Dec 04, 2022  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, Glass Concentration, B.F.A.

(132 UNITS)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art

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.

In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree  section in this catalog for complete information.

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.

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.

Upper-Division Core (18 units)


* Meets the University Writing Requirement

Glass Concentration (36 units)

The Glass concentration offers the breadth and depth of glass working: architectural glass/stained glass; glass casting; kiln forming; and glassblowing. The concentration encourages exploration and experimentation with the potential of glass as an artistic medium to create contemporary artwork.

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)