CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH


POLICY STATEMENT


NUMBER: 74-4
UNIFORM FILE
REFERENCE: Degrees


SUBJECT: Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree


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 in the traditional sense and the student seeking a career of teaching studio art within a selected specialization. The B.F.A. degree program is a rigorous one, demanding high quality performance in order to develop the professional competence of talented students toward successful entrance into the professional art field. There are nine professionally oriented specialized programs leading to the B. F.A. degree. Total art and support units required: 70 (29 lower division, 41 upper division). Total units for graduation: 132.
Freshmen and sophomores seeking admission to the B. F.A. program must:
1. Meet entrance requirements to the University.
2. Submit college entrance examination scores to the Art Department.
3. Submit art grade point average to the Art Department.
4. Submit a minimum of three letters of recommendation from faculty qualified to appraise experience in the visual arts to the Art Department.
Junior and senior seeking admission to the B.F.A program must:
1. Meet entrance requirements to the University.
2. Submit a portfolio of work to the Art Department.
3. Submit art grade point average to the Art Department.
4. Submit a minimum of three letters of recommendation from faculty qualified to appraise experience in the visual arts to the Art Department.
Programs of Specialization: Course Requirements
1. Drawing and Painting. Lower Division: Art 112A, 1128, 121, 131, 161, 181, 184, 187, 281, 284, 287: Upper Division: Art 320, 372, 381, 384A, 385A, 387A, 389, 487A, 499K; six units of art history; 12 units of art outside specialization.
2. Printmaking. Lower Division: Art III, 112A, 1128, 121, 131, 181, 184,
187, 277, 161 or 281, two units of art electives. Upper Division: Art 320, 378, 379, 477A, 4778, 478A, 4788, 49911; Art 317 and three additional units of art history; Art 318, 384A and seven additional units of art outside specialization.
3. Sculpture. Lower Division: Art 112A, 112B, 121, 131, 161, 181, 184, 187, 263, two units o art electives. Upper Division: Art 320, 361, 362A, 362B, 363, 461, 463, 499M; six units of art history; 12 units of art outside specialization.
4. Illustration. Lower Division: Art III or 161, 112A, 112B, 121, 131, 181, 184, 187, 223, 271, 284. Upper Division: Art 320, 371A, 371B, 372, 373, 471A, 471B, 490 or 499F; six units of art history; Art 323A, 3238, 3858, 387A and three additional units outside specialization.
5. Graphic Design: Lower Division: Art Ill or 161,'112A, 1128, 121, 131,
181, 184, 187, 223, 237, 271. Upper Division: Art 320, 322A, 322B, 323A, 3238, 422A, 422B, 499S; Art 418 and three additional units of art history; Art 331A, 341A, 371A, 385A.
6. Interior Design. Lower Division: Art III or 161, Il2A, 1128, 121, 131,
181, 184, 187, 224, 237, 271. Upper Division: Art 320, 341A, 3418, 342A, 342B, 343, 441A, 441B, 499H; Art 418 and three additional units of art history; II units of art outside specialization which must include Art 322A or 331A, 327A or 385A, 332, 417.
7. Textile Design. Lower Division: Art III, 112A, 1128, 121, 131, 181, 184; 187, six units selected from 223, 271, 277, 281, 287. Upper Division: Art 320, 327A, 3278, 328, 419, 428A, 4288, 428C; six units of art history; Art 418 and nine units of art outside specialization.
8. Ceramics. Lower Division: Art III or 161, 112A, 112B, 121, 131, 151, 181,
184, 187, 251; Industrial Arts 281. Upper Division: Art 320, 351A, 351B, 352A, 3528 or 353, 451A, 451B, 499A; Art 416 and six additional units of art history; nine additional units of art outside specialization.
9. Metalsmithing and Jewelry. Lower Division: Art III or 161, 112A, 112B, 121, 131, 181, 184, 187, 271; Industrial Arts 101, 281. Upper Division: Art 320, 357A, 358A, 357B or 358B 458A, 499J three units selected from ceramics, drawing, crafts, sculpture; six units of art history; 12 units of art outside specialization.


Effective upon publication of the 1974-75 General Bulletin.


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March 4, 1974