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Creative Arts Program

BA - Creative Arts

Advisor: Shannon Rose Riley. M.F.A., Ph.D.

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. These roadmaps are an advising tool that outlines a path of courses a student can take to complete requirements for graduation. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example course grade minimums).

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

The following Required Major courses must be completed with a grade of "C or better": CA 172, CA 173, CA 175, CA 176 and CA 178.


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements32
Core Lower Division General Education21
Of the 39 units required by the university, 18 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer Degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all Lower Division GE Requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.
Upper Division General Education3
Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Other courses do meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentM73
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IIM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. HistoryM123
HIST 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California GovernmentM113
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
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.
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major3
CA 100W. Written Communication IIZ3
Requirements of the Major45
To qualify for a baccalaureate in Creative Arts, a grade of "C" (2.0) or better is required in each of the following courses: CA 172, CA 173, CA 175, CA 176 and CA 178.
Lower Division Courses9
CA 060. Creativity MattersE3
Six units of lower division non-studio, non-activity courses in history or theory in 2 disciplines selected from the following: Art; Art History; Comparative Literature; Dance; Design; English; Music; Radio, Television, Film; Theatre Arts; and others approved by the CAP Advisor
DANC 010. Dance AppreciationC13
ENGL 078. Introduction to Shakespeare's DramaC23
MUSC 010A. Music AppreciationC13
MUSC 012. Medieval and Renaissance MusicC23
MUSC 019. Music in World CulturesC13
MUSC 081. Concert Listening I1
RTVF 031. Film and Television Aesthetics3
TA 010. Theatre AppreciationC13
Activity or Studio Courses6
Six units of activity or studio courses in visual or performing arts or creative writing listed below or approved by the CAP Advisor
ART 012. Two-Dimensional Design and Color Concepts3
ART 013. Three-Dimensional Design Concepts3
ART 024. Drawing I3
ART 026. Drawing II3
DANC 040A. Topics in Modern Dance I2
DANC 042A. Topics in Jazz Dance I2
ENGL 071. Creative WritingC23
TA 005. ActingC13
TA 017. Intermediate Acting3
TA 048. Voice & Movement for the ActorE3
Upper Division Courses9
Nine unit program of study of upper division courses in two or more arts disciplines selected primarily from the following: Art; Art History; Comparative Literature; Dance; Design; English; Music; Radio, Television, Film; Theatre Arts; World Languages and Literatures (literature only); and/or additional courses (proposed to and approved by the CAP Advisor)
ART 110. History and Theory of New Media3
ARTH 126. History of Photography3
ARTH 197A. The Art of Africa3
DANC 102. Dance in World CulturesV3
DANC 148. Children's Dance3
RELS 121. Music and Religious Experience3
RTVF 111. Alternative CinemaV3
RTVF 181. Modern Film History3
SPAN 120A. Spanish Literature3
SPAN 120B. Spanish Literature3
TA 120. Theatre History3
TA 121. Topics in Performance History3
TA 127. Contemporary TheatreV3
Creative Art Courses21
CA 172. The Arts in U.S. SocietyS3
CA 173. Thinking About Contemporary World ArtsV3
CA 175. Seminar in Creative Process3
CA 176. Creativity and Creative Leadership3
CA 178. Senior Seminar in Creative Arts3
Complete six units from:
CA 121. Music and Religious Experience3
CA 124. Literature and Religious Experience3
CA 134. Religion Film & Media3
CA 139. Advanced Multicultural Art3
CA 148. The Art of Movement3
CA 150. Field Experience in the Arts3
CA 174. Special Topics Seminar3
CA 177. Interdisciplinary Arts for Teaching3
CA 180. Individual Studies1-4
CA 190. Field Work/Internship1-3
CA 194. Creative Arts Administration for Public Benefit Corporations3
University Electives40

Total Units:120