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Art

College of the Arts

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ART - Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Art

Option in Studio Art (code ART_BA01) (120 units)

Requirements

Lower Division

  1. AH 111A, 111B; 3 units 100-level AH
  2. 6 units ART 101
  3. ART 130, 131, 181, 184, 221
  4. ART 132 or 287
  5. One course from ART 132, 149, 241, 270, 271, 287
  6. One course from ART 251A, 251B, 261, 263, 265
  7. One course from ART 132, 149, 241, 251A, 251B, 261, 263, 265, 270, 271, 287.

Upper Division

  1. 9 units of Art History
  2. One course from two of the following programs to total 6 units: Drawing and Painting, Printmaking, Illustration, Photography, Graphic Design;
  3. One course from two of the following programs to total 6 units: Ceramics, Fiber, Metal, Sculpture, or Wood;
  4. Plus an additional 12 units upper division from one of the following programs: Art History, Art Education, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Fiber, Graphic Design, Illustration, Metal, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wood.

Option in Art History (code ART_BA02) (120 units)

This program is for students who wish to specialize in the study of the history of art.

Requirements

Lower Division: AH 111A, 111B; 3 courses selected from AH 111C, 112, 113A, 113B, 114, 116; ART 130, 181; one course selected from ART 131, 184, 263, or 287; HIST 131, 132.

Upper Division Art History: AH 446, 447, 497; one course selected from: AH 311, 448, 449, 450.

Select three courses from one of the following 6 groups, plus one course from each of the remaining five groups:

  • I: AH 416, 417, 465, 408, 409.
  • II: AH 410, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427.
  • III: AH 400, 401, 402, 431, 436, 437.
  • IV: AH 411, 430, 438, 439, 441.
  • V: AH 466, 467, 468, 469, 470A, 470B, 471A, 471B, 471C.
  • VI: AH 455, 456, 457, 458, 459.

Other: Complete two years of French or German (or other pre-approved foreign language) with an average grade of “B” or better.

Option in Art Education (code ART_BA03) (120 units)

The Option in Art Education is a four year degree program for students who wish to become art teachers at the middle and secondary school levels (or art specialists at the elementary level). Completion of this major meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Single Subject Credential.

Requirements

Lower Division: AH 111A, 111B; 3 units of 100-level (Non-West) AH; ART 130, 131, 149, 181, 184, 251A, 251B, 287.

Upper Division: ART 300, 301, 305, 407, 408, 412, 415; Art History AH 438 or 439 and one course selected from AH 455, 456, 457, 458, 466, 467, 468, 469, 470A, 470B, 471A, 471B; one course selected from ART 381, 383, 384, 385, 387. One course selected from ART, 355, 356, 357A, 357B, 358A, 359A, 362A, 363; one course selected from ART 340, 342A, 349, 450A, 370, 371A, 371B; 376, 377 and one course selected from ART 317, 328A, 341A, 341B. Must take one more course in the same studio area from one Art Studio Upper Division Selection.

Single Subject Art Education Credential (code 110)

In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Single Subject Credential in Art, prospective art teachers are also required to complete 45 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this Catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures. Prospective students should consult the department's Art Education Advisor early to plan their program. Before student teaching in art, students must pass a portfolio review. A passing score on the CBEST is also required. For information concerning requirements for the B.A. program, teacher preparation, as well as the fifth year for the credential, consult the art education advisor.

The Option in Art Education Subject Matter Program is being revised to meet new state standards. When the revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new course requirements will be in effect and supersede current requirements.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is offered for the student eventually seeking a Master of Fine Arts degree, the position of a professional artist or designer, and for the student seeking a career of teaching studio art within a selected specialization. The B.F.A. degree program is demanding, requiring high quality performance in order to develop the professional competence of talented students toward successful entrance into the professional art field. There are seven professionally-oriented specialized programs leading to the B.F.A. degree.

Option in Art Photography (code ART_BF01) (132 units)

Requirements

Lower Division: AH 111A, 111B; 3 units 100-level AH; 6 units ART 101; ART 130, 131, 149, 181, 241; ART 184 or 261.

Upper Division: AH 400; 3 units from AH 438, 439, 441; 3 units upper-division AH; ART 340, 342A, 406A, 447,491C, 499V; 6 units ART 473; 5 units ART outside specialization

Track A: ART 444; 6 units from ART 406B, 414, 449; 3 units from ART 349, 436A, 475

Track B: ART 406B, 436A; ART 349 or 436B; 3 units from ART 414, 444, 449

Option in Ceramics (code ART_BF02) (132 units)

Requirements

Lower Division: AH 111A, 111B; 3 units 100 level AH; ART 130, 131, 181, 251A, 251B, 287; 184 or 261.

Upper Division: ART 341A, 341B, 343A, 343B, 352A, 352B, 451A, 451B, 491A: AH 364 and 9 additional units of Art History only 3 of which may be AH 438, 439 or 441; and 9 units ART outside the specialization.

Option in Drawing and Painting (code ART_BF03) (132 units)

Requirements

Lower Division: AH 111A, 111B; 3 units 100 level AH; ART 130, 131, 181, 184, 287, plus one course selected from: ART 251A, 251B, 261, 263.

Upper Division: ART 381, 383, 384, 387, 388

Contemporary Practices Track: ART 483 or 484, 492G, 481, 487; AH 9 units and 9 units ART outside of the specialization.

Figurative Track: ART 483, 484, 492F, 492Z; ART 481 or 487; AH 9 units, 6 units ART outside the specialization.

Capstone: ART 496A, 496B, 491G.

Option in Illustration (code ART_BF04) (132 units)

Requirements

Lower Division: AH 111A, 111B; 3 units 100 level AH; ART 130, 131, 181, 184, 223, 271, 287.

Upper Division: ART 371A, 372, 383, 482; AH 6 units; 9 units ART outside the specialization.

Animation Track: ART 390, 391, 392, 393, 472, 499F, 6 units from ART 371B, 373, 385, 483.

Illustration Track: ART 321, 371B, 382, 471A, 471B; ART 374A or 499F; 6 units from ART 373, 385, 391, 483.

Option in 3-D Media (Fiber, Metal or Wood) (code ART_BF05) (132 units)

Lower Division: AH 111A, 111B; 3 units 100 level AH; ART 130, 131, 251A or 251B, 261 or 184, 181, 287, 263.

Upper Division: ART 381, 491B; plus one of the following specializations:

Fiber: ART 316, 317, 328A, 428A, 432, 499N; select 3 units from ART 328B, 428B or 430; 6 units AH; ART 333 or 3 additional units AH; and 9 units ART outside the specialization.

Metal: ART 357A, 357B, 358A, 358B, 458A, 458B; select 3 units from: ART 355, 356, 359A, 359B, or 499J; 6 units AH; ART 333 or 3 additional units AH; and 9 units ART outside the specialization.

Wood: ART 354A, 354B, 454A, 454B, 499B for 9 units; 6 units AH; ART 333 or 3 additional units AH; and 9 units ART outside the specialization.

Option in Printmaking (code ART_BF06) (132 units)

Requirements

Lower Division: AH 111A, 111B; 3 units 100 level AH; ART 130, 131, 181, 184, 287, 149 or 241.

Upper Division: ART 370, 376, 377, 378, 379, 381, 475, 480, 491P, 499R; AH 365, 439, and 6 units elective upper division Art History (AH) plus 12 units ART outside the specialization.

Option in Sculpture (code ART_BF07) (132 units)

Requirements

Lower Division: AH 111A, 111B, 3 units 100-level AH; 6 units ART 101; ART 130, 131, 221, 261, 263; ART 149 or 241; ART 181 or 184; 6 units from ART 132, 149, 181,184, 223, 241, 251A, 251B, 265, 270, 271, 287.

Upper Division: 6 units from AH 438, 439, 441; 3 units AH; ART 333 or any upper division AH; ART 360A, 360B;

Track A: ART 362A, 362B, 363; 6 units from ART 328A, 341A, 341B, 354A, 358A, 359A, 359B, 361, 364, 436A, 436B, 440, 450A, 450B, 460A, 460B, 461; 9 units from ART 361, 364, 436A, 436B, 440, 450A, 450B, 460A, 460B, 461.

Track B: ART 364, 436A, 450A; 6 units from 328A, 341A, 341B, 354A, 358A, 359A, 359B, 361, 362A, 362B, 363, 436B, 440, 460A, 460B, 461; 9 units from ART 361, 362A, 362B, 363, 436B, 440, 460A, 460B, 461.

Option in Graphic Design (code ART_BF08) (132 units)

Requirements

Lower Division: AH 111A, 111B; 3 units 100 level AH; ART 130, 131, 181, 184, 223; ART 132 or 287.

Upper Division: ART 318, 321, 327, 331, 334, 335, 336, 337, 423, 424; Select 6 units from the following: ART 420, 421, 442, 486, 499S; AH 444, and 3 units of Art History (AH); 6 units ART outside the specialization.

Certificate Program in Biomedical Art (code ART_CT01)

The Certificate Program in Biomedical Art is an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the Art and Biological Sciences Departments.

Biomedical art is commissioned principally by (1) hospitals or individual researchers for publication, (2) by publishers and film and television producers serving the biomedical professions, (3) by producers of educational aids for biomedicine. Therefore, proficiency in commercial art and printing procedures including photography and typography is required.

Special permission is not required for a student to pursue the Certificate in Biomedical Art. The student may apply for certification upon completion of the following CSULB course work and conditions:

Requirements

  1. A major in art or biology:
  2. A 2.75 overall GPA and 3.25 in the major:
  3. 34 units as listed: ART 241 (3), 149 (3), 181 (3), 184 (3), 271 (3), 372 (2), 374A (3), 374B (3), 499F (3); and BIOL 200 (4), 208 (4): the BIOL 200 is waived for Biology majors.

Questions may be addressed to: Robin Richesson, Department of Art, rrichess@csulb.edu (562) 985-9068 or Kelly Young, Department of Biological Sciences, kyoung4@csulb.edu (562) 985-4859.