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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

BA - Creative Arts

San José State University -to- San Bernardino Valley 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

STAR Act (SB 1440):

This department accepts the AA-T in Global Studies or AA-T in Social Justice Studies for transfer into this major. We recommend transfer students complete the following courses, which are required for this major at SJSU, as part of their AA-T program. Students should take courses which clear the American Institution requirement and a second course in English composition as part of their CSU GE or IGETC requirements for the AA-T degree (doing so will increase greater choice in the 60 units of SJSU course work to be taken after transfer).

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingEngl 102 Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking
   OR
Engl 102H Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors
   OR
PHIL 102 Introduction to Critical Thinking and Writing
or
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisNo Current Equivalent

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

CA 060 Creativity MattersNo Current Equivalent

Six semester (or nine quarter) units of lower division non-studio, non-activity courses in history or theory from two disciplines selected from the following:

Art; Art History; Comparative Literature; Dance; Design; English; Music, RTVF/T (Television, Radio, Film and Theatre Arts), and others approved by the CAP Advisor, such as:
DANC 010 Dance AppreciationDance 200 Dance History and Appreciation
ENGL 010 Great Works of LiteratureENGL 151 Freshman Composition and Literature
   OR
ENGL 022 Fantasy and Science FictionNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 010A Music AppreciationMus 100 Music Appreciation
MUSC 019 Music in World CulturesMUS 107 Music of the World
RTVF 082 Introduction to Film HistoryFTVM 102 Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts
RTVF 031 Film and Television AestheticsNo Current Equivalent
TA 010 Theatre AppreciationTHART 100 Introduction to the Theatre

The Creative Arts Program is interdisciplinary. Lower division requirements of the Major include the following:

Six semester (or nine quarter) units of activity or studio courses in visual or performing arts or creative writing, such as the articulated equivalents of:
ART 012 Two-Dimensional Design and Color ConceptsART 120 Two Dimensional Design
ART 013 Three-Dimensional Design ConceptsNo Current Equivalent
ART 024 Drawing IART 124A Beginning Drawing
ART 026 Drawing IINo Current Equivalent
DANC 040A Topics in Modern Dance IDance 101A Beginning Modern Dance
DANC 042A Topics in Jazz Dance IDance 105A Beginning Jazz Dance
ENGL 071 Creative WritingEngl 232 Creative Writing
TA 005 ActingThart 120 Acting Fundamentals I
TA 017 Intermediate ActingThart 121 Acting Fundamentals II
TA 048 Voice & Movement for the ActorTHART 147 Theatre Movement


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

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 www.assist.org 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: testing.sjsu.edu.

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 www.assist.org 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.


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