Art


Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication

  • Chair: Kenneth Sakatani
  • Associate Chair: Lesley Krane
  • Art and Design Center (ADC) 120
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  • www.csun.edu/art

B.A., Art

Requirements for the B.A. in Art

1. Lower Division Required Courses (15 units)
Select two of the following courses: (6 units)
2. Lower Division Electives (minimum of 6 units)

Art electives (100- and 200-level courses)

The selection of Lower Division electives will be for the purpose of satisfying prerequisites for Upper Division courses or for sampling areas in which the student might wish to specialize.

3. Upper Division Required Courses (9 units)
Art History: Select two of the following:

ART 313, 318, 401, 403, 404, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 420, 421, 423, 425, 426, 428, 431, 432, 433, 441, 445, 448, 461, 462, 464, 468

4. Upper Division Electives (18 units)

A minimum of 18 units of Upper Division courses shall be selected with the aid of an art advisor from one or more areas of concentration. It is recommended that students planning to do graduate study in Art complete a minimum of 12 Upper Division units in one area of concentration.

ART 200 Introduction to Visual Technology is a prerequisite or co-requisite to the following Upper Division non-General Education studio courses:

ART 301, 302, 308, 322A, 324A, 326, 327, 328, 330, 333, 335, 337B, 337C, 339, 341, 342, 343, 344, 354 and 356

Unit Totals
Program Component Units
Total Units in the Major 54
General Education Units 48
Additional Units 18
Total Units Required for a B.A. Degree 120

Areas of Concentration

Lower Division and Upper Division courses are listed by Areas of Concentration. Students may take any course listed in any Area of Concentration (provided that they have satisfied course prerequisites or have instructor’s consent).

Art Education: ART 380, 383, 385, 400, 479, 480, 481, 484, 485, 486, 487. Note that 479, 484, 485, 486 and 590 are required for the Single Subject Credential in Art.

Art History: ART 311 (does not satisfy the Upper Division Core Requirement for Art majors), 313, 318, 401, 403, 404, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 420, 421, 423, 425, 426, 428, 431, 432, 433, 441, 445, 448, 461, 462, 468, 496A-Z.
A. Visual Arts

Animation: 263, 363A, 363B, 364, 365, 368, 442, 443, 463, 465

Ceramics: 267, 366, 367, 467

Drawing: 224AB, 230, 324AB, 330, 424, 443, 430

Graphic Design: 201, 243, 244, 301, 306, 341, 343, 344, 354, 356, 444, 446, 458, 494, 496A-Z

Illustration: 222, 322ABC, 422

Painting: 227, 228AB, 326, 327, 328, 427, 429

Photography: 250, 350AB, 351, 353, 355, 450, 455ABC

Printmaking: 237, 337ABC, 437

Sculpture: 235, 335, 339, 435, 439

Video/Digital: 202, 300, 302, 352, 402

Up to 6 units of Upper Division photojournalism in the Department of Journalism may be applied toward the Art Major when students have taken the prerequisites of ART 250 and one Upper Division photography class.
B. Additional Courses

Additional Course Offerings Available for Art Major Elective Credit:

ART 148 Color Theory (3)

ART 296A-Z Experimental Courses in Art (1-3)

ART 308/L Color Application (2/1)

ART 342 Exhibition Design (3)

ART 481 Art as Therapy (3)

ART 487 Puppetry (3)

ART 488 Public Art (3-3)

ART 494 Internship in Art (3-3)

ART 495 Extended Study (3-3)

ART 496A-Z Experimental Topics in Art (1-3)

ART 499 Independent Study (maximum of 6 units toward

Art degree requirements)

Art courses that do not qualify as credit toward the Art Major:

ART 100, 151, 205, 305, 315