THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN ART

Prerequisites for Admission to the BFA Programs

1. Freshman and sophomore students will follow the Bachelor of Arts Program, completing the Art History Core: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for 6 units; and the lower-division Foundation Studio requirements: ARTS 125, ARTS 126, ARTS 122, and ARTS 123 for 12 units. (Requirements are slightly different for those applying to the Option in Interior Design; see below.)

2. Before you apply, all lower-division requirements must be satisfied or in progress.

3. Students transferring from other institutions are reminded that a residency requirement of two semesters is required to earn the BFA degree.

4. A grade point average of at least 3.0 in all art course work is required.

PROGRAM ADMISSION PREREQUISITES: 18 units

Art History Core: 6 units

2 courses required:
ARTS101Art History Survey3.0FS *
ARTS102Art History Survey3.0FS *

Lower-Division Foundation Studio: 12 units

4 courses required:
ARTS122Color Theory3.0FS
ARTS123Design3.0FS
ARTS125Basic Drawing3.0FS
ARTS126Basic Drawing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 125 or faculty permission.

Application Time Line for BFA Degree Program

1. If eligible, you should apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program not earlier than the second semester of your sophomore year.

2. Submit required materials to the BFA Degree Coordinator the semester prior to desired admission into the program. Specific deadlines are available from the BFA Degree Coordinator.

3. You will be notified by letter of your acceptance or denial into the program approximately 10 to 14 days following the BFA degree portfolio review.

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 132 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.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements as quickly as possible. 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.

Select an upper-division Natural Sciences Thematic course, and an upper-division Social Science Thematic course from the same theme. See your adviser for assistance in identifying thematic courses which qualify. The Humanities Thematic requirement is fulfilled by ARTS 407, ARTS 409, ARTS 410, ARTS 411, ARTS 414, or ARTS 415.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken 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 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

For this major HIST 130 may be used to fulfill the Breadth Area C2 or C3 requirement (ARTS 101 or ARTS 102 may be used to meet the Breadth Area C1 requirement). POLS 155 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area D requirements (D1, D2, or D3).

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 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 65-66 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM

See Program Admission Prerequisites above.

After acceptance into the BFA Program, you will have two permanent Art Department faculty members to serve as your BFA committee. You are required to meet twice a semester with your BFA committee.

Major Option Course Requirements: 65-66 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 OPTION IN ART STUDIO: 66 units

Required Application Materials for the BFA Degree with an Option in Art Studio

1. Prerequisite/application form.

2. Transcripts of all previous college- or university-level course work.

3. You must submit a portfolio of your work to the BFA coordinator. The portfolio will consist of no more than 15 examples of current work. Slides or photographs must be submitted with a separate page describing each slide or photograph in terms of size, media, and the problem it addresses, if any. Consult the Art Department office for slide-labeling requirements. All drawings must be submitted in a portfolio case.

4. A minimum of two information forms completed by art studio faculty for students currently in the BA program in Art, or a minimum of two letters of recommendation for transfer students.

5. A one-page written personal statement about your artistic/professional goals.

6. You are encouraged to submit any additional supporting data, such as records of exhibitions, workshops or special courses, and/or work experience.

7. Work selected for the portfolio should demonstrate a variety of experiences, or understanding of the principles of design and drawing competency.

8. The BFA Selection Committee may request a personal interview.

9. To continue in the BFA Program, you must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average within the major's units.

STUDIO REQUIREMENTS: 54 units

Lower-Division Requirements: 9 units

3 courses selected from:
ARTS227Introduction to Painting3.0FS
ARTS230Introduction to Printmaking3.0FS
ARTS240Intro to Fine Art Photography3.0FS
ARTS250Introduction to Computer Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122, ARTS 125, or faculty permission.
ARTS260Introduction to Ceramics3.0FS
ARTS270Introduction to Sculpture3.0FS
ARTS290Introduction to Fiber Art3.0FS

Students should select courses above which are prerequisites for courses required in their selected area of studio emphasis.

Upper-Division Requirements: 45 units

Students must select, for a single emphasis, 27 units from one of the following studio course groups to fulfill this requirement. Studio courses at the 300 level may be taken two times for credit, and 400-level courses four times for credit. A minimum of 12 units must be taken at the 400 level. Painting and drawing courses may be combined for a single emphasis for the BFA degree.

Students with a glass or fiber emphasis, where the course selections allow for only 18 units, may fulfill their additional 9 units by taking ARTS 399, ARTS 489, ARTS 499, or by splitting their emphasis between two disciplines (such as glass and sculpture).

27 units selected from:

one of the following groups:

Ceramics Group

ARTS361Intermediate Ceramics3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 260 or equivalent experience in low-fire hand-building techniques; ARTS 122; ARTS 125.
ARTS362Intermediate Ceramics: Surface3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 361 or faculty permission.
ARTS363Inter Ceramics: Mold Making3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 361.
ARTS460Advanced Ceramics3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 362 or ARTS 363 or faculty permission.
ARTS461Advanced Ceramics Material3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 361.

Drawing Group

ARTS325Intermediate Drawing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
ARTS326Intermediate Life Drawing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
ARTS425Advanced Drawing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 325 or faculty permission.
ARTS426Advanced Life Drawing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 326 or faculty permission.

Glass Design Group

ARTS376Intermediate Glass Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 276 and faculty permission.
ARTS476Advanced Glass Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 376 and faculty permission.

Fibers Group

ARTS390Intermediate Fiber3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 290 or faculty permission.
ARTS490Advanced Fiber3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 390 or faculty permission.

Photography Group

ARTS340Intermed Fine Art Photography3.0FS
Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.
ARTS341Fine Art Digital Photo3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or ARTS 350 or permission of instructor.
ARTS342Fine Art Color Photo3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or permission of instructor.
ARTS343Fine Art Non-Silver Photo3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or permission of instructor.
ARTS440Advanced Fine Art Photography3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340.
ARTS441Adv Digital Photo3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 341.
ARTS442Adv Color Photo3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 342.
ARTS443Adv Non-Silver Photo3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 343.
ARTS445Selected Topics Digital Photo3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or permission of instructor.

Painting Group

ARTS327Intermediate Painting3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; ARTS 227; or faculty permission.
ARTS328Intermed Painting: Water Media3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; ARTS 227; or faculty permission.
ARTS427Advanced Painting3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 327 or faculty permission.
ARTS428Advanced Painting: Water Media3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 327; ARTS 328; or faculty permission.

Printmaking Group

ARTS331Intermed Printmaking: Intaglio3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
ARTS332Intermed Print: Screen Print3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
ARTS333Intermed Print: Lithography3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
ARTS334Intermed Printmaking: Relief3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
ARTS430Advanced Printmaking3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 331, ARTS 332, or ARTS 333; or faculty permission.

Sculpture Group

ARTS371Intermed Sculp: Mixed Media3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 270 for art majors (sculpture emphasis) or ARTS 123 for art majors (non-sculpture); faculty permission for non-majors.
ARTS372Intermed Sculpture: Fire Arts3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 270 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ARTS 122 for art majors (non-sculpture emphasis); faculty permission for non-majors.
ARTS373Intermed Sculpture: The Figure3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 270 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ARTS 123 for art majors (non-sculpture emphasis); faculty permission for non-majors.
ARTS470Advanced Sculpture3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 371, ARTS 372, or ARTS 373; or faculty permission.

Students may complete the required 27 units in this emphasis with the option of Internship credits (ARTS 489ABC) or Special Problems (ARTS 399ABC), to be arranged with the area faculty.

18 units selected from:

Any upper-division studio Art (ARTS) courses outside of and in addition to the studio group selected above.

ART HISTORY REQUIREMENTS: 6 units

GROUP I: 3 units

1 course selected from:
ARTS407Medieval Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS409No. Renaissance/Mannerist Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS410Ital Renaissance/Mannerist Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS411Baroque and Rococo Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS414Greek Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS415Roman Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.

GROUP II: 3 units

We recommend that you take one of the following art history courses: ARTS 408 (NW), or ARTS 413 (NW) to satisfy the Non-Western requirement.

1 course selected from:
ARTS339Hist of Fine Art Printmaking3.0Inq
ARTS349History of Photography3.0FS
ARTS359Film as Visual Art3.0FS
ARTS369History of Ceramics3.0Inq
ARTS379History of Sculpture3.0Inq
ARTS387Early History of Interiors3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
ARTS388Modern History of Interiors3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
ARTS400Art History Special Problems3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors; faculty permission.
ARTS401Aesthetics and the Artist3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS403American Art History3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
ARTS404International Art: Contemp3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
ARTS405Pre-Columbian Mexican Art3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS406Meso-American/Colonial Art3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS408Chinese and Japanese Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS412American Indian Art3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS413African Art3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS416California Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS417European Art: 1800-18503.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS418European Art: 1850-19003.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS419European Art: 20th Century3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION: 6 units

6 units required:
ARTS595BFA Senior Studio3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; acceptance into the BFA program or permission of instructor and ARTS 425, ARTS 426, ARTS 427, ARTS 430, ARTS 440, ARTS 450, ARTS 460, ARTS 470, ARTS 476, ARTS 482, or ARTS 483.

NOTE: ARTS 595 must be taken twice for a total of 6 units.

Culminating Exhibition/Project:

A culminating exhibition is required of all students seeking the BFA degree. You will arrange this with the approval of your committee during your final semester in the BFA degree program.

THE OPTION IN ELECTRONIC ARTS: 65-66 units

This degree acknowledges the multidisciplinary nature of communication in a time when the experimental nature of art and the rapid development of media technologies intersect to create dynamic opportunities for the production of meaning and experience.

Utilizing the combined strengths of the Department of Art and Art History, the Department of Communication Design, and the Department of Computer Science, students develop the conceptual and technical skills required of fine artists using the diverse and evolving palette of new media. Studio practice integrates electronic media in the context of historical, cultural, and critical studies.

Individual patterns prepare students for specialized learning in one of three areas of artistic focus. Each pattern stresses creative, analytical, technical, and personal development in preparation for lifelong artistic and professional practice as an artist and communicator.

Required Application Materials for the BFA Degree with an Option in Electronic Arts

The application materials are the same as for the Option in Art Studio except that the portfolio required should include examples of electronic work. These may be submitted on Mac CD or NTSC VHS tape.

OPTION CORE: 15 units

5 courses required:
ARTS240Intro to Fine Art Photography3.0FS
ARTS250Introduction to Computer Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122, ARTS 125, or faculty permission.
ARTS350Intermediate Electronic Arts3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.
ARTS404International Art: Contemp3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
ARTS450Advanced Electronic Arts3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.

Technology in Society: 3 units

1 course selected from:
CDES307Technology and Communication3.0FS
Prerequisites: CDES 102.

Note: Prerequisite of CDES 102 will be waived for BFA majors.

CSCI301Computer's Impact on Society3.0FS *
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
CSCI313HMind in the Machine - Honors3.0SP *
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.
CSCI380Machines/Brains/Minds3.0FS *
Prerequisites: Junior standing, faculty permission.
CSCI381Lang/Intelligence/Computation3.0FA *

Culminating Exhibition/Project:

A culminating exhibition is required of all students seeking the BFA degree. You will arrange this with the approval of your committee during your final semester in the BFA program.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 47-48 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required depending upon the advising pattern chosen. Students must select one of the following advising patterns for completion of the major course requirements.

INTERMEDIA STUDIO PATTERN: 48 units

Focused integration of traditional fine art media and electronic media. Specialization within this pattern may include photography/digital imaging, digital painting, digital printmaking, sculpture, installation, public art, and performance works. Conceptual development and studio practice involve integrating vocabularies and production techniques from a diverse palette of artistic methodologies and tools. Intermedia Studio is an interdisciplinary collaboration within the Department of Art and Art History.

Art Studio Foundations: 6 units

2 courses selected from:
ARTS227Introduction to Painting3.0FS
ARTS230Introduction to Printmaking3.0FS
ARTS270Introduction to Sculpture3.0FS
ARTS290Introduction to Fiber Art3.0FS

Electronic Art Studio: 15 units

15 units required:
ARTS350Intermediate Electronic Arts3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 6 units as appropriate.

ARTS450Advanced Electronic Arts3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 12 units as appropriate.

ARTS451Intermedia Studio3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 450 and at least one additional 300/400-level art studio course; faculty permission.

May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units as appropriate.

Studio Electives: 18 units

18 units selected from:

300/400-level Art Studio courses selected with and at the discretion of the BFA committee. Six units may be from focus-related production courses outside of Art, selected with and at the discretion of the BFA committee.

Art History: 3 units

1 course selected from:
ARTS349History of Photography3.0FS
ARTS359Film as Visual Art3.0FS

Professional Preparation: 6 units

6 units selected from:
ARTS595BFA Senior Studio3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; acceptance into the BFA program or permission of instructor and ARTS 425, ARTS 426, ARTS 427, ARTS 430, ARTS 440, ARTS 450, ARTS 460, ARTS 470, ARTS 476, ARTS 482, or ARTS 483.

NOTE: ARTS 595 must be taken twice for a total of 6 units.

MULTIMEDIA STUDIO PATTERN: 47-48 units

The creation and production of interactive multimedia as fine art. Artists working in multimedia employ the elements of imagery, text, animation, video, sound, and interactive audience participation. Theories of both the fine artist and communication designer are applied to facilitate innovative and alternative forms of expression that shape our experience in the world. Studio practice involves the artist as author, producer, and production specialist. Publishing platforms include CD/DVD and the WWW. Multimedia Studio is a collaboration between the Department of Communication Design and the Department of Art and Art History.

Communication Foundations: 5-6 units

2 courses selected from:
CDES103Writing for Electronic Media3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
CDES121Stage Electrics2.0SP
CDES141Media Aesthetics3.0FS
CDES216Introduction to Audio in Media3.0FS
CDES261Found of Electronic Media3.0FS

Electronic Art Studio: 12 units

12 units required:
ARTS350Intermediate Electronic Arts3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 6 units as appropriate.

ARTS450Advanced Electronic Arts3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 12 units as appropriate.

Studio Electives: 21 units

7 courses selected from:

NOTE: A minimum of 2 courses must be selected from Art Electives. Up to 18 units of studio electives may be selected from either the Multimedia Group or Video Group.

Art Electives:

ARTS325Intermediate Drawing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
ARTS326Intermediate Life Drawing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
ARTS340Intermed Fine Art Photography3.0FS
Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.
ARTS341Fine Art Digital Photo3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or ARTS 350 or permission of instructor.
ARTS425Advanced Drawing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 325 or faculty permission.
ARTS426Advanced Life Drawing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 326 or faculty permission.
ARTS440Advanced Fine Art Photography3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340.
ARTS441Adv Digital Photo3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 341.
ARTS451Intermedia Studio3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 450 and at least one additional 300/400-level art studio course; faculty permission.
ARTS495Current Topics Studio-Seminar3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; upper-division standing in Art or faculty permission.

Multimedia Group Electives:

CDES314Intro Multimedia Dsgn & Dev3.0FA
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy, faculty permission.
CDES322Advanced WWW Design & Publish3.0FS
Prerequisites: CDES 222.
CDES414Adv Multimedia Dsgn & Develop3.0SP
Prerequisites: CDES 314.
CDES436Kinetic Typography3.0SP
Prerequisites: CDES 214 and CDES 282, or faculty permission.

Note: ARTS 250, ARTS 350, or ART 258 fulfill CDES 214 requirement.

APCG3303-D Computer Modeling3.0FS
Prerequisites: APCG 110 or previous computer graphics experience.
APCG340Computer Animation3.0FS
Prerequisites: APCG 110 and APCG 330 or permission of instructor.
APCG360Web Page Design3.0FA
Prerequisites: CSCI 111.
CSCI465Web Programming Fundamentals3.0SP
Prerequisites: CSCI 311.
MUSC109Intro to Music Technology3.0FA
MUSC342Comp with Electronic Media3.0FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 102, MUSC 109, MUSC 241, faculty permission.
MUSC343Comp with Electronic Media3.0SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 342 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.

Video Group Electives:

CDES121Stage Electrics2.0SP
CDES216Introduction to Audio in Media3.0FS
CDES261Found of Electronic Media3.0FS
CDES366Field Video Production3.0FS
Prerequisites: CDES 103, CDES 206, CDES 216; CDES 141, CDES 261 (both with a grade of C or higher).

Note: CDES will allow ARTS 240 to substitute for CDES 206 for BFA majors.

CDES464Advanced Video Editing3.0FS
Prerequisites: CDES 366.
CDES466Studio Video Production3.0FS
Prerequisites: CDES 366.

Art History: 3 units

1 course selected from:
ARTS349History of Photography3.0FS
ARTS359Film as Visual Art3.0FS

Professional Preparation: 6 units

6 units selected from:
ARTS595BFA Senior Studio3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; acceptance into the BFA program or permission of instructor and ARTS 425, ARTS 426, ARTS 427, ARTS 430, ARTS 440, ARTS 450, ARTS 460, ARTS 470, ARTS 476, ARTS 482, or ARTS 483.

NOTE: ARTS 595 must be taken twice for a total of 6 units.

COMPUTER ANIMATION STUDIO PATTERN: 48 units

3D computer animation. This interdisciplinary pattern incorporates a solid understanding of the science of computer graphics and the visualization skills required of the creative animator. Studio practice integrates traditional and digital imagemaking skills with the conceptualization and production of meaningful pictorial and narrative experiences. The Computer Animation Studio Pattern includes a professional level internship. Computer Animation Studio is a collaboration between the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Art and Art History.

Computer Science Foundations: 3 units

1 course selected from:
CSCI101Intro to Computer Science3.0FS
CSCI111Programming and Algorithms I3.0FS
Prerequisites: At least one year of high school algebra and strong computer skills or CSCI 101.

Writing/Storyboard Preparation: 3 units

1 course required:
CDES103Writing for Electronic Media3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.

Studio: 36 units

8 courses required:
ARTS260Introduction to Ceramics3.0FS
ARTS325Intermediate Drawing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
ARTS326Intermediate Life Drawing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
ARTS341Fine Art Digital Photo3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or ARTS 350 or permission of instructor.
ARTS350Intermediate Electronic Arts3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 6 units as appropriate.

ARTS450Advanced Electronic Arts3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 12 units as appropriate.

APCG3303-D Computer Modeling3.0FS
Prerequisites: APCG 110 or previous computer graphics experience.
APCG340Computer Animation3.0FS
Prerequisites: APCG 110 and APCG 330 or permission of instructor. 4 courses selected from:
ARTS361Intermediate Ceramics3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 260 or equivalent experience in low-fire hand-building techniques; ARTS 122; ARTS 125.
ARTS362Intermediate Ceramics: Surface3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 361 or faculty permission.
ARTS425Advanced Drawing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 325 or faculty permission.
ARTS426Advanced Life Drawing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 326 or faculty permission.
ARTS440Advanced Fine Art Photography3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340.
ARTS441Adv Digital Photo3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 341.
ARTS450Advanced Electronic Arts3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.

ARTS 450 may be taken more than once for credit and in addition to core.

ARTS451Intermedia Studio3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 450 and at least one additional 300/400-level art studio course; faculty permission.
ARTS460Advanced Ceramics3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 362 or ARTS 363 or faculty permission.
ARTS495Current Topics Studio-Seminar3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; upper-division standing in Art or faculty permission.
CSCI498Adv Topic Computer Science1.03.0FS

Note: CSCI 498 must be taken for 3 units.

CSCI545Advanced Animation Production3.0FS
Prerequisites: APCG 110, APCG 330, APCG 340.
MUSC109Intro to Music Technology3.0FA
MUSC342Comp with Electronic Media3.0FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 102, MUSC 109, MUSC 241, faculty permission.
MUSC343Comp with Electronic Media3.0SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 342 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.

Art History: 3 units

1 course required:
ARTS359Film as Visual Art3.0FS

Professional Preparation 3 units

3 units selected from:
ARTS489Internship Program in Art1.03.0FS
CSCI490Directed Programming Exp1.03.0FS
Prerequisites: CSCI 311, faculty permission.

Note: CSCI will waive prerequisite for BFA majors.

THE OPTION IN INTERIOR DESIGN: 66 units

Freshman and sophomore students will follow the BA in Art program, completing part of the Art Department's core courses (ARTS 101, ARTS 102, ARTS 125, and ARTS 122) and three basic interior design courses (ARTS 181, ARTS 281, and CMGT 110). Upon admission to the BFA program, students in the interior design option must complete the lower-division requirements (including ARTS 126 and ARTS 123).

Required Application Materials for the BFA Degree with and Option in Interior Design

1. Prerequisite/application form. 2. Transcripts of all previous college- or university-level course work. 3. Portfolio of work. The portfolio will consist of no more than fifteen examples from the three interior design basic courses (ARTS 181, ARTS 281, and CMGT 110). All drawings, drafting work, and presentation boards must be submitted in a portfolio case. 4. A minimum of two information forms completed by the interior design faculty and/or art studio faculty for students currently in the BA program in interior design, or a minimum of two letters of recommendation for transfer students. 5. A one-page written personal statement about your professional goals. 6. Any additional supporting data, such as records of workshops, special courses, or work experience are encouraged. 7. Work selected for the portfolio should demonstrate competency in understanding principles of design and professionalism in presentation. 8. To continue in the BFA program in interior design, a 3.0 grade point average must be maintained in the major.

STUDIO REQUIREMENTS: 45 units

Lower-Division Requirements: 18 units

6 courses required:
ARTS181Intro to Interior Design3.0FS
ARTS281Space Planning3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 181, CMGT 110.
ARTS282Studio: Design Materials3.0FS
CMGT110Construction Graphics3.0FS
CMGT135Construction Materials & Syste3.0FS
CMGT210Analysis Construction Drawing3.0FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 135.

Upper-Division Requirements: 27 units

9 courses required:
ARTS383Computer-Aided Des: Interiors3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 281, ARTS 282, CMGT 110.
ARTS384Human Factors in Design3.0FS
ARTS385Principles of Lighting3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 281, ARTS 282, CMGT 110.
ARTS386Rapid Visualization3.0FS
ARTS481Studio in Kitchen/Bath Design3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 181; ARTS 281; ARTS 282; CMGT 110.
ARTS482Adv Studio in Corporate Design3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 281, ARTS 282, CMGT 110.
ARTS483Studio in Commercial Design3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 181; ARTS 281; ARTS 282; CMGT 110.
ARTS485Pract/Portfolio Inter Design3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ARTS 281, ARTS 282, CMGT 110.
ARTS489Internship Program in Art1.03.0FS

Students must take at least 3 units of internship.

ART HISTORY REQUIREMENTS: 9 units

2 courses required:
ARTS387Early History of Interiors3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
ARTS388Modern History of Interiors3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
1 course selected from:
ARTS407Medieval Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS409No. Renaissance/Mannerist Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS410Ital Renaissance/Mannerist Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS411Baroque and Rococo Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS414Greek Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS415Roman Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.

ELECTIVES: 12 units

Consult your adviser for assistance in selecting electives and planning a specific emphasis within the Option in Interior Design.

4 courses selected from:
ACCT201Intro to Financial Accounting3.0FS
ARTS227Introduction to Painting3.0FS
ARTS230Introduction to Printmaking3.0FS
ARTS260Introduction to Ceramics3.0FS
ARTS270Introduction to Sculpture3.0FS
ARTS290Introduction to Fiber Art3.0FS
ARTS484Lighting Design & Application3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 385.
MKTG305Survey of Marketing3.0FS

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 possibly 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.