Bachelor of Fine Arts Core Courses

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.

In addition to the following, students must complete a concentration in this major.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
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 Humanities13B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Mathematics1B3
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
ART 212Art History III 3
Select three courses from the following:2 9
Photo Image Making I  
Pottery I  
Metalsmithing and Jewelry I  
Fibers I  
Introduction to Graphic Design  
Introduction to Electronic Art  
Painting I  
Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief  
Sculpture I  
ART 235Intermediate Drawing I 3
Upper-Division Art History34A,4B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
Concentration required course selection 8
Art Electives 4
Upper-Division Art History34A,4B3
Upper-Division Art Elective 4
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities13B3
Upper-Division Non-Art Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 31
Senior
 
Concentration required course selection4C8
Upper-Division Art Elective 4
Non-art electives4 15
 Total Credits 27
 Program Total Credits: 120

Upper-Division Art History Courses3 

Code Title AUCC Credits
In order to complete category 4A and 4B of the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC), at least three credits must be from the Upper-Division Art History list.
History of American Art to 1945 4A,4B
Art of Africa 4A,4B
History of Pre-Columbian Art 4A,4B
Women in Art History 4A,4B
United States Art 1945-1980 4A,4B
Art of the Pacific 4A,4B
Native North American Art 4A,4B
Greek Art 4A,4B
History of Medieval Art 4A,4B
History of Renaissance Art 4A,4B
History of Baroque and Rococo Art 4A,4B
History of 19th Century European Art 4A,4B
History of European Art, 1900 to 1945 4A,4B
Roman Art 4A,4B
Contemporary Artists and Art Critics 4A,4B
1

Select from the list of courses (other than ART 100) in category 3B in the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC). Only 3 of the 6 credits required for Arts and Humanities may come from intermediate (L*** 200 and L*** 201) foreign language courses.

2

Students in the Drawing Concentration may select any three courses from this list. Students in any other concentration must select the course appropriate to their concentration as one of the three courses (ART 256 for Electronic Art, ART 250 for Fibers, ART 255 for Graphic Design; ART 245 for Metalsmithing; ART 260 for Painting, ART 230 for Photo Image Making, ART 240 for Pottery, ART 265 for Printmaking, and ART 270 for Sculpture). 

3

Select six credits of upper-division art history. In order to complete category 4A and 4B of the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC), at least three credits must be from the Upper-Division Art History list.

4

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

Painting Concentration

In addition to the Art (B.F.A.) core courses, the following must be completed:

Effective Fall 2016

Code Title AUCC Credits
JUNIOR
ART 360 Painting Methods and Materials 4
ART 361 Figure Painting 4
SENIOR
ART 460 Advanced Painting I 4C 4
ART 461 Advanced Painting II 4C 4

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program: C or better in ART 360, ART 361, ART 460, and ART 461.
To Declare this Major:
Transfer Students: 2.500 cumulative GPA.
Continuing CSU Students: 2.500 cumulative GPA.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 105Issues and Practices in Art X 1
ART 110Art History IX  3
ART 135Introduction to DrawingX  3
ART 160Two-Dimensional Visual FundamentalsX  3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Global and Cultural Awareness X3E3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 111Art History IIX  3
ART 136Introduction to Figure DrawingX  3
ART 170Three-Dimensional Visual FundamentalsX  3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
MathematicsX 1B3
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 212Art History IIIX  3
ART 235Intermediate Drawing I X 3
Select one course from the following:   3
Photo Image Making I    
Pottery I    
Metalsmithing and Jewelry I    
Fibers I    
Introduction to Graphic Design    
Introduction to Electronic Art    
Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief    
Sculpture I    
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A4
Historical Perspectives X3D3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 260Painting IX  3
Select one course from the following not previously taken:   3
Photo Image Making I    
Pottery I    
Metalsmithing and Jewelry I    
Fibers I    
Introduction to Graphic Design    
Introduction to Electronic Art    
Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief    
Sculpture I    
Upper-Division Art History (AUCC 4A/4B) (See List on Major in ART, BFA Core Requirements Tab)  4A,4B3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A3
Social and Behavioral Sciences X3C3
ART 235 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 361Figure PaintingX  4
Advanced Writing X23
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Upper-Division Art History (See List on Major in ART, BFA Core Requirements Tab) X 3
ART Elective X 4
 Total Credits   17
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 360Painting Methods and MaterialsX  4
Upper-Division Art Elective X 4
Upper-Division General Elective X 3
General Elective X 3
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 460Advanced Painting IX 4C4
Upper-Division General Elective X 3
General Electives X 6
 Total Credits   13
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 461Advanced Painting IIX 4C4
Upper-Division Art ElectiveX  4
Upper-Division General ElectivesX  6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   14
 Program Total Credits:   120