Interior Design, 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 - Graphic Design 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

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.

Graphic Design

Through a combination of traditional drawing and rendering techniques and state-of-the-art computer applications, the graphic design option and B.F.A. prepare students for careers in the graphics and advertising fields, including graphic design, advertising, publishing, film, and web design.

Courses explore the many aspects of design, typography, illustration, computer graphics, Internet 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.

Courses

Art & Design

ART 1. Art Forms

Slide lecture-discussion. An introduction to art/seeing and appreciating the visual world around us. G.E. Breadth C1. (Course fee, $5)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C1

ART 13. Design

Exploration of basic art concepts through two- and three-dimensional design problems. Field trips may be required. G.E. Breadth E1. (6 lecture-lab hours)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: E1

ART 14. 3 Dimensional Design

The course introduces students to the basic elements and principles of 3D design (6 lecture-lab hours). Students will develop the ability tp apply these elements and principles to their own design or artwork within the context of a given project. Pre-requisite: ART 13.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 20. Drawing

Introductory experiences in drawing using observation, imagination, and expressive means. Fundamentals of form, space, techniques, and composition will be studied. G.E. Breadth C1. (6 lecture-lab hours) (CAN ART 8)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C1

ART 21. Figure Drawing

Introductory course in the basic concepts of figure drawing problems and techniques. Drawing from the nude model, both male and female, is basic to this course. (6 lecture-lab hours) (Course fee, $35)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 24. Printmaking

Introduction to the printmaking processes of intaglio, lithography, and woodblock printing. (6 lab hours) (Course fee, $50)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 26. Intaglio Processes

Studio class offering in printing in the intaglio process using such techniques as etching, drypoint, aquatint, and soft-ground on metal plates. Printing in black ink as well as color will be covered. (6 lab hours) (Course fee, $30)

Units: 3

ART 27. Screenprinting

Investigation into techniques of printing with a screen. Paper, film, tusche, and glue techniques for creating printing stencils will be covered. (6 lab hours) (Course fee, $50)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ART 30. Introduction to Photography

Introductory course in photography. Basic theoretical and practical aspects of the photographic process as an art form. Introduction to historical and contemporary photographic practices in art. Digital camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speed controls required. (6 lecture-lab hours) (Course fee $25) FS (CAN ART 18)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 35. Historic and Contemporary Issues in Photography

Introduction to the history of photography from the early 19th century to the present. Examines contemporary issues in photography and the role of photography as a social commentary on culture as an approach to cultivate lifelong learning.

Units: 3

ART 37. Introduction to Computer Art

Prerequisites: ART 13. Introduction to the practice of creating art through the use of the computer. Integrates concepts from painting, drawing, design, and computer-specific processes. (6 lecture-lab hours)(Course fee: $35)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 40. Painting

Introduction to painting processes through creative experiences and critiques. Emphasis on concepts and processes of contemporary painting. G.E. Breadth C1. (6 lecture-lab hours) (CAN ART 10)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C1

ART 45. Watercolor

Introduction to techniques in watercolor painting with emphasis on transparencies. (6 lecture-lab hours)

Units: 3

ART 50. Beginning Sculpture

Introductory course in the experiential application of the methods and materials of sculpture. Creative expression and exploration of sculptural form through ideas and aesthetic concepts. Studio safety. G.E. Breadth C1. (6 lab hours) (Class fee, $25)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C1

ART 60. Beginning Ceramics

A survey of ceramic materials and their functions in the arts. Basic studio practices in the handbuilding processes, glazing, and throwing on the potter's wheel. (6 lab hours) (Course fee, $30)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 999 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 60UNTRK. Beginning Ceramics

A survey of ceramic materials and their functions in the arts. Basic studio practices in the handbuilding processes, glazing, and throwing on the potter's wheel. (6 lecture-lab hours) (UNITRACK)

Units: 3

ART 70. Crafts

Fundamental exploration of several media (may include any of fiber, wood, leather, clays, paper) with emphasis on understanding the potential of the various materials for crafts. Field trips may be required. (6 lecture-lab hours)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ART 80. Beginning 3D Digital Art - Modeling

Prerequisite: ART 14 or ID 112, ART 37. Introduction to three-dimensional digital modeling, lighting, and rendering in a fine arts context. Techniques explored include polygons, NURBS, subdivision surfaces, procedural materials, raytracing and mental ray.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ART 100T. Topics in Art

Specific lecture area not normally covered in regular course offerings or in art history. Topics may include but are not limited to: African American art, Chicano art, cinema art, urban aesthetics, formalism in art, economics of art, careers in art, portfolio preparation.

Units: 1-3

ART 100TZ. London Art Tours

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 3 units

ART 101. Content and Form

Introduces students to the problems of the modern/postmodern debate through first, a historical analysis of structuralism and poststructuralism, and second, the application of these ideas to art production.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 102. Ideas of Visual Culture: Art, Media, and the Computer

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Overview of ideas in visual culture and critical theory. Examines visual culture in the form of video, film, new works in visual art, the computer, and visual spectacles in contemporary culture. G.E. Integration IC. (3 lecture/lab hours)

Units: 3
GE Area: IC

ART 106. Art Tours

Explore the extraordinary art and artistic experience in California by touring museums and galleries in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Two weekend trips include exposure to diverse collections of art in the state. (Course fee, $220)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ART 107. 2-D Computer Art & Animation

Prerequisites: ART 37, GD 37, or permission of instructor. ART 20 and ART 40 recommended. Building upon material from ART 37 with an emphasis in animation and time-based digital processes. (6 lecture-lab hours) (Course fee, $35)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 109T. Topics in Studio Art

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Specific advanced studio processes not normally covered in regular course offerings. Areas offered may be drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, design, crafts, motion-picture, art education, computer graphics. (6 lecture-lab hours)

Units: 1-3

ART 112. Gallery Techniques

Introduction to museum practices related to exhibition selection, design, and installation techniques. Field trips, lectures, projects, and critiques. (6 lecture-lab hours)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 113. Design

Prerequisite: ART 13. Continuation of the exploration of two- and three-dimensional design problems. (6 lecture-lab hours)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 116. Interaction of Color

Pre-requisite: ART 13. Interaction of color as developed by Joseph Albers; basic design principles in connection with color work. (6 lecture-lab hours)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 117. 3-D Computer Art & Animation

Prerequisites: ART 14 or ID 112; ART 107. ART 50 recommended. Introduction to 3-dimensional computer art integrating modeling, lighting, rendering, and animation. (6 lecture-lab hours) (Course fee, $35)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

ART 120. Drawing

Prerequisite: ART 20. Investigation of advanced concepts through the techniques of the drawing medium. (6 lecture-lab hours)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 120T. Portfolio Preparation

Units: 1

ART 121. Figure Drawing

Prerequisite: ART 21. The human figure and its relevancy to advanced drawing concepts and techniques, emphasis on individual exploration in studio problems. Drawing from the nude model, both male and female, is basic to this course. (6 lecture-lab hours) (Course fee, $35)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ART 125. Lithography

Prerequisite: ART 24. Studio class designed for advanced work in stone and metal plate printing in both black as well as color inks. Emphasis placed on imagery development. (6 lab hours) (Course fee, $50)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ART 126. Intaglio Processes

Prerequisite: ART 24 or ART 26. Studio class designed to offer advanced work in intaglio printing processes such as etching, drypoint, and aquatint in black ink as well as color. Multiple plate printing will also be covered. Emphasis placed on imagery development. (6 lab hours) (Course fee, $50)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ART 127. Screenprinting

Prerequisite: ART 27. Investigation into techniques of screenprinting. Paper, film, tusche, glue, and photo techniques for creating printing stencils will be covered. Emphasis placed on imagery development. (6 lab hours) (Course fee, $50)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ART 130. Intermediate Black and White Photography

Prerequisite ART 30 or equivalent and permission of the instructor. Emphasis on black and white photography in the darkroom. Increased exploration into the medium for individual expression and discovery. Further studies in photographic history, theory and contemporary issues (6 lecture-lab hours) (Class fee, $55) FS

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 133. Alternative Approaches to Digital Imagery

Prerequisite: ART 30 & ART 37 or equivalent. Approaches to non-traditional photography and the manipulated image in digital photography with an emphasis on producing personal imagery. (6 lecture-lab hours) (Class fee, $50).

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ART 140. Intermediate Painting

Prerequisite: ART 40. Individual investigation of advanced aesthetic concepts; continued search into personal direction. (6 lecture-lab hours)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 141. Advanced Painting

Prerequisite: ART 140. Designed primarily for students with two or more semesters of experience in painting. Emphasis on individual involvement in the painting process aiming toward advanced formal and technical expression. (6 lecture-lab hours)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 152. Intermediate Sculpture

Prerequisite: ART 50. Continued investigation in the experiential application of selected methods and materials of sculpture. Emphasis on promoting a greater awareness of sculptural form and development of ideas and aesthetic concepts. (6 lab hours) (Class fee, $25)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 153. Advanced Sculpture

Prerequisite: ART 152. Individual involvement in the studio practice of sculpture. Emphasis focused on conceptual development, refinement of technique, choice of materials, professional presentation, and portfolio. (6 lab hours) (Class fee, $25)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 155. Sculpture: Foundry

Prerequisite: ART 50 or permission of instructor. Foundry techniques: mold-making, wax sculpting, metallurgical technology, and patination. Research of historical and contemporary approaches to the art of metalcasting. (6 lab hours) (Course fee, $50)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 160. Intermediate Ceramics

Prerequisite: ART 60. Emphasis will be on promoting a greater awareness of form as developed on the potter's wheel. A concentrated study of surface treatments and their integration with clay forms. (6 lab hours) (Course fee, $15)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 161. Advanced Ceramics

Prerequisite: ART 160. Advanced study in ceramic art. Individual projects in selected ceramic areas with emphasis on showing and portfolio presentation of work. (6 lab hours) (Course fee, $30)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 165. Ceramic Glazes

Prerequisites: ART 160, permission of instructor. Concentrated study in glazes through the empirical methods with some discussion on historical and technical integration of glazes with clay forms. (6 lecture-lab hours) (Course fee, $40)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ART 166. Glass Blowing Studio

Prerequisites: ART 13, ART 20, and ART 60, or permission of instructor. A course in studio glass blowing techniques with technical information on glass compositions, furnace design, and construction. (6 lab hours) (Course fee, $50)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 170. Crafts

Prerequisite: ART 70. Advanced design in a variety of materials. Study of contemporary designer craftsmen. (6 lecture-lab hours)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ART 171. Textile Design: Dyeing and Printing

Design relating to fabrics, tie dye, batik, and silk screen. Field trips may be required. (6 lecture-lab hours) (Course fee, $15)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ART 177S. Community Crafts Workshop

Introductory studio experiences in traditional crafts media in community service-learning settings. Fundamental exploration of several media (e.g. clays, plaster, fibers, leather, wood); understanding materials; historical and cultural context of art products. Field trips required.

Units: 1-3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ART 179. Development of Artistic Expression

Art materials and techniques, as they apply to the elementary school curriculum; introduction to current philosophies in art education, theories of the development phases of artistic expression in children. Field trips may be required. (6 lecture-lab hours) (Course fee, $15)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ART 180. Intermediate 3D Digital Art - Animation

Prerequisites: ART 80 and ART 107, or permission of the instructor. Building upon ART 80 and ART 107, this course explores 3D digital animation in a fine arts context. Processes include particles, dynamics, and keyframe/hierarchical animation (6 lab hours)

Units: 3-6
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ART 182. Large Format Photography

Prerequisite: ART 30 or equivalent and permission of instructor. Study of the large format camera and its creative application. Emphasis on individual assistance in both field and laboratory work. Introduction to selective exposure and development control, optical effects, and applied compositional design. (2 lecture,3 lab hours) (Course fee, $25)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ART 183. Extended Projects in Photography

Prerequisite: ART 30 or equivalent and permission of instructor. Individual formulation of exploratory multi-image essays on a specific theme. Emphasizes individual conceptual goals and acquiring communicative skills appropriate to medium. Further photographic theory and its practical application to individual creative objectives. (6 lecture/ lab hours) (Course fee, $25)

Units: 3

ART 185. Color Photography

Prerequisite: ART 30 or equivalent. Emphasis is on both technical and aesthetic expression of digital color photography, from initial image capture to finished print along with color symbolism and composition. Introduction to comtemporary color photographers. (6 lecture-lab hours) (course fee, $55)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

ART 188. Digital Video Art

Introduction to the medium of video art. Students will examine video concepts and forms through production, readings, and discussions, as well as by viewing students' and artists' works. (6 lecture/lab hours) (Formerly ART 109T)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

ART 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement - Independent Study. Approved for RP grading. (Course fee, $30)

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ART 198. Internship in Art

Prerequisites: permission of instructor and sponsoring agency. Experience in art related professions with agency under the Department of Art and Design supervision. Maximum credit toward an art major, 6 units. CR/NC grading only. (Minimum of 3 field hours per week per unit.)

Units: 1-6

ART 220T. Topics in Studio Processes

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Investigation of advanced studio topics selected by the department. Coursework includes studio productions, their critiques and evaluations.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

ART 230. Seminar in Art Theory

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Theories of the visual arts as developed by artists, critics, and philosophers, and their application to art criticism in our time. Oral presentation and defense of critical papers required. Meets the graduate writing skills requirement.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

ART 240. Seminar in Art Studio

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Work individually with selected staff in chosen area of concentration. Concurrent obligation to meet regularly scheduled seminars for group progress reports and critiques.

Units: 3

ART 241. Graduate Painting

Prerequisite: ART 141 or portfolio for review. Studio course in painting for graduate students. Selected concepts and problems in contemporary painting. Emphasis on individual exploration and development of personal direction. (6 lecture-lab hours)

Units: 3-6

ART 253. Graduate Sculpture

Prerequisite: ART 153 or submission of portfolio for review. Faculty guided independent research and studio practice. Includes consultation, critiques, and portfolio development. Relates sculptural form to ideas, aesthetic concepts, and contemporary issues. Emphasis on professionalism and personal direction. (6 lecture-lab hours)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

ART 260. Seminar in Art History

Prerequisites: 6 units of upper-division art history and permission of instructor. Research problems applicable to art history students or studio artists. Meets the graduate writing skills requirement.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

ART 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement - Independent Study. Approved for RP grading. (Course fee, $30)

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ART 298. Project

Prerequisite: permission of the Art and Design Department graduate coordinator; see Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, production, design, and installation of original works produced while engaged in the graduate program. Exhibit committee must approve of the work, location, and quality of installation. Abstract required. Approved for RP grading. (Course fee, $30)

Units: 2-6

ART 298C. Project Continuation

Pre-requisite: Project 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

ART 299. Thesis

Prerequisite: permission of the Art and Design Department graduate coordinator; see Criteria for Theis and Project. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for the master's degree. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 2-6

ART 299C. Thesis Continuation

Pre-requisite: Thesis 299. For continuous enrollment while completing the thesis. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

ART 421T. Dgtl/Film Photo

Units: 3

ART 431T. Music/Movement

Units: 3

ART 432T. Strytell - Int Art

Units: 3

ART 621T. Glass/Sculpture

Units: 3

ART 621T. Dgtl/Film Photo

Units: 3

ART 631T. Music/Movement

Units: 3

ART 632T. Strytell-Int Art

Units: 3

ARTDS 7A. Art and Design Fundamentals I

Introductory success strategies for Art and Design students through orientation to university resources, academic skills, and the arts community. Topics include academic skills, time management, wellness, communication, and interacting with arts communities. Internet-assisted. Service-learning and field trips required.

Units: 1

ARTDS 7B. Art and Design Fundamentals II

Prerequisite: ARTDS 7A. Intermediate success strategies for Art and Design students through orientation to university resources, academic skills, and the arts community. Topics include academic skills, time management, wellness, communication, and interacting with arts communities. Internet-assisted. Service-learrning and field trips required.

Units: 2

ARTDS 9T. Studio Topics in Art and Design

Specific introductory studio processes not covered in regular course offerings. Areas offered may be drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, design, crafts, motion picture, art education, computer graphics, graphic design, and interior design.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 9 units

ARTDS 10T. Lecture Topics in Art and Design

Specific lecture area not normally covered in regular course offerings in art, graphic design, or interior design. Topics may include African American art, aesthetics of electronic imagery, careers in art and design, portfolio preparation, interior design, and graphic design.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 9 units

ARTH 10. The Ancient Medieval Worlds

An introductory survey of the arts of the ancient and medieval worlds, beginning with the Palelitihic and including Near Eastern, Egyptian, and European (Aegean, Greek, Roman, medieval) traditions through the mid-14th century. G.E. Breadth C1. (CAN ART 2)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C1

ARTH 11. The Early Modern World

An introductory survey of Western art from the Renaissance through the 18th century, including Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassicism from the mid-14th century to the end of the 18th century. G.E. Breadth C1. (CAN ART 4)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C1

ARTH 109T. Topics in Art History

Specific areas in art history not normally covered in the regular course offering. Possible topical areas include Arts of the South Pacific, Buddhism, Chinese Painting, Happenings, History of Modern Art through Film, Museums and Monuments of Europe, Fountains of Baroque Rome, Popes and Patrons of Renaissance Europe, 17th Century Holland, and the Rise of the Secular in Art.

Units: 1-3

ARTH 109T. Ancient West and North Mexico

Survey of the pre-Columbian art of west and north Mexico, including the shaft tomb cultures of Colima, Jalisco, and Nayarit, the Teuchitlan tradition of Jalisco, the Tarscan empire of Michoacan, the Chalchihuites culture of Zacatecas and Durango, the Huastec of San Luis Potosi, the Aztatlan art of Sinaloa, and Casas Grandes in Chihuahua.

Units: 3

ARTH 109T. Museum Studies

The course investigates historical, theoretical and practical issues of Museum Studies considering the history of museums, and the museum's main activities of collecting, exhibiting, and educating. Although the course looks specifically at art museums, the basic principles apply to other types of museums such as history, science and nature. The first part of the course focuses on the history of the museum investigating its social, cultural, and political role from its origin to the present day. The student gains insight into the museum's organizational structure and various museum careers. The second part of the course provides an understanding of museum collections and exhibitions. The discussions focus on the importance of the object, the building and managing of collections and the curating of exhibitions. The final part of the course considers the museum's educational programs in the context of its audiences and various interpretative methods. The course also includes a field trip looking behind the scenes of a local museum.

Units: 3

ARTH 120. Italian Renaissance

Artistic revival of classical antiquity in Italy between 1300-1550.

Units: 3

ARTH 122. Northern Renaissance

Painting and sculpture from the Netherlands, France, and Germany between 1300-1550.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ARTH 124. Italian Baroque

Baroque art from its conception in Rome to its dispersal throughout Italy from 1600-1750.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ARTH 126. Northern Baroque

Diffusion of Italian Baroque art to the Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany, and Austria between 1600-1750.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ARTH 131. Nineteenth Century Modern Art

A more developed critical look at modern art in its relationship to the needs of the social political context of the 19th century.

Units: 3

ARTH 132. Twentieth Century Modern Art

A more developed critical look at modern art in its relationship to the needs of the social political context of the 20th century, up to the mid-1950s.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ARTH 136. Contemporary Art

A comprehensive survey of contemporary art focusing on the issue of postmodernism from the mid-1950s onward.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ARTH 160. Africa

Sculpture, painting, architecture, festivals, and personal adornment of sub-Saharan Africa.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ARTH 170. Native North American

Arts of the indigenous North American cultures from the Arctic to the American Southwest.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ARTH 173. Pre-Columbian Mexico

Art of the Olmec through the Aztec cultures.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ARTH 175. Pre-Columbian Andes

Art of the Chavin through the Inca cultures.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ARTH 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement - Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CI 161. Mth Mtl Art

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 999 units

EHD 154B. Final Student Teaching Seminar - Art

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in EHD 155B. Seminar to accompany final student teaching that provides opportunities for candidates to investigate and discuss variety of topics and strategies and to reflect on issues that surface during their student teaching experience.

Units: 1

EHD 155B. Studt Tchg Art

Prerequisites: admission to student teaching, EHD 155A, CI 161 (or concurrently, depending on major departmental policy); senior or post baccalaureate standing; approval of major department including subject matter competency approval; completion of the subject matter preparation program or passing the subject matter examination(s) designated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Supervised teaching in single subject classroom; assignment is for the full day; five days per week. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 5-10, Repeatable up to 999 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GD 35. Visual Communications Fundamentals

Foundational visual and cognitive organizational processes for the practice of visual communication, presented through lectures and applications through studio exercises. Includes visual perception and organization, visual ideation, and visual problem solving processes techniques and principles. (2lecture, 2 lab hours)(Course fee, $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

GD 37. Graphic Design: Computer Imaging

Prerequisites: ART 13, GD 35. Emphasis on basic skills, theories, and principles of graphic design including photo manipulation and illustration software applications as related to the graphic design field. (6 lab hours). (Formerly GD 40) (Course fee, $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GD 39. Graphic Design: Computer Layout Design

Prerequisite: ART 13, GD 37. Exploration and application of layout design and pre-press software as related to the graphic design field through projects encompassing the basic skills, theories, and principles of graphic design.(Course fee, $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GD 41. Typography

Prerequisite: ART 13, GD 37. Typographic principles, elements, and techniques. Type classification, selection, design, and layout. Computer projects. (6 lab hours) (Course fee, $30). FS

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GD 42. Graphic Design

Prerequisite: GD 35 and GD 41 or concurrently. Advertising and graphic design projects taken through steps from thumbnail sketches through rough layouts to computer-generated comprehensive presentations. Emphasis on evaluation of market and audience and development of aesthetic solutions to communication problems. (6 lab hours) (Formerly GID 142) (Course fee, $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GD 50. Internet Design

Prerequisite: GD 41, GD 42. Introduction to Internet design for graphic designers focusing on Web site structure. Emphasizing on professionally designed, visually integrated Web sites utilizing contemporary software for We design, image creation, and manipulation. (6 lab hours).(Course fee, $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GD 60. Illustration Techniques

Prerequisites: ID 43 or ART 20. Introduction to various traditional drawing and painting techniques. Emphasis on the application of rendering solutions to graphic design problems. (6 lab hours). (Course fee, $5). (Formerly GD 143).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GD 135. History of Graphic Design

Prerequisites: ARTH 10 and ARTH 11. A survey of characteristic design approaches, solutions, materials, and technologies, their relationship to popular culture and trends, and their social and political history. Course includes lectures and studio projects. (2 lecture and 2 lab hours) (Course fee, $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GD 150. Advanced Internet Design

Prerequisite: GD 41, GD 42 and GD 50. Advanced application and exploration of Web standards-based Web sites design. Emphasis on the aesthetics and structure of Web site development. (6 lab hours). (Course fee, $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GD 153. Interactive Design

Prerequisite: GD 41, GD 42 and GD 50. Interactive design for graphic designers. Use of contemporary software to develop professionally designed, visually integrated, interactive graphics and content for Web and multimedia applications. (6 hours) (Course fee $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

GD 155. Advanced Interactive Design

Prerequisite: GD 153. Integration of advanced and complex interactive content for Web and multimedia applications. Emphasis on experimentation and concept development incorporating elements from different thematic structures. (6 lab hours).(Course fee $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

GD 157. Motion Graphics

Prerequisite: GD 153. Application of software to create visually integrated, concept driven motion graphics and interactive web content Web and multimedia applications. Emphasis on research and production on advanced projects. (6 lab hours) (Course fee $30).

Units: 3

GD 163. Illustration

Prerequisite: GD 60 and ART 116. Understanding how illustration functions with text. Experiences in the conceptualization, and organized development of illustrative images, Creative illustrative strategies applied to design situations. (6 lab hours). (Formerly GD 146, Advanced Rendering).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GD 165. Digital Illustration Techniques

Prerequisite: GD 42, GD 60, and GD 163. Introduction to digital illustration, appreciation of its strengths. Applying basic digital illustration techniques to characteristic graphic design problems and formats. (6 lab hours). (Course fee, $5). (Formerly GD 147, Advertising Illustration) (Course fee $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GD 167. Advanced Illustration

Prerequisites: GD 163, Illustration. Advanced techniques in non-digital illustration. Creative illustrative visual solutions to a range of problems in graphic design, including complex, and abstract subjects. Developing distinctive individual work. (6 lab hours).

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

GD 169. Advanced Digital Illustration

Prerequisites: GD 163, and GD 165. Advanced digital illustration techniques. Analyzing and applying components of a visual style. Combining traditional and digital illustrative components. (6 lab hours).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

GD 170. Typographic Design

Prerequisite: GD 41 and GD 42. Advanced principles of typography, including design of typefaces utilizing contemporary software. Exploration of sophisticated typographical projects incorporating commercial and student designed fonts. Emphasis is placed upon typographical experimentation. (6 lab hours). (Formerly GD 141) (Course fee $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GD 171. Advanced Typographic Design

Prerequisite: GD 170. Creation of unique typefaces for use in typographic solutions to projects such as brand identity, packaging design, environmental graphics, and publication design. (Course fee $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

GD 174. Graphic Systems

Prerequisite: GD 41 and GD 42. Examination of the structures of primary/secondary and co-equal communication systems as applied to identity, packaging and other graphic design projects. (6 lab hours). (Formerly GD 142) (Course fee $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GD 175. Graphic Concept Development

Prerequisite: GD 174. Examination of the importance of an underlying concept development to successful graphic design solutions. Emphasis placed on the development of strong concepts in projects such as identity applications and environmental graphics. (6 lab hours) (Course fee $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

GD 176. Packaging Design

Prerequisite: GD 171 and GD 175. Advanced projects in packaging with emphasis on the application and exploration of the socio-cultural, physical, and legal requirements of packaging systems. (6 lab hours) (Course fee $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

GD 178. Professional Advertising Design

Prerequisites: GD 171, GD 174. Advanced advertising/graphic design projects from concept development to finished product. Emphasis on complex methods and approaches relating to advertising media, production procedures, and professionalism. (Course fee $30) (Formerly GD 148)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GD 179. Professional Practices In Graphic Design

Prerequisites: GD 176 and GD 178, or GD 155 and GD 157, or GD 167 and GD 169. Advanced exploration of the fields of graphic and advertising design, and the standards and practices common in advertising agencies and design studios. Covers workplace structures, time and record-keeping, estimating, self-promotion, and working with vendors and employees. (6 lab hours). (Formerly GD 149) (Course fee $30).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

GD 180. Graphic Portfolio Development

Prerequisites: (GD 176 and GD 178), or (GD 155 and GD 157), or (GD 167 and GD 169). Organization and creation of a professional portfolio. Advanced approaches and production of various media and professional applications including practices encompassing the portfolio, exhibitions and competitions. (6 lab hours).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

GD 190. Independent Study in Graphic Design

See Academic Placement - Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GD 198. Internship in Graphic Design

Prerequisites: permission of instructor and supervising agency. Experience in graphic design related professions with a design studio or advertising agency or for a publication under the supervision of graphic design faculty. Maximum credit toward a graphic design option is 6 units. CR/NC grading only. (Minimum of 3 field hours per unit.)

Units: 1-6
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ID 7. Design Studio I

Basic design concepts and drafting techniques; working drawings, introduction to codes and standards; lettering; metric & imperial systems. (8 lab hours) FS

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ID 43. Design Graphics I

An introductory course in design graphics/visualization. Includes: conceptual/expressive sketching, analytical/diagrammatic drawing, 2D/3D drawing, and visual perception/communication for artists/designers. Includes meixed media. (6 lab hours) (Course fee $5) FS

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ID 70. Design History, Theory & Criticism I

Aesthetic and functional aspects of interior design. Integration of design principles: color, space planning, furniture selection, creative expression, product information, and design process.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ID 71. Residential Interior Design

Prerequisite: ID 7, ID 70 (or concurrently). Introductory residentail interior desgin of living spaces, kitchens, baths, and support spaces. Studio work, creative aesthetics, spatial arrangements, design process programming. (6 lab hours) (Course fee, $5)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ID 77. Interior Graphics

Prerequisites: ID 43, ID 71 (or concurrently). Introduction to basic black and white interior graphic communication techniques including one- and two-point perspective sketch techniques, graphic charts, material representation, plan and elevation graphics; emphasis on composition, shade, shadow, lighting, and texture. (6 lab hours)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ID 110. Building Systems, Construction Documents & Codes

Prerequisite: ID 7, ID 71. Fundamentals of building systems and codes; construction drawings & documents, acoustics, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and HVAC. May unclude fieldtrips. (1 lecture 2 lab hours) FS

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ID 111. Design Graphics III

Prerequisites: ID 7, ID 43, ID 77. Topics include: Computer Aided Design, Computer Media, 2D/3D modeling, rendering, lighting and environmental effects. (6 lab hours) (Course fee $5) FS

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ID 112. Design Studio III

Prerequisites: ID 7, ID 71 & ID 111. Design programming, schematic planning/sequencing, code application, and anthropometrics in medium-scale, mixed-use projects. Emphasis on design research directed toward social/cultural contexts. (8 lab hours) (Course Fee $5) FS

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ID 113. Design History, Theory & Criticism II

A sampling of architecture and interior space. Tours include northern, central, and southern California architecture. Residential and contract showrooms visited. Expenses for required off-campus visits incurred by the student. (6 lecture-lab hours) (Course fee, $220) (Formerly GID 113)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ID 116. Design Graphics IV

Prerequisite: ID 77, ID 111. Advanced topics in digital design and multi-media art. Topics include advanced modeling, materials, lighting, environmental effects & animation (6 lab hours) (Course Fee $25) FS

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ID 120. Design History/Theory & Tours III

Prerequisites: ID 70, ID 113. The intellectual, stylistic and cultural characteristics of art, design and architecture up to the modern times with emphasis on global contexts. Includes field trips in California. (2 lecture 2 lab hours) FS

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ID 130. Lighting Design

Prerequisites: ID 7, ID 70, ID 110. Lighting design and details. Includes schematic design, reflected ceiling-plans, laboratory testing and lighting calculations. (1 lecture, 2 lab hours) (Course fee, $10) FS

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ID 131. Design Materials & Specifications

Prerequisites: ID 70, Selection, specifications, and computations for design materials. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours) (Course fee, $10) FS

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ID 132T. Topics in Interior Design

Topics related to interior design. Some topics may have labs. (Formerly GID 132T)

Units: 1-4, Repeatable up to 12 units

ID 132T. Design and People

Selected topics in design and people. Supervised/directed study and application of theoretical, behavioral and/or special principles to architecture, design and the planning process. May include fieldwork, independent research and/or a culminating project/activity.

Units: 4

ID 133. Professional Practices

Prerequisites: ID 70, ID 131, ID 138. Principles and procedures of organizing and executing design projects from client contact to final billing and collecting - in collaboration with architiects, product/furniture designers and public/private organizations. Includes developing a portfolio of design work. (1 lecture 2 lab hours) (Course fee $10)

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ID 134. Restoration and Preservation

Prerequisites: ID 112 and permission of intructor. Principals and methods of restoration, case studies of the restoration and preservation of historically significant structures in the United States. Working drawings, details, and specifications. (6 lab hours) (Course fee, $5)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ID 136. Contemporary Furniture and Millwork

Prerequisite: ID 7, ID 112; ART 13. Furniture, cabinet, and millwork design and construction drawings for residential, commercial, and institutional installations. Studio work to include free standing and built-in units. Plans, elevations, sections and millwork detailing using a variety of materials. (6 lab hours) (Formerly GID 174, GID 136, ID 136)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ID 137. Interior Architectural Graphics and Models

Prerequisites: ID 77, ID 111; and ID 112 (or concurrently). Three dimensional interior architectural models and graphic techniques integrating color and composition and its impact of design communication; media to include illustration board, balsa wood, photography, markers, color pencil, pastel, and watercolor. (6 lab hours) (Formerly GID 137)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ID 138. Advanced Residential Interior Design

Prerequisites: ID 111 (or concurrently); ID 130, ID 131; IT 115 or ID 116, ID 137 (or concurrently). Creative design solutions for residential environments including new construction and remodeling for diverse clients and budgets. Hand and AutoCAD working drawings, presentations, and specifications. (6 lab hours) (Course fee, $25) (Formerly GID 138)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ID 145. Design Studio VI-c: Human/Environmental Topics

Prerequisite: ID 138. Studio to cover topics in human and environmental design and/or healthcare facilities and systems. Projects may also engage topics such as green design, aging, illness, and wellness. (8 lab hours) FS

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ID 149. Design Studio VII: Advanced Design

Prerequisites: ID 137 or ID 145, ID 138. Advanced design projects covering public, civic, cultural, institutional, educational, commercial, administrative and related themes. Emphasis on critical & multidisciplinary thinking, mature communication, social responsibility, and global awareness. (8 lab hours) (Course Fee $25) F

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ID 150. Senior Thesis Exhibit

Prerequisites: ID 149. (ID 155 concurrently.) Discussion and gallery-presentation of senior thesis projects. Includes group discussions, and conferences with faculty on senior projects. Culminates in the Senior Exhibit (4 lab hours) (Course fee, $10) S

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ID 152. Design Practicum & Entrepreneurship

Prerequisites: ID 133. (ID 149 or ID 155 concurrently.) Supervised professional practice in architecture/design or related industry. Experience with diverse methods of job costing, profit/loss analysis and project management. SF

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ID 155. Design Studio VIII: Senior Thesis

Prerequisites: ID 149. ID 150 to be taken concurrently. Capstone design thesis studio. S

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ID 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement-- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading. (Formerly GID 190)

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Requirements

Interior Design Major Requirements

Major requirements (78-79 units)
Art and Design Core (15 units)
ARTH 10 or 11 (3 units)
ART 13 (3 units)
ART 20 or ID 43 (3 units)
ART 24 or 30 or 40 or GD 37 (3 units)
ART 50 or 60 or 70 (3 units)

Interior Design requirements (63-64 units)
ID 70, 71, 77, 110, 111, 112, 113; ID 116 or ID 115; ID 120, 130, 131, 133, 134 or 145, 136, 137, 138, 149, 150, 152, 155

General Education requirements (51 units)
(including 12 upper-division units, to be taken no sooner than the term in which 60 units of coursework are completed)

Total units (120)*
(including 40 upper-division units)

*This total indicates that a maximum of three courses (9 units) in G.E. Breadth C1 and G.E. Breadth E1 also may be applied to the interior design major. These courses include ARTH 10 or 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. Also, the upper-division writing skills requirement is to be met by exam or by an additional W course.

Advising Notes

  1. All courses required for the major must receive a letter grade.
  2. Student work may be retained for a limited period for display and accreditation visits.
  3. The upper-division writing skills requirement can be met by passing the university examination or by completing a W course with a letter grade of C or higher, to be taken no sooner than the term in which 60 units are completed.
  4. The General Education requirement of 51 units may be exceeded depending upon the selection of courses.
  5. No General Education Integration course offered by the Department of Art and Design may be used to satisfy the General Education requirements for majors in the department.
  6. A grade of C or higher in all Interior Design coursework is necessary for successful completion of the major. Any course required as a prerequisite must be completed with grade of C or better before registration in the subsequent course.

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.

Name Degree Email Phone
Addison-Williams, Vanessa L Master of Arts vaddisonwilliams@csufresno.edu 559.278.2916
Anderson, Lynne Master of Arts landerson@csufresno.edu
Avalos, Adan Doctor of Philosophy adan@csufresno.edu
Bambauer, Kimberly K Master of Arts kimbambauer@csufresno.edu
Barkema, Stephanie K Bachelor of Arts sbarkema@mail.fresnostate.edu
Barnes, Rebecca M Master of Arts rmbarnes@csufresno.edu 559.278.2916
Bernthal, Craig A Doctor of Philosophy craigb@csufresno.edu 559.278.4766
Bowman, Kevin P Master of Fine Arts kbowman@csufresno.edu
Brian, Nancy K Master of Fine Arts nancybr@csufresno.edu 559.278.3055
Coats, Vivian Bachelor of Arts vcoats@csufresno.edu 559.278.2916
Cooper, Andrea C Bachelor of Arts acooper@csufresno.edu 559.278.2516
Dunne, Donnalee J Master of Arts ddunne@csufresno.edu 559.278.2516
Durette, Paula J Master of Fine Arts pdurette@csufresno.edu 559.278.2249
El Kharbawy, A. Sameh Doctor of Philosophy aelkharbawy@csufresno.edu 559.278.4840
Fleming, Paulette S Doctor of Philosophy paulette@csufresno.edu 559.278.3000
Gillum, Edward A Master of Fine Arts edwardgi@csufresno.edu 559.278.7297
Golik, Imelda J Master of Arts igolik@csufresno.edu 559.278.2916
Gwartney, Jeffrey D Master of Fine Arts jeffgwartney@csufresno.edu
Hansen, Douglas Master of Fine Arts dhansen@csufresno.edu 559.278.2817
Hopson-Walker, Matthew Master of Fine Arts mhopson@csufresno.edu 559.278.2516
Jacques-DeLeon, Marie E Bachelor of Arts mjacquesdeleon@csufresno.edu
Johnson, Phillip A Master of Arts pjohnson@mail.fresnostate.edu 559.278.2516
Jordan, Keith Doctor of Philosophy kejordan@csufresno.edu 559.278.2051
Kast, Kevin D Bachelor of Arts kkast@csufresno.edu
Kessey, Kristin E Master of Arts krisk@csufresno.edu 559.278.2516
Klein, Kevin R Bachelor of Arts kklein@csufresno.edu 559.278.2916
Krejcar Sharma, Joan Master of Fine Arts jksharma@csufresno.edu 559.278.2707
Longatti, Adam R Master of Arts alongatti@csufresno.edu 559.278.2516
Lund, Edward O Master of Arts elund@csufresno.edu 559.278.2121
Maki-Dearsan, Nanete J Master of Arts nmaki@csufresno.edu 559.278.9125
McQuone, Richard L Master of City Planning richm@csufresno.edu 559.278.2046
Meyer, Laura D Doctor of Philosophy lmeyer@csufresno.edu 559.278.2571
Mjurka, Una Master of Fine Arts umjurka@csufresno.edu 559.278.2291
Morel, Joseph A Master of Arts jmorel@csufresno.edu 559.278.2516
Morgan, Chris D Master of Arts cmorgan@csufresno.edu 559.278.2516
Morris, Doug S Bachelor of Fine Arts dougm@csufresno.edu
Nadaner, Daniel G Doctor of Philosophy dann@csufresno.edu 559.278.2399
Polgar, Silvana Master of Science spolgar@csufresno.edu
Potter, Nicholas R Master of Fine Arts npotter@csufresno.edu 559.278.4731
Raines, William C Master of Fine Arts wraines@csufresno.edu 559.278.2516
Richmond, Linda A Master of Arts lrichmond@csufresno.edu 559.278.2516
Robison, Rusty Master of Fine Arts rrobison@csufresno.edu
Robles, Jessica A Master of Fine Arts jerobles@csufresno.edu
Ryan, Stephanie J Master of Fine Arts sryan@csufresno.edu 559.278.2117
Shields, Charles R Master of Fine Arts charless@csufresno.edu 559.278.2312
Strumwasser, Gina Doctor of Philosophy ginas@csufresno.edu 559.278.2354
Valencia, Martin R Master of Fine Arts mvalencia@csufresno.edu 559.278.2612
Wanjema, Richard W Master of Fine Arts rwanjema@csufresno.edu

Roadmap

Interior Design, B.A.

Year One

Fall

  • Lower Division Major Course
  • Lower Division Major Course
  • Lower Division Major Course
  • GE Area E1-Lifelong Understanding
  • GE Area A1-Oral Communication

Spring

  • Lower Division Major Course
  • Lower Division Major Course
  • Lower Division Major Course
  • GE Area C1-Arts
  • GE Area A2-Written Communication

Year Two

Fall

  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • GE Area A3-Critical Thinking

Spring

  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • GE Area B4-Quantitative Reasoning
  • GE Area B1-Physical Science

Year Three

Fall

  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • GE Area B2-Life Sciences
  • GE Area C1-Arts - OR - C2-Humanities

Spring

  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • GE Area D1-American History
  • GE Area D2-American Government

Year Four

Fall

  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • GE Area D3-Social Science
  • GE Area IB-Physical Univ & Life Forms
  • GE Area IC-Arts & Humanities

Spring

  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • Upper Division Major Course:
  • GE Area ID-Soc, Pol, Econ Inst & Beh, Hist
  • GE Area MI-Multicultural/ International

Careers

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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)

Technical Illustrator
$53,122 (in our region)

Painter/Illustrator
$39,064

Web Designer
$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
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