Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art
Areas of Emphasis:
- Animation/New Media
- Art History
Art Major - Requirements
Major requirements (54 units)
Computer Imaging requirement (3 units)
Theory requirement (3 units)
Art Gallery requirement (3 units)
Area of Emphasis (I, II, III, IV, V, VI) (9 units)
ART 120, 121, 140, 141
ART 152, 153, 155, 160, 161, 165
ART 125, 126, 127, 130, 133, 182, 183, 185
ART 113, 116, 166, 170
V. Animation/New Media
ART 102, 107, 180, 188
VI. Art History
In consultation with their major adviser, students with an Art History Emphasis will complete an additional 3-unit upper-division art history course from each of the following areas:
- Renaissance, Baroque (ARTH 120 or 122 or 124 or 126)
- Modern, Contemporary (ARTH 131 or 132 or 136)
- World Art (ARTH 160 or 170 or 173 or 175)
Art and Design upper-division electives (9 units)
General Education requirements (51 units)
Electives and remaining degree requirements (15-21 units*)
(See Degree Requirements); may be used toward a double major or minor.
Total (120 units)
*This total indicates that a maximum of two courses (6 units) in G.E. Breadth C1 and G.E. Breadth E1 also 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 198, 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 adviser for further information.
- 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.
Students produce works of art which encompass a wide range of visual expression, from figurative, abstract, and mixed-media art to conceptual and installation works, while also enriching their understanding of art history—prehistory to present—and contemporary art theory. By providing a range of approaches to art-making, art history, and theory, the studio art major encourages the development of creative and critical thinking while preparing students for a career in the arts.