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Art

College of the Arts

CSULB ballet preparations

ART - Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Art

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

Requirements

Lower Division

  • Take the following courses:
    • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    • Any 100-level AH (3)
    • ART 101 Artists in Their Own Words (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ART 101 Artists in Their Own Words (3)
    • DESN 300 Designers in Their Own Words (3)
  • Take all the following courses:
    • ART 130 Foundation Two-Dimensional (3)
    • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    • ART 221 Shop Orientation (1)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ART 132 Foundation Color Theory (3)
    • ART 287 Introduction to Painting (3)
  • Take one course from the following:
    • ART 132, 149, 241, 270, 271, 287
  • Take one course from the following:
    • ART 251A, 251B, 261, 263, 265
  • Take one course from the following:
    • ART 132, 149, 241, 251A, 251B, 261, 263, 265, 270, 271, 287

Upper Division:

  • Take 9 units of Art History
  • Take one course from two of the following programs:
    • Drawing and Painting, Printmaking, Illustration, Photography, Graphic Design;
  • Take one course from two of the following programs:
    • Ceramics, Fiber, Metal, Sculpture/4D, or Wood;
  • Take 12 upper division units from one of the following programs:
    • Art History, Art Education, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Fiber, Graphic Design, Illustration, Metal, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture/4D, Wood.

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

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all the following:
    • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    • ART 130 Foundation Two Dimensional (3)
    • ART 181 Beginning Drawing (3)
    • HIST 131 Early Western Civilization (3)
    • HIST 132 Modern Western Civilization (3)
  • Take 3 courses selected from the following:
    • AH 111C, 112, 113A, 113B, 114, 116
  • Take one course from the following:
    • ART 131, 184, 263, 287
  • Upper Division Art History:
  • Take all the following:
    • AH 446 Art History Methodologies and Writing (3)
    • AH 447 Historiography of Art History (3)
    • AH 497 Seminar in Art History (3)
  • Take one course from the following:
    • AH 415, 448, 449, 450
  • Take three courses from one of the following 6 groups, plus one course from each of the remaining five groups:
    • 1. AH 416, 417, 465, 408, 409
    • 2. AH 410, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427
    • 3. AH 400, 401, 402, 431, 436, 437
    • 4. AH 411, 430, 438, 439, 441
    • 5. AH 466, 467, 468, 469, 470A, 470B, 471A, 471B, 471C
    • 6. AH 455, 456, 457, 458, 459

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

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

This option 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:

  • Take all of the following:
    • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    • ART 130 Foundation Two Dimensional Design (3)
    • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    • ART 149 Foundation Computer Art (3)
    • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    • ART 251A Introduction to Ceramics: Handbuilding (3)
    • ART 251B Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel Throwing (3)
    • ART 287 Introduction to Painting (3)
  • Take 3 units of 100-level AH (Non-West)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following:
    • ART 300 Art, Adolescence, and the Child (3)
    • ART 301 Cross-Cultural Perspective in Art Education (3)
    • ART 305 Art Disciplines and New Technology (3)
    • ART 407 Art Practicum (3)
    • ART 408 Historical Perspectives in Contemporary Art Education (3)
    • ART 412 Aesthetic Theories in Art Education (3)
    • ART 415 On-Site Studies in Art Education (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • AH 438 Art of Early to Mid Twentieth Century (3)
    • AH 439 Art of Mid to Late Twentieth Century (3)
  • Take one course from the following:
    • AH 455, 456, 457, 458, 466, 467, 468, 469, 470A, 470B, 471A, 471B
  • Take one course from the following:
    • ART 381, 383, 384, 385, 387
  • Take one course from the following:
    • ART 355, 356, 357A, 357B, 358A, 359A, 362A, 363
  • Take one course from the following:
    • ART 340, 342A, 349, 370, 371A, 371B, 376, 377, 450A
  • Take one course from the following:
    • 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 in their 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. 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 approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new course requirements will be in effect and supersede current requirements.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

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 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.

**The information listed below for the option in Art Photography has been altered from the print version of the catalog. The correct information below lists ART 491C as a 1 unit course in the upper division requirements. (5/20/10)**

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

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
  • Take 3 units 100-level AH
  • Take 6 units of the following:
    • ART 101 Artists in Their Own Words (3)
  • Take all the following courses:
    • ART 130 Foundation Two Dimensional (3)
    • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    • ART 149 Introduction to Computer Art (3)
    • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    • ART 241 Introduction to Photography (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    • ART 261 Introduction to Life Sculpture (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • AH 400 19th Century Photography (3)
    • ART 340 Intermediate Photography (3)
    • ART 342A Color Photography (3)
    • ART 406A Digital Imagery for the Arts (3)
    • ART 406B Advanced Digital Imagery for the Arts (3)
    • ART 444 Advanced Black and White Photography (3)
    • ART 447 Photography Studio Specialities (3)
    • ART 473 Seminar in Photo-Based Art (3)
    • ART 491C Senior Project (1)
    • ART 499V Special Studies in Art Photography (3)
  • Take 3 units from the following courses:
    • AH 438, 439, 441
  • Take 3 units upper-division AH
  • Take 5 units ART outside specialization

Track A

  • Take the following courses:
    • ART 414 Documentary Photography (3)
    • ART 449 Experimental Practices in Photography (3)
  • Take 3 units from the following:
    • ART 436A, 475

Track B

  • Take the following course:
    • ART 436A Video Art (3)
  • Take 6 units from the following:
    • ART 414, 436B, 449, 450A.

Option in Ceramics (code ART_BF02) (132 units)

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    • ART 130 Foundation Two Dimensional (3)
    • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    • ART 251A Introduction to Ceramics: Handbuilding (3)
    • ART 251B Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel Throwing (3)
    • ART 287 Introduction to Painting (3)
  • Take 3 units 100-level AH
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    • ART 261 Introduction to Life Sculpture (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 341A Intermediate Ceramics Handbuilding (3)
    • ART 341B Intermediate Ceramics: Wheel Throwing (3)
    • ART 343A Ceramics Sculpture (3)
    • ART 343B Advanced Wheel Throwing (3)
    • ART 352A Ceramics: Glaze Technology (3)
    • ART 352B Ceramics Plaster Shop (3)
    • ART 451A Advanced Ceramics (3)
    • ART 451B Advanced Ceramics (3)
    • ART 491A Ceramics: Senior Project (1)
    • AH 364 History of Ceramics (3)
  • Take 9 units of AH only 3 units may be AH 438, 439 or 441
  • Take 9 units ART outside the specialization

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

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following course:
    • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    • ART 130 Foundation Two-Dimensional (3)
    • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    • ART 287 Introduction to Painting (3)
  • Take 3 units 100-level AH
  • Take one course selected from:
    • ART 251A Introduction to Ceramics: Handbuilding (3)
    • ART 251B Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel Throwing (3)
    • ART 261 Introduction to Life Sculpture (3)
    • ART 263 Introduction to Sculpture/4D (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 381 Intermediate Drawing (3)
    • ART 383 Life Painting (3)
    • ART 384 Intermediate Life Drawing (3)
    • ART 387 Painting (3)
    • ART 388 Color Theory and Composition (3)
    • ART 491G Drawing and Painting Senior Project (1)
    • ART 496A BFA Capstone: Drawing and Painting (3)
    • ART 496B BFA Capstone: Drawing and Painting (3)

Contemporary Practices Track

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 481 Advanced Drawing (3)
    • ART 487 Advanced Painting (3)
    • ART 492G Concentrated Studies in Abstract Painting (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ART 483 Advanced Life Painting (3)
    • ART 484 Advanced Life Drawing (3)
  • Take 9 units of AH
  • Take 9 units ART outside the specialization

Figurative Track

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 483 Advanced Life Painting (3)
    • ART 484 Advanced Life Drawing (3)
    • ART 492F Concentrated Studies in Life Drawing (3)
    • ART 492Z Concentrated Studies in Life Painting (3)
  • Take one of the following courses
    • ART 481 Advanced Drawing (3)
    • ART 487 Advanced Painting (3)
  • Take 9 units of AH
  • Take 6 units ART outside the specialization

Option in Illustration (code ART_BF04) (132 units)

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    • ART 130 Foundation Two Dimenstional (3)
    • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    • ART 223 Lettering-Typography (3)
    • ART 271 Introduction to Rendering (3)
    • ART 287 Introduction to Painting (3)
  • Take 3 units 100-level AH

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following:
    • ART 371A Illustration (3)
    • ART 372 Anatomy for Artists (3)
    • ART 491E Illustration/Animation Senior Project (1)
  • Take 6 units of AH

Animation Track

  • Take all the following courses:
    • ART 390 Drawing: Figures in Context (3)
    • ART 391 Animation 1 (3)
    • ART 392 Animation 2 (3)
    • ART 393 Character Design (3)
    • ART 472 Storyboarding for Film and Television (3)
    • ART 499E Special Studies in Animation (3)
  • Take 9 units from the following courses:
    • ART 384, 416, 417, 426, 427, 476, 478, 499E
  • Take 6 units from the following courses:
    • ART 371B, 373, 383, 385, 482
  • Take 6 units Art outside the specialization

Illustration Track

  • Take all the following courses:
    • ART 321 Graphic Design I: Intro to Graphic Design (3)
    • ART 371B Illustration (3)
    • ART 382 Production for Fine Arts (3)
    • ART 383 Life Painting (3)
    • ART 471A Advanced Illustration (3)
    • ART 471B Advanced Illustration (3)
    • ART 482 Sequential Imagery (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ART 374A Biomedical Rendering (3)
    • ART 499F Special Studies in Illustration (3)
  • Take 6 units from the following courses:
    • ART 373, 385, 391, 476, 483
  • Take 9 units Art outside the specialization

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

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    • ART 130 Foundation Two Dimensional (3)
    • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    • ART 263 Introduction to Sculpture/4D (3)
    • ART 287 Introduction to Painting (3)
  • Take 3 units 100-level AH
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ART 251A Introduction to Beginning Ceramics: Handbuilding (3)
    • ART 251B Introduction to Beginning Ceramics: Wheel Throwing (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    • ART 261 Introduction to Beginning Life Sculpture (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 381 Intermediate Drawing (3)
    • ART 491B 3-D Media: Senior Project (1)

Take one of the following specializations:

Fiber

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 316 Fiber: Pattern Design and Printing (3)
    • ART 317 Fiber: Textile Dyeing (3)
    • ART 328A Beginning Fiber Structures (3)
    • ART 428A Fiber: Woven Structures (3)
    • ART 432 Fiber: Advanced (3)
    • ART 499N Special Studies-Fiber (3)
  • Take 3 units from the following courses:
    • ART 328B, 428B or 430
  • Take 6 units of AH
  • Take one of the following choices:
    • ART 333 Behind the Art Scene (3)
    • 3 units AH
  • Take 9 units ART outside the specialization

Metal

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 357A Beginning Metals and Jewelry (3)
    • ART 357B Beginning Metals and Jewelry (3)
    • ART 358A Metalsmithing (3)
    • ART 358B Metalsmithing (3)
    • ART 458A Adv Metalsmithing/Jewelry & Enameling (3)
    • ART 458B Adv Metalsmithing/Jewelry & Enameling (3)
  • Take 3 units from the following courses:
    • ART 355, 356, 359A, 359B, or 499J
  • Take 6 units AH
  • Take one of the following choices:
    • ART 333 Behind the Art Scene (3)
  • 3 units AH
  • Take 9 units ART outside the specialization

Wood

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 354A Introduction Wood (3)
    • ART 354B Intermediate Wood (3)
    • ART 454A Handcrafted Furniture (3)
    • ART 454B Handcrafted Furniture (3)
  • Take the following course for 9 units:
    • ART 499B Special Studies in Wood (9)
  • Take 6 units AH
  • Take one of the following choices:
    • ART 333 Behind the Art Scene (3)
    • 3 units AH
  • Take 9 units ART outside the specialization

Option in Printmaking (code ART_BF06) (132 units)

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    • ART 130 Foundation Two Dimensional (3)
    • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    • ART 287 Introduction to Painting (3)
  • Take 3 units 100-level AH
  • Take one of the following:
    • ART 149 Introduction to Computer Art (3)
    • ART 241 Introduction to Photography (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 370 Printmaking (3)
    • ART 376 Printmaking: Relief Printing (3)
    • ART 377 Printmaking: Silkscreen (3)
    • ART 378 Printmaking: Etching (3)
    • ART 379 Printmaking: Lithography (3)
    • ART 381 Intermediate Drawing (3)
    • ART 475 Printmaking: Photo Processes (3)
    • ART 480 Printmaking: Monotype (3)
    • ART 491P Printmaking: Senior Project (1)
    • ART 499R Special Studies in Printmaking (3)
    • AH 365 History of Prints and Drawings (3)
    • AH 439 Twentieth Century Art from 1945 (3)
  • Take 6 units elective upper division Art History (AH)
  • Take 12 units ART outside the specialization

Option in Sculpture (code ART_BF07) (132 units)

Requirements

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    • ART 130 Foundation Two Dimensional (3)
    • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    • ART 221 Shop Orientation (1)
    • ART 261 Introduction to Life Sculpture (3)
    • ART 263 Introduction to Sculpture/4D (3)
  • Take 3 units 100-level AH
  • Take 6 units of the following course:
    • ART 101 Artists in Their Own Words (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ART 149 Foundation Computer Art (3)
    • ART 241 BIntroduction to Photography (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
  • Take 6 units from the following courses:
    • ART 132, 149, 181, 184, 223, 241, 251A, 251B, 265, 270, 271, 287

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 360A Sculpture/4D: Intermediate (3)
    • ART 360B Sculpture/4D: Intermediate (3)
    • ART 363A Sculpture /4D: Fabrication Lab A (3)
    • ART 474 Seminar in Sculpture and Time-Based Art (3)
    • ART 491F Sculpture/4D Senior Project (1)
  • Take 6 units from the following courses:
    • AH 438, 439, 441
  • Take 3 units of Art History (AH)
  • Take one of the following choices:
    • ART 333 Behind the Art Scene (3)
    • Any upper division Art History (AH)

Track A

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 362A Sculpture/4D: Mold Making Lab (3)
    • ART 362B Sculpture/4D: Mold Making Lab (3)
    • ART 363B Sculpture/4D: Fabrication Lab B (3)
  • Take 3 units from the following course:
    • ART 328A, 341A, 341B, 358A, 359A, 359B, 361, 364, 436A, 436B, 440, 450A, 450B, 460A, 460B, 461
  • Take 6 units from the following courses:
    • ART 361, 363C, 364, 436A, 436B, 450A, 450B, 460A, 460B, 461

Track B

  • Take all of the following courses;
    • ART 364 Sculpture/4D: Electronics/Mechanics/Kinetics (3)
    • ART 436A 4D: Video Art (3)
    • ART 450A 4D: Intermedia/New Genres (3)
  • Take 3 units from the following courses:
    • 328A, 341A, 358A, 359A, 359B, 362A, 362B, 363B, 363C, 436B, 450B, 460A, 460B, 461
  • Take 6 units from the following courses:
    • ART 361, 362A, 362B, 363B, 363C, 436B, 450B, 460A, 460B

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

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    • ART 130 Foundation Two Dimensional (3)
    • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    • ART 223 Lettering-Typography (3)
  • Take 3 units 100-level AH
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ART 132 Foundation Color Theory (3)
    • ART 287 Introduction to Painting (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 318 Intermediate Typography (3)
    • ART 321 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
    • ART 327 Intermediate Graphic Design (3)
    • ART 331 Advertising I: Introduction to Concept Development (3)
    • ART 334 Exploration and Experimentation (3)
    • ART 335 Concept Development and Art Direction (3)
    • ART 336 Development and Analysis (3)
    • ART 337 Packaging Design (3)
    • ART 423 Advanced Topics (3)
    • ART 424 Advanced Topics (3)
  • Take 6 units from the following courses:
    • ART 420, 421, 442, 486, 499S; AH 444
  • Take 3 units of Art History (AH)
  • Take 6 units ART outside the specialization

Certificate in Biomedical Art (code ART_CT01)

This is an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the Art and Biological Sciences Departments. Special permission is not required for a student to pursue the Certificate in Biomedical Art, however it is only available to students who are presently enrolled in a degree program in the biological sciences or in art at CSULB.

Please contact Robin Richesson, rrichess@csulb.edu, for the Certificate Program Planner. The student may apply for certification upon completion of the following:

Requirements

1. A major in art or biological sciences;

2. A 2.75 overall GPA and 3.25 in the major:

  • Take all the following courses (38 units):
    • ART 149 Foundation Computer Art (3)
    • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    • ART 271 Introduction to Rendering (3)
    • ART 372 Anatomy for Artists (3)
    • ART 374A Biomedical Rendering (3)
    • ART 374B Biomedical Rendering (3)
    • ART 426 Computer Animation 1 (3)
    • ART 476 Experimental Animation 1 (3)
    • ART 499F Special Studies in Illustration (3)
    • BIOL 200 General Biology (4)
    • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    • (BIOL 200 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.