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Art and Art History Department


BFA - Art, Concentration in Pictorial Art


Course Requirements

General Education Requirements42
Of the 51 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
Preparation for the Major24
ART 012. Two-Dimensional Design and Color Concepts3
ART 013. Three-Dimensional Design Concepts3
ART 014. Color3
ART 024. Drawing I3
ART 026. Drawing II3
ART 074. Introduction to Digital Media3
PHOT 040. Beginning Photography3
Complete one course from:
ARTH 070A. Art History, Prehistoric to MedievalC13
ARTH 070B. Art History, Renaissance to ModernC13
ARTH 070C. Arts of AsiaC13
Highly Recommend Students take ARTH 070B
Requirements in the Major52
Core Requirements19
Art Fundamentals10
ART 001. Introduction to the Study of Art and Design1
ART 002. The Artist in Contemporary Culture3
ART 003. Medium and Message3
ART 100W. Writing Workshop: Fine ArtsZ3
Upper Division Art History9
Complete one course from:
ARTH 190B. Early Modernist Art3
ARTH 191A. Issues in Contemporary Art3
Complete one course from:
ARTH 193A. Worlds of Art and CultureV3
ARTH 193B. East Meets West in ArtV3
One Course of Upper Division Art History3
Specialized Courses15
ART 061. Beginning Painting3
Complete one course from:
ART 151. Printmaking- Serigraphy3
ART 152. Topics in Lithography3
ART 153. Topics in Intaglio Processes3
ART 155. Topics in Monotype3
Complete two courses from:
ART 025. Expressive Drawing3
ART 055. Life Drawing3
ART 124. Drawing 33
ART 157. Intermediate Life Drawing3
ART 158. Topics in Advanced Drawing3
ART 164A. Intermediate Painting3
ART 164B. Intermediate Painting II3
Complete one course from:
ART 042. Fiber Concepts3
ART 046. Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 047. Introduction to Metalsmithing3
ART 068. Beginning Sculpture: Object & Concept3
ART 132. Topics on Vessel3
ART 134. Topics in Advanced Ceramics3
ART 140. Glass3
ART 147. Topics in Metalsmithing and Jewelry3
ART 149. Topics in Jewelry and Small Sculpture3
ART 169. Metal Sculpture3
ART 171. Advanced Sculpture3
ART 172. Intermediate Sculpture: System/Structure3
ART 173. Topics on Installation Art3
Area Requirements12
Complete four courses in one of the following areas:
Courses can not be taken again if taken in another requirement area.
Area One0
ART 162. Watercolor3
ART 164A. Intermediate Painting3
ART 164B. Intermediate Painting II3
ART 165. Topics in Figure Painting3
ART 166. Topics in Advanced Painting3
Area Two0
ART 151. Printmaking- Serigraphy3
ART 152. Topics in Lithography3
ART 153. Topics in Intaglio Processes3
ART 155. Topics in Monotype3
Capstone6
ART 198. BFA Seminar3
ART 199. BFA Project3

Total Units:120

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