Dec 03, 2020  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog

Art, Entertainment Art/Animation Concentration, B.F.A.


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, creative photography and experimental media, drawing and painting, entertainment art/animation, graphic and interactive design, illustration, jewelry and metals, 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 (BA) category, whether entering as a freshman or transferring from another college/university. To qualify and apply to become a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major, students must pass ART 103, ART 104, ART 107A and ART 107B with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better. Upon completion, students may contact a full-time faculty member about the portfolio review process and/or to initiate a Change of Academic Objective to change from the BA to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art. In their first semester of residency, transfer students who have completed the same specific 12 units of the Lower-Division Core or its equivalents (with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better) may contact a full-time faculty member about the portfolio review process and/or to initiate a Change of Academic Objective from the BA to BFA major.

Program Requirements


The program requires a minimum of 81 units in art: the 27 units of the Lower-Division Core plus 18 units of the Upper-Division Core plus 36 units of the Concentration discipline specific art courses. In addition to the minimum 81 units in art requirements for the BFA 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.

Upper-Division Core (18 units)


Note:


*Meets the University Writing Requirement

Entertainment Art/Animation Concentration (36 units)


Acceptance to the B.F.A. in Entertainment Art/Animation is by portfolio review only and is for currently accepted and enrolled art majors who demonstrate excellence in technical and creative abilities, originality and academics. The portfolio review process takes place in the fall and spring semesters, once a student has completed ART 103, ART 104, ART 107A and ART 107B with a 3.0 GPA or better, completed ART 117 and passed a minimum of 30 degree units, but no more than 96 units. Exceptions to the 96-unit cap may be made for transfer students.

Students have up to two attempts to qualify for the B.F.A., provided they meet the criteria and have not exceeded 96 units toward the degree. Students should meet with an adviser in the area concentration to verify that they meet the criteria and unit counts.

To apply for a portfolio review, students can pick up an application at the Department of Art office during the first three weeks of the fall and spring semesters. The portfolio applications are due either mid-September or mid-March, and must be complete for full consideration. Students will be informed by email concerning the portfolio application, including formats and guidelines, several weeks before its due date. Faculty members will review portfolios, which include the application, artist statement and examples of artwork to determine admittance into the B.F.A. degree in Entertainment Art/Animation.

B.F.A. transfer applicants who meet the minimum major-specific requirements will be invited to submit a portfolio application upon admittance to the university. Submitting a portfolio when applying to CSUF will count as the first attempt.

Electives for B.F.A. Concentrations


Following are lists of lower-division Studio Art 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)