Mar 25, 2023  
2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art: Studio Concentration, B.A.

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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply critical analysis to formal, aesthetic and conceptual qualities in their and others’ art.
  2. Use visual observations to display understanding, and resolve decisions, about the form and content of an artwork.
  3. Ask critical questions about artistic processes, challenges, ideas and materials.
  4. Develop a comprehensive body of work, exhibiting experimentation and growth.
  5. Demonstrate technical proficiency of media to display finished artwork.
  6. Express complex original ideas through an independent approach to materials, media and process.
  7. Articulate original concepts, ideas, and questions in visual, written and oral forms.

Program Requirements

The art major with studio concentration is comprised of a group of core courses representing minimum requirements for all areas of emphasis, plus course offerings in studio and associated areas that allow for the development of an emphasis in one or more of the following: ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and works on paper. Six units must be at the advanced (400) level.

Degree Requirements

See the “Degree Requirements  ” in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements.

General Education Requirements (48 units). 

See the “General Education Program  ” requirements in the University Catalog for information on General Education requirements. Some major requirements may double count for GE requirements.

Major Core Requirements

Breadth Area Requirements

Choose at least three of the following studio courses. At least one course must be taken in a 2D medium and one in 3D medium for a minimum of 8 units. One course must be a 3D course.

Areas of Emphasis

ARTS 300 Level 6
ARTS 400 Level 6
Total Units in Major Emphasis 12

2D Emphasis (Painting, Printmaking & Works on Paper)

3D Emphasis (Ceramics & Sculpture)

300 Level Courses

Choose from 6 units from the 300 Level courses.  Courses may be repeated once for credit.

Photo / Media Emphasis

Program Roadmaps

Sample 4-Year Plan for Art Studio Concentration Painting Emphasis

The Four year Plan is a sample study plan. The sequence and specific courses given are suggestive; please see an advisor each semester to plan your personal program and track your progress using the Academic Requirements Report (ARR) in MYSSU.

Courses may be interchanged fall and spring semester depending on course offering each semester.

General Education Notes:

  • GE Areas A2 and B4 should be completed by the end of the first year. Some students may take year-long courses for GE A2 and/or B4.
  • GE Area A1 and A3 should be completed by the end of the second year
  • Students should enroll in Upper Division GE courses after completion of Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 with a C- or better, lower division GE in that area, and 45 units total.
  • Not all First-Year Learning Communities (FLC’s) meet the same GE areas.
  • GE Area D must be taken in two different subject areas across the nine total required units in lower division (LD) and upper division (UD).
  • Students must take American Institution requirements in U.S. History and U.S. Constitution/California State and Local Government. These requirements may be met in GE.

Freshman Year (30 units)

Fall Semester (15 units)

Spring Semester (15 units)

Sophomore Year (32 units)

Fall Semester (16 units)

Spring Semester (16 units)

Junior Year (31 units)

Fall Semester (18 units)

Spring Semester (13 units)

Senior Year (30 units)

Fall Semester (15 units)

Spring Semester (15 units)

Total Units: 120

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