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2013-2015 University Catalog 
2013-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, Drawing and Painting Concentration, B.F.A.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art

(132 UNITS)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a professional program providing directed studies in eight studio concentrations within the visual arts. The program is designed for students seeking in-depth preparation for specialized goals selected from one of the following areas: ceramics, crafts, creative photography, drawing and painting, entertainment art/animation, graphic design, illustration and sculpture. The program develops the understanding and advanced specialized skills applicable to professional practice and to meet entrance requirements to graduate school.

Admission Requirements

Upon admission to the University as an art major, students are placed in the Bachelor of Arts category, whether entering as a freshman or transferring from a community college. Upon proof of completion of the 12 lower-division studio units listed below with a “B” (3.0) or better grade-point average, students may contact the Art Department for changing their academic objective to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art.

Program Requirements

The program requires a minimum of 81 units in art: The 12 units of studio art “Admission Requirements” plus 12 units of Art History and 57 units of art. The major is divided into 21 units of lower-division preparation and 48 upper-division units. In addition to the minimum 69-unit requirement for the B.F.A. degree, students must meet the other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree.

To earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, students must achieve a “C” (2.0) or better in all art courses required for the degree.

In addition to ART 300 - Writing in the Visual Arts (3)  (*below), students must also take and pass the Examination in Writing Proficiency (EWP).

Drawing and Painting Concentration

Total (132 units)

Electives for all Art Concentrations

Following are lists of lower-division Studio electives, upper-division Studio Art electives, and upper-division Art History electives, which may be used in any of the preceding concentrations.

Upper-Division Studio Art Electives

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