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Undergraduate Program

 

At the undergraduate level (BA degree), the Art Department offers a major in Art with a choice of four areas of study (or concentrations): the Subject Matter Program/Pre-Credential Program (Art Education), which is for students interested in teaching art in the elementary or secondary schools; Art History; and two concentrations in Studio Art, one for 48 units (Studio Art Methods) and one for 60 units (Studio Art). Below is a summary of the unit requirements in each area; on the right are links to information sheets used by Art faculty when advising students in the different concentrations.

Subject Matter Program: Pre-Credential Preparation (Art Education), 48 units:

30-33 lower division units (21 units in art studio and 9-12 units in art history, depending on the use of ART 3A, ART 3B, or ART 5), and
15-18 upper division units (0-3 units in historical and cultural contexts, depending on the use of ART 3A, ART 3B, or ART 5; 6 units in one art studio group; and 9 units in art education).


Art History Concentration, 48 units:

18 lower division units (including 6 units in art studio), and
30 upper division units, including 3 units in research methods, 18 units in art history, 3 elective units (selected from the Art Department curriculum), 3 units in an art history seminar, and 3 units of senior seminar.

Art Studio Concentration, 60 units:

30 lower division units (including 9 units in art history), and
30 upper division units, including 12 units in a studio art specialty selected in consultation with an Art faculty advisor; 3 units in advanced drawing; 6 elective units (selected in consultation with an Art faculty advisor); 6 units in art history; and 3 units of senior seminar.

Studio Art Methods Concentration, 48 units:

24 lower division units (including 6 units in art history), and
24 upper division units, including 12 units in a studio art specialty selected in consultation with an Art faculty advisor; 6 additional units in studio art; 3 elective units; and 3 units in art history.