Bachelor of Arts in Art - Plan I (Visual Studies)

Requirements (97 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

This interdisciplinary program is designed for students seeking a liberal arts education with an emphasis in art. It is recommended for those who wish to pursue teaching, writing, curating, and/or other ways of facilitating art and art experiences in the public realm. After completion of the core program, students will choose from one of the three emphases.

Emphasis A is designed for students who wish to pursue either a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art or a graduate studies in Art Education or Art Therapy and is an approved subject matter competency waiver in the area of Art by he California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Emphasis B is designed for students who wish to pursue careers and/or graduate studies in Art Writing and Criticism.

Emphasis C is designed for students who wish to pursue interdisciplinary paths in curating, writing, community-based art, participatory art and/or other areas in which art and the public intersect.

Requirements for the B.A. in Art - Plan I

Lower-division requirements (45)
ART 120Introduction to Two Dimensional Design4
ART 121Introduction to Three Dimensional Design4
ART 122Introduction to Drawing and Life Drawing4
ART 123Introduction to Art and Technology4
ART 125Freshman Seminar: Art and Society I2
ART 221Art History: Prehistoric Times through the Middle Ages4
ART 222Art History: Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania4
ART 223Art History: Renaissance to the Present4
ART 291Beginning Digital Photography5
Ten units chosen from:10
Beginning Painting
Beginning Sculpture
Beginning Ceramics
Beginning Printmaking
Upper-division requirements (23)
History of Art
ART 420Art from 1900 to the Present4
Chose one of the following courses:4
Gender and Identity in the Visual Arts
Asian Art
The Art of Indigenous Peoples
Native North American Art
Pre-Columbian Art
Mexican Art
Chicano Art
ART 396New Genres5
ART 415Senior Seminar: Art and Society II2
ART 416Senior Project2
ART 440History, Philosophy, and Theories of Visual Studies4
ART 575BInternship2
Total Units68

Visual Studies Majors choose one of the following three emphases:

Emphasis A:

Art Education/Art Therapy (Program Code: ARVA) (29)
ART 460Art and Human Development4
ART 540Art and Community5
Choose two courses from the following (not to be repeated from lower division studio art course above) for a total of 10 units:10
Beginning Painting
Beginning Sculpture
Beginning Ceramics
Beginning Printmaking
Choose two courses from the following from two different areas of specialization for a total of 10 units (Note: some courses listed require lower-division prerequisites):10
Ceramics
Intermediate Ceramics
Advanced Ceramics
Graphic Design
Digital Image Editing
Web Design
Advanced Digital Image Editing
Media Arts
Interactive Multimedia Design
Introduction to Digital Illustration
Video Art
New Genres
Topics in Studio Art
Installation Art
Video Art
Public Art
Painting
Advanced Drawing and Life Drawing
Intermediate Painting
Advanced Painting
Photography
Intermediate Photography
Advanced Photography
Printmaking
Intermediate Printmaking
Advanced Printmaking
Sculpture
Intermediate Sculpture
Advanced Scuplture
Note: Students wishing to pursue Art Therapy should take a minimum of 4 courses in Psychology (5 are recommended) and these must include PSYC 201 and PSYC 390.
Total Units29

Emphasis B:

Art Writing and Criticism (Program Code: ARVB) (29)
ART 414Senior Studio Critique4
ART 520Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism4
ART 530Art Writing4
ART 540Art and Community5
or ART 595E Indpendent Study
Three upper division Art History courses from the following two groups totaling 12 units.12
Choose two courses from the following (not to be repeated from courses selected above):
Gender and Identity in the Visual Arts
Greek and Roman Art
Asian Art
The Art of Indigenous Peoples
Arts of the Ancient Near East and Egypt
Renaissance Art
Native North American Art
Pre-Columbian Art
Baroque and Rococo Art
Mexican Art
Chicano Art
Choose one course from the following:
History of Graphic Design
History of Animation
History of Photography
Total Units29

Emphasis C:

Public Practices in Art (Program Code: ARVC) (29)
Chose five courses totaling 19 units from the following:19
Gallery Management
History, Philosophy, and Theories of Visual Studies
Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism
Art Writing
Art and Community
Choose from the following list of courses for a total of 10 units:10
Installation Art
Video Art
Public Art
Independent Study
Independent Study
Globalization and Culture
Museum Management
Exhibition Development and Design
Visual Communication
Latina/os, Media and Culture
Asian Media and Culture
Gender and Communication
Total Units29