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2020-2021 General Catalog 
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art: Studio Concentration

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  Degree Requirements Units  
  General education 48  
  Major core requirements 70  
  Electives in art 14  
  Total units needed for graduation 132  

The B.F.A. is comprised of a group of core courses representing minimum requirements for all areas of emphasis, plus course requirements in studio arts, art history, a B.F.A. seminar, and a B.F.A. professional practices course. Students accepted into the program decide on an area of emphasis from the following choices: painting,
photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

  1. Throughout the B.F.A. program, candidates must maintain a 3.00 GPA in art and a high level of performance and will be subject to review at all times. Advisors will direct students in their specific course of study based on regular critiques.
  2. To complete the program, candidates will meet all course work for the degree and participate in the B.F.A. art exhibition, which will be reviewed by the art faculty to determine the candidate’s professional competence in a chosen area of emphasis.
  3. In order to receive the B.F.A. Degree, students must complete 24 upper-division units in art in residence. (May be included within the University’s unit residency requirement.)

Major Core Requirements

Freshman and Sophomore Years

* FLC = a Freshman Learning Community, taught over two semesters; counts for GE areas A1 and C3

Complete two of the following courses for a total of 4 units:

Junior and Senior Years

Complete the following 5 courses:

Minimum required 15

Choose any combination of the following to total 5 units:

Minimum required 5

Areas of Emphasis

In addition to the major core requirements, each B.F.A. student must complete one of the following 34-unit emphases:


Total lower-division core units: 14-18

Total upper-division core units: 20-22

Total units in the emphasis: 34

Total units in the major: 70

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