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

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

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 ART 181; AH 111A or AH 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: None

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, ART 149, ART 181, ART 184, ART 223, ART 241, ART 251A, ART 251B, ART 265, ART 270, ART 271, ART 287

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 360A Sculpture/4D: Intermediate (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 131, ART 263; AH 111A or AH 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 AH 111B, or consent of instructor.
  • ART 474 Seminar in Sculpture and Time-Based Art (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 261 or ART 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, AH 439, AH 441

Take 6 units from the following courses:

  • ART 354A, ART 361, ART 363B, ART 363C, ART 364, ART 367A, ART 367B, ART 436A, ART 436B, ART 450A, ART 450B, ART 460A, ART 460B, ART 461, ART 499O.

Take 3 units of any upper division ART course.

Track A

Take all of the following Sculpture/4D courses:

  • ART 367A Sculpture/4D: Mold Making Lab (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 131; AH 111A or AH 111B.
  • ART 367B Sculpture/4D: Foundry Lab (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 131; AH 111A or AH 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, AH 111B; ART 130, ART 131; ART 261 or ART 263; or consent of instructor.
  • ART 436A Video Art (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • ART 450A Sculpture/4D: Intermedia/New Genres (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 241 or ART 263, or consent of instructor.

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