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 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.

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.

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: 60 units

Completion of 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 major 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:

ARTH 101 Art History Survey 3.0 FS *
ARTH 102 Art History Survey 3.0 FS *
ARTS 122 2D Design 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: 18 units

5 courses required:

ARTS 123 3D Design 3.0 FS
ARTS 227 Introduction to Painting 3.0 FS
ARTS 230 Introduction to Printmaking 3.0 FS
ARTS 250 Introduction to Digital Media 3.0 FS
ARTS 260 Introduction to Ceramics 3.0 FS

1 course selected from:

ARTS 126 Basic Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 125 or faculty permission.
ARTS 240 Introduction to Fine Art Photography 3.0 FS
ARTS 270 Introduction to Sculpture 3.0 FS
ARTS 276 Introduction to Glass Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Upper-Division Requirements: 30 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 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.

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 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

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 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.

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.

Art History: 6 units

1 course selected from:

ARTH 341 The Avant-Garde in the Twentieth Century: The Visual Arts 3.0 FS
ARTH 401 Aesthetics and the Artist 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
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.
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.

1 course selected from:

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.

Professional Orientation Courses: 9 units

3 courses required:

ARTS 493 Development of Children's Art (P-8) 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or faculty permission.
ARTS 494 Development of Adolescent's Art (9-12) 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 493 or faculty permission.
ARTS 592 Cultural Diversity in Art Education 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher;ARTS 250, ARTS 493 or faculty permission.

Electives Requirement: 6 units

6 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. Professional education program requirements are governed by legislative action and approval of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Requirements may change between catalogs. Please consult with your Art Education advisor.

The Option in Art History: 48 units

Lower-Division Requirements: 12 units

4 courses required:

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
ARTS 123 3D 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:

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 courses selected from:

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

Group III:

3 courses selected from:

ARTH 341 The Avant-Garde in the Twentieth Century: The Visual Arts 3.0 FS
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 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 484 History of Photography 3.0 FS

Art History Seminar: 3 units

1 course required:

ARTH 500 Art History: Theory and Research 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

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

2 courses required:

ARTS 123 3D 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 Introduction to Glass Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

1 course 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

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

Upper-Division Requirements: 33 units

Art Studio Courses: 18 units

18 units selected from:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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

Electives Requirement: 6 units

6 units selected from:

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

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.

Photography Group Requirements: 48 units

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

Lower-Division Requirements: 15 units

3 courses required:

ARTS 123 3D Design 3.0 FS
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 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.

Upper-Division Requirements: 33 units

Art Studio Courses: 18 units

A minimum of 6 units must be at the 400 level

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.

12 units selected from:

Studio courses at the 300-level may be taken two times for credit and 400-level courses four times for credit.

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.

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

Electives Requirement: 6 units

6 units selected from:

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

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.

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 requires 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 academic competition. Such experience is valuable for graduate school and 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. All 6 units are honors classes (marked by a suffix of H), and at least 3 of these units are independent study (399H, 499H, 599H) 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.