Bachelor of Arts in Art

A liberal arts degree based in a broad program of general studies with 2 areas of concentration: Visual Art and Visual Studies. The concentration in Visual Art offers a breadth of artistic exposure and experiences for the student with a strong professional interest in art who may wish to pursue graduate studies. The Visual Studies concentration is designed for students that want to take their studies in the direction of art and public practice, including teaching, writing, activism, nonprofit leadership, and community arts.

Requirements (62 units)

Total units required for graduation:120

Requirements for the B.A. in Art

Lower-division requirements (21)
Foundation Requirements. Choose 3 courses from the list below:9
2D Foundation: Line, Color and Composition
3D Foundation: Form, Space & Time
Creative Technology for Artists
Language of Art
Introduction to Drawing and Life Drawing
Art History. 6 units of lower division Art History. 6
Choose one course from:
Art History Methodologies 1
Art History Methodologies 2
And choose one from:
Art History Foundations 1
Art History Foundations 2
Beginning Studio Courses. Choose 1 course from Group A and 1 course from Group B:6
Group A:
Beginning Imaging and Illustration
Beginning Photography
Beginning Painting
Group B:
Beginning Ceramics
Beginning Glass
Beginning Sculpture
Upper Division Requirements (11)
AH 3250Topics and Themes of Art History and Exhibitions3
ART 3520Socially-engaged Art3
ART 5500Undergraduate Professional Practices3
Choose 2 or more units from the following:2
Internship in Art - Reflection Component
Internship in Art
Advanced Art Laboratory
Concentration (30)
Students must satisfy the requirements of one of the concentrations listed below.30
Total Units62

Concentrations (30 units)

Visual Studies Concentration (30 units)

(Program Code: ATVS)

Lower Division Requirements (30)
ART 2395Art in the Classroom3
9 units of Integrated Courses
ART 3400Art and Social Action: Critical and Pedagogical Theories3
choose one:3
Art and Restorative Justice
Case Studies in Art and Activism
choose one:3
From Teaching Artists to Social Practice: A History
Xicanx Art
9 units of Interdisciplinary Course requirements. Chose 3 courses from:9
Understanding Cultural Diversity
Visual Communication
Managing Across Borders
Positive Psychology
Crime, Desistance, and Reentry
Other Upper Division Requirements:
ART 4460Art and Human Development3
ART 4520Leadership and Engagement in the Arts3
Choose one:3
Community-based Art Practicum
Arts in Corrections Practicum
Arts in Action: Visual Art
Total Units30

Visual Arts Concentration (30 units)

(Program Code: ARTS)

Lower Division Requirements (12)
Foundation Requirements. Choose the 2 courses that you did not take from the list in the Core Requirements.6
2D Foundation: Line, Color and Composition
3D Foundation: Form, Space & Time
Creative Technology for Artists
Language of Art
Introduction to Drawing and Life Drawing
Select 2 courses from lower division Visual Art courses not chosen from the Core Requirements. 1 must be from Group A and 1 must be from Group B.6
Group A:
Beginning Imaging and Illustration
Beginning Photography
Beginning Painting
Group B:
Beginning Ceramics
Beginning Glass
Beginning Sculpture
Upper Division Studio Art requirements (18)
Choose 2 intermediate visual art courses:6
Intermediate Drawing and Life Drawing
Intermediate Imaging and Illustration
Intermediate Photography
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Ceramics
Intermediate Glass
Intermediate Sculpture
Choose 12 units of upper division visual art courses, from list above if not already taken or from list below. 6 units must be 4000 level.12
Internship in Art - Reflection Component
Internship in Art
Internship in Art
Internship in Art
Special Topics in Art
Advanced Drawing and Life Drawing
Advanced Imaging and Illustration
Advanced Photography
Advanced Painting
Advanced Ceramics
Advanced Glass
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Art Laboratory
Total Units30