SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2020 - Spring 2021
BA - Art
Concentration in Studio Practice
San José State University -to- West 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
|The Art and Art History department accepts the AA-T in Studio Arts for transfer into this major. We recommend transfer students complete the following courses, which are required for the Studio Arts major at SJSU, as part of their AA-T in Studio Arts. 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 Writing||ENGL 1B English Composition|
ENGL 1C Clear Thinking and Writing
ENGL 1CH Honors Clear Thinking and Writing
PHIL 3 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 17 Logic and Critical Reasoning
|ENGL 001B Argument and Analysis||No Current Equivalent|
Preparation for the Major:
|ART 012 Two-Dimensional Design and Color Concepts||Arts 33A Two Dimensional Design|
|ART 013 Three-Dimensional Design Concepts||ARTS 81 3-Dimensional Design|
|ART 024 Drawing I||Arch 51 Architectural Graphics: Drawing and Sketching|
ARTS 31A Beginning Drawing
|ART 068 Beginning Sculpture: Object & Concept||Arts 85A Sculpture|
|ART 074 Introduction to Digital Media||Arts 55 Introduction to Computer Arts|
DIGM 3 Digital Visual Design
|PHOT 040 Beginning Photography||ARTS 62A Basic Photography|
|ARTH 070A Art History, Prehistoric to Medieval||Arts 1A Survey of Western Art I|
ARTS 1AH Honors Survey of Western Art I
|ARTH 070B Art History, Renaissance to Modern||Arts 1B Survey of Western Art II|
Arts 1BH Honors Survey of Western Art II
|ARTH 070C Arts of Asia||ARTS 7 Art of Asia|
|(Highly recommend students take ARTH 070B)|
Area of Focus: Complete 1-3 courses from one of the following areas.
Digital Media Art:
|ART 075 Introduction to Digital Video Art||No Current Equivalent|
|ART 046 Introduction to Ceramics||Arts 65A Ceramics Handbuilding|
ARTS 65B Ceramics Handbuilding
Arts 67A Ceramics: Potter's Wheel
ARTS 67B Ceramics: Potter's Wheel
|ART 025 Expressive Drawing||ARTS 31B Expressive Drawing|
|ART 026 Drawing II||Arts 31C Representational Drawing|
|ART 061 Beginning Painting||Arts 49A Beginning Painting|
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.