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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: ART 001A and ART 001B for 6 units; and the lower-division Foundation Studio requirements: ART 003A, ART 003B, ART 015A, and ART 015B 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. Students transferring from other institutions are reminded that a residency requirement of two semesters is required to earn the BFA degree.

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

PROGRAM ADMISSION PREREQUISITES: 18 units

Art History Core: 6 units

2 courses required:

ART    001A    Art History Survey    3.0    FS *

ART    001B    Art History Survey    3.0    FS *

Lower-Division Foundation Studio: 12 units

4 courses required:

ART    003A    Basic Drawing    3.0    FS

ART    003B    Basic Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A or faculty permission.

ART    015A    Color Theory    3.0    FS

ART    015B    Design    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.

2. You should submit required materials to the BFA Degree Coordinator on or before November 10 (for the spring semester) or April 10 (for the fall semester).

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.

The department has prepared a suggested Advising Plan to help students meet all graduation requirements as quickly as possible. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See “General Education Requirements” in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Select an upper-division Natural Sciences Thematic course, and an upper-division Social Science Thematic course from the same theme. See your adviser for assistance in identifying thematic courses which qualify. The Humanities Thematic requirement is fulfilled by ART 243, ART 245A, ART 245B, ART 246, ART 252, or ART 253.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See “Cultural Diversity” in The University Catalog. Most courses used 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 050 and POLS 055. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

For this major HIST 050 may be used to fulfill the Breadth Area C2 or C3 requirement (ART 001A or ART 001B may be used to meet the Breadth Area C1 requirement). POLS 055 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 001 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Completion of the Writing Proficiency course will also satisfy 3 units of the upper-division art history requirement.

Course Requirements for the Major: 66 units

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

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM

See Program Admission Prerequisites above.

After acceptance into the BFA Program, you will choose two permanent Art Department faculty members to serve as your BFA committee. You are required to meet twice a semester with your BFA committee.

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: 57 units

Lower-Division Requirements: 9 units

3 courses selected from:

ART    006    Beginning Ceramics    3.0    FS

ART    033    Beginning Painting    3.0    FS

ART    035    Introduction to Sculpture    3.0    FS

ART    036    Beginning Fiber    3.0    FS

ART    038    Printmaking    3.0    FS

ART    058    Introduction to Computer Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A, ART 015A, or faculty permission.

ART    091    Intro to Fine Art Photography    3.0    FS

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

Upper-Division Requirements: 48 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 100 level may be taken two times for credit, and 200-level courses four times for credit. A minimum of 12 units must be taken at the 200 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 ART 199, ART 289, ART 299, or by splitting their emphasis between two disciplines (such as glass and sculpture).

27 units selected from:

one of the following groups:

Ceramics Group

ART    106    Intermed Ceramics: High Fire    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 006 or equivalent experience in low-fire hand-building techniques; ART 003A; ART 015A.

ART    107    Intermediate Ceramics    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 106 or faculty permission.

ART    206    Advanced Ceramics    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 107 or faculty permission.

ART    216    Advanced Glaze Calculation    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 106.

Drawing Group

ART    100    Intermediate Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; ART 015A; or faculty permission.

ART    109    Intermediate Life Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; or faculty permission.

ART    200    Advanced Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 100 or faculty permission.

ART    209    Advanced Life Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 109 or faculty permission.

Glass Design Group

ART    110    Glass Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: faculty permission.

ART    210    Glass Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 110 or faculty permission.

Fibers Group

ART    136    Intermediate Fiber    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 036 or faculty permission.

ART    236    Advanced Fiber    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 136 or faculty permission.

Painting Group

ART    103    Intermediate Painting    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; ART 015A; ART 033; or faculty permission.

ART    103A    Intermed Painting: Water Media    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; ART 015A; ART 033; or faculty permission.

ART    203    Advanced Painting    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 103 or faculty permission.

ART    203A    Advanced Painting: Water Media    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 103; ART 103A; or faculty permission.

Printmaking Group

ART    138A    Intermed Printmaking: Intaglio    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

ART    138B    Intermed Print: Silkscreen    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

ART    138C    Intermed Print: Lithography    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

ART    138D    Intermed Printmaking: Relief    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

ART    238    Advanced Printmaking    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 138A, ART 138B, or ART 138C; or equivalent or faculty permission.

Sculpture Group

ART    135A    Intermed Sculpture: Mixed Media    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 035 for art majors (sculpture emphasis) or ART 015B for art majors (non-sculpture); faculty permission for non-majors.

ART    135B    Intermed Sculpture: Fire Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 035 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ART 015A for art majors (non-sculpture emphasis); faculty permission for non-majors.

ART    135C    Intermed Sculpture: The Figure    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 035 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ART 015B for art majors (non-sculpture emphasis); faculty permission for non-majors.

ART    235    Advanced Sculpture    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 135A, ART 135B, or ART 135C; or faculty permission.

Students may complete the required 27 units in this emphasis with the option of Internship credits (ART 289ABC) or Special Problems (ART 199ABC), to be arranged with the area faculty.

21 units selected from:

Any upper-division studio Art (ART) 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:

ART    243    Medieval Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    245A    North Renaissance/Mannerist Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    245B    Ital Renaissance/Mannerist Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    246    Baroque and Rococo Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    252    Greek Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    253    Roman Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

GROUP II: 3 units

We recommend that you take one of the following art history courses:
ART 244 (NW), or ART 248 (NW) to satisfy the Non-Western requirement.

1 course selected from:

ART    170    History of Photography    3.0    FS

ART    171    Early History of Interiors    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for Art majors.

ART    172    Modern History of Interiors    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors. Meets Writing Proficiency requirement for the Interior Design option only.

ART    173    Film as Visual Art    3.0    FS

ART    226    History of Ceramics    3.0    Inq

ART    234    History of Sculpture    3.0    Inq

ART    239    History of Fine Art Printmaking    3.0    Inq

ART    240    American Art History    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

ART    241    International Art: Contemporary    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

ART    242A    Pre-Columbian Mexican Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    242B    Meso-American/Colonial Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

This course is the same as CHST 242B which may be substituted.

ART    244    Chinese and Japanese Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    247    American Indian Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

This course is the same as ART 347 which may be substituted.

ART    248    African Art    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    250    Art History Special Problems    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; faculty permission.

ART    251    Aesthetics and the Artist    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    255    California Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

ART    271A    European Art: 1800-1850    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    271B    European Art: 1850-1900    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    271C    European Art: 20th Century    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION: 3 units

1 course required:

ART    262    Professional Aspects in Art    3.0    FS

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.

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:

ART    058    Introduction to Computer Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A, ART 015A, or faculty permission.

ART    091    Intro to Fine Art Photography    3.0    FS

ART    158    Intermediate Electronic Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003B, ART 015B, ART 058; or faculty permission.

ART    258    Advanced Electronic Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 158 or faculty permission.

ART    241    International Art: Contemporary    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

Technology in Society: 3 units

1 course selected from:

CDES    107    Technology and Communication    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CDES 002.

Note: Prerequisite of CDES 002 will be waived for BFA majors.

CSCI    110    Computer’s Impact on Society    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

CSCI    116H    Mind in the Machine-Honors    3.0    SP *

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program; faculty permission.

This course is the same as PSY 116H which may be substituted.

CSCI    122    Machines/Brains/Minds    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Junior standing; faculty permission.

This course is the same as PHIL 132 which may be substituted.

CSCI    123    Lang/Intelligence/Computation    3.0    FA *

MATH    151    Women and Science and Technology    3.0    SP *

Prerequisites: Completion of the General Education Breadth Area A4 requirement, Mathematical Concepts.

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.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 48 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: 48 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:

ART    033    Beginning Painting    3.0    FS

ART    035    Introduction to Sculpture    3.0    FS

ART    036    Beginning Fiber    3.0    FS

ART    038    Printmaking    3.0    FS

Electronic Art Studio: 15 units

15 units required:

ART    158    Intermediate Electronic Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003B, ART 015B, ART 058; or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 6 units as appropriate.

ART    258    Advanced Electronic Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 158 or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 12 units as appropriate.

ART    259    Intermedia Studio    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 258 and at least one additional 100/200-level art studio course; faculty permission.

May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units as appropriate.

Studio Electives: 21 units

21 units selected from:

100/200 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:

ART    170    History of Photography    3.0    FS

ART    173    Film as Visual Art    3.0    FS

Professional Preparation: 3 units

1 course required:

ART    262    Professional Aspects in Art    3.0    FS

MULTIMEDIA STUDIO PATTERN: 48 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:

CDES    003    Writing for Electronic Media    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001.

CDES    040    Media Aesthetics    3.0    FS

CDES    065    Foundations of Electronic Media    3.0    FS

CDES    066    Introduction to Audio in Media    3.0    FS

CDES    076    Lighting for Television    3.0    FA

This course is the same as THEA 076 which may be substituted.

Electronic Art Studio: 12 units

12 units required:

ART    158    Intermediate Electronic Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003B, ART 015B, ART 058; or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 6 units as appropriate.

ART    258    Advanced Electronic Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 158 or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 12 units as appropriate.

Studio Electives: 24 units

8 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:

ART    100    Intermediate Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; ART 015A; or faculty permission.

ART    109    Intermediate Life Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; or faculty permission.

ART    191    Intermed Fine Art Photography    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.

ART    215    Current Topics Studio-Seminar    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing in Art or faculty permission.

ART    200    Advanced Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 100 or faculty permission.

ART    209    Advanced Life Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 109 or faculty permission.

ART    259    Intermedia Studio    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 258 and at least one additional 100/200-level art studio course; faculty permission.

ART    291    Advanced Fine Art Photography    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 191.

Multimedia Group Electives:

CDES    212    Advanced WWW Design & Publishing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CDES 112.

CDES    234    Kinetic Typography    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: CDES 122 and CDES 186A, or faculty permission.

Note: ART 058, ART 158, or ART 258 fulfill CDES 122 requirement.

CDES    270A    Intro Multimedia Dsgn & Develop    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy; faculty permission.

CDES    270B    Adv Multimedia Dsgn & Develop    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: CDES 270A.

CSCI    140    3-D Computer Modeling    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: CSCI 040 or previous computer graphics experience.

CSCI    145    Web Page Design    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: CSCI 015A.

CSCI    240    Computer Animation    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CSCI 040 and CSCI 140 or permission of instructor.

CSCI    245    Web Programming Fundamentals    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: CSCI 151.

MUS    103    Intro to Music Technology    3.0    FA

MUS    201A    Comp with Electronic Media    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 001B, MUS 103, MUS 104, faculty permission.

This course is the same as MUS 301A which may be substituted.

MUS    201B    Comp with Electronic Media    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 201A with a minimum grade of C-; faculty permission.

Video Group Electives:

CDES    065    Foundations of Electronic Media    3.0    FS

CDES    066    Introduction to Audio in Media    3.0    FS

CDES    076    Lighting for Television    3.0    FA

This course is the same as THEA 076 which may be substituted.

CDES    168A    Field Video Production    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CDES 003, CDES 066, CDES 092; CDES 040, CDES 065 (both with a grade of C or better).

Note: CDES will allow ART 091 to substitute for CDES 092 for BFA majors.

CDES    168B    Studio Video Production    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CDES 168A.

CDES    242    Advanced Video Editing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CDES 168A.

Art History: 3 units

1 course selected from:

ART    170    History of Photography    3.0    FS

ART    173    Film as Visual Art    3.0    FS

Professional Preparation: 3 units

1 course required:

ART    262    Professional Aspects in Art    3.0    FS

COMPUTER ANIMATION STUDIO PATTERN: 48 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 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    014    Introduction to Computer Science    3.0    FS

CSCI    015A    Programming and Algorithms I    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: At least one year of high school algebra and strong computer skills or CSCI 014.

Writing/Storyboard Preparation: 3 units

1 course required:

CDES    003    Writing for Electronic Media    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001.

Studio: 36 units

8 courses required:

ART    006    Beginning Ceramics    3.0    FS

ART    100    Intermediate Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; ART 015A; or faculty permission.

ART    109    Intermediate Life Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; or faculty permission.

ART    158    Intermediate Electronic Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003B, ART 015B, ART 058; or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 6 units as appropriate.

ART    191    Intermed Fine Art Photography    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.

ART    258    Advanced Electronic Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 158 or faculty permission.

Repeat for a maximum of 12 units as appropriate.

CSCI    140    3-D Computer Modeling    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: CSCI 040 or previous computer graphics experience.

CSCI    240    Computer Animation    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CSCI 040 and CSCI 140 or permission of instructor.

4 courses selected from:

ART    106    Intermed Ceramics: High Fire    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 006 or equivalent experience in low-fire hand-building techniques; ART 003A; ART 015A.

ART    107    Intermediate Ceramics    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 106 or faculty permission.

ART    200    Advanced Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 100 or faculty permission.

ART    206    Advanced Ceramics    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 107 or faculty permission.

ART    209    Advanced Life Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 109 or faculty permission.

ART    215    Current Topics Studio-Seminar    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing in Art or faculty permission.

ART    258    Advanced Electronic Arts    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 158 or faculty permission.

ART 258 may be taken more than once for credit and in addition to core.

ART    259    Intermedia Studio    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 258 and at least one additional 100/200-level art studio course; faculty permission.

ART    291    Advanced Fine Art Photography    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 191.

CSCI    241    Advanced Animation Production    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CSCI 040, CSCI 140, CSCI 240.

CSCI    298    Advanced Topic Computer Science    1.0-3.0    FS

Note: CSCI 298 must be taken for 3 units.

MUS    103    Intro to Music Technology    3.0    FA

MUS    201A    Comp with Electronic Media    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 001B, MUS 103, MUS 104, faculty permission.

This course is the same as MUS 301A which may be substituted.

MUS    201B    Comp with Electronic Media    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 201A with a minimum grade of C-; faculty permission.

Art History: 3 units

1 course required:

ART    173    Film as Visual Art    3.0    FS

Professional Preparation 3 units

3 units selected from:

ART    289    Internship Program in Art    1.0-3.0    FS

CSCI    190    Directed Programming Experience    1.0-3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CSCI 151.

Note: CSCI will waive prerequisite for BFA majors.

THE OPTION IN INTERIOR DESIGN: 66 units

Freshman and sophomore students will follow the BA in Art program, completing part of the Art Department’s core courses (ART 001A, ART 001B, ART 003A, and ART 015A) and three basic interior design courses (ART 040, ART 041, and CM 091). Upon admission to the BFA program, students in the interior design option must complete the lower-division requirements (including ART 003B and ART 015B).

Required Application Materials for the BFA Degree with and 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 (ART 040, ART 041, and CM 091). 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:

ART    040    Introduction to Interior Design    3.0    FS

ART    041    Space Planning    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CM 091.

ART    042    Studio: Design Materials    3.0    FS

CM    091    Construction Graphics    3.0    FS

CM    093    Construction Materials & Systems    3.0    FS

CM    094    Analysis Construction Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CM 091; CM 093.

Upper-Division Requirements: 27 units

8 courses required:

ART    141    Computer-Aided Design: Interiors    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 041, ART 042, CM 091.

ART    143    Human Factors in Design    3.0    FS

ART    174    Rapid Visualization    3.0    FS

ART    220    Studio in Kitchen & Bath Design    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 040; ART 041; ART 042; CM 091.

ART    230    Adv Studio in Corporate Design    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 041, ART 042, CM 091.

ART    260    Studio in Commercial Design    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 040; ART 041; ART 042; CM 091.

ART    267    Practice/Portfolio Inter Design    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 041, ART 042, CM 091.

ART    289    Internship Program in Art    1.0-3.0    FS

Students must take at least 3 units of internship.

1 course selected from:

ART    144    Principles of Lighting    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 041, ART 042, CM 091.

THEA    176    Lighting for Interior Design    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: One of the following: ART 041, CM 091, or THEA 071.

ART HISTORY REQUIREMENTS: 9 units

2 courses required:

ART    171    Early History of Interiors    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for Art majors.

ART    172    Modern History of Interiors    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors. Meets Writing Proficiency requirement for the Interior Design option only.

1 course selected from:

ART    243    Medieval Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    245A    North Renaissance/Mannerist Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    245B    Ital Renaissance/Mannerist Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    246    Baroque and Rococo Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    252    Greek Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ART    253    Roman Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

ELECTIVES: 12 units

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

4 courses selected from:

ACCT    015    Intro to Financial Accounting    3.0    FS

ART    006    Beginning Ceramics    3.0    FS

ART    033    Beginning Painting    3.0    FS

ART    035    Introduction to Sculpture    3.0    FS

ART    036    Beginning Fiber    3.0    FS

ART    038    Printmaking    3.0    FS

ART    264    Lighting Design and Application    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ART 144.

MKTG    170    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 adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and 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 adviser for specific information.