficiency requirement for the Interior Design option only.

ART    173    Film as Visual Art    3.0    FS

ART    240    American Art History    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

ART    241    International Art: Contemporary    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

ART    251    Aesthetics and the Artist    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    255    California Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

ART    271A    European Art: 1800-1850    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    271B    European Art: 1850-1900    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    271C    European Art: 20th Century    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

Art History Seminar: 3 units

1 course required:

ART    280    Art Hist: Theory & Res Methods    3.0    FS

Electives Requirement: 6 units

6 units selected from:

Any upper-division ART courses approved in advance by your adviser.

The Option in Art History Senior Research Project:

Satisfactory completion of this requirement is necessary for all students seeking the BA in Art with an Option in Art History. The student is expected to write a paper demonstrating comprehension of art history as a discipline, understanding of research methodologies, knowledge of the literature, and writing skills. Application forms for the Senior Research Project, Option in Art History, must be completed no later than the semester prior to planned graduation.

THE OPTION IN ART STUDIO: 48 units

Lower-Division Requirements: 15 units

2 courses required:

ART    003B    Basic Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A or faculty permission.

ART    015B    Design    3.0    FS

1 course selected from:

ART    006    Beginning Ceramics    3.0    FS

ART    035    Introduction to Sculpture    3.0    FS

ART    036    Beginning Fiber    3.0    FS

1 course selected from:

ART    033    Beginning Painting    3.0    FS

ART    038    Printmaking    3.0    FS

ART    058    Introduction to Computer Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A, ART 015A, or faculty permission.

ART    091    Intro to Fine Art Photography    3.0    FS

1 course selected from:

ART    002A    Far Eastern Art Survey    3.0    FS *NW

ART    002B    Surv of Arts of Amer/Oceania/Afr    3.0    FS *NW

Upper-Division Requirements: 33 units

Art Studio Courses: 18 units

Students may select for a single emphasis 18 units from one of the following studio course groups to fulfill this requirement. Students may elect to pursue a split emphasis of 9 units from one group and 9 units from a second group, for a total of 18 units to fulfill this requirement. Studio courses at the 100-level may be taken two times for credit and 200-level courses four times for credit. A minimum of 6 units must be at the 200 level in either the single emphasis or the combined split emphasis.

18 units selected from:

Ceramics Group

ART    106    Intermed Ceramics: High Fire    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 006 or equivalent experience in low-fire hand-building techniques; ART 003A; ART 015A.

ART    107    Intermediate Ceramics    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 106 or faculty permission.

ART    206    Advanced Ceramics    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 107 or faculty permission.

ART    216    Advanced Glaze Calculation    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 106.

Computer Art Group

ART    158    Intermediate Electronic Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003B, ART 015B, ART 058; or faculty permission.

ART    258    Advanced Electronic Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 158 or faculty permission.

ART    259    Intermedia Studio    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 258 and at least one additional 100/200-level art studio course; faculty permission.

Drawing Group

ART    100    Intermediate Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; ART 015A; or faculty permission.

ART    109    Intermediate Life Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; or faculty permission.

ART    200    Advanced Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 100 or faculty permission.

ART    209    Advanced Life Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 109 or faculty permission.

Glass Design Group

ART    110    Glass Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: faculty permission.

ART    210    Glass Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 110 or faculty permission.

Fibers Group

ART    136    Intermediate Fiber    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 036 or faculty permission.

ART    236    Advanced Fiber    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 136 or faculty permission.

Painting Group

ART    103    Intermediate Painting    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; ART 015A; ART 033; or faculty permission.

ART    103A    Intermed Painting: Water Media    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; ART 015A; ART 033; or faculty permission.

ART    203    Advanced Painting    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 103 or faculty permission.

ART    203A    Advanced Painting: Water Media    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 103; ART 103A; or faculty permission.

Photography Group

ART    191    Intermed Fine Art Photography    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.

ART    291    Advanced Fine Art Photography    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 191.

Printmaking Group

ART    138A    Intermed Printmaking: Intaglio    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

ART    138B    Intermed Print: Silkscreen    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

ART    138C    Intermed Print: Lithography    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

ART    138D    Intermed Printmaking: Relief    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

ART    238    Advanced Printmaking    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 138A, ART 138B, or ART 138C; or equivalent or faculty permission.

Sculpture Group

ART    135A    Intermed Sculpture: Mixed Media    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 035 for art majors (sculpture emphasis) or ART 015B for art majors (non-sculpture); faculty permission for non-majors.

ART    135B    Intermed Sculpture: Fire Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 035 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ART 015A for art majors (non-sculpture emphasis); faculty permission for non-majors.

ART    135C    Intermed Sculpture: The Figure    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 035 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ART 015B for art majors (non-sculpture emphasis); faculty permission for non-majors.

ART    235    Advanced Sculpture    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 135A, ART 135B, or ART 135C; or faculty permission.

Studio Seminar Course: 3 units

1 course required:

ART    215    Current Topics Studio-Seminar    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing in Art or faculty permission.

Art History Courses: 6 units

GROUP I:

1 course selected from:

ART    243    Medieval Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    245A    North Renaissance/Mannerist Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    245B    Ital Renaissance/Mannerist Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    246    Baroque and Rococo Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    252    Greek Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    253    Roman Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

GROUP II:

1 course selected from:

ART    170    History of Photography    3.0    FS

ART    171    Early History of Interiors    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for Art majors.

ART    172    Modern History of Interiors    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors. Meets Writing Proficiency requirement for the Interior Design option only.

ART    173    Film as Visual Art    3.0    FS

ART    226    History of Ceramics    3.0    Inq

ART    234    History of Sculpture    3.0    Inq

ART    239    History of Fine Art Printmaking    3.0    Inq

ART    240    American Art History    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

ART    241    International Art: Contemporary    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

ART    242A    Pre-Columbian Mexican Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    242B    Meso-American/Colonial Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

This course is the same as CHST 242B which may be substituted.

ART    244    Chinese and Japanese Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    247    American Indian Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

This course is the same as ART 347 which may be substituted.

ART    248    African Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    250    Art History Special Problems    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; faculty permission.

ART    255    California Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

ART    271A    European Art: 1800-1850    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    271B    European Art: 1850-1900    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    271C    European Art: 20th Century    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

Electives Requirement: 6 units

6 units selected from:

Any upper-division ART courses approved in advance by your adviser.

The Option in Art Studio Senior Project:

Satisfactory completion of this requirement is necessary for all students seeking the BA in Art with an Option in Art Studio. Students are expected to present work demonstrating art practice competencies appropriate to their chosen studio. Students are also, through written statements, expected to demonstrate competencises in critical and historical knowledge related to their chosen subject. Students with split emphases must select a studio project from one of their emphasis areas. Application forms for the Senior Project, Option in Art Studio, must be completed no later than the semester prior to planned graduation.

THE OPTION IN INTERIOR DESIGN: 48 units

Lower-Division Requirements: 12 units

4 courses required:

ART    040    Introduction to Interior Design    3.0    FS

ART    041    Space Planning    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CM 091.

ART    042    Studio: Design Materials    3.0    FS

CM    091    Construction Graphics    3.0    FS

Upper-Division Requirements: 36 units

8 courses required:

ART    141    Computer-Aided Design: Interiors    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 041, ART 042, CM 091.

ART    143    Human Factors in Design    3.0    FS

ART    171    Early History of Interiors    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for Art majors.

ART    172    Modern History of Interiors    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors. Meets Writing Proficiency requirement for the Interior Design option only.

ART    174    Rapid Visualization    3.0    FS

ART    220    Studio in Kitchen & Bath Design    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 040; ART 041; ART 042; CM 091.

ART    267    Practice/Portfolio Inter Design    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 041, ART 042, CM 091.

ART    289    Internship Program in Art    1.0-3.0    FS

ART 289 must be taken for 3 units.

1 course selected from:

ART    144    Principles of Lighting    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 041, ART 042, CM 091.

THEA    176    Lighting for Interior Design    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: One of the following: ART 041, CM 091, or THEA 071.

1 course selected from:

ART    230    Adv Studio in Corporate Design    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 041, ART 042, CM 091.

ART    260    Studio in Commercial Design    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 040; ART 041; ART 042; CM 091.

Electives Requirement: 6 units

6 units selected from:

Any upper-division ART courses approved in advance by your adviser.

The Option in Interior Design Senior Project, Internship:

Satisfactory completion of this requirement is necessary for all students seeking the BA in Art with an Option in Interior Design. The student is expected to complete at least 3 units of internship in interior design, document work done during the internship, and make a formal presentation to the local chapter of the American Society for Interior Design. Application forms for the Senior Project, Option in Interior Design, must be completed no later than the semester prior to planned graduation.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor’s degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade, except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program.
Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

Your Honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair. Most importantly, however, the Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the university for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows; such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these 6 units are independent study (299H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B.
2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units.
3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department.
4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department.
5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year.
6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your Honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major adviser for further information.