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Bachelor of Fine Arts - Option in Printmaking (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 Printmaking (132 units)

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

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

Take one course from the following:

  • ART 132 Foundation Color Theory (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ART 130
  • ART 270 Introduction to Printmaking (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 181
  • ART 287 Introduction to Painting (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 181

Take 3 units of the following:

  • 100-level AH

Take one of the following:

  • ART 149 Introduction to Computer Art (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130
  • ART 241 Introduction to Photography (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Upper Division:

Take 3 units from the following courses:

  • ART 311 Writing about Art (3)
    Prerequisites: Art Major or consent of instructor. GE Foundation completed, upper division standing. You must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
  • ART 333 Global Art Scenes (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation and Upper Division standing

Take all of the following courses:

  • ART 370 Printmaking (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 181; 3 units from AH 111A, AH 111B
  • ART 376 Printmaking: Relief Printing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 181; 3 units from AH 111A, AH 111B
  • ART 377 Printmaking: Silkscreen (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 181; 3 units from AH 111A, AH 111B
  • ART 378 Printmaking: Etching (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 181; 3 units from AH 111A, AH 111B
  • ART 379 Printmaking: Lithography (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 181; 3 units from AH 111A, AH 111B
  • ART 381 Intermediate Drawing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 181, ART 184; AH 111A, AH 111B
  • ART 475 Printmaking: Photo and Digital Processes (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 181; 3 units from AH 111A, AH 111B
  • ART 480 Printmaking: Monotype/Monoprint (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 181; 3 units from AH 111A, AH 111B
  • ART 491P Printmaking: Senior Project (1)
    Prerequisites: None
  • ART 499R Special Studies in Printmaking (6)
    Prerequisite: Printmaking major or consent of instructor
  • AH 365 History of Prints and Drawings (3)
    Prerequisites: AH 111A, AH 111B, or consent of instructor
  • AH 439 Twentieth Century Art from 1945 (3)
    Prerequisites: AH 111A, AH 111B, or consent of instructor

Take 3 units elective upper division Art History (AH)

Take 9 units ART outside the specialization


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