The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art

Prerequisites for Admission to the BFA Programs

1. Before you apply, all Program Admission Prerequisites must be satisfied.

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

Note: While not a prerequisite, transfer 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: 15 units

Art History Core: 6 units

2 courses required:

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

Lower-Division Foundation Studio: 9 units

3 courses required:

ARTS 122 2D Design 3.0 FS
ARTS 123 3D Design 3.0 FS
ARTS 125 Basic Drawing 3.0 FS

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. Admission into the program will begin the semester following acceptance.

2. The portfolio review takes place in the last half of the fall and spring semesters. Information on required application materials and specific deadlines are discussed at the BFA Information Meeting in the beginning of each semester. For further information, contact the BFA Program Coordinator.

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 at http://em.csuchico.edu/aap/ProgramSearch.

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 ARTH 411, ARTH 412, ARTH 413, ARTH 421, ARTH 422, or ARTH 423.

Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Diversity Requirement" in the University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals: 6 units

See "U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements". This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155 or approved equivalents. 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 (ARTH 101 or ARTH 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: 57-72 units

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

BFA Program Requirements

See Program Admission Prerequisites above.

Upon admittance to the program, you must secure a full-time faculty member, preferably in your area of emphasis, to serve as your mentor. You will be required to meet with your mentor a minimum of two times per semester. You may, along with your mentor, expand this group to include other faculty, graduate students, or community members. The purpose of these meetings is to engage in focused discussions that will assist you in attaining clarity and expertise in the technical and conceptual development of your work. You must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average within the major's units in order to continue in the program.

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

Culminating Exhibition/Project:

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

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. 10-15 examples of current work. This work should demonstrate a variety of experiences and an understanding of the methods, materials and concepts in your area of concentration. Details of the submission requirements are reviewed at the Information Meeting.

4. Two recommendation 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. The faculty reviewers may request a personal interview.

8. An applicant may submit work for the Portfolio Review a maximum of two times.

Major Option Course Requirements: 57-72 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: 69-72 units

Note: Students choosing the photography emphasis or split emphasis should refer to the requirements under the Photography Group. All other emphasis must follow the requirements listed below.

Lower-Division Requirements: 15 units

1 course required:

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

3 courses selected from:

ARTS 227 Introduction to Painting 3.0 FS
ARTS 230 Introduction to Printmaking 3.0 FS
ARTS 240 Introduction to Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS
ARTS 250 Introduction to Digital Media 3.0 FS
ARTS 260 Introduction to Ceramics 3.0 FS
ARTS 270 Introduction to Sculpture 3.0 FS

1 course selected from:

ARTH 103 Far Eastern Art Survey 3.0 FS * GC
ARTH 104 Survey of Arts of the Americas, Oceania, and Africa 3.0 FS * GC

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

Upper-Division Requirements: 57 units

Art Studio Courses: 27 units

27 units selected from:

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 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).

Note: Students interested in the Photography emphasis or split emphasis see special requirements under Photography Group.

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 Enrichment 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 361 or faculty permission.
ARTS 363 Intermediate 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 Materials and Processes 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.

Painting Group

ARTS 327 Intermediate Painting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; ARTS 227; or faculty permission.
ARTS 328 Intermediate 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

See special requirements at end of option.

Printmaking Group

ARTS 331 Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
ARTS 332 Intermediate Printmaking: Screen Printing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
ARTS 333 Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
ARTS 334 Intermediate 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 Intermediate Sculpture: 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 Intermediate 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 Intermediate Sculpture: The Body 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.

Studio Electives: 18 units

18 units selected from:

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

Art History Courses: 6 units

Group I: 3 units

1 course selected from:

ARTH 411 Greek Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 412 Roman Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 413 Medieval Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 421 Northern Renaissance and Mannerist Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 422 Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 423 Baroque and Rococo Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.

Group II: 3 units

1 course selected from:

ARTH 341 The Avant-Garde in the Twentieth Century: The Visual Arts 3.0 FS
ARTH 400 Art History Special Problems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors; faculty permission.
ARTH 401 Aesthetics and the Artist 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 431 Nineteenth-Century European Art: 1800-1850 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 432 Nineteenth-Century European Art: 1850-1900 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 433 European Art: Twentieth Century 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 441 International Art: Contemporary 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for Art majors.
ARTH 451 American Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for Art majors.
ARTH 452 California Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 461 Chinese and Japanese Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 471 Ancient Mexican Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 472 Maya Art 3.0 Inq
ARTH 473 Meso-American/Colonial Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.

This course is also offered as CHST 406.

ARTH 474 Ancient Andean Art 3.0 Inq
ARTH 475 American Indian Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 476 African Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 480 Early History of Interiors, Furnishings, and Architecture 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for Art majors.
ARTH 481 Modern History of Interiors, Furnishings, and Architecture 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for Art majors.
ARTH 482 Film as Visual Art 3.0 FS
ARTH 483 History of Sculpture 3.0 FS
ARTH 484 History of Photography 3.0 FS
ARTH 485 History of Printmaking 3.0 FS
ARTH 486 History of Ceramics 3.0 Inq

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, IDES 453, or IDES 454.

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

Photography Group Requirements: 69 units

For a split emphasis with photography, students should work with a major advisor.

Lower-Division Requirements: 12 units

2 courses required:

ARTS 240 Introduction to Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS
ARTS 250 Introduction to Digital Media 3.0 FS

1 course selected from:

ARTH 103 Far Eastern Art Survey 3.0 FS * GC
ARTH 104 Survey of Arts of the Americas, Oceania, and Africa 3.0 FS * GC

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

Upper-Division Requirements: 57 units

Art Studio Courses: 27 units

1 course required:

ARTS 341 Fine Art Digital Photography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or ARTS 350 or permission of instructor.

1 course selected from:

ARTS 350 Intermediate Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.
ARTS 441 Advanced Fine Art Digital Photography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 341.

21 units selected from:

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.

ARTS 340 Intermediate Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.
ARTS 342 Fine Art Color Photography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or permission of instructor.
ARTS 343 Fine Art Non-Silver Photography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or permission of instructor.
ARTS 440 Advanced Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 340, JOUR 453, or faculty permission.
ARTS 441 Advanced Fine Art Digital Photography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 341.
ARTS 442 Advanced Fine Art Color Photography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 342.
ARTS 443 Advanced Fine Art Non-Silver Photography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 343.

Studio Electives: 18 units

18 units selected from:

Art History Courses: 6 units

Group I:

1 course selected from:

ARTH 411 Greek Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 412 Roman Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 413 Medieval Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 421 Northern Renaissance and Mannerist Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 422 Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 423 Baroque and Rococo Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.

Group II:

1 course required:

ARTH 484 History of Photography 3.0 FS

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, IDES 453, or IDES 454.

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

The Option in Electronic Arts: 69-70 units

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: 18 units

6 courses required:

ARTH 441 International Art: Contemporary 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for Art majors.
ARTS 126 Basic Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 125 or faculty permission.
ARTS 240 Introduction to Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS
ARTS 250 Introduction to Digital Media 3.0 FS
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.

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 * WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; 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, and Minds 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Junior standing, faculty permission.

This course is also offered as PHIL 364.

CSCI 381 Language, Intelligence, and Computation 3.0 SP *

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, IDES 453, or IDES 454.

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

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 42-43 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

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 Introduction 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:

ARTH 482 Film as Visual Art 3.0 FS
ARTH 484 History of Photography 3.0 FS

Multimedia Studio Pattern: 42 units

Communication Foundations: 6 units

2 courses selected from:

APCG 117 Concept Design and 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 Introduction to Digital Audio in Media 3.0 FS
CDES 261 Foundations 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 Intermediate Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.
ARTS 341 Fine Art Digital Photography 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, JOUR 453, or faculty permission.
ARTS 441 Advanced Fine Art Digital Photography 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 Introduction to WWW Design and Publishing 3.0 FS
CDES 314 Introduction to Multimedia Design and Development 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy, faculty permission.
CDES 322 Advanced WWW Design and Publishing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 222.
CDES 323 Human Interface Design 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CDES 222.
CDES 414 Advanced Multimedia Design and Development 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.
APCG 340 Computer Animation 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: APCG 330.
MUSC 109 Introduction to Music Technology 3.0 FA
MUSC 241 Fundamentals of Digital Audio 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 109, faculty permission.

Video Group Electives:

CDES 216 Introduction to Digital Audio in Media 3.0 FS
CDES 261 Foundations 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:

ARTH 482 Film as Visual Art 3.0 FS
ARTH 484 History of Photography 3.0 FS

Computer Animation Studio Pattern: 42-43 units

Computer Science Foundations: 3-4 units

1 course selected from:

CSCI 101 Introduction to Computer Science 3.0 FS
CSCI 111 Programming and Algorithms I 4.0 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 and Storyboarding 3.0 FS

Studio: 33 units

7 courses required:

APCG 330 3-D Computer Modeling 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: APCG 110.
APCG 340 Computer Animation 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: APCG 330.
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.

12 units selected from:

APCG 331 3-D Character Modeling 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: APCG 330.
APCG 345 Advanced Animation Pre-Production and Story Development 3.0 FS WP
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 340, APCG 345.
APCG 498 Special Topics 1.0 -3.0 FS
ARTS 340 Intermediate Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.
ARTS 341 Fine Art Digital Photography 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 Enrichment 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, JOUR 453, or faculty permission.
ARTS 441 Advanced Fine Art Digital Photography 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 with a grade of C- or higher, faculty permission.
MUSC 109 Introduction to Music Technology 3.0 FA
MUSC 241 Fundamentals of Digital Audio 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 109, faculty permission.

Art History: 3 units

1 course required:

ARTH 482 Film as Visual Art 3.0 FS

The Option in Interior Design: 57 units

To complete this program, the student must have the use of a laptop computer. Please consult with the department for current hardware and software recommendations.

To make this purchase as simple and as inexpensive as possible, the University has established exclusive arrangements for student purchase of the required computers from Apple Computer (sold through the Associated Student Bookstore) bundled with software and peripheral hardware from various companies. This computer package is expected to serve the student for the entire length of the four-year program.

Studio Requirements: 57 units

Lower-Division Requirements: 18 units

5 courses required:

ARTS 250 Introduction to Digital Media 3.0 FS
IDES 115 Introduction to Interior Design 3.0 FS
IDES 231 Graphics I: Architectural Drafting for Interior Design 3.0 FS
IDES 232 Graphics II: Design Development and Communication 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 125, IDES 115.
IDES 251 Creative Thinking and Design Process 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122, ARTS 123, IDES 115, or faculty permission

3 units selected from:

Select courses in consultation with the major advisor.

Upper-Division Requirements: 30 units

7 courses required:

ARTS 489 Internship Program in Art 1.0 -3.0 FS

Note: Students must take at least 3 units of internship.

IDES 333 Graphics III: CAD for Interior Design 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: IDES 231.
IDES 372 Interior Materials and Finishes 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: IDES 231
IDES 373 Interior Lighting and Color 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: ARTS 122, IDES 231, IDES 251 or faculty permission.
IDES 434 Graphics IV: Construction Documentation for Interior Design 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: IDES 231.
IDES 474 Building Systems and Environmental Technologies 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 251, IDES 372 or faculty permission.
IDES 485 Professional Practices and Portfolio 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; 6 units of upper-division IDES-Studio electives.

3 courses selected from:

IDES 452 Residential Design 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.
IDES 453 Corporate and Institutional Design 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.
IDES 454 Hospitality Design 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.
IDES 455 Retail and Exhibition Design 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.
IDES 456 Furniture Design and Fabrication 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.

Art History Requirements: 6 units

2 courses required:

ARTH 480 Early History of Interiors, Furnishings, and Architecture 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for Art majors.
ARTH 481 Modern History of Interiors, Furnishings, and Architecture 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for Art majors.

Interior Design Capstone Studio: 3 units

1 course required:

IDES 551 Senior Design Studio 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: IDES 474 and 9 units of upper-division IDES studio electives.

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.