Integrated Design, B.A.
Department of Art and Design
Martin Valencia, Chair
Conley Art Building, Room 105
Degrees and Programs Offered
BA in Art, B.A.
BA in Interior Design, B.A.
BA in Art History, B.A.
BA in Integrated Design, 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
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.
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.
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.
The B.A. in Integrated Design allows students many unique opportunities in the field of design, helping them acquire skills in specific advanced technologies crucial to the design industry. The program prepares stduents for diverse design jobs in the industry right after graduation and also prepares students to go into a graduate M.A. or M.F.A. program.
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 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.
Integrated Design, B.A.
Integrated Design, Major Requirements
1. Major requirements (69-70 units)
Lower-division requirements (33-34 units)
ARTH 10 and 11 (6 units)
ART 13 (3 units)
ART 20 or ID 43 (3 units)
ART 24 or 30 or 40 (3 units)
ART 14 or 50 or 60 (3 units)
Upper-division electives (18 units)
Select from: ART 101, 125, 126, 127, 130, 133, 181, 182, 185, 186*, 188; ARTH 132, 136; GD 135, 142, 150, 153, 155, 157, 158, 159, 163, 165, 167, 169, 170, 171, 174; ID 113, 134, 136, 138, 149, 150, 152; MCJ 131S, 144, 146, 148
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)**
* See advisor for prerequisites.
** 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); ART 13 (G.E. E1). Consult the department chair or faculty adviser for additional details.
- All courses required for the major must receive a letter grade.
- Student work may be retained for a limited period for display and accreditation visits.
- 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.
- A grade of C or higher in all graphic design coursework is necessary for successful completion of the major. Any course required as a prerequisite must be completed with a grade of C or better before registration in the subsequent course.
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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