Bachelor of Arts in Art

A liberal arts degree based in a broad program of general studies with 2 areas of concentration: Art Education and Studio Art. The Art Education concentration is designed for students who wish to pursue teaching at the K-12 level, art activism, nonprofit leadership, and community arts.  The concentration in Studio Art offers a breadth of artistic exposure and experiences for the student with a strong professional interest in art who may wish to pursue graduate studies.

Requirements (65 units)

Total units required for graduation:120

Requirements for the B.A. in Art

Lower-division requirements (30)
Foundation Requirements: 12
2D Foundation: Line, Color and Composition
3D Foundation: Form, Space & Time
Creative Technology for Artists
Introduction to Drawing and Life Drawing
Art History. 6 units of lower division Art History. 6
Choose one course from:
Art History Methodologies 1
Art History Methodologies 2
And choose one from:
Art History Foundations 1
Art History Foundations 2
Beginning Studio Courses. Choose 2 courses from Group A and 2 course from Group B:12
Group A:
Beginning Imaging and Illustration
Beginning Photography
Beginning Painting
Group B:
Beginning Ceramics
Beginning Glass
Beginning Sculpture
Upper Division Requirements (21)
AH 3250Topics and Themes of Art History and Exhibitions3
AH 4250Art History Seminar 3
ART 5500Undergraduate Professional Practices3
Choose 3 intermediate level studio courses:9
Art and Activism
Intermediate Drawing and Life Drawing
Intermediate Imaging and Illustration
Intermediate Photography
Printmaking
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Ceramics
Intermediate Glass
Intermediate Sculpture
Woodworking and Furniture Design
Public Art
Video Art
Performance Art
Installation Art
Special Topics in Art
Choose 1 advanced level studio course:3
Advanced Drawing and Life Drawing
Advanced Imaging and Illustration
Advanced Photography + Video Art
Advanced Printmaking
Advanced Painting
Advanced Ceramics
Advanced Glass
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Design
Concentration (14)
Students must satisfy the requirements of one of the concentrations listed below.14
Total Units65

Concentrations (14 units)

Art Education Concentration (14 units)

(Program Code: AAED)

ART 2395Art in the Classroom3
ART 3400Art and Social Action: Critical and Pedagogical Theories3
ART 3520Socially-engaged Art3
ART 4460Art and Human Development3
Choose at least 2 units from:2
Community-based Art Practicum
Arts in Corrections Practicum
Arts in Action: Visual Art
Advanced Art Laboratory
Internship in Art - Reflection Component
Internship in Art
Internship in Art
Total Units14

Studio Art Concentration (14 units)

(Program Code: ASTA)

Upper Division Studio Art requirements (14)
Choose 4 Upper Division studio art courses:12
Art and Activism
Intermediate Drawing and Life Drawing
Intermediate Imaging and Illustration
Intermediate Photography
Printmaking
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Ceramics
Intermediate Glass
Intermediate Sculpture
Woodworking and Furniture Design
Socially-engaged Art
Public Art
Video Art
Performance Art
Installation Art
Special Topics in Art
Advanced Drawing and Life Drawing
Advanced Imaging and Illustration
Advanced Photography + Video Art
Advanced Printmaking
Advanced Painting
Advanced Ceramics
Advanced Glass
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Design
Internship in Art - Reflection Component
Internship in Art
Internship in Art
Internship in Art
ART 4500Advanced Art Laboratory2
Total Units14