Art - Animation Intermedia Option, B.A.

Department

Department of Art and Design

Martin Valencia, Chair
Conley Art Building, Room 105
559.278.2516
www.fresnostate.edu/artanddesign

Degrees and Programs Offered

BA in Art, B.A.
BA in Interior Design, B.A.
BA in Art History, B.A.
BA in Art - Animation Intermedia Option, B.A.
BFA in Graphic Design, B.F.A.
CRED in Single Subject Credential - Art
MA in Art, M.A.
MN in Art, Minor

Courses Offered

The Department of Art and Design offers many exciting and creative opportunities for students to nurture and expand their artistic and design senses. Entering the 21st century, the department provides a broad range of experiences that prepare its graduates for art- and design-related career opportunities and artistic endeavors. Students study and produce works that include state-of-the-art computer applications, conceptual art, graphic design, and interior design. The department has fine arts as its core and foundation, while offering areas of study that allow for occupational preparation in a variety of areas. The award-winning faculty is committed to the idea that a foundation in the crafts of art and design is an essential prerequisite to the production of works that show sophistication both conceptually and visually.

Studio Art

Students produce works that encompass a wide range of visual expression, from figurative, abstract, narrative, and mixed media, to leading edge conceptual and installation works. Experimentation is encouraged.

The history of art presents a platform for students to examine, identify, and appreciate the visual arts from prehistory to the present. Art history students acquire an understanding of great art works while developing critical thinking skills.

Art History

The B.A. in Art History is designed to provide students with the communication skills, research techniques, and methods of critical inquiry that have become a vital part of contemporary life. Course offerings cover a wide range of topics in World Art and Western Art, encouraging students to become responsible citizens through an understanding of the aesthetic, cultural and ethical choices inherent in human development. Students successfully completing the B.A. in Art History are eligible to compete for admission to M.A. and Ph.D. programs and for entry-level positions in the art world and related fields.

Graphic Design

The B.F.A. in Graphic Design prepares students for careers as designers and creative technologies. Our curriculum builds on the foundations, principles, and practices of traditional graphic design. Students learn to go beyond form by understanding the user through design empathy and user experience research for high functioning design.  

Courses explore the many aspects of design, typography, illustration, motion graphics, user experience design, user interface design, web design, game design, usability research methods, augmented and virtual environment design, the history of graphic design, and the professional practices commonplace in the field.

Interior Design

The B.A. in Interior Design allows students many unique opportunities in the field of design. The interior design major is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, formerly FIDER. Students use advanced computer-aided-design (CAD) and animation programs as well as traditional methods in developing sophisticated design solutions for a variety of architectural projects. Interior design students gain an excellent foundation in subjects such as color theory, space planning, presentation techniques, rendering, drawing, building systems and codes, and material and design for special populations. (Internship opportunities are available.)

The facilities

The facilities of the department not only include the requisite studios, state-of-the-art computer labs, and support facilities, but also include an art gallery and a lecture hall in an award-winning contemporary art building complex.

Requirements

Art Major Requirements

Animation Intermedia Option

1. Major requirements (54 - 59 units)

Art Major Core (30 units)
Lower-Division Requirements (18 units)
ARTH 10 and 11
ART 13, 14, 20, and 37

Upper-Division Requirements (12 units)
ART 101 and 112
ARTH 132 and 136

Animation Intermedia Option Requirements (24 - 29 units)
Central Requirements (9 units)
ART 30, 188
ART 50 or 60 or 80

Content Development Requirements (6 - 8 units)
Select one course from: DRAMA 32, 34, 41; ENGL 41, 43, 44

Select one course from: DRAMA 150, 163, 180A, 180B, 181A, 186A, 186B; ENGL 101, 102, 103, 104, 112, 113, 114, 161, 163, 164

Media awareness requirement (3 units)
Select one course from: MCJ 175 or 178 or 179

Area of Emphasis (6 - 9 units)
I. New Media Emphasis: ART 102, 133
II. 2D Animation Emphasis: ART 181, 184
III. 3D Animation Emphasis: ART 181, 186, and 187A or 187B or 187C

2. General Education requirements (49 units)

3. Other requirements (6 units)
Upper-division writing and Multicultural and International (MI)

4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)

5. Total units (120)*

* G.E. and MI courses can be double counted with major requirements. The writing requirement
may be met by taking the upper-division writing exam. This total indicates that courses in G.E. Breadth C1 and G.E. Breadth E1 may be applied to the art major. These courses include ARTH 10, 11; ART 20, 40, 50 (G.E. C1); and/or ART 13 (G.E. E1). Consult the department chair or faculty adviser for additional details.

Advising Notes

  1. CR/NC grading is only permitted in ART 198, Internship.
  2. General Education and elective units may be used toward a double major or minor (see
    double major or departmental minor). Consult the appropriate department chair, program
    coordinator, or faculty advisor for further information.

Faculty

The faculty of the department offer diverse, skilled, and professional approaches to art and design education. The methods of teaching reflect distinctive yet complementary ways and means of introducing their disciplines while guiding students through the program with a sense of dedication and commitment to the education of artists, designers, and scholars.

For faculty phone numbers and e-mail, see the campus directory.

For more on the faculty, see the faculty pages.
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Careers

Animation

The Bachelor of Art Animation and New Media option allows students to explore fine art concepts through the use of various technological tools and mediums. Courses are offered in digital Imaging, 3D digital modeling, Video, 2D and 3D Animation.  Combined with a strong foundation of art and art history, the program provides a thorough and broad investigation of critical art issues in a socio-economic, historical, art historical context. Students engage with high-end technological processes and learn skills critical to developing a career in either industry or art.

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Digital Video Art
  • Computer Art
  • Beginning 3D Digital Art - Modeling
  • 2-D Computer Art & Animation
  • 3D Digital Art - Animation

 

About the College

The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

College Contact Information

College of Arts & Humanities
Office of the Dean
2380 E. Keats MS/MB99
Fresno CA 93740-8024

Phone: (559) 278-3056
FAX: (559) 278-6758
Email

Where We Are Located

We are located in the west wing of the Music Building in Room 186.

Department Contact Information

Phone: (559) 278-2516
FAX: (559) 278-4706

Mailing Address:

Department of Art and Design
California State University, Fresno
5225 North Backer Avenue M/S 65
Fresno, California 93740-8001

Where We are Located:

Conley Art Building, Room 105