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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
Re-Thinking Art
3
One on One A
1
Painting Strategies
3
Design 1 (PHO/ART)
or
Design 1 (FIL)
or
Design 1 (ADT, ILL, GPK)
3
Materials of Art & Design
3

TERM 2 (Core)

History of Art 1
or
History of Art 2
3
Studies in Contemporary Sculpture
3
Drawing As Process
3
Art: Structure and Systems
3
One on One B
1

TERM 3 (Core)

Intro to Modernism
3
Studio Practice
3
Introduction to Film and New Media
3
One on One C
1

TERM 4 (Core)

Critical Practice 1
3
Installation Concepts
3
Contemporary Issues
3
Defining Your Work
3

TERM 5 (Core)

History of Art 3
3
Readings in Fine Art
3
Mid-Program Review
3
Studio Visits
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 - PAINTING & ILLUSTRATION TRACK

TERM 1 (Painting)

Writing Studio
or
Writing Studio: Intensive
3
Re-Thinking Art
3
One on One A
1
Painting Strategies
3
Drawing Concepts 1
3
Design 1 (ADT, ILL, GPK)
or
Design 1 (PHO/ART)
3
Material of Art & Design
3

TERM 2 (Painting)

History of Art 1
or
Intro to Modernism
3
Drawing As Process
3
Drawing As Process
3
One on One B
1
Composition & Drawing
3

TERM 3 (Painting)

Intro to Modernism
3
Studio Practice
3
One on One C
1
Drawing for Illustration
or
Anatomical Figure Drawing
3

TERM 4 (Painting)

Critical Practice 1
3
Contemporary Issues
or
Defining Your Work
3
Introduction to Film and New Media
3
Composition & Painting
3

TERM 5 (Painting)

History of Art 3
3
Readings in Fine Art
3
Mid-Program Review
3
Studio Visits
3
Transdisciplinary Studio
3

TERM 6 (Painting)

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

TERM 7 (Painting)

Senior Projects 1
3

TERM 8 (Painting)

Senior Projects 2
3

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES (Painting)

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

TOTAL REQUIRED (Painting)

Total Required Units
Additional Elective Units

Total Units Needed to Graduate
105 
15 

120

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