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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 Graphic Design (132 units)

For detailed program requirements of this degree, please consult a College of the Arts Advisor.

Requirements

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 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 181
  • ART 223 Lettering-Typography (3)
    Prerequisite: For Art majors: ART 130, 181. For Design majors: DESN 120A and 132A.

Take 3 units of the following: 100-level AH

Take one of the following courses:

  • ART 132 Foundation Color Theory (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ART 130
  • ART 287 Introduction to Painting (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 181

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • ART 318 Type II: Intermediate Typography (3)
    Prerequisites: For Art majors: ART 130, 131, 181, 184, 223; 132 or 287; AH 111A, 111B or consent of instructor. For Design majors: DESN 120A, 132A and ART 223
  • ART 321 Introduction 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 327 Graphic Design II: Intermediate Graphic Design (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 223, 318, 321
  • ART 331 Advertising I: Introduction to Concept Development (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131, 181, 184, 223, 318, 321; 132 or 287; AH 111A, 111B
  • ART 334 Graphic Design III: Exploration and Experimentation (3)
    Prerequisite: BFA Graphic Design major or consent of instructor
  • ART 335 Advertising II: Intermediate Concept Development and Art Direction (3)
    Prerequisites: BFA Graphic Design major or consent of instructor
  • ART 336 Graphic Design IV: Development and Analysis (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 334, 335 or consent of instructor
  • ART 337 Graphic Design V: Packaging Design (3)
    Prerequisites: BFA Graphic Design Major and ART 321, 334, 335, or consent of Instructor
  • ART 419 Media Design: 5D; Designing the Future (3)
    Prerequisite: BFA Graphic Design Major of consent of instructor
  • ART 423 Graphic Design VI: Advanced Topics (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 334, 335, 336, 337
  • ART 424 Advertising III: Advanced Topics (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 335, 423

Take 6 units from the following courses:

  • ART 365, 366, 420, 421, 442, 486, 499S

Take AH 444 History of Graphic Design (3)

Take 3 units of Art History (AH)

Take 6 units ART outside the specialization

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