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 122, ARTS 123, ARTS 125,and ARTS 126 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. A grade point average of at least 3.0 in all art course work is required.

Note: While not a prerequisite, students are advised to complete 9 units in the Department of Art and Art History prior to applying for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program.

Program Admission Prerequisites: 18 units

Art History Core: 6 units

2 courses required:

ARTS 101 Art History Survey 3.0 FS *
ARTS 102 Art History Survey 3.0 FS *

Lower-Division Foundation Studio: 12 units

4 courses required:

ARTS 122 Color Theory 3.0 FS
ARTS 123 Design 3.0 FS
ARTS 125 Basic Drawing 3.0 FS
ARTS 126 Basic Drawing 3.0 FS
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 advisor 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 advisor 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: 66 units

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

BFA Program Requirements

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.

A minimum of two semesters of residency is required to complete the BFA Program.

Major Option Course Requirements: 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:

ARTS 227 Introduction to Painting 3.0 FS
ARTS 230 Introduction to Printmaking 3.0 FS
ARTS 240 Intro to Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS
ARTS 250 Intro to Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122, ARTS 125, or faculty permission.
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

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

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.

Professional Preparation: 6 units

6 units required:

ARTS 595 BFA Senior Studio 3.0 FS 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.

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

ARTS 361 Intermediate Ceramics 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 260 or equivalent experience in low-fire hand-building techniques; ARTS 122; ARTS 125.
ARTS 362 Intermediate Ceramics: Surface 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 361 or faculty permission.
ARTS 363 Inter Ceramics: Mold Making 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 361.
ARTS 460 Advanced Ceramics 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 362 or ARTS 363 or faculty permission.
ARTS 461 Advanced Ceramics Material 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 361.

Drawing Group

ARTS 325 Intermediate Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
ARTS 326 Intermediate Life Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
ARTS 425 Advanced Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 325 or faculty permission.
ARTS 426 Advanced Life Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 326 or faculty permission.

Glass Design Group

ARTS 376 Intermediate Glass Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 276 and faculty permission.
ARTS 476 Advanced Glass Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 376 and faculty permission.

Photography Group

ARTS 340 Intermed Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.
ARTS 341 Fine Art Digital Photo 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or ARTS 350 or permission of instructor.
ARTS 342 Fine Art Color Photo 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or permission of instructor.
ARTS 343 Fine Art Non-Silver Photo 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or permission of instructor.
ARTS 440 Advanced Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340.
ARTS 441 Adv Digital Photo 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 341.
ARTS 442 Adv Color Photo 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 342.
ARTS 443 Adv Non-Silver Photo 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 343.

Painting Group

ARTS 327 Intermediate Painting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; ARTS 227; or faculty permission.
ARTS 328 Intermed Painting: Water Media 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; ARTS 227; or faculty permission.
ARTS 427 Advanced Painting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 327 or faculty permission.
ARTS 428 Advanced Painting: Water Media 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 327; ARTS 328; or faculty permission.

Printmaking Group

ARTS 331 Intermed Printmaking: Intaglio 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
ARTS 332 Intermed Print: Screen Print 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
ARTS 333 Intermed Print: Lithography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
ARTS 334 Intermed Printmaking: Relief 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
ARTS 430 Advanced Printmaking 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 331, ARTS 332, or ARTS 333; or faculty permission.

Sculpture Group

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 372 Intermed Sculpture: Fire Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 270 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ARTS 122 for art majors (non-sculpture emphasis); faculty permission for non-majors.
ARTS 373 Intermed Sculpture: The Figure 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 270 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ARTS 123 for art majors (non-sculpture emphasis); faculty permission for non-majors.
ARTS 470 Advanced Sculpture 3.0 FS
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:

ARTS 407 Medieval Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 409 No. Renaissance/Mannerist Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 410 Ital Renaissance/Mannerist Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 411 Baroque and Rococo Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 414 Greek Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 415 Roman Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.

Group II: 3 units

1 course selected from:

ARTS 339 Hist of Fine Art Printmaking 3.0 Inq
ARTS 349 History of Photography 3.0 FS
ARTS 359 Film as Visual Art 3.0 FS
ARTS 369 History of Ceramics 3.0 Inq
ARTS 379 History of Sculpture 3.0 Inq
ARTS 387 Early History of Interiors 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
ARTS 388 Modern History of Interiors 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
ARTS 400 Art History Special Problems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors; faculty permission.
ARTS 401 Aesthetics and the Artist 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 402 Avant-Garde: 20th Century 3.0 FS
ARTS 403 American Art History 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
ARTS 404 International Art: Contemp 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
ARTS 405 Pre-Columbian Mexican Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 406 Meso-American/Colonial Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.

This course is also offered as CHST 406.

ARTS 408 Chinese and Japanese Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 412 American Indian Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 413 African Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 416 California Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 417 European Art: 1800-1850 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 418 European Art: 1850-1900 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 419 European Art: 20th Century 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.

The Option in Electronic Arts: 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:

ARTS 240 Intro to Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS
ARTS 250 Intro to Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122, ARTS 125, or faculty permission.
ARTS 350 Intermediate Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.
ARTS 404 International Art: Contemp 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
ARTS 450 Advanced Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.

Technology in Society: 3 units

1 course selected from:

CDES 307 Technology and Communication 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 102.

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

CSCI 301 Computer's Impact on Society 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
CSCI 313H Mind in the Machine - Honors 3.0 SP *
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.

This course is also offered as PSYC 332H.

CSCI 380 Machines/Brains/Minds 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Junior standing, faculty permission.

This course is also offered as PHIL 364.

CSCI 381 Lang/Intelligence/Computation 3.0 SP *

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.

Professional Preparation: 6 units

6 units selected from:

ARTS 595 BFA Senior Studio 3.0 FS 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.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 42 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: 42 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:

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 276 Intro to Glass Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Electronic Art Studio: 15 units

15 units required:

ARTS 350 Intermediate Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 6 units as appropriate.

ARTS 450 Advanced Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 12 units as appropriate.

ARTS 451 Intermedia Studio 3.0 FS
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:

ARTS 349 History of Photography 3.0 FS
ARTS 359 Film as Visual Art 3.0 FS

Multimedia Studio Pattern: 42 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: 6 units

2 courses selected from:

APCG 117 Concept Design & Storyboarding 3.0 FS
CDES 103 Writing for Electronic Media 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
CDES 141 Media Aesthetics 3.0 FS
CDES 216 Intro: Digital Audio in Media 3.0 FS
CDES 261 Found of Electronic Media 3.0 FS

Electronic Art Studio: 12 units

12 units required:

ARTS 350 Intermediate Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 6 units as appropriate.

ARTS 450 Advanced Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 12 units as appropriate.

ARTS 451 Intermedia Studio 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 450 and at least one additional 300/400-level art studio course; faculty permission.

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:

ARTS 325 Intermediate Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
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 341 Fine Art Digital Photo 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or ARTS 350 or permission of instructor.
ARTS 425 Advanced Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 325 or faculty permission.
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 441 Adv Digital Photo 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 341.
ARTS 451 Intermedia Studio 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 450 and at least one additional 300/400-level art studio course; faculty permission.
ARTS 495 Current Topics Studio-Seminar 3.0 FS 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:

CDES 222 Intro to WWW Design & Pub 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 414 Adv Multimedia Dsgn & Develop 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CDES 314.
CDES 436 Kinetic Typography 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CDES 214 and CDES 282, or faculty permission.

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

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.
MUSC 109 Intro to Music Technology 3.0 FA
MUSC 241 Fundamentals of Digital Audio 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 109, faculty permission.

Video Group Electives:

CDES 216 Intro: Digital Audio in Media 3.0 FS
CDES 261 Found of Electronic Media 3.0 FS
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).

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

CDES 464 Advanced Video Editing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 366.
CDES 466 Studio Video Production 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 366.
CDES 468 Video Production Workshop 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CDES 366.

Art History: 3 units

1 course selected from:

ARTS 349 History of Photography 3.0 FS
ARTS 359 Film as Visual Art 3.0 FS

Computer Animation Studio Pattern: 42 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 the possibility of 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:

CSCI 101 Intro to Computer Science 3.0 FS
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.

Writing/Storyboard Preparation: 3 units

1 course required:

APCG 117 Concept Design & Storyboarding 3.0 FS

Studio: 33 units

7 courses required:

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.
ARTS 260 Introduction to Ceramics 3.0 FS
ARTS 325 Intermediate Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
ARTS 326 Intermediate Life Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
ARTS 350 Intermediate Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 6 units as appropriate.

ARTS 450 Advanced Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 12 units as appropriate.

4 courses selected from:

APCG 331 3-D Character Modeling 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: APCG 330.
APCG 345 Adv Animation Pre-Production 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, APCG 117.
APCG 389 Industry Internship 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
APCG 398 Special Topics 1.0 -3.0 FS
APCG 399 Special Problems 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
APCG 441 3-D Character Animation 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: APCG 340.
APCG 445 Advanced Animation Production 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: APCG 330, APCG 340.
APCG 498 Special Topics 1.0 -3.0 FS
ARTS 340 Intermed Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.
ARTS 341 Fine Art Digital Photo 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or ARTS 350 or permission of instructor.
ARTS 361 Intermediate Ceramics 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 260 or equivalent experience in low-fire hand-building techniques; ARTS 122; ARTS 125.
ARTS 362 Intermediate Ceramics: Surface 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 361 or faculty permission.
ARTS 425 Advanced Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 325 or faculty permission.
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 441 Adv Digital Photo 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 341.
ARTS 450 Advanced Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.

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

ARTS 451 Intermedia Studio 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 450 and at least one additional 300/400-level art studio course; faculty permission.
ARTS 460 Advanced Ceramics 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 362 or ARTS 363 or faculty permission.
ARTS 489 Internship Program in Art 1.0 -3.0 FS
ARTS 495 Current Topics Studio-Seminar 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; upper-division standing in Art or faculty permission.
CSCI 389 Industry Internship 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CSCI 311, faculty permission.
MUSC 109 Intro to Music Technology 3.0 FA
MUSC 241 Fundamentals of Digital Audio 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 109, faculty permission.

Art History: 3 units

1 course required:

ARTS 359 Film as Visual Art 3.0 FS

The Option in Interior Design: 66 units

The department strongly encourages Interior Design students to purchase their own laptop computer. Please consult with the Interior Design Area Coordinator for current computer recommendations and/or configurations.

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 an 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:

ARTS 181 Intro to Interior Design 3.0 FS
ARTS 281 Space Planning 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 181, CMGT 110.
ARTS 282 Studio: Design Materials 3.0 FS
CMGT 110 Construction Graphics 3.0 FS
CMGT 135 Construction Materials & Syste 3.0 FS
CMGT 210 Analysis Construction Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 135.

Upper-Division Requirements: 27 units

9 courses required:

ARTS 383 Computer-Aided Des: Interiors 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 281, ARTS 282, CMGT 110.
ARTS 384 Human Factors in Design 3.0 FS
ARTS 385 Principles of Lighting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 281, ARTS 282, CMGT 110.
ARTS 386 Rapid Visualization 3.0 FS
ARTS 481 Studio in Kitchen/Bath Design 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 181; ARTS 281; ARTS 282; CMGT 110.
ARTS 482 Adv Studio in Corporate Design 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 281, ARTS 282, CMGT 110.
ARTS 483 Studio in Commercial Design 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 181; ARTS 281; ARTS 282; CMGT 110.
ARTS 485 Pract/Portfolio Inter Design 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ARTS 281, ARTS 282, CMGT 110.
ARTS 489 Internship Program in Art 1.0 -3.0 FS

Students must take at least 3 units of internship.

Art History Requirements: 9 units

2 courses required:

ARTS 387 Early History of Interiors 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
ARTS 388 Modern History of Interiors 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.

1 course selected from:

ARTS 407 Medieval Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 409 No. Renaissance/Mannerist Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 410 Ital Renaissance/Mannerist Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 411 Baroque and Rococo Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 414 Greek Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 415 Roman Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.

Electives: 12 units

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

4 courses selected from:

ACCT 201 Intro to Financial Accounting 3.0 FS
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
ARTS 484 Lighting Design & Application 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 385.
MKTG 305 Survey of Marketing 3.0 FS

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 advisor 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 advisor for specific information.