Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

BA - Art

Concentration in Studio Practice, Preparation for Teaching

San José State University -to- Cabrillo College

Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.

Lower Division Course Requirements

Community College Course Equivalents

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingEngl 2 Composition and Critical Thinking
ENGL 2H Honors Composition and Critical Thinking
ENGL 2MC Composition and Critical Thinking: Multicultural Emphasis
ENGL 2MCH Honors Composition and Critical Thinking: Multicultural Emphasis
Philo 49 Introduction to Critical Thinking
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisEngl 1B Composition and Literature
ENGL 1BH Honors Composition and Literature
Engl 1BMC Composition and Literature: Multicultural Emphasis

Preparation for the Major:

ART 012 Two-Dimensional Design and Color ConceptsART 4 Beginning Design: Design and Color
ART 013 Three-Dimensional Design ConceptsArt 5 Beginning Design: 3-Dimensional Form
ART 024 Drawing IART 2A Drawing and Composition
ART 046 Introduction to CeramicsArt 7A Ceramics - Hand Building
ART 074 Introduction to Digital MediaDM 1 Introduction to Digital Media
PHOT 040 Beginning PhotographyAP 9A Beginning Photography
ART 025 Expressive DrawingART 2B Drawing and Composition
ART 026 Drawing IINo Current Equivalent
ARTH 070A Art History, Prehistoric to MedievalAH 20A Survey of Art from the Prehistoric through Medieval Periods
ARTH 070B Art History, Renaissance to ModernAH 20B Survey of Art from the Renaissance to the Present
ARTH 070C Arts of AsiaAH 16 Art of India & Southeast Asia
AH 17 Art of China, Korea & Japan
(Highly Recommend Students take ARTH 070B)
PHIL 066 Introduction to AestheticsNo Current Equivalent

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

ART 061 Beginning PaintingArt 31A Painting I

Select one course from the following:

ART 047 Introduction to MetalsmithingART 38A Metalsmithing I
ART 068 Beginning Sculpture: Object & ConceptArt 34A Sculpture: Direct Processes I
ARTH 072 Design in SocietyNo Current Equivalent


Admission to San Jose State is competitive in all majors. SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. Because of this, SJSU is an impacted campus with impacted programs. For the most current information regarding admission impaction at SJSU please visit our website SJSU Impaction Information page.

Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility (except majors which have an approved CSU GE A3 waiver). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units, students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. The lower division major courses for this major are shown above.

2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses may be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Some SJSU majors which meet GE requirements within the majors are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.

3. Second Course in English Composition highly recommended:
All students are strongly encouraged to complete a second English composition course as part of their lower division GE prior to transferring to SJSU (either to meet CSU GE Area A3 or C2) for the greatest success in passing the Writing Skills Test (WST) at SJSU. Complete this course with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at:

4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at under the link "CSU U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.

5. Graduation Requirement - Physical Education (PE):
All undergraduate students who matriculate at SJSU are required to complete two units of physical education from Kinesiology/Dance activity courses, unless the major program has an approved PE waiver. Majors which have approved PE waivers are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog.