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Course of Study

The credit counts and Course of Study programs here apply to students entering in 2014. Those who matriculated prior to 2014 are subject to the requirements agreed to upon entering.  

FINE ART - CORE TRACK

TERM 1 (Core)

Writing Studio
or
Writing Studio: Intensive
3
Rethinking Art 1
3
Painting Strategies
3
One on One
1
Design 1 (FIL)
or
Design 1 (ADT, ILL, GPK)
or
Design 1 (PHO)
3
Materials of Art & Design
3

TERM 2 (Core)

Intro to Modernism
3
Studies-Contemporary Sculpture
3
Drawing As Process
3
Art: Structure and Systems
3
One on One
1

TERM 3 (Core)

History of Art 1
or
History of Art 2
3
Studio Practice
3
Installation Concepts
3
One on One
1

TERM 4 (Core)

Critical Practice 1
3
Introduction to Video and Film
3
Defining Your Work
3
Contemporary Issues
3

TERM 5 (Core)

History of Art 3
3
Readings in Fine Art
3
5th Term Review
3
Studio Visits 1
3
Transdisciplinary Studio
3

TERM 6 (Core)

Professional Practices for Artists
3
Writing About Art
3
Dialogues with Visiting Artists
or
Visiting Artist Workshop
3
Fine Art Seminar
3

TERM 7 (Core)

Senior Projects 1
3

TERM 8 (Core)

Senior Projects 2
3

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES (Core)

Humanities
3
Social Sciences
9
Science & Technology
9
Business & Professional Practices
0

TOTAL REQUIRED (Core)

Total Required Units
Additional Elective Units

Total Units Needed to Graduate
99
21

120 

FINE ART - ART MATTERS TRACK

TERM 1 (Art Matters)

Writing Studio
or
Writing Studio: Intensive
3
Rethinking Art 1
3
Painting Strategies
3
One on One
1
Design 1 (FIL)
or
Design 1 (ADT, ILL, GPK)
or
Design 1 (PHO)
3
Material of Art & Design
3

TERM 2 (Art Matters)

Intro to Modernism
3
Design 2: Structure & Color
3
Drawing As Process
3
Art: Structure and Systems
3
One on One
1

TERM 3 (Art Matters)

History of Art 1
or
History of Art 2
3
Place, Community & Co-Evolution
3
Tool Kit: Places/Situations/Ecologies
3
Installation Concepts
3
One on One
1

TERM 4 (Painting)

Critical Practice 1
3
Protests & Utopia: Models of Artistic Agencies
3
Introduction to Video and Film
3
Defining Your Work
3
Tool Kit: Stories/Conversations/Histories
3

TERM 5 (Painting)

History of Art 3
3
Readings in Fine Art
3
5th Term Review
3
Studio Visits 1
3

TERM 6 (Art Matters)

Professional Practices for Artists
3
Writing About Art
3
Dialogues w/Visiting Artists
or
Visiting Artist Workshop
3
Artmatters Culminating Project 1
3
Transdisciplinary Studio
3

TERM 7 (Art Matters)

Senior Projects 1
3
Artmatters Culminating Project 2
3

TERM 8 (Art Matters)

Senior Projects 2
3

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES (Art Matters)

Humanities
3
Social Sciences
6
Science & Technology
6
Business & Professional Practices
0

TOTAL REQUIRED (Art Matters)

Total Required Units
Additional Elective Units

Total Units Needed to Graduate
105 
15 

120

FINE ART - PAINTING & ILLUSTRATION

TERM 1 (Painting)

Writing Studio
or
Writing Studio: Intensive
3
Rethinking Art 1
3
Painting Strategies
3
One on One
1
Drawing Concepts 1
3
Design 1 (ADT, ILL, GPK)
3
Materials of Art & Design
3

TERM 2 (Painting)

Intro to Modernism
3
Art: Structure & Systems
3
One on One
1
Composition & Drawing
3

TERM 3 (Painting)

History of Art 1
or
History of Art 2
3
Studio Practice
3
Drawing for Illustration
or
Anatomical Figure Drawing
3

TERM 4 (Painting)

Critical Practice 1
3
Introduction to Video and Film
3
Defining Your Work
3
Composition & Painting
3

TERM 5 (Painting)

History of Art 3
3
Readings in Fine Art
3
5th Term Review
3
Studio Visits 1
3
Illustrative Storytelling
3

TERM 6 (Painting)

Professional Practices for Artists
3
Writing About Art
3
Dialogues with Visiting Artists
or
Visiting Artist Workshop
3
Transdisciplinary Studio
3

TERM 7 (Painting)

Senior Projects 1
3

TERM 8 (Painting)

Senior Projects 2
3

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES (Painting)

Humanities
3
Social Sciences
9
Science & Technology
9
Business & Professional Practices
0

TOTAL REQUIRED (Painting)

Total Required Units
Additional Elective Units

Total Units Needed to Graduate
99 
21 

120

FINE ART - PHOTOGRAPHY IMAGING TRACK

TERM 1 (Photo)

Writing Studio
or
Writing Studio: Intensive
3
Rethinking Art 1
3
One on One
1
Design 1
3
Imaging 1
3
Advanced Photographic Processes
3

TERM 2 (Photo)

Intro to Modernism
3
History of Photography 1
or
History of Photography 2
3
Art: Structure & Systems
3
One on One
1
Core Lighting
3

TERM 3 (Photo)

History of Art 1
or
History of Art 2
3
Studio Practice
3
One on One
1
Color
3

TERM 4 (Photo)

Critical Practice 1
3
Introduction to Video & Film
3
Defining Your Work
3
Art and Photography
3

TERM 5 (Photo)

History of Art 3
3
Readings in Fine Art
3
5th Term Review
3
Transdisciplinary Studio
3

TERM 6 (Photo)

Writing About Art
3
Given Time
3
Studio Visits 1
3
Fine Art Seminar
3

TERM 7 (Photo)

Professional Practices for Artists
3
Senior Projects 1
3

TERM 8 (Photo)

Senior Projects 2
3

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES (Photo)

Humanities
3
Social Sciences
6
Science & Technology
9
Business & Professional Practices
0

TOTAL REQUIRED (Photo)

Total Required Units
Additional Elective Units

Total Units Needed to Graduate
112
18

120

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