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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, Jewelry and Metalsmithing 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 (including jewelry and metalsmithing), creative photography and experimental media, drawing and painting, entertainment art/animation, graphic and interactive 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 (B.A.) category, whether entering as a freshman or transferring from another college. Upon proof of completion of the 12 lower-division prerequisite courses listed below, with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better, students may contact a full-time faculty member about the portfolio review process and/or to initiate a Change of Objective to change from the B.A. to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art. Transfer students who have completed all prerequisite equivalents (earning a minimum of 3.0 GPA) may contact a full-time faculty member about the portfolio review process and/or to initiate a Change of Objective from B.A. to B.F.A. in the first semester of residency.

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.

Jewelry and Metalsmithing Concentration

Electives for B.F.A. 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 B.F.A. concentrations.

Upper-Division Studio Art Electives

Total (132 units)

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