The Major in Art, Integrated Visual Studies Concentration is ideal for students to develop skills as makers and thinkers by taking an equal ratio of studio and academic classes that foster critical awareness of how society is reflected and produced through visual means in the twenty-first century. 

By making work and interpreting images from art, photography, film, television and commercial imagery, students learn to analyze visual communication from a variety of aesthetic, theoretical, scientific, economic, sociological and historical viewpoints. A combination of studio and academic classes are required. The Bachelor of Arts, Integrated Visual Studies Concentration enables students to organize multiple approaches to visual thinking that cut across various disciplines into a logical whole. Integrated Visual Studies students will have the curricular flexibility to pursue other academic interests and extracurricular activities with greater intensity, as well as to pursue explorations in the theoretical and technical aspects of art making within a studio practice.

Effective Fall 2017

A minimum grade of C (2.000) must be achieved in each upper-division art course in the student's concentration. The minimum scholastic average acceptable for graduation is 2.000 computed only for courses attempted at CSU.

ART 105Issues and Practices in Art 1
ART 110Art History I 3
ART 111Art History II 3
ART 135Introduction to Drawing 3
ART 136Introduction to Figure Drawing 3
ART 160Two-Dimensional Visual Fundamentals 3
ART 170Three-Dimensional Visual Fundamentals 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Arts and Humanities3B6
 Total Credits 31
ART 212Art History III 3
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Introduction Studio Courses (see list below) 6
Upper-Division Art History course (see list below) 3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
 Total Credits 31
Introduction Studio Course not previously taken above (see list below) 3
Upper-Division Art History course (see list below)14A,4B3
Upper-Division Studio courses (see list below) 8
Second Field courses2 6
Upper-Division Second Field courses2 6
Advanced Writing23
 Total Credits 29
ART 425Integrated Visual Studies4C4
ART 3XX or ART 4XX 7
Upper-Division Second Field courses2 6
Upper-Division Electives 3
Electives 9
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120

Introduction Studio Courses

ART 120Digital Visual Fundamentals3
ART 230Photo Image Making I3
ART 235Intermediate Drawing I3
ART 240Pottery I3
ART 245Metalsmithing and Jewelry I3
ART 250Fibers I3
ART 255Introduction to Graphic Design3
ART 256Introduction to Electronic Art3
ART 260Painting I3
ART 265Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief3
ART 270Sculpture I3

Upper-Division Art History Courses1

Code Title AUCC Credits
ART 310 History of American Art to 1945 4A,4B 3
ART 311 Art of Africa 4A,4B 3
ART 312 History of Pre-Columbian Art 4A,4B 3
ART 314 Women in Art History 4A,4B 3
ART 315 United States Art 1945-1980 4A,4B 3
ART 316 Art of the Pacific 4A,4B 3
ART 317 Native North American Art 4A,4B 3
ART 320 Global Encounters in Art 3
ART 410 Greek Art 4A,4B 3
ART 411 History of Medieval Art 4A,4B 3
ART 412 History of Renaissance Art 4A,4B 3
ART 414 History of Baroque and Rococo Art 4A,4B 3
ART 415 History of 19th Century European Art 4A,4B 3
ART 416 History of European Art, 1900 to 1945 4A,4B 3
ART 417 Roman Art 4A,4B 3
ART 418 Contemporary Artists and Art Critics 4A,4B 3
ART 492A Seminar: Art History 4A,4B 3
ART 496H Group Study: Art History 4A,4B 3

Upper-Division Studio Courses

ART 330Photo Image Making II4
ART 331Photo Image Making III4
ART 335Intermediate Drawing II4
ART 336Intermediate Drawing III4
ART 340Pottery II4
ART 341Pottery III4
ART 345Metalsmithing and Jewelry II4
ART 346Metalsmithing and Jewelry III4
ART 350Fibers II4
ART 351Fibers III4
ART 355Typography and Design Systems4
ART 356Illustration4
ART 357Interactive Media4
ART 358Experimental Video4
ART 360Painting Methods and Materials4
ART 361Figure Painting4
ART 365Printmaking II-Lithography4
ART 366Printmaking III-Studio Workshop4
ART 370Sculpture II4
ART 371Sculpture III4
ART 384Supervised College Teaching1-4
ART 421Art and Environment3
ART 430Advanced Photo Image Making I4
ART 431Advanced Photo Image Making II4
ART 435Advanced Drawing I4
ART 436Advanced Drawing II4
ART 440Pottery IV4
ART 441Pottery V4
ART 445Metalsmithing and Jewelry IV4
ART 446Metalsmithing and Jewelry V4
ART 450Fibers IV4
ART 451Fibers V4
ART 455Advanced Typography and Design Systems4
ART 456Advanced Illustration4
ART 457Advanced Interactive Media4
ART 458Advanced Experimental Video4
ART 460Advanced Painting I4
ART 461Advanced Painting II4
ART 465Printmaking IV-Studio Workshop4
ART 466Printmaking V-Studio Workshop4
ART 470Sculpture IV4
ART 471Sculpture V4
ART 495AIndependent Study: Painting1-4
ART 495BIndependent Study: Printmaking1-4
ART 495CIndependent Study: Sculpture1-4
ART 495DIndependent Study: Fibers1-4
ART 495EIndependent Study: Metalsmithing and Jewelry1-4
ART 495FIndependent Study: Drawing1-4
ART 495GIndependent Study: Graphic Design1-4
ART 495HIndependent Study: Art History1-4
ART 495IIndependent Study: Art Education1-4
ART 495JIndependent Study: Pottery1-4
ART 495KIndependent Study: Photo Image Making1-4
ART 496AGroup Study: Painting1-4
ART 496BGroup Study: Printmaking1-4
ART 496CGroup Study: Sculpture1-4
ART 496DGroup Study: Fibers1-4
ART 496EGroup Study: Metalsmithing and Jewelry1-4
ART 496FGroup Study: Drawing1-4
ART 496GGroup Study: Graphic Design1-4
ART 496IGroup Study: Art Education1-4
ART 496JGroup Study: Pottery1-4
ART 496KGroup Study: Photo Image Making1-4

Select 6 credits of Upper-Division Art History courses total, at least 3 of which must satisfy AUCC categories 4A and 4B. 


 Choose in consultation with advisor. 

Distinctive Requirements for Degree ProgramC (2.000) or better in Upper-Division coursework in concentration.
To Declare this Major:
Entering First Year Students:
Transfer Students: 2.500 cumulative GPA, although there is an appeal process and students are encouraged to contact the department for more information.
Continuing CSU Students: 2.500 cumulative GPA, although there is an appeal process and students are encouraged to contact the department for more information.

Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 105Issues and Practices in ArtX  1
ART 110Art History IX  3
ART 135Introduction to DrawingX  3
Select one course from the following:X  3
Two-Dimensional Visual Fundamentals    
Three-Dimensional Visual Fundamentals    
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 111Art History IIX  3
ART 136Introduction to Figure DrawingX  3
Select one course from the following not taken Semester 1:X  3
Two-Dimensional Visual Fundamentals    
Three-Dimensional Visual Fundamentals    
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Mathematics X1B3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 212Art History IIIX  3
SPCM 200Public SpeakingX  3
Introduction Studio Course (See List on Requirements Tab)X  3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A4
Historical Perspectives X3D3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Introduction Studio Course (Select one course not previously taken from list on Requirements Tab)X  3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A3
Global and Cultural Awareness X3E3
Social and Behavioral Sciences X3C3
Upper-Division Art History Course (see List on Requirements Tab):X  3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Introduction Studio Course (Select one course not previously taken from list on Requirements Tab): X 3
Second Field CoursesX  6
Upper-Division Art History course (See List on Requirements Tab)X 4A,4B3
Upper-Division Studio Course (See List on Requirements Tab)X  4
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Upper-Division Studio Course (See List on Requirements Tab)X  4
Upper-Division Second Field CourseX  6
Advanced Writing X23
 Total Credits   13
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 3XX or ART 4XXX  4
Upper-Division Second Field X  3
Upper-Division Elective X 3
Elective X 3
 Total Credits   13
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 425Integrated Visual StudiesX 4C4
ART 3XX or ART 4XXX  3
Upper-Division Second Field CourseX  3
ElectivesX  6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   16
 Program Total Credits:   120