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.

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 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.

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.

WP Art Courses by Program

BA in Art:

Option in Art Education: ARTS 592, Cultural Diversity in Art Education Option in Art History: ARTS 500, Art History: Theory and Research Methods Option in Art Studio: ARTS 495, Current Topics Studio - Seminar Option in Interior Design: ARTS 485, Professional Practices and Portfolio in Interior Design

BFA in Art:

Option in Art Studio: ARTS 595, BFA Senior Studio Option in Electronic Arts: ARTS 595, BFA Senior Studio Option in Interior Design: ARTS 485, Professional Practices and Portfolio in Interior Design

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, depending upon the 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.

Major Core Program: 12 units

4 courses required:

ARTS 101 Art History Survey 3.0 FS *
ARTS 102 Art History Survey 3.0 FS *
ARTS 122 Color Theory 3.0 FS
ARTS 125 Basic Drawing 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 Option in Art Education: 48 units

Lower-Division Requirements: 21 units

6 courses required:

ARTS 123 Design 3.0 FS
ARTS 126 Basic Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 125 or faculty permission.
ARTS 227 Introduction to Painting 3.0 FS
ARTS 230 Introduction to Printmaking 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

1 course selected from:

ARTS 270 Introduction to Sculpture 3.0 FS
ARTS 290 Introduction to Fiber Art 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 300 level may be taken two times for credit; courses at the 400 level may be taken four times for credit. A minimum of 3 units must be at the 400 level.

9 units selected from:

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.

Electronic Arts Group

ARTS 350 Intermediate Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.
ARTS 450 Advanced Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Art History: 6 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.

1 course selected from:

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.

Professional Orientation Courses: 9 units

3 courses required:

ARTS 493 Art Education I (K-8) 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or faculty permission.
ARTS 494 Art Education II (9–12) 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 493 or faculty permission.
ARTS 592 Cultural Diversity in Art Ed 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ARTS 493 or instructor's permission.

Electives Requirement: 3 units

3 units selected from:

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

Students Pursuing the Art Education Option

See additional credential requirements at the end of this BA degree program.

The Option in Art History: 48 units

Lower-Division Requirements: 12 units

4 courses required:

ARTS 103 Far Eastern Art Survey 3.0 FS * NW
ARTS 104 Surv of Arts Amer/Oceania/Afr 3.0 FS * NW
ARTS 123 Design 3.0 FS
ARTS 126 Basic Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 125 or faculty permission.

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 400 level.

Group I:

3 courses 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 courses selected from:

ARTS 400 Art History Special Problems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors; faculty permission.
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.

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

Group III:

3 courses selected from:

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

Art History Seminar: 3 units

1 course required:

ARTS 500 Art Hist: Theory & Res Methods 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

Electives Requirement: 6 units

6 units selected from:

Any upper-division ARTS courses approved in advance by your advisor.

The Option in Art Studio: 48 units

Lower-Division Requirements: 15 units

2 courses required:

ARTS 123 Design 3.0 FS
ARTS 126 Basic Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 125 or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

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.
ARTS 290 Introduction to Fiber Art 3.0 FS

1 course 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.

1 course selected from:

ARTS 103 Far Eastern Art Survey 3.0 FS * NW
ARTS 104 Surv of Arts 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 300-level may be taken two times for credit and 400-level courses four times for credit. A minimum of 6 units must be at the 400 level in either the single emphasis or the combined split emphasis.

18 units selected from:

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.

Electronic Arts Group

ARTS 350 Intermediate Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.
ARTS 450 Advanced Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.
ARTS 451 Intermedia Studio 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 450 and at least one additional 300/400-level art studio course; faculty permission.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Studio Seminar Course: 3 units

1 course required:

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.

Art History Courses: 6 units

Group I:

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:

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 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.

Electives Requirement: 6 units

6 units selected from:

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

The Option in Interior Design: 48 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.

Lower-Division Requirements: 12 units

4 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

Upper-Division Requirements: 36 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 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 481 Studio in Kitchen/Bath 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

ARTS 489 must be taken for 3 units.

1 course selected from:

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.

Electives Requirement: 6 units

6 units selected from:

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

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.

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.

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. 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.

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 units are independent study (399H, 499H) 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 for your major 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% of majors in your department.

4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5% 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 advisor to apply.