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Bachelor of Fine Arts - Option in 3-D Media (Fiber, Metal or Wood) (132 units)

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.

To remain a B.F.A. candidate, a successful student must maintain a specified minimum GPA in their discipline. See Program Options for specific GPA requirements.

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

Students who fall below a GPA of 3.0 in upper division courses in their area for two consecutive semesters will be removed from this B.F.A .

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 263 Introduction to Sculpture/4D (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 131 or consent of instructor
  • ART 287 Introduction to Painting (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 181

For Fiber and Metals Specialization, take the following course:

  • ART 221 Shop Orientation (1)
    Prerequisite: None

For Wood Specialization Take:

  • ART 254 Introduction to Wood (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 131; AH 111A or AH 111B; or consent of instructor

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
  • ART 254 Introduction to Wood (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 131, AH 111A or AH 111B; or consent of instructor.
  • ART 257 Introduction to Metals (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 131; AH 111A or AH 111B
  • ART 265 Introduction to Fiber (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 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 ART 181; AH 111A or AH 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, ART 131, ART 287; AH 111A, AH 111B.
  • ART 317 Fiber: Textile Dyeing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 131, ART 287; AH 111A, AH 111B.
  • ART 328A Fiber and Mixed Media: Sculptural Forms (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 131, AH 111A, AH 111B
  • ART 388 Advanced Studies in Color (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: ART 130, ART 287; AH 111A, AH 111B.
  • ART 428A Fiber: Weaving, Dyeing, Woven Structures (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 131; AH 111A, AH 111B.
  • ART 430. Artist Books and Paper (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 131; AH 111A, AH 111B
  • ART 432 Fiber and Mixed Media: Advanced (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 131, ART 181; ART 132 or ART 287; ART 317 or ART 328A; ART 428A or ART 430.
  • ART 491B 3-D Media: Senior Project (1)
    Prerequisite: 3-D Media major or consent of instructor
  • ART 499N Special Studies in Fiber and Mixed Media (3)
    Prerequisite: 3-D Media major or consent of instructor

Take one of the following courses:

  • ART 328B, ART 428B.

Take 9 units of AH

Take 6 units ART outside the specialization.

Metal

Take all of the following courses:

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

Take 9 units from the following courses:

  • ART 355, ART 356, ART 359A, ART 359B, or ART 499J

Take 9 units AH

Take 6 units ART outside the specialization

Wood

Take all of the following courses:

  • ART 354A Intermediate Wood A (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 131, ART 181; ART 221 or ART 254; AH 111A or AH 111B.
  • ART 354B Intermediate Wood B (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 354A or consent of instructor
  • ART 381 Intermediate Drawing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 181, ART 184; AH 111A, AH 111B
  • ART 454A Advanced Wood (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 354A and ART 354B
  • ART 454B Advanced Wood (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 354A and ART 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 9 units of AH

Take 6 units of ART outside the specialization


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