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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

School of Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts

*The below information has been altered from the published version of the catalog. ART 363B is now properly listed as an upper graduate choice. A list of differences in the online and published version of the catalogĀ is available. **

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 Sculpture (132 units)

Requirements

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 101 Artists in Their Own Words (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 130 Foundation Two Dimensional (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 221 Shop Orientation (1)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 261 Introduction to Life Sculpture (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ART 131 or 181; AH 111A or 111B, or consent of instructor.
  • ART 263 Introduction to Sculpture/4D (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 131 or consent of instructor.

Take 3 units of the following: 100-level AH

Take one of the following courses:

  • ART 149 Foundation Computer Art (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130
  • ART 241 Introduction to Photography (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 181

Take one of the following courses:

  • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 181

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)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131, 263; AH 111A or 111B, or consent of instructor.
  • ART 360B Sculpture/4D: Intermediate (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 360A or consent of instructor
  • ART 363A Sculpture/4D: Fabrication Lab A (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: ART 131; AH 111A or 111B, or consent of instructor.
  • ART 474 Seminar in Sculpture and Time-Based Art (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 261 or 263, or consent of instructor.
  • ART 491F Sculpture/4D Senior Project (1)
    Prerequisites: Senior Sculpture major; consent of instructor

Take 6 units from the following courses:

  • AH 438, 439, 441

Take one of the following choices:

  • ART 333, any upper division Art History (AH)

Take 3 units from the following course:

  • ART 328A, 341A, 341B, 354A, 354B, 358A, 359A, 359B, 361, 363B, 364, 436A, 436B, 440, 450A, 450B, 460A, 460B, 461

Take 6 units from the following courses:

  • ART 361, 363B, 363C, 364, 367A, 367B, 436A, 436B, 450A, 450B, 460A, 460B, 461, 474

Track A

Take all of the following Sculpture/4D courses:

  • ART 367A Sculpture/4D: Mold Making Lab (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131; AH 111A or 111B.
  • ART 367B Sculpture/4D: Foundry Lab (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131; AH 111A or 111B, or consent of instructor.
  • ART 363B Sculpture/4D: Fabrication Lab B (3)
    Prerequisite: ART 363A or consent of instructor.

Track B

Take all of the following Sculpture/4D courses;

  • ART 364 Sculpture/4D: Electronics, Mechanics, Kinetics (3)
    Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B; ART 130, 131; ART 261 or 263; or consent of instructor.
  • ART 436A Video Art (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • ART 450A Sculpture/4D: Intermedia/New Genres (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 241 or 263, or consent of instructor.
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