Art Major Requirements
1. Major requirements (57 units)
Area of Emphasis (I, II, III) (15 units)
ART 40, 120, 121, 123, 140, 141
ART 50, 60, 152, 153, 155, 160, 161, 165, 166
ART 24, 30, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 130, 133, 182, 183, 185
2. General Education requirements (49 units)
3. Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing.
4. Sufficient elective units required to meet total units (varies)
(See Degree Requirements); may be used toward a double major or minor.
5. Total (120 units)*
*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.
- CR/NC grading is only permitted in ART 198I, Internship.
- 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.
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.
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For more on the faculty, see the faculty pages.
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B.A. in Art
A Roadmap identifies the specific set of courses students must complete in their major in sequential order. Information on corequisites or prerequisites is listed along with other pertinent information to assist students in completing courses towards the major.
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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design is a professional program providing directed studies and is designed for students seeking in-depth preparation for specialized educational and career goals.
The curriculum explores the many aspects of graphic design, including the physical, cognitive, social, and cultural human factors. It will also explore theories, principles, and practice in relation to typography, illustration, computer graphics, Web design, motion graphics, history of graphic design, and creative critical visual thinking skills that are applicable to professional practice and to meet entrance requirements to graduate school.
What You Can Earn
Graphic Design Specialist
$49,215 (in our region)
$53,122 (in our region)
$64,353 (in our region)
Estimations calculated at salary.com as of December 2012
Interesting Classes You Might Take
- Graphic Concept Development
- Digital Illustration
- Professional Practices
- Packaging Design
- Motion Graphics
What You Can Learn
- Theories and applications of graphic design
- Advanced concepts and techniques in graphic design, illustration and interactive multimedia
- To become a professional designer in the field
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
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
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