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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 3-D Media (Fiber, Metal or Wood) (132 units)

Lower Division:

Take all of 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 Dimensional (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 221 Shop Orientation (1)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 263 Introduction to Sculpture/4D (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 131 or consent of instructor
  • ART 287 Introduction to Painting (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 181

Take 3 units of the following: 100-level AH

Take one of the following courses:

  • ART 251A Introduction to Beginning Ceramics: Handbuilding (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: ART 131
  • ART 251B Introduction to Beginning Ceramics: Wheel Throwing (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: ART 131

Take one of the following courses:

  • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 181
  • ART 261 Introduction to Life Sculpture (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ART 131 or 181; AH 111A or 111B, or consent of instructor.

Upper Division:

Take one of the following specializations:

Fiber

Take all of the following courses:

  • ART 316 Fiber: Pattern Design and Printing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131, 287; 6 units from AH 111A, 111B.
  • ART 317 Fiber: Textile Dyeing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131, 287; AH 111A, 111B.
  • ART 328A Fiber and Mixed Media: Sculptural Forms (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131, AH 111A, 111B
  • ART 388 Color Theory and Composition (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: ART 130, ART 287, and 6 units selected from AH 111A, 111B.
  • ART 428A Fiber: Weaving, Dyeing, Woven Structures (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131; AH 111A, 111B
  • ART 432 Fiber and Mixed Media: Advanced (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131, 181; ART 132 or 287; ART 317 or 328A; ART 428A or 430
  • ART 491B 3-D Media: Senior Project (1)
    Prerequisite: 3-D Media major or consent of instructor
  • ART 499N Special Studies in Fiber & Mixed Media (3)
    Prerequisite: 3-D Media major or consent of instructor

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, three units AH

Take 9 units ART outside the specialization

Metal

Take all of the following courses:

  • ART 357A Beginning Metals and Jewelry (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131, 181, 287; 6 units from: AH 111A, 111B
  • ART 357B Beginning Metals and Jewelry (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 357A
  • ART 358A Metalsmithing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 357A
  • ART 358B Metalsmithing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 357A
  • ART 458A Adv Metalsmithing/Jewelry & Enameling (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 357B, 358B or consent of instructor
  • ART 458B Adv Metalsmithing/Jewelry & Enameling (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 357B, 358B or consent of instructor
  • ART 491B 3-D Media: Senior Project (1)
    Prerequisite: 3-D Media major or consent of instructor

Take 6 units from the following courses:

  • ART 355, 356, 359A, 359B, or 499J

Take 6 units AH

Take one of the following choices: ART 333, three units AH

Take 9 units ART outside the specialization

Wood

Take all of the following courses:

  • ART 354A Introduction Wood (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131, 181, 221; AH 111A, 111B
  • ART 354B Intermediate Wood (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131, 181, 221; AH 111A, 111B
  • ART 381 Intermediate Drawing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 181, 184; AH 111A, 111B
  • ART 454A Advanced Wood (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 354A and 354B
  • ART 454B Advanced Wood (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 354A and 354B
  • ART 491B 3-D Media: Senior Project (1)
    Prerequisite: 3-D Media major or consent of instructor

Take the following course for 9 units:

  • ART 499B Special Studies in Wood (9)
    Prerequisite: ART 354B or consent of instructor

Take 6 units AH

Take one of the following choices: ART 333, three units AH

Take 9 units ART outside the specialization

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