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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

BA - Art

Concentration in Design Studies

San José State University -to- City College of San Francisco

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 1B Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking about Literature
   OR
ENGL 1C Advanced Composition
   OR
SPCH 2 Introduction to Rhetorical Criticism
or
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisEngl 1B Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking about Literature

Preparation for the Major:

ARTH 072 Design in SocietyNo Current Equivalent
   OR
TA 005 ActingTHA 150A Beginning Acting Fundamentals
ARTH 070A Art History, Prehistoric to MedievalArt 101 Western Art History
   OR
ARTH 070B Art History, Renaissance to ModernArt 102 Western Art History
   AND
Art 103 History of Modern Art
   OR
ARTH 070C Arts of AsiaArt 104 Asian Art History
(Highly Recommend Students take ARTH 070B)
ANI 024 Illustration FundamentalsART 130A Basic Drawing
   OR
ART 024 Drawing IART 130A Basic Drawing
   OR
DSID 021 Visualization INo Current Equivalent
   OR
DSIT 010 Sketching, Drawing + ModelingNo Current Equivalent

Area Specialization - Complete one of the three Specialization Areas below (Graphic Design, Animation/Illustration, Interior Design, or Industrial Design):

Graphic Design:

DSGD 063 Fundamental Graphic VisualizationNo Current Equivalent
DSGD 083 Digital Applications: BasicsGrph 25 Digital Skills for Visual Media
PHOT 040 Beginning PhotographyPhot 51 Beginning Photography
DSGD 099 Introduction to TypographyGrph 53A Basic Typography

Animation/Illustration:

ANI 001 Animation / Illustration SurveyNo Current Equivalent
ANI 012 Light & OpticsART 130B Intermediate Drawing
ANI 014 Color Principles for Screen ArtsNo Current Equivalent
ANI 028 Animation FundamentalsNo Current Equivalent
ANI 050 Visual PrinciplesNo Current Equivalent
ANI 055 Beginning Drawing for Animation/IllustrationART 132A Beginning Figure Drawing

Interior Design:

DSIT 005 Introduction of Interior Design and ArchitectureARCH 100 Introduction to Architecture and Design
DSIT 015 Architectural Drawing and 3-D ModelingARCH 214 Architecture Computer Aided Drawing 1
   OR
Arch 20 Architectural Graphics I
DSIT 029 Design ProcessARCH 102 Architecture Design Studio II
   OR
Arch 103 Architectural Design Studio III
DSIT 083 Visual Communication INo Current Equivalent
DSIT 033 Architectural PresentationArch 22A Delineation and Rendering
DSIT 034 Interior Architecture Foundation StudioINTD 102 Interior Design Studio I
   AND
ARCH 101 Architecture Design Studio I

Industrial Design:

DSID 022 Visualization IINo Current Equivalent
DSID 031 Industrial Design Foundation INo Current Equivalent
DSID 032 Industrial Design Foundation IINo Current Equivalent
DSID 041 Materials and Processes INo Current Equivalent
Complete one course from the following KIN courses:
KIN 014A Beginning VolleyballNo Current Equivalent
KIN 014B Intermediate VolleyballNo Current Equivalent
KIN 014C Advanced VolleyballNo Current Equivalent
KIN 015A Beginning BasketballNo Current Equivalent
KIN 019A Beginning SoccerNo Current Equivalent
KIN 045A Beginning Lindy Hop and Night Club SwingNo Current Equivalent
KIN 048A Beginning Latin DanceNo Current Equivalent
KIN 065A Beginning Ice HockeyNo Current Equivalent

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

DSGD 099 Introduction to TypographyGrph 53A Basic Typography

Departmental advisor approved Lower Division design electives - Take 6 semester units from the following (if not taken to meet any requirement above):

DSIT 005 Introduction of Interior Design and ArchitectureARCH 100 Introduction to Architecture and Design
DSIT 010 Sketching, Drawing + ModelingNo Current Equivalent
DSIT 029 Design ProcessARCH 102 Architecture Design Studio II
   OR
Arch 103 Architectural Design Studio III
DSIT 033 Architectural PresentationArch 22A Delineation and Rendering
DSIT 034 Interior Architecture Foundation StudioINTD 102 Interior Design Studio I
   AND
ARCH 101 Architecture Design Studio I
DSIT 083 Visual Communication INo Current Equivalent
DSIT 088 Visual Communication IINo Current Equivalent
DSIT 098 Architectural ForumArch 160 Professional Practice
DSID 021 Visualization INo Current Equivalent
DSID 022 Visualization IINo Current Equivalent
DSID 031 Industrial Design Foundation INo Current Equivalent
DSID 032 Industrial Design Foundation IINo Current Equivalent
ART 074 Introduction to Digital MediaNo Current Equivalent
ART 047 Introduction to MetalsmithingArt 180A Beginning Jewelry/Metal Arts


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.