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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art

Prerequisites for Admission to the BFA Programs

1. Before you apply, all Program Admission Prerequisites must be satisfied.

2. A grade point average of at least 3.0 in all art course work is required.

Note: While not a prerequisite, transfer students are advised to complete 9 units in the Department of Art and Art History prior to applying for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program.

Program Admission Prerequisites: 15 units

Art History Core: 6 units

2 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Survey of the major visual arts of the Ancient World through the Middle Ages. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (000705)
Survey of the major visual arts of the Renaissance and the Modern World. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (000706)

Lower-Division Foundation Studio: 9 units

3 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Foundation studies in the elements and principles of art and design as applied to 2D media. Includes critical thinking and conceptual development, materials and methods, and additive and subtractive color theories and applications. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000720)
Foundation studies in the elements and principles of art and design as applied to 3D media. Includes critical thinking and conceptual development leading to design and construction, materials and methods, and use of color. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000721)
Beginning drawing techniques based on studio disciplines. A variety of approaches and materials will be used. 6 hours activity. (000710)

Application Time Line for BFA Degree Program

1. If eligible, you should apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program not earlier than the second semester of your sophomore year. Admission into the program will begin the semester following acceptance.

2. The portfolio review takes place in the last half of the fall and spring semesters. Information on required application materials and specific deadlines are discussed at the BFA Information Meeting in the beginning of each semester. For further information, contact the BFA Program Coordinator.

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 132 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements as quickly as possible. Please request a plan from your major advisor.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See General Education Requirements in the University Catalog and the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings.

Select an upper-division Natural Sciences Thematic course, and an upper-division Social Science Thematic course from the same theme. See your advisor for assistance in identifying thematic courses which qualify. The Humanities Thematic requirement is fulfilled by ARTH 411, ARTH 412, ARTH 413, ARTH 421, ARTH 422, or ARTH 423.

Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Diversity Requirement" in the University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education Requirements.

U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals: 6 units

See "U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements". For this major, this requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155 or approved equivalents.

For this major HIST 130 may be used to fulfill the Breadth Area C2 or C3 requirement (ARTH 101 or ARTH 102 may be used to meet the Breadth Area C1 requirement). POLS 155 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area D requirements (D1, D2, or D3).

Literacy Requirement:

See Math and Writing Requirements in the University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or higher to receive WP credit. See the Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or higher before you may register for a WP course.

Laptop Requirement

To complete this program, the student must have the use of a laptop computer. Please consult with the department for current hardware and software requirements. Students qualify to receive special education discounts on computers and software sold through the Associated Students Bookstore (an Apple authorized campus store). For some programs, in an effort to lower student expenses, bundles consisting of a specially priced Apple laptop computer with the program's required software will be made available at the beginning of each academic year through the Associated Students Bookstore. This laptop computer package is expected to serve the student for the entire length of the program.

Course Requirements for the Major: 57-72 units

Completion of the following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, is required of all candidates for this degree.

BFA Program Requirements

See Program Admission Prerequisites above.

Upon admittance to the program, you must secure a full-time faculty member, preferably in your area of emphasis, to serve as your mentor. You will be required to meet with your mentor a minimum of two times per semester. You may, along with your mentor, expand this group to include other faculty, graduate students, or community members. The purpose of these meetings is to engage in focused discussions that will assist you in attaining clarity and expertise in the technical and conceptual development of your work. You must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average within the major's units in order to continue in the program.

A minimum of two semesters of residency is required to complete the BFA Program.

Culminating Exhibition/Project:

A culminating exhibition is required of all students seeking the BFA degree. You will arrange this with the approval of your mentor prior to your final semester in the BFA degree program.

Required Application Materials for the BFA Degree with an Option in Art Studio

1. Prerequisite/application form.

2. Transcripts of all previous college- or university-level course work.

3. 10-15 examples of current work. This work should demonstrate a variety of experiences and an understanding of the methods, materials and concepts in your area of concentration. Details of the submission requirements are reviewed at the Information Meeting.

4. Two recommendation forms completed by art studio faculty for students currently in the BA program in Art, or a minimum of two letters of recommendation for transfer students.

5. A one-page written personal statement about your artistic/professional goals.

6. You are encouraged to submit any additional supporting data, such as records of exhibitions, workshops or special courses, and/or work experience.

7. The faculty reviewers may request a personal interview.

8. An applicant may submit work for the Portfolio Review a maximum of two times.

Major Option Course Requirements: 57-72 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

The Option in Art Studio: 69-72 units

Note: Students choosing the photography emphasis or split emphasis should refer to the requirements under the Photography Group. All other emphasis must follow the requirements listed below.

Lower-Division Requirements: 15 units

1 course required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 125 or faculty permission.
Interpretive drawing techniques with expressive use of graphic media, including color. An introduction to drawing the human body will comprise a major portion of the course. 6 hours activity. (000711)

3 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course presents basic instruction in the techniques of painting and in the preparation of various supports. Emphasis will be placed on developing appreciation for the painted surface, and on the expressive potential of shape, color, and texture, as they relate to space and composition. Although some painting exercises are directed by the instructor, student self-motivation is expected. Several projects will be developed by the student. 6 hours activity. (000718)
Introduction to fine art printmaking processes, with equal emphasis on idea development and technique. Students experience a variety of print methods, such as, etching, linoleum, screen print, and photographic printmaking through demonstrations, lectures, and gallery visits. 6 hours activity. (000730)
This course provides an introduction to the theory and application of photography as a fine art. Basic digital photographic skills and techniques are emphasized. Primary emphasis on the place of photography in art history, current art theory, and issues in photographic representation. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000738)
This is a foundation computer course for studio artists. The course covers basic instruction using the computer for painting, drawing, image processing, photographic composites, words as art, animation, research, and presentation. Emphasis is on conceptual and creative processes. Art and design principles, aesthetic decision making, and visual effectiveness are addressed. Basic drawing skills strongly recommended. 6 hours activity. (000737)
Development of ideas through introduction to handbuilding techniques, using the pinch, coil, slab, and mold methods of construction. Experimentation with a variety of low-fire glazes, and other low-fire surface treatments. 6 hours activity. (000714)
Introduction to sculpture is a beginning course designed to develop skills in building three-dimensional form by learning to work with a variety of tools and techniques. Materials may include clay, plaster, wood, cardboard, metal, and found objects. Assignments are designed to guide students in their dvelopment of concept, content, and personal expression. 6 hours activity. (000726)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Survey of the major visual arts of India, China, and Japan from the prehistoric to the nineteenth-century period. An emphasis on the traditional Buddhist, Taoist, and Shinto arts. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000707)
A survey of visual arts, including Pre-Columbian, Post-Columbian, Native American, Islamic, and African. These arts will be placed in their historical, social, and religious contexts. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000709)

Students should select courses above which are prerequisites for courses required in their selected area of studio emphasis.

Upper-Division Requirements: 57 units

Art Studio Courses: 27 units

27 units selected from:

Students must select, for a single emphasis, 27 units from one of the following studio course groups to fulfill this requirement. Studio courses at the 300 level may be taken two times for credit, and 400-level courses four times for credit. A minimum of 12 units must be taken at the 400 level. Painting and drawing courses may be combined for a single emphasis for the BFA degree.

Students with a glass emphasis, where the course selections allow for only 18 units, may fulfill their additional 9 units by taking ARTS 399, ARTS 489, ARTS 499, or by splitting their emphasis between two disciplines (such as glass and sculpture).

Note: Students interested in the Photography emphasis or split emphasis see special requirements under Photography Group.

Ceramics Group

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 260 or equivalent experience in low-fire hand-building techniques; ARTS 122; ARTS 125.
Aesthetic exploration of ideas, using the potter's wheel and/or hand-building techniques to create sculptural forms. Development of techniques in basic wheel-throwing and/or hand-building, clay body formulation, investigation of surface enrichment techniques, and kiln firing. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000746)
Prerequisites: ARTS 361 or faculty permission.
This course provides a variety of approaches to surface enrichment techniques. The execution of the surface information learned in this course provides a more sophisticated avenue for expression. Includes individual approaches to problem solving, with an emphasis on concept development and the refinement of technical skills and related craftsmanship. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000750)
Prerequisites: ARTS 361.
An investigation of the use and production of plaster molds and slip-casting technology as a tool for personal expression. Critical discussions on the nature of appropriate forms, multiples and duplicates as conceptual options in contemporary ceramics. Emphasis on concept development and the refinement of technical skills and related craftsmanship. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000751)
Prerequisites: ARTS 362 or ARTS 363 or faculty permission.
In-depth study and development, with emphasis on individual ideas and directions. Concentration on creating a personal vocabulary of concepts, construction methods, and surface treatments as a means of expression. Discussions of contemporary ceramic issues, and professional procedures for the ceramic artist. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000802)
Prerequisites: ARTS 361.
Theory, chemistry, creating low- and high-firing glazes by the empirical formula; further development of testing colorants of metallic oxides and glaze stains. Highly recommended for ceramic emphasis, but not required. This course will not fulfill advanced studio emphasis requirements. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000814)

Drawing Group

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
The exploration of a broad number of media and and techniques through a number of structured assignments. The exposure of the drawing student to current technical possibilities which extend and broaden the concept of drawing. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000740)
Prerequisites: ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
An emphasis on form development and composition using the human figure. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000752)
Prerequisites: ARTS 325 or faculty permission.
An exploration in drawing in depth both as an expressive and descriptive medium. A variety of drawing media and any number of personal directions. Recommended for art majors. Six hours of personal direct-grading system will be used. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000795)
Prerequisites: ARTS 326 or faculty permission.
Study of human form based upon the human figure using a variety of media. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000810)

Glass Design Group

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 276 and faculty permission.
Further studio practice in design and production of glass, using the techniques of free blowing, casting, fusing, and laminating. Emphasis is on idea development. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000754)
Prerequisites: ARTS 376 and faculty permission.
Advanced practice in glass and production techniques and aesthetics. Emphasis is on idea development 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000811)

Painting Group

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; ARTS 227; or faculty permission.
Instruction in the course builds upon techniques acquired in Beginning Painting. Emphasis will be placed upon learning technical skills and on developing enough control over painting media to permit exploration of personal modes of expression. Because the assignments are flexible, the student is expected to bring a knowledge of drawing, design, and color to the painting studio. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000743)
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; ARTS 227; or faculty permission.
Extends basic techniques of painting in water-soluble media, both transparent and opaque; paper support. Emphasis on technical understanding and beginning development of personal expression. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000744)
Prerequisites: ARTS 327 or faculty permission.
This course stresses the generating of artistic ideas and encourages students to develop increased awareness of personal motivations to produce art. Students will be expected to produce a number of works which begin to demonstrate cohesive content. Students attempting this course are expected to be highly knowledgeable with regard to material and should be highly motivated, because assignments are highly personalized. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000798)
Prerequisites: ARTS 327; ARTS 328; or faculty permission.
Advanced study in watermedia using paper support. Emphasis on development of personal expression. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000799)

Photography Group

See special requirements at end of option.

Printmaking Group

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
An intensive exploration of intaglio processes, focusing primarily on etching, through demonstrations, lectures and gallery visits. Emphasis is placed on the individual development of imagery, concept, and technical skill. Students are expected to have knowledge of drawing and design. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000762)
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
This course explores the materials and methods of fine art screen printing, through demonstrations, lectures, and gallery visits. Emphasis is place don the individual development of imagery, concept, and technical skill. Students are expected to have knowledge of drawing, design, and color. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000763)
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
An intensive exploration of stone and photographic lithography processes through demonstrations, lectures and gallery visits. Emphasis is placed on the individual development of imagery, concept, and technical skill. Students are expected to have knowledge of drawing and design. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000764)
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
An intensive exploration of relief printing techniques, primarily from wood, through demonstrations, lectures, and gallery visits. Emphasis is placed on the individual development of imagery, concept, and technical skill. Students are expected to have knowledge of drawing, design, and color. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000765)
Prerequisites: ARTS 331, ARTS 332, or ARTS 333; or faculty permission.
An exploration of advanced printmaking techniques and concepts as they relate to individual ideas. Emphasis placed on the development of personal creativity and expression represented through the print medum. Self-motivation and technical proficiency in a variety of printmaking processes is necessary. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000828)

Sculpture Group

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 270 for art majors (sculpture emphasis) or ARTS 123 for art majors (non-sculpture); faculty permission for non-majors.
An intensive exploration of three-dimensional form, using a variety of methods, such as assemblage and metal fabrication, and varied materials, such as wood, plaster, metal, and clay. An emphasis is placed on creative thought and technical skills. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000758)
Prerequisites: ARTS 270 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ARTS 122 for art majors (non-sculpture emphasis); faculty permission for non-majors.
Aesthetic development of form through foundry processes. Foundry experience in "lost wax" and similar processes, investment, casting, metal finishing, oxyacetylene, electric arc, T.I.G. welding. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000759)
Prerequisites: ARTS 270 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ARTS 123 for art majors (non-sculpture emphasis); faculty permission for non-majors.
This intermediate sculpture course provides an indepth study of the body as subject and object in historical contexts. A wide variety of methods and materials are explored, including clay, direct and cast plaster, other castable materials, woodworking, metal fabrication, and mixed media assemblage. Assignments center around problem solving and development of an expressive response to the body as form. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000760)
Prerequisites: ARTS 371, ARTS 372, or ARTS 373; or faculty permission.
Advanced studio sculpture emphasizing individual development and direction. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000824)

Students may complete the required 27 units in this emphasis with the option of Internship credits (ARTS 489ABC) or Special Problems (ARTS 399ABC), to be arranged with the area faculty.

Studio Electives: 18 units

18 units selected from:

Any upper-division studio Art (ARTS) courses outside of and in addition to the studio group selected above.

Art History Courses: 6 units

Group I: 3 units

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
In-depth study of the art and architecture of the Greek world during the Bronze Age, Aegean, Geometric, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods. An emphasis will be placed upon understanding the development of the Greek artistic concepts, such as idealism and realism, within their cultural and political context. 3 hours lecture. (000858)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
In-depth study of the art and architecture of the Roman world covering the Etruscan, Republican, Early and Late Imperial periods. An emphasis will be placed upon understanding the Roman character of Roman art and architecture, as well as domestic life through the arts as found at Pompeii, Herculaneus, etc. 3 hours lecture. (000860)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
In-depth study of the art and architecture of the Middle Ages, with an emphasis on the Romanesque and Gothic periods in France and England. The course will cover great cathedrals, such as Notre Dame of Paris, Chartres, Amiens, etc., and their sculpture and stained glass decorations. The course will also provide an understanding of the nature of style change and development from the Classical to the Medieval periods. 3 hours lecture. (000843)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
An investigation of the arts of Northern Europe and Spain during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with emphasis upon the Netherlands' development of oil painting. The scriptoria and illuminations of the International Style, the Limbourg Brothers, the Master of Flemale, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Van der Goes, Bosch, Schongauer, Grunewald, Durer, Cranach, Charoton, Fouques, Berruguete, Bruegel, Holbein, and the Tutor Mannerist Style; reciprocal influences with the Italian Renaissance of Italy will be covered. 3 hours lecture. (000845)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
An investigation of form and content in Italian Renaissance and Mannerist painting, sculpture, and architecture between 1400 and 1500. The impact on art of Neoplatonic philosophy, Humanism, Franciscan Catholicism, political intrigues, and the growth of capitalism will be considered, as well as other aspects of the historical context of art. Botticelli, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Titian are among the artists to be studied. 3 hours lecture. (000846)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
An investigation of form and content in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European painting, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, gardens, and decorative arts. Protestant and Catholic visual languages and patronage will be compared. The impact on art of exploration and colonial expansion, war, and revolution, as well as developments in education and technology, will be explored, along with influences on European art from the Orient. Some of the artists to be covered are Caravaggio, Bernini, Leyster, Gentileschi, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velazques, Hogarth, and Vigee-Lebrun. 3 hours lecture. (000849)

Group II: 3 units

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors; faculty permission.
In-depth investigation of certain special areas of interest in art history based upon particular faculty competencies and student interest. 3 hours seminar. (000856)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
An investigation of form and content in European painting, printmaking, sculpture, and architecture during the first half of the nineteenth century. Attitudes toward observation versus invention, and originality versus eclecticism, common to Romantic, Neoclassical, and Realistic artists will be examined. Writings by philosophers, artists, and critics such as Burke and Runge will be analyzed, as well as the effect on art of the industrial revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and progress in the fields of education and science. Issues related to gender and to Non-Western peoples will be discussed. Some of the artists to be covered are Bonheur, Delacroix, Friedrich, Goya, Ingres, and Turner. 3 hours lecture. (000774)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
An investigation of form and content in European painting, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts during the second half of the nineteenth century. Attitudes toward observation versus invention, and originality versus eclecticism, common to Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Symbolist, and Expressionist artists will be examined. Writings by philosophers, artists, and critics, such as Ruskin and Van Gogh, will be analyzed. Issues related to gender and to Non-Western peoples will be discussed, as well as the effect on art of the Industrial Revolution, wars, and progress in the fields of education and science. Some of the artists to be covered are Cassatt, Cezanne, Gaugin, Manet, Monet, Marisot, Modersohn-Becker, Seurat, and Munch. 3 hours lecture. (000776)
Prerequisites: ARTH101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
An investigation of the European Avant-Garde of the first half of the century: Modernism, Cubism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Futurism, Constructivism, Dada, Neue Sachlichkeit, the Bauhaus, and Surrealism in painting, sculpture, architecture, and performance art. These movements will be related to music, dance, literature, theater, and to the European social, intellectual, and political ambience of the period up to and including World War II, when key European artist refugees arrived in the United States. Such artists as Marcel Duchamp, Kathe Kodwitz, and Pablo Picasso will be considered. 3 hours lecture. (000777)
Prerequisites: ARTH 102 for Art majors.
An investigation of artists and issues that have occupied the global contemporary art world since 1980. 3 hours lecture. (000838)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for Art majors.
This course investigates the development of American art from the Colonial period to World War II. It concentrates on painting, but also considers sculpture, architecture, photography, as well as decorative and folk arts. Artists to be explored at some depth include Benton, Cole, Henri, Homer, Krasner, Lawrence, O'Keefe, Pollack, Rivers, and West. Art will be presented in its social and historical contexts. The roles played by museums, galleries, and art schools, and the influence of collectors and dealers will be examined. Mutual influences between American and European, Non-Western, and Ethnic cultures will be discussed. 3 hours lecture. (000835)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
This course investigates the development of California Art from the late eighteenth century to the present. Emphasis will be on painting, with sculpture, architecture, photography, and allied arts also considered. An understanding of California idioms will be developed through the examination of landscape painting, California Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, WPA projects, Post-Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, the Bay Area Figurative Movement, Assemblage, "Kar Kulture," Minimalism, and Performance Art. 3 hours seminar. (000861)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
In-depth study of Chinese and Japanese visual arts (architecture, painting, sculpture, and other fine arts such as ceramics and woodblock prints) from the pre-historic to the nineteenth-century period. 3 hours lecture. (000844)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
A survey of ancient Mexican art and culture of formative, classic, conquest, including the Olmec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Mxtec, Classic Gulf Coast, Toltec, and Aztec. Sites discussed include El Tajin, La Venta, Monte Alban, Milta, Tula, and Tenochtitlan 3 hours lecture. (000841)
An investigation of the art of the ancient Maya of Mexico and Central America prior to European contact, from the Preclassic to Postclassic periods. The relationship of art to religious beliefs and practices will be explored, as well as the development of local styles associated with royal courts. Sites discussed include Tikal, Palenque, Copan, Uxmal, and Chichen Itza 3 hours lecture. (020618)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
This course is also offered as CHST 406 .
A survey of Mexican art and culture from the Cortesian Conquest, the Colonial Period of monastery- and church-building, the Revolution of 1810, the Revolution of 1910, and the painters of the great revolutionary mural movement that followed, Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueriros, to contemporary artists who have tended toward international pluralism. Attention is given to the process of acculturation that produced the modern Mexican peoples, their national character, and their contemporary art. 3 hours lecture. (000842)
An investigation of the art of Peru and adjacent regions prior to European contact. The relationship of art to religious beliefs and practices, political ideologies, and the significance of styles and technologies are examined. Cultures surveyed include Chavin, Paracas, Nasca, Moche, Tiwanaku, and Inka, as well as the Northern Andean civilizations such as San Agustin. 3 hours lecture. (020619)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
Investigation of the traditional and contemporary arts and cultures of the Amerindian and Eskimo of the continental United States, Canada, and Alaska. Six major culture areas will be examined: the Arctic, Pacific Northwest, California, the Southwest, and Eastern Woodlands, and the florescent cultures of the Plains and Intermontane. Such problems as a definition of Indian Art, transoceanic contact, acculturation, and the moral and ethical questions posed by Indian Rights will be considered. 3 hours lecture. (000852)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
An investigation of the arts and cultures of the African continent, with major emphasis upon the Negroid peoples south of the Sahara, the medieval kingdoms of the Sudan and the rain forest cultures and great civilizations of Ife, Benin, and the Congo, the sculpture, painting, body art, architecture, music, dance, belief systems, aural tradition of folklore, and reciprocal influences with other continents will be considered. 3 hours lecture. (000853)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for Art majors.
This survey acquaints students with the language of form and space and stylistic vocabularies related to interiors, furnishings, and architecture from the Egyptians through 18th century European. Some aspects of Asian and Islamic furnishings and decorative arts will be included as influences on European design. 3 hours lecture. (000775)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for Art majors.
Survey of the language of form and space and stylistic vocabularies related to interiors, furnishings, and architecture for 19th and 20th century European and American art from the Colonial period. Styles such as Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Bauhaus, Memphis, and Post Modern will be addressed, and architects and designers such as William Morris, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eileen Gray, and LeCorbusier will be included. 3 hours lecture. (000778)
The visual aspect of film (without which there would be no film), a history of film imagery, analysis of aesthetic aspects of montage, examination of relationships between film and major nineteenth and twentieth century art movements, avant-garde and underground film, recent developments, including experiments in video and computer-generated imagery. Innovative filmmakers such as Maya Deren and Hans Richter will be studied. 3 hours lecture. (000780)
The development of photography from roots in classical and medieval discoveries to the present, its role in historical documentation, its reciprocal influence upon the arts, its contribution to science, and its importance as an extension of human vision. Non-silver processes and fusion of photography with computer and other media will be examined. Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston are among the photographers to be considered. 3 hours lecture. (000773)

Professional Preparation: 6 units

6 units required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; acceptance into the BFA program or permission of instructor and ARTS 425, ARTS 426, ARTS 427, ARTS 430, ARTS 440, ARTS 450, ARTS 460, ARTS 470, ARTS 476, ARTS 482, or ARTS 483.
Cross-disciplinary studio art seminar for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree options in Art Studio and Electronic Arts. This course affords BFA students the opportunity to develop work for their required culminating exhibition. The course also includes critical discussions and readings on aesthetics, techniques, and professional issues. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (015012)

Note: ARTS 595 must be taken twice for a total of 6 units.

Photography Group Requirements: 69 units

For a split emphasis with photography, students should work with a major advisor.

Lower-Division Requirements: 12 units

2 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course provides an introduction to the theory and application of photography as a fine art. Basic digital photographic skills and techniques are emphasized. Primary emphasis on the place of photography in art history, current art theory, and issues in photographic representation. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000738)
This is a foundation computer course for studio artists. The course covers basic instruction using the computer for painting, drawing, image processing, photographic composites, words as art, animation, research, and presentation. Emphasis is on conceptual and creative processes. Art and design principles, aesthetic decision making, and visual effectiveness are addressed. Basic drawing skills strongly recommended. 6 hours activity. (000737)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Survey of the major visual arts of India, China, and Japan from the prehistoric to the nineteenth-century period. An emphasis on the traditional Buddhist, Taoist, and Shinto arts. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000707)
A survey of visual arts, including Pre-Columbian, Post-Columbian, Native American, Islamic, and African. These arts will be placed in their historical, social, and religious contexts. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000709)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course presents basic instruction in the techniques of painting and in the preparation of various supports. Emphasis will be placed on developing appreciation for the painted surface, and on the expressive potential of shape, color, and texture, as they relate to space and composition. Although some painting exercises are directed by the instructor, student self-motivation is expected. Several projects will be developed by the student. 6 hours activity. (000718)
Introduction to fine art printmaking processes, with equal emphasis on idea development and technique. Students experience a variety of print methods, such as, etching, linoleum, screen print, and photographic printmaking through demonstrations, lectures, and gallery visits. 6 hours activity. (000730)
Development of ideas through introduction to handbuilding techniques, using the pinch, coil, slab, and mold methods of construction. Experimentation with a variety of low-fire glazes, and other low-fire surface treatments. 6 hours activity. (000714)
Introduction to sculpture is a beginning course designed to develop skills in building three-dimensional form by learning to work with a variety of tools and techniques. Materials may include clay, plaster, wood, cardboard, metal, and found objects. Assignments are designed to guide students in their dvelopment of concept, content, and personal expression. 6 hours activity. (000726)

Upper-Division Requirements: 57 units

Art Studio Courses: 27 units

1 course required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or ARTS 350 or permission of instructor.
Exploration of contemporary electronic imaging theories and techniques as they relate to photography. The basic hardware and software and their application in fine art photography are covered in this course. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000787)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.
Intermediate studies in electronic arts with focus on digital imagemaking. Emphasis on development of personal aesthetics, technical excellence, and understanding of presentation issues surrounding digital media for both print and virtual platforms. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000770)
Prerequisites: ARTS 341.
Advanced exploration of contemporary electronic imaging theories and techniques as they relate to photography. This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of electronically produced photographic artworks. Students produce a portfolio quality body of artwork. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000873)

21 units selected from:

Studio courses at the 300 level may be taken two times for credit, and 400-level courses four times for credit. A minimum of 12 units must be taken at the 400 level.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.
Concentration on expressive and aesthetic aspects of photography in fine arts. Emphasis on ability to manipulate and compose with light as a most crucial element in the organization of plastic space. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000786)
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or permission of instructor.
This course provides an introduction to contemporary techniques and aesthetics of non-silver photography. Both historical and non-traditional photographic processes and their application to fine art photography are covered in this course. 6 hours activity. (000789)
Prerequisites: ARTS 340.
This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of photographically produced artworks. During the semester, students are required to produce a portfolio quality body of artwork. Theoretical and historical relationships to the student artwork are discussed. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000872)
Prerequisites: ARTS 341.
Advanced exploration of contemporary electronic imaging theories and techniques as they relate to photography. This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of electronically produced photographic artworks. Students produce a portfolio quality body of artwork. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000873)
Prerequisites: ARTS 343.
Advanced exploration of contemporary techniques and aesthetics of non-silver photography. This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of non-silver and/or non-traditional photographic artworks. Students produce a portfolio quality body of artwork. 6 hours activity. (015013)

Studio Electives: 18 units

18 units selected from:

Art History Courses: 6 units

Group I:

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
In-depth study of the art and architecture of the Greek world during the Bronze Age, Aegean, Geometric, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods. An emphasis will be placed upon understanding the development of the Greek artistic concepts, such as idealism and realism, within their cultural and political context. 3 hours lecture. (000858)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
In-depth study of the art and architecture of the Roman world covering the Etruscan, Republican, Early and Late Imperial periods. An emphasis will be placed upon understanding the Roman character of Roman art and architecture, as well as domestic life through the arts as found at Pompeii, Herculaneus, etc. 3 hours lecture. (000860)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
In-depth study of the art and architecture of the Middle Ages, with an emphasis on the Romanesque and Gothic periods in France and England. The course will cover great cathedrals, such as Notre Dame of Paris, Chartres, Amiens, etc., and their sculpture and stained glass decorations. The course will also provide an understanding of the nature of style change and development from the Classical to the Medieval periods. 3 hours lecture. (000843)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
An investigation of the arts of Northern Europe and Spain during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with emphasis upon the Netherlands' development of oil painting. The scriptoria and illuminations of the International Style, the Limbourg Brothers, the Master of Flemale, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Van der Goes, Bosch, Schongauer, Grunewald, Durer, Cranach, Charoton, Fouques, Berruguete, Bruegel, Holbein, and the Tutor Mannerist Style; reciprocal influences with the Italian Renaissance of Italy will be covered. 3 hours lecture. (000845)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
An investigation of form and content in Italian Renaissance and Mannerist painting, sculpture, and architecture between 1400 and 1500. The impact on art of Neoplatonic philosophy, Humanism, Franciscan Catholicism, political intrigues, and the growth of capitalism will be considered, as well as other aspects of the historical context of art. Botticelli, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Titian are among the artists to be studied. 3 hours lecture. (000846)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
An investigation of form and content in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European painting, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, gardens, and decorative arts. Protestant and Catholic visual languages and patronage will be compared. The impact on art of exploration and colonial expansion, war, and revolution, as well as developments in education and technology, will be explored, along with influences on European art from the Orient. Some of the artists to be covered are Caravaggio, Bernini, Leyster, Gentileschi, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velazques, Hogarth, and Vigee-Lebrun. 3 hours lecture. (000849)

Group II:

1 course required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
The development of photography from roots in classical and medieval discoveries to the present, its role in historical documentation, its reciprocal influence upon the arts, its contribution to science, and its importance as an extension of human vision. Non-silver processes and fusion of photography with computer and other media will be examined. Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston are among the photographers to be considered. 3 hours lecture. (000773)

Professional Preparation: 6 units

6 units required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; acceptance into the BFA program or permission of instructor and ARTS 425, ARTS 426, ARTS 427, ARTS 430, ARTS 440, ARTS 450, ARTS 460, ARTS 470, ARTS 476, ARTS 482, or ARTS 483.
Cross-disciplinary studio art seminar for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree options in Art Studio and Electronic Arts. This course affords BFA students the opportunity to develop work for their required culminating exhibition. The course also includes critical discussions and readings on aesthetics, techniques, and professional issues. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (015012)

Note: ARTS 595 must be taken twice for a total of 6 units.

The Option in Electronic Arts: 69-70 units

Required Application Materials for the BFA Degree with an Option in Electronic Arts

The application materials are the same as for the Option in Art Studio except that the portfolio required should include examples of electronic work. These may be submitted on Mac CD or NTSC VHS tape.

Option Core: 18 units

6 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTH 102 for Art majors.
An investigation of artists and issues that have occupied the global contemporary art world since 1980. 3 hours lecture. (000838)
Prerequisites: ARTS 125 or faculty permission.
Interpretive drawing techniques with expressive use of graphic media, including color. An introduction to drawing the human body will comprise a major portion of the course. 6 hours activity. (000711)
This course provides an introduction to the theory and application of photography as a fine art. Basic digital photographic skills and techniques are emphasized. Primary emphasis on the place of photography in art history, current art theory, and issues in photographic representation. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000738)
This is a foundation computer course for studio artists. The course covers basic instruction using the computer for painting, drawing, image processing, photographic composites, words as art, animation, research, and presentation. Emphasis is on conceptual and creative processes. Art and design principles, aesthetic decision making, and visual effectiveness are addressed. Basic drawing skills strongly recommended. 6 hours activity. (000737)
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.
Intermediate studies in electronic arts with focus on digital imagemaking. Emphasis on development of personal aesthetics, technical excellence, and understanding of presentation issues surrounding digital media for both print and virtual platforms. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000770)
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.
Advanced concepts in electronic arts, with emphasis on the relationships between content, form, and media, and the development of personal expression. Studio exploration of digital media to create electronic media artworks. Forms may include interactive multimedia using both CD/DVD and Internet technologies, 3D modeling and rendering, animation, sound, and video. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000753)

Technology in Society: 3 units

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: CDES 102.
Students will acquire a qualitative understanding of how various information and communication technologies work, the social needs that drive technology developments, and the future impact of new information technologies on work and society. This course is required for all majors in the Department of Communication Design. 3 hours discussion. (001659)

Note: Prerequisite of CDES 102 will be waived for BFA majors.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; Junior standing.
Impact of computers and high-tech systems on people, institutions, organizations, and environment. Examines the following: law, medicine, education, government, data banks, privacy, computer security, changing work, automation, robots, expert systems, AI, social responsibility, ethics, war, conflict resolution. Includes weekly reading, midterm, and final writing projects. Weekly lectures, discussions, films, and writing. No programming. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved General Education course. (002309)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.
This course is also offered as PSYC 332H .
An Honors seminar that explores the psychological, philosophical, social, biological, and technical aspects of machine "minds." Explores core issues within a subset of the disciplines that comprise the cognitive sciences, including artificial intelligence, philosophy, and psychology. Readings and discussions focus on theories of artificial intelligence and classic themes in human cognition and philosophy, such as determinism, consciousness, free-will, and the mind-body problem. The course focuses on increasing one's capability to express beliefs and evaluate arguments concerning various issues. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (002311)
Prerequisites: Junior standing, faculty permission.
This course is also offered as PHIL 364 .
An examination of the emergence of artificial mind in machines, with special attention to related issues in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (002312)
This course presents a practically based treatment of artificial intelligence, and a general introduction of technical issues associated with the development of intelligent systems. The course addresses issues of knowledge representation and natural language processing in particular, from a computational perspective. Students write programs to perform simple analyses of natural language and logical reasoning. Students also explore the limits of computation, using practical and theoretical approaches. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (002313)

Professional Preparation: 6 units

6 units required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; acceptance into the BFA program or permission of instructor and ARTS 425, ARTS 426, ARTS 427, ARTS 430, ARTS 440, ARTS 450, ARTS 460, ARTS 470, ARTS 476, ARTS 482, or ARTS 483.
Cross-disciplinary studio art seminar for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree options in Art Studio and Electronic Arts. This course affords BFA students the opportunity to develop work for their required culminating exhibition. The course also includes critical discussions and readings on aesthetics, techniques, and professional issues. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (015012)

Note: ARTS 595 must be taken twice for a total of 6 units.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 42-43 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required depending upon the advising pattern chosen. Students must select one of the following advising patterns for completion of the major course requirements.

Intermedia Studio Pattern: 42 units

Art Studio Foundations: 6 units

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course presents basic instruction in the techniques of painting and in the preparation of various supports. Emphasis will be placed on developing appreciation for the painted surface, and on the expressive potential of shape, color, and texture, as they relate to space and composition. Although some painting exercises are directed by the instructor, student self-motivation is expected. Several projects will be developed by the student. 6 hours activity. (000718)
Introduction to fine art printmaking processes, with equal emphasis on idea development and technique. Students experience a variety of print methods, such as, etching, linoleum, screen print, and photographic printmaking through demonstrations, lectures, and gallery visits. 6 hours activity. (000730)
Development of ideas through introduction to handbuilding techniques, using the pinch, coil, slab, and mold methods of construction. Experimentation with a variety of low-fire glazes, and other low-fire surface treatments. 6 hours activity. (000714)
Introduction to sculpture is a beginning course designed to develop skills in building three-dimensional form by learning to work with a variety of tools and techniques. Materials may include clay, plaster, wood, cardboard, metal, and found objects. Assignments are designed to guide students in their dvelopment of concept, content, and personal expression. 6 hours activity. (000726)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
An introduction to glass as a visual art medium using the techniques of off-hand glass blowing, sheet glass fabrication, and other related techniques. Emphasis is on the development of sculptural ideas. 6 hours activity. (000717)

Electronic Art Studio: 15 units

15 units required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.
Intermediate studies in electronic arts with focus on digital imagemaking. Emphasis on development of personal aesthetics, technical excellence, and understanding of presentation issues surrounding digital media for both print and virtual platforms. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000770)

Repeat for a maximum of 6 units as appropriate.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.
Advanced concepts in electronic arts, with emphasis on the relationships between content, form, and media, and the development of personal expression. Studio exploration of digital media to create electronic media artworks. Forms may include interactive multimedia using both CD/DVD and Internet technologies, 3D modeling and rendering, animation, sound, and video. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000753)

Repeat for a maximum of 12 units as appropriate.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 450 and at least one additional 300/400-level art studio course; faculty permission.
Advanced concepts in translating electronic media artworks from the virtual world to the tangible with emphasis on integration of traditional fine art media and electronic media. Explorations may include photography/digital imaging, digital painting, digital printmaking, sculpture, installation, public art, and performance works. Conceptual development and studio practice involves integrating vocabularies and production techniques from a diverse palette of artistic methodologies and tools. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000862)

May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units as appropriate.

Studio Electives: 18 units

18 units selected from:

300/400-level Art Studio courses selected with and at the discretion of the BFA committee. Six units may be from focus-related production courses outside of Art, selected with and at the discretion of the BFA committee.

Art History: 3 units

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
The visual aspect of film (without which there would be no film), a history of film imagery, analysis of aesthetic aspects of montage, examination of relationships between film and major nineteenth and twentieth century art movements, avant-garde and underground film, recent developments, including experiments in video and computer-generated imagery. Innovative filmmakers such as Maya Deren and Hans Richter will be studied. 3 hours lecture. (000780)
The development of photography from roots in classical and medieval discoveries to the present, its role in historical documentation, its reciprocal influence upon the arts, its contribution to science, and its importance as an extension of human vision. Non-silver processes and fusion of photography with computer and other media will be examined. Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston are among the photographers to be considered. 3 hours lecture. (000773)

Multimedia Studio Pattern: 42 units

Communication Foundations: 6 units

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
An in-depth look into the pre-production process as it directly pertains to storyboard creation, character development and design, pre-visualization techniques, and principles of concept design. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (015870)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
An introduction to the styles and formats used in writing for radio, television, multimedia, and the Web. Writing includes commericals/public service announcements, news, and informational programming. 3 hours lecture. (001638)
This course will explore the elements of visual design as they apply to the production of video and film. An overview of visual literacy will be given, and the application of these elements to the critical analysis of video and film productions will be discussed. Successful completion of this course for majors requires a grade of C or higher. 3 hours lecture. (001649)
This course provides a theoretical and practical knowledge of digital audio productions techniques for radio, video, and multimedia. Particular emphasis is placed on audio for video and production strategies for effective communication in audio. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (001652)
Discussion and analysis of the function, structure, organization, operation, regulation, and economics of the various telecommunication industries, including broadcasting, cable, independent production, and other related new technologies. Successful completion of this course for majors requires a grade of C or higher. Required for enrollment in upper-division Media Arts courses. 3 hours lecture. (001651)

Electronic Art Studio: 12 units

12 units required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.
Intermediate studies in electronic arts with focus on digital imagemaking. Emphasis on development of personal aesthetics, technical excellence, and understanding of presentation issues surrounding digital media for both print and virtual platforms. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000770)

Repeat for a maximum of 6 units as appropriate.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.
Advanced concepts in electronic arts, with emphasis on the relationships between content, form, and media, and the development of personal expression. Studio exploration of digital media to create electronic media artworks. Forms may include interactive multimedia using both CD/DVD and Internet technologies, 3D modeling and rendering, animation, sound, and video. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000753)

Repeat for a maximum of 12 units as appropriate.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 450 and at least one additional 300/400-level art studio course; faculty permission.
Advanced concepts in translating electronic media artworks from the virtual world to the tangible with emphasis on integration of traditional fine art media and electronic media. Explorations may include photography/digital imaging, digital painting, digital printmaking, sculpture, installation, public art, and performance works. Conceptual development and studio practice involves integrating vocabularies and production techniques from a diverse palette of artistic methodologies and tools. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000862)

Studio Electives: 21 units

7 courses selected from:

Note: A minimum of 2 courses must be selected from Art Electives. Up to 18 units of studio electives may be selected from either the Multimedia Group or Video Group.

Art Electives:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
The exploration of a broad number of media and and techniques through a number of structured assignments. The exposure of the drawing student to current technical possibilities which extend and broaden the concept of drawing. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000740)
Prerequisites: ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
An emphasis on form development and composition using the human figure. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000752)
Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.
Concentration on expressive and aesthetic aspects of photography in fine arts. Emphasis on ability to manipulate and compose with light as a most crucial element in the organization of plastic space. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000786)
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or ARTS 350 or permission of instructor.
Exploration of contemporary electronic imaging theories and techniques as they relate to photography. The basic hardware and software and their application in fine art photography are covered in this course. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000787)
Prerequisites: ARTS 325 or faculty permission.
An exploration in drawing in depth both as an expressive and descriptive medium. A variety of drawing media and any number of personal directions. Recommended for art majors. Six hours of personal direct-grading system will be used. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000795)
Prerequisites: ARTS 326 or faculty permission.
Study of human form based upon the human figure using a variety of media. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000810)
Prerequisites: ARTS 340.
This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of photographically produced artworks. During the semester, students are required to produce a portfolio quality body of artwork. Theoretical and historical relationships to the student artwork are discussed. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000872)
Prerequisites: ARTS 341.
Advanced exploration of contemporary electronic imaging theories and techniques as they relate to photography. This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of electronically produced photographic artworks. Students produce a portfolio quality body of artwork. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000873)
Prerequisites: ARTS 450 and at least one additional 300/400-level art studio course; faculty permission.
Advanced concepts in translating electronic media artworks from the virtual world to the tangible with emphasis on integration of traditional fine art media and electronic media. Explorations may include photography/digital imaging, digital painting, digital printmaking, sculpture, installation, public art, and performance works. Conceptual development and studio practice involves integrating vocabularies and production techniques from a diverse palette of artistic methodologies and tools. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000862)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; upper-division standing in Art or faculty permission.
Current topics and issues in studio art. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (000812)

Multimedia Group Electives:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Introduction to hypertext markup language (HTML), Web standards, and the Web publication process. Includes practical exercises in the creation and publication of Web pages and the construction of coherent Web sites. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (001660)
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy, faculty permission.
A study in the design and development of multimedia. Emphasis on conceptualizing multimedia products for use in education and training, information delivery, and performance support. Hands-on skill development in creating digital elements for use in multimedia, such as graphics, audio, and video and combining these elements into interactive programs. 3 hours discussion. (001773)
Prerequisites: CDES 222.
Modern Web technologies for the production and publication of Web pages and sites. Production of client-side and server-side dynamic Web pages to accept user input and retrieve information from databases. Style sheets for controlling Web page appearance. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (001742)
Prerequisites: CDES 222.
The nature of the human interface. Issues in human interface design with strong emphasis on the WWW and E-commerce. Principles of usability and their underpinnings in cognitive psychology. Web accessibility and adaptive technologies. Students critically analyze the usability of existing E-Web sites and recommend changes. 3 hours lecture. (001748)
Prerequisites: CDES 314.
Project-based course designed to develop the student's ability to function as a multimedia development team member. Emphasis on design and development of multimedia programs for use in education and training, information delivery, and performance support. 3 hours discussion. (001774)
Prerequisites: CDES 334.
Introduction to time-based information design and kinetic typography, exploring relationships between music and typographic composition for new media. Topics include historical relationships between music and typography, form and space, hierarchy and structure, texture and depth, time and movement. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (001681)

Note: ARTS 250, ARTS 350, or ART 258 fulfill CDES 214 requirement.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: APCG 110.
This course uses 3-D modeling and animation software in developing 3-D computer models and creating presentations of those models in story-telling still scenes. The tools, techniques, and topics studied include basic and advanced 3-D modeling tools, 3-D scene layout, lighting, texturing, and rendering. 1 hour discussion, 4 hours activity. (002317)
Prerequisites: APCG 330.
For both majors and non-majors. The concepts of computer imaging and animation are taught in this project-based class. Focus is on the principles of animation and how they apply to current computer animation techniques. This class emphasizes both creative and technical skills. 1 hour discussion, 4 hours activity. (002366)
Theory and practice of recording, including audio theory and the use of synthesizers, samplers, computers, microphones, recording consoles, and tape machines. 3 hours discussion. (006072)
Prerequisites: MUSC 109, faculty permission.
A study in the fundamentals of digital audio. Emphasis will be on the application of stereo editing, multi-channel recording, digital sequencing, audio for the Web, and time-code. 3 hours discussion. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (006074)

Video Group Electives:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course provides a theoretical and practical knowledge of digital audio productions techniques for radio, video, and multimedia. Particular emphasis is placed on audio for video and production strategies for effective communication in audio. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (001652)
Discussion and analysis of the function, structure, organization, operation, regulation, and economics of the various telecommunication industries, including broadcasting, cable, independent production, and other related new technologies. Successful completion of this course for majors requires a grade of C or higher. Required for enrollment in upper-division Media Arts courses. 3 hours lecture. (001651)
Prerequisites: CDES 226, CDES 261. For APCG majors: APCG 112, CDES 103, CDES 141, CDES 216.
Theory and techniques of video production designed to develop skills in all aspects of electronic field video production. The course includes all pre-production, production, and post-production videotape editing elements related to the production of all video programs. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (001720)

Note: CDES will allow ARTS 240 to substitute for CDES 206 for BFA majors.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: CDES 366.
Involves complicated and detailed editing of video-based materials using digital and analog linear and nonlinear video editing procedures and techniques. 3 hours discussion. (001758)
Prerequisites: CDES 366.
Theory and techniques of color video production designed to develop skills in all aspects of video production. This course includes pre-production and production elements related to the production of all video programs. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (001719)
Prerequisites: CDES 366.
Selected video production projects involving advanced techniques not covered in other production courses, including integration of other media forms into complete video programs. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (001759)

Art History: 3 units

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
The visual aspect of film (without which there would be no film), a history of film imagery, analysis of aesthetic aspects of montage, examination of relationships between film and major nineteenth and twentieth century art movements, avant-garde and underground film, recent developments, including experiments in video and computer-generated imagery. Innovative filmmakers such as Maya Deren and Hans Richter will be studied. 3 hours lecture. (000780)
The development of photography from roots in classical and medieval discoveries to the present, its role in historical documentation, its reciprocal influence upon the arts, its contribution to science, and its importance as an extension of human vision. Non-silver processes and fusion of photography with computer and other media will be examined. Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston are among the photographers to be considered. 3 hours lecture. (000773)

Computer Animation Studio Pattern: 42-43 units

Computer Science Foundations: 3-4 units

1 course selected from:

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Students who have had limited experience with computers should take CSCI 101 before CSCI 111. CSCI 101 provides an overview of the fundamentals of computer science. Number systems and data representation are introduced. An overview of hardware, including the control unit, memory, the ALU, and I/O is provided. Software is introduced with an overview of operating systems, programming languages, applications, and software tools. Students are exposed to common operating systems and applications. Student also design and implement several programs. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (002280)
Prerequisites: At least one year of high school algebra and strong computer skills or CSCI 101.
A first-semester object-oriented programming course, providing an overview of computer systems and an introduction to problem solving, object-oriented software design, and programming. Coverage includes the software life cycle, as well as algorithms and their role in software design. Students are expected to design, implement, and test a number of programs. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (002281)

Writing/Storyboard Preparation: 3 units

1 course required:

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An in-depth look into the pre-production process as it directly pertains to storyboard creation, character development and design, pre-visualization techniques, and principles of concept design. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (015870)

Studio: 33 units

7 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: APCG 110.
This course uses 3-D modeling and animation software in developing 3-D computer models and creating presentations of those models in story-telling still scenes. The tools, techniques, and topics studied include basic and advanced 3-D modeling tools, 3-D scene layout, lighting, texturing, and rendering. 1 hour discussion, 4 hours activity. (002317)
Prerequisites: APCG 330.
For both majors and non-majors. The concepts of computer imaging and animation are taught in this project-based class. Focus is on the principles of animation and how they apply to current computer animation techniques. This class emphasizes both creative and technical skills. 1 hour discussion, 4 hours activity. (002366)
Development of ideas through introduction to handbuilding techniques, using the pinch, coil, slab, and mold methods of construction. Experimentation with a variety of low-fire glazes, and other low-fire surface treatments. 6 hours activity. (000714)
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
The exploration of a broad number of media and and techniques through a number of structured assignments. The exposure of the drawing student to current technical possibilities which extend and broaden the concept of drawing. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000740)
Prerequisites: ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
An emphasis on form development and composition using the human figure. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000752)
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; or faculty permission.
Intermediate studies in electronic arts with focus on digital imagemaking. Emphasis on development of personal aesthetics, technical excellence, and understanding of presentation issues surrounding digital media for both print and virtual platforms. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000770)

Repeat for a maximum of 6 units as appropriate.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.
Advanced concepts in electronic arts, with emphasis on the relationships between content, form, and media, and the development of personal expression. Studio exploration of digital media to create electronic media artworks. Forms may include interactive multimedia using both CD/DVD and Internet technologies, 3D modeling and rendering, animation, sound, and video. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000753)

Repeat for a maximum of 12 units as appropriate.

12 units selected from:

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Prerequisites: APCG 330.
A study of the necessary principles and techniques of creating digital 3-D characters. Students learn the necessary skills for modeling characters, creating effective anatomy, and rigging characters for animation purposes. 1 hour lecture, 4 hours activity. (020241)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, APCG 117.
Concentration on story development as it directly relates to Computer Animation. Students write a treatment, script, and storyboard for an animation project. Emphasis is placed on understanding the story structure, writing interesting dialogue and developing an in-depth storyboard. The course gives students a practical approach to creating the pre-production component of an animated "short." 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (015871)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This internship is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020127)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (015892)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020135)
Prerequisites: APCG 340.
This course covers the study of motion, timing and acting as they apply to animated characters. Emphasis is on the performance of the character and how it reads to the audience. Techniques and methods for facial expressing, lip-synching, and staging are explored. 1 hour lecture, 4 hours activity. (020245)
Prerequisites: APCG 340, APCG 345.
The computer animation production process is taught in this class. Working from a script, storyboard, and/or animatic, students complete an "animated short" with accompanying sound, music, and visual effects. Emphasis is on working as a member of a computer animation team, similar to a real-world production facility. 3 hours discussion. (002367)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (015891)
Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.
Concentration on expressive and aesthetic aspects of photography in fine arts. Emphasis on ability to manipulate and compose with light as a most crucial element in the organization of plastic space. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000786)
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or ARTS 350 or permission of instructor.
Exploration of contemporary electronic imaging theories and techniques as they relate to photography. The basic hardware and software and their application in fine art photography are covered in this course. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000787)
Prerequisites: ARTS 260 or equivalent experience in low-fire hand-building techniques; ARTS 122; ARTS 125.
Aesthetic exploration of ideas, using the potter's wheel and/or hand-building techniques to create sculptural forms. Development of techniques in basic wheel-throwing and/or hand-building, clay body formulation, investigation of surface enrichment techniques, and kiln firing. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000746)
Prerequisites: ARTS 361 or faculty permission.
This course provides a variety of approaches to surface enrichment techniques. The execution of the surface information learned in this course provides a more sophisticated avenue for expression. Includes individual approaches to problem solving, with an emphasis on concept development and the refinement of technical skills and related craftsmanship. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000750)
Prerequisites: ARTS 325 or faculty permission.
An exploration in drawing in depth both as an expressive and descriptive medium. A variety of drawing media and any number of personal directions. Recommended for art majors. Six hours of personal direct-grading system will be used. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000795)
Prerequisites: ARTS 326 or faculty permission.
Study of human form based upon the human figure using a variety of media. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000810)
Prerequisites: ARTS 340.
This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of photographically produced artworks. During the semester, students are required to produce a portfolio quality body of artwork. Theoretical and historical relationships to the student artwork are discussed. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000872)
Prerequisites: ARTS 341.
Advanced exploration of contemporary electronic imaging theories and techniques as they relate to photography. This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of electronically produced photographic artworks. Students produce a portfolio quality body of artwork. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000873)
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.
Advanced concepts in electronic arts, with emphasis on the relationships between content, form, and media, and the development of personal expression. Studio exploration of digital media to create electronic media artworks. Forms may include interactive multimedia using both CD/DVD and Internet technologies, 3D modeling and rendering, animation, sound, and video. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000753)

ARTS 450 may be taken more than once for credit and in addition to core.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 450 and at least one additional 300/400-level art studio course; faculty permission.
Advanced concepts in translating electronic media artworks from the virtual world to the tangible with emphasis on integration of traditional fine art media and electronic media. Explorations may include photography/digital imaging, digital painting, digital printmaking, sculpture, installation, public art, and performance works. Conceptual development and studio practice involves integrating vocabularies and production techniques from a diverse palette of artistic methodologies and tools. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000862)
Prerequisites: ARTS 362 or ARTS 363 or faculty permission.
In-depth study and development, with emphasis on individual ideas and directions. Concentration on creating a personal vocabulary of concepts, construction methods, and surface treatments as a means of expression. Discussions of contemporary ceramic issues, and professional procedures for the ceramic artist. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000802)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Supervised, out-of-classroom art-related work experience within the University (as in galleries and the slide room), and in connection with community programs and businesses (as in museums, galleries, art centers, etc.). Open to art majors and minors at junior and senior levels with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or to graduates with a minimum GPA of 3.0. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (000870)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; upper-division standing in Art or faculty permission.
Current topics and issues in studio art. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (000812)
Prerequisites: CSCI 311 with a grade of C- or higher, department permission.
This internship is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002342)
Theory and practice of recording, including audio theory and the use of synthesizers, samplers, computers, microphones, recording consoles, and tape machines. 3 hours discussion. (006072)
Prerequisites: MUSC 109, faculty permission.
A study in the fundamentals of digital audio. Emphasis will be on the application of stereo editing, multi-channel recording, digital sequencing, audio for the Web, and time-code. 3 hours discussion. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (006074)

Art History: 3 units

1 course required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
The visual aspect of film (without which there would be no film), a history of film imagery, analysis of aesthetic aspects of montage, examination of relationships between film and major nineteenth and twentieth century art movements, avant-garde and underground film, recent developments, including experiments in video and computer-generated imagery. Innovative filmmakers such as Maya Deren and Hans Richter will be studied. 3 hours lecture. (000780)

The Option in Interior Design: 57 units

Laptop Requirement

To complete this program, the student must have the use of a laptop computer. Please consult with the department for current hardware and software requirements. Students qualify to receive special education discounts on computers and software sold through the Associated Students Bookstore (an Apple authorized campus store). For some programs, in an effort to lower student expenses, bundles consisting of a specially priced Apple laptop computer with the program's required software will be made available at the beginning of each academic year through the Associated Students Bookstore. This laptop computer package is expected to serve the student for the entire length of the program.

5 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This is a foundation computer course for studio artists. The course covers basic instruction using the computer for painting, drawing, image processing, photographic composites, words as art, animation, research, and presentation. Emphasis is on conceptual and creative processes. Art and design principles, aesthetic decision making, and visual effectiveness are addressed. Basic drawing skills strongly recommended. 6 hours activity. (000737)
This course provides the student with an overview of the interior design profession. Through a survey of significant spaces and innovations in syles and funishings students examine how interior design affects human activity. Life safety codes and human performance are emphasized. 3 hours lecture. (000732)
Prerequisites: IDES 115.
This course is an introduction to the tools, techniques, and principles of architectural drafting, graphic conventions, and lettering. Students measure actual sites and study the use of dimensional orthographic and three-dimensional paraline drawing techniques. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (020509)
Prerequisites: ARTS 125, IDES 115.
The ability to sketch design ideas confidently is a valuable tool for designers. This course emphasizes the skill of drawing quickly by teaching visual note taking, generating visual ideas, working from non-visual sources, and establishing a method for accurate perspective drawing. Color rendering techniques are introduced that add surface texture, tonality, reflections, and shades and shadows. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000782)
Prerequisite: ARTS 122, ARTS 123, IDES 115, or faculty permission.
This course emphasizes a systematic approach to the interior design process: conceptualization, development, and synthesis. Through a series of exercises that focus on fundamental design elements and principles, students shall explore several two and three dimensional communcation techniques to effectively present their design ideas. A grade of C or higher is required in this course to continue in the Interior Design BFA program. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020621)

3 units selected from:

Select courses in consultation with the major advisor.

Upper-Division Requirements: 30 units

7 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Supervised, out-of-classroom art-related work experience within the University (as in galleries and the slide room), and in connection with community programs and businesses (as in museums, galleries, art centers, etc.). Open to art majors and minors at junior and senior levels with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or to graduates with a minimum GPA of 3.0. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (000870)

Note: Students must take at least 3 units of internship.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisite: IDES 231.
This course introduces the use of the microcomputer as a tool for interior design illustration, drafting, and design development. A fundamental computer graphics course for interior design students, this course builds skills and technical knowledge in image processing, two-dimensional drawing and three-dimensional modeling of building interiors. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000766)
Prerequisite: IDES 231.
This course focuses on the materials available to the interior designer and their characteristics, sources, and applications. Properties and appropriate uses for interior construction and finish materials are explored. Through lectures, presentations, and the preparation of construction details, students become familiar with the application of a wide variety of interior materials and finishes. Green design and sustainability are examined. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000734)
Prerequisites: ARTS 122, IDES 231, IDES 251.
This course focuses on lighting design based upon critical awareness of the luminous environment. Lighting fundamentals and applications for various types of interior environments are emphasized. Energy conservation and efficiency are also examined. This course addresses the relationship of interior lighting and color. Students explore the application of color theory to interior design. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000768)
Prerequisites: IDES 231.
This course emphasizes the overview of interior design construction and creating a set of documentation. The course covers advanced problems in design and detailing of interior finish systems such as interior architecture and cabinetry. Exploration and production of interior mechanical and millwork drawings and construction documents. Integration of building codes and life safety issues. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (020727)
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 251, IDES 372 or faculty permission.
This course focuses on interior building systems in relation to human sensory reactions, psychological factors, health, safety, and comfort. Building codes relating to building systems are addressed. The vocabulary and concepts of environmental technologies related to interior design are examined. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (020730)
Prerequisite: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; 6 units of upper division IDES-studio electives.
This course familiarizes students with the everyday business, legal, financial, and ethical considerations of the practicing designer. A case study is used to explain the formation of a design business, its operations and designer/client and designer/vendor relationships; project scope analysis and contract analysis for residential and contract projects; insurance, fees and compensation; public relations; and dispute resolution. This course provides an introduction to various formats and processes used in creating a portfolio. Organization and graphic solutions are emphasized for portfolio development. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (000866)

3 courses selected from:

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Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.
Conceptual process, design theory, and programmatic concerns involved in residential interior design with an emphasis on professional applications. Building codes related to residential spaces are addressed. Green design and sustainability are examined. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000817)
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.
Students design corporate offices and institutional spaces such as day-care centers and libraries. Practical issues such as compliance with building codes, sustainability, and use of modular furniture systems are addressed in relation to building types. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000820)
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.
This course emphasizes the elements used by the designer in the development of hospitality interior spaces such as restaurants, clubs, coffee shops, and hotels. Both conceptual and practical issues are explored relative to site analysis, programming, space planning, green design, circulation, volume, furnishings, color, and texture in the design of interior space. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000863)
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.
This course introduces students to design branded environments, showroom, tradeshow exhibit, retail store, and museum. Students learn about design concept, development, space utilization, fixtures, and display as well as the role the interior designer plays in branding and the selling of a product. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (020728)
Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.
This design studio focuses on the aesthetic and functional issues related to the creation of custom freestanding furniture. Design and production of both hard and soft goods are covered. Special attention is given to anthropometric and ergonomic considerations, as well as the fabrication materials and construction methods. Students produce full scale furniture of their own design. 6 hours activity. (020729)

Art History Requirements: 6 units

2 courses required:

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Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for Art majors.
This survey acquaints students with the language of form and space and stylistic vocabularies related to interiors, furnishings, and architecture from the Egyptians through 18th century European. Some aspects of Asian and Islamic furnishings and decorative arts will be included as influences on European design. 3 hours lecture. (000775)
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for Art majors.
Survey of the language of form and space and stylistic vocabularies related to interiors, furnishings, and architecture for 19th and 20th century European and American art from the Colonial period. Styles such as Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Bauhaus, Memphis, and Post Modern will be addressed, and architects and designers such as William Morris, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eileen Gray, and LeCorbusier will be included. 3 hours lecture. (000778)

Interior Design Capstone Studio: 3 units

1 course required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: IDES 474 and 9 units of upper-division IDES studio electives.
This course is the culminating interior design studio project of the BFA professional level degree program. Students implement the project identified and researched in the course. Students research, develop, and analyze data and design criteria for a substantial project involving diverse populations. This advanced studio requires students to incorporate the skills and knowledge gained throughout their studies to create a comprehensive project, including program, presentation drawings, models, detail drawings and specifications. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020731)

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total University offerings. You should consult with an advisor regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your University experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate advisor for specific information.

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