The Studio concentration gives students a liberal education with a focus on one or more of the visual arts. The concentration enables graduates to incorporate their specialty into their careers and life activities. People who are knowledgeable about art may contribute much by supporting community arts activities and teaching others.

Effective Fall 2016

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.

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 two courses from the following: 6
Photo Image Making I  
Intermediate Drawing 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  
Upper-Division Art History - Select from list below4A,4B3
L*** Foreign Language 10
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
 Total Credits 32
Junior
 
Upper-Division Art History - Select 3 credits not taken previously from the list below4A,4B3
Upper-Division Concentration2 8
Art Electives 6
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities13B3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Upper-Division General Electives3 3
 Total Credits 29
Senior
 
Select four credits from the following in the appropriate concentration: 4
Advanced Photo Image Making I4C 
Advanced Photo Image Making II4C 
Advanced Drawing I4C 
Advanced Drawing II4C 
Pottery IV3C 
Pottery V4C 
Metalsmithing and Jewelry IV4C 
Metalsmithing and Jewelry V4C 
Fibers IV4C 
Fibers V4C 
Advanced Painting I4C 
Advanced Painting II4C 
Printmaking IV-Studio Workshop4C 
Printmaking V-Studio Workshop4C 
Sculpture IV4C 
Sculpture V4C 
Upper-Division Art Electives 3
Non-Art Electives 3
Upper-Division General Electives3 18
 Total Credits 28
 Program Total Credits: 120

Upper-Division Art History Courses 

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 in category 3B (other than ART 100) in the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC). 

2

Choose eight upper-division credits in one area of concentration in addition to the four credit capstone course.

3

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

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program: C (2.00) or better in Upper-Division coursework in concentration.
To Declare this Major:
Entering First Year Students:
Transfer Students: 2.500 cumulative GPA. Admission to concentration requires competitive portfolio review at second Upper-Division course in concentration.
Continuing CSU Students: 2.500 cumulative GPA. Admission to concentration requires competitive portfolio review at second Upper-Division course in concentration.

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
Mathematics  1B3
CO 150 and AUCC 1B (MATH) must be completed by the end of Semester 2. X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 212Art History IIIX  3
Select one course from the following:   3
Photo Image Making I    
Intermediate Drawing 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    
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A4
L*** Foreign Language Course   5
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following not previously taken:   3
Photo Image Making I    
Intermediate Drawing 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    
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A3
Social and Behavioral Sciences X3C3
Upper-Division Art History  4A,4B3
L*** Foreign Language Course   5
 Total Credits   17
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Advanced Writing X23
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Upper-Division Studio in ConcentrationX  4
Upper-Division Art HistoryX  3
Art Elective X 3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Historical Perspectives X3D3
Upper-Division Studio in ConcentrationX  4
Upper-Division General Elective X 3
Art Elective X 3
 Total Credits   13
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Upper-Division Studio in ConcentrationX 4C4
Upper-Division General Electives X 9
General Elective X 3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Upper-Division Art ElectiveX  3
Upper-Division General ElectivesX  9
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   12
 Program Total Credits:   120