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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

School of Art

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.

Option in Illustration (132 units)

Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all the following courses:

  • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    Prerequisites: One GE Foundation course
  • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    Prerequisites: One GE Foundation course
  • ART 130 Foundation Two Dimenstional (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 181
  • ART 223 Introduction toTypography (3)
    Prerequisite: For Art majors: ART 130, 181. For Design majors: DESN 120A and 132A.
  • ART 271 Introduction to Rendering (3)
    Prerequisite: ART 130, 181.
  • ART 287 Introduction to Painting (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 181

Take 3 units of the following: 100-level AH

Upper Division:

Take all of the following:

  • ART 371A Illustration (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: ART 130, 131, 181, 184, 287; AH 111A, 111B.
  • ART 372 Anatomy for Artists (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131, 181, 184; AH 111A, 111B.
  • ART 491E Illustration/Animation Senior Project (1)
    Prerequisites: Senior Illustration/Animation Major

Take 6 units of AH

Animation Track

Take all the following courses:

  • ART 390 Drawing: Figures in Context (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 371A or consent of instructor
  • ART 391 Animation 1 (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: ART 130, 131, 181, 184, 287; AH 111A, 111B.
  • ART 392 Animation 2 (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ART 371A.
  • ART 393 Character Design (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 371A or consent of instructor
  • ART 472 Storyboarding for Film and Television (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 181, 184, 271 or consent of instructor
  • ART 499E Special Studies in Animation (3)
    Prerequisite: Illustration /Animation Major or consent of instructor

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)
    Prerequisites: For Art Majors: ART 130, 131, 181, 184, 223; 132 or 287; AH 111A, 111B. For Design Majors: ART 223; DESN 120A, 120B, 132A, 132B; AH 111A, 111B
  • ART 371B Illustration (3)
    Prerequisite: 371A. Prerequisites/Corequisites: ART 223, 271
  • ART 382 Production for Fine Arts (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 223 or consent of instructor
  • ART 383 Life Painting (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 181, 184, 287; AH 111A, 111B
  • ART 471A Advanced Illustration (3)
    Prequesite: ART 371B
  • ART 471B Advanced Illustration (3)
    Prequesite: ART 471A
  • ART 482 Sequential Imagery (3)
    Prerequisite: ART 223 or consent of instructor

Take one of the following courses:

  • ART 374A Biomedical Rendering (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 184, 287; AH 111A, 111B; or consent of instructor
  • ART 499F Special Studies in Illustration (3)
    Prerequisite: Illustration major or consent of instructor

Take 6 units from the following courses:

  • ART 373, 385, 391, 476, 483

Take 9 units Art outside the specialization

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