THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED COMPUTER GRAPHICS

At the time of catalog publication, this proposed degree program is under review at the California State University Chancellor's Office. Please contact the department to learn the current status of the program.

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.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared 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 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.

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: 66-72 units

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

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 18 units

6 courses required:
APCG 110 Computer-Assisted Art I 3.0 FS *
APCG 112 Digital Photography 3.0 FS
APCG 117 Concept Design & Storyboarding 3.0 FS
APCG 330 3-D Computer Modeling 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: APCG 110 or previous computer graphics experience.
APCG 340 Computer Animation 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: APCG 110 and APCG 330 or permission of instructor.
CSCI 111 Programming and Algorithms I 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: At least one year of high school algebra and strong computer skills or CSCI 101.

Major Option Course Requirements: 22-27 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 PRODUCTION: 22 units

13 units required:
APCG 345 Adv Animation Pre-Production 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, APCG 117.
CSCI 389 Industry Internship1.0 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: CSCI 311, faculty permission.

CSCI 389 must be taken for 3 units.

CSCI 399 Special Problems1.0 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

CSCI 399 must be taken once for 1 unit and a second time for 3 units. The two courses cannot be taken during the same semester.

CSCI 545 Advanced Animation Production 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: APCG 110, APCG 330, APCG 340.

Applied Computer Graphics Electives: 9 units

3 courses selected from:
APCG 360 Web Page Design 3.0 FA

Prerequisites: CSCI 111.
CDES 214 Computer Graphics 3.0 FS
CDES 216 Introduction to Audio in Media 3.0 FS
CDES 314 Intro Multimedia Dsgn & Dev 3.0 FA

Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy, faculty permission.
CDES 322 Advanced WWW Design & Publish 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: CDES 222.
CDES 323 Human Interface Design 3.0 FA

Prerequisites: CDES 222.
CDES 333 Graphic Visualization 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: CDES 230 for CDES majors. Other majors require instructor permission.
CDES 366 Field Video Production 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: CDES 103, CDES 206, CDES 216; CDES 141, CDES 261 (both with a grade of C or higher).
CDES 414 Adv Multimedia Dsgn & Develop 3.0 SP

Prerequisites: CDES 314.
CDES 466 Studio Video Production 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: CDES 366.
CDES 468 Video Production Workshop 3.0 FA

Prerequisites: CDES 366.
KINE 318 3-D Desktop Video Applications 3.0 FS
KINE 524 Biomechanical Analysis 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: KINE 322 and basic computer literacy.
THEA 112 Acting for Non-Majors 3.0 FS *
THEA 260 Intermediate Acting I 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: THEA 130, THEA 140, either THEA 160 or THEA 112H, THEA 160X.
THEA 371 Lighting Design 3.0 FA

Prerequisites: THEA 121, THEA 170, THEA 170X, THEA 205, THEA 250.
Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 205 for lighting crew is required.

THE OPTION IN TECHNICAL: 27 units

7 courses required:
CSCI 112 Programming and Algorith II 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in CSCI 111 (or EECE 135 for engineering majors).
CSCI 221 Assembly Language Programming 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: CSCI 112.
CSCI 311 Algorithms and Data Structures 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in CSCI 112.
CSCI 320 Computer Architecture 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: CSCI 221.
CSCI 330 Software Engineering 3.0 FS WP

Prerequisites: CSCI 311, ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
CSCI 566 Computer Graphics Programming 3.0 FA

Prerequisites: CSCI 311.
MATH 109 Survey of Calculus 3.0 FS *

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement. This course is not intended for majors in mathematics, physics, chemistry, or engineering.

Applied Computer Graphics Electives

2 courses selected from:
APCG 360 Web Page Design 3.0 FA

Prerequisites: CSCI 111.
CDES 214 Computer Graphics 3.0 FS
CDES 216 Introduction to Audio in Media 3.0 FS
CDES 314 Intro Multimedia Dsgn & Dev 3.0 FA

Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy, faculty permission.
CDES 322 Advanced WWW Design & Publish 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: CDES 222.
CDES 323 Human Interface Design 3.0 FA

Prerequisites: CDES 222.
CDES 333 Graphic Visualization 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: CDES 230 for CDES majors. Other majors require instructor permission.
CDES 366 Field Video Production 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: CDES 103, CDES 206, CDES 216; CDES 141, CDES 261 (both with a grade of C or higher).
CDES 414 Adv Multimedia Dsgn & Develop 3.0 SP

Prerequisites: CDES 314.
CDES 466 Studio Video Production 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: CDES 366.
CDES 468 Video Production Workshop 3.0 FA

Prerequisites: CDES 366.
CSCI 465 Web Programming Fundamentals 3.0 SP

Prerequisites: CSCI 311.
CSCI 467 Graphical User Interface Des 3.0 FA

Prerequisites: CSCI 311.
CSCI 545 Advanced Animation Production 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: APCG 110, APCG 330, APCG 340.
CSCI 567 Graphical User Interface Impl 3.0 SP

Prerequisites: CSCI 311.
KINE 318 3-D Desktop Video Applications 3.0 FS
KINE 524 Biomechanical Analysis 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: KINE 322 and basic computer literacy.
THEA 112 Acting for Non-Majors 3.0 FS *
THEA 260 Intermediate Acting I 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: THEA 130, THEA 140, either THEA 160 or THEA 112H, THEA 160X.
THEA 371 Lighting Design 3.0 FA

Prerequisites: THEA 121, THEA 170, THEA 170X, THEA 205, THEA 250.
Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 205 for lighting crew is required.

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.

A grade of C- or better is required in all computer science courses required for the major.

Advising Requirement:

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

SUPPLEMENTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 26-27 units

Select one of the two following supplemental programs, Art Studio or Communication Design, either of which will also fulfill all requirements for the degree minor indicated.

Art Studio Program: 27 units

The following courses or their approved transfer equivalents also fulfill requirements for the Minor in Art Studio offered by the Department of Art and Art History.

5 courses required:
ARTS 101 Art History Survey 3.0 FS *
ARTS 102 Art History Survey 3.0 FS *
ARTS 125 Basic Drawing 3.0 FS
ARTS 126 Basic Drawing 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: ARTS 125 or faculty permission.
ARTS 240 Intro to Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS
1 course selected from:
ARTS 122 Color Theory 3.0 FS
ARTS 123 Design 3.0 FS
1 course selected from:
ARTS 227 Introduction to Painting 3.0 FS
ARTS 230 Introduction to Printmaking 3.0 FS
ARTS 260 Introduction to Ceramics 3.0 FS
ARTS 270 Introduction to Sculpture 3.0 FS
ARTS 290 Introduction to Fiber Art 3.0 FS
2 courses selected from:
ARTS 326 Intermediate Life Drawing 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
ARTS 340 Intermed Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.
ARTS 350 Intermediate Electronic Arts 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.
ARTS 371 Intermed Sculp: Mixed Media 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: ARTS 270 for art majors (sculpture emphasis) or ARTS 123 for art majors (non-sculpture); faculty permission for non-majors.
ARTS 426 Advanced Life Drawing 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: ARTS 326 or faculty permission.
ARTS 440 Advanced Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: ARTS 340.
ARTS 470 Advanced Sculpture 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: ARTS 371, ARTS 372, or ARTS 373; or faculty permission.
ARTS 450 Advanced Electronic Arts 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.
ARTS 490 Advanced Fiber 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: ARTS 390 or faculty permission.

Communication Design Program: 26-27 units

The following courses or their approved transfer equivalents also fulfill requirements for a Minor in Communication Design offered by the Department of Communication Design.

3 courses required:
CDES 101 Introduction to Communication 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as JOUR 101.

CDES 102 Principles of Comm Design 3.0 FS
CDES 307 Technology and Communication 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: CDES 102. 3 courses selected from:
CDES 103 Writing for Electronic Media 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
CDES 141 Media Aesthetics 3.0 FS
CDES 241 North American Cinema 3.0 SP
CDES 242 History of Documentary Film 3.0 FA
CDES 261 Found of Electronic Media 3.0 FS
CDES 281 Print as Digital Output Medium 3.0 FS
CDES 315 Electronic Media Economics 3.0 FA

Prerequisites: CDES 261 (with a grade of C or higher) or faculty permission.
CDES 331 History of Graphic Design 3.0 SP
CDES 341 American Radio and Television 3.0 SP

Prerequisites: Junior standing, CDES 103, CDES 206, CDES 216; CDES 141, CDES 261 (both with a grade of C or better); faculty permission.
CDES 362 Media Performance 3.0 FA

Prerequisites: CDES 103, CDES 216.
CDES 363 Broadcast News 3.0 FS

Prerequisites: CDES 103, CDES 216.
CDES 368 Public Affairs Programming 3.0 FA

Prerequisites: CDES 103, CDES 216; CDES 261 (with a grade of C or higher). 3 courses selected from:

Select three additional courses from Applied Computer Graphics Electives in your chosen option.