Department of Art
Visual Arts Center, Room 105
(909) 537-5802 art.csusb.edu

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Bachelor of Arts

  • Art - Plan I (Art Education)
  • Art - Plan II (Studio Art)
  • Art - Plan III (Art History)
  • Art - Plan IV (Graphic Design)
  • Art - Plan V (Graphic Design and Marketing)

Teaching Credential Program

  • Art - Plan I (Art Education)


  • Art History
  • Film Studies (See Page 137)
  • Graphic Design: Print
  • Graphic Design: Web
  • Studio Art

Certificate Program

  • Business Skills for the Artist

The Department of Art offers a multiplicity of perspectives on art, design and visual culture that include but are not limited to: creative ecstasy, critical incisiveness, historical consciousness, political activism, professional know-how, punk refusal, corporate ingenuity, refined craft, social engagement, stylish design, and often times that which approaches personal enlightenment.

Art students are immersed in a supportive and creative climate where they gain a rigorous foundation in art history, theory, criticism, and studio practice. The curriculum thoroughly integrates technical skills and conceptual exploration, fostering insight and imagination that encourages students to challenge and evolve the boundaries of their disciplines and those of their world. Students are prepared for an array of career opportunities that utilize their talents, passion, knowledge, critical thinking, and artistic skills.

As a major in art, students working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Art, select from these plans: art education, studio arts (including ceramics, digital arts, glass, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and woodworking and furniture making), art history, graphic design, and graphic design and marketing. Students seeking a minor in art choose from art history, studio art, graphic design (print or web), and film studies.

The Department of Art is housed with the world-class Robert and Francis Fullerton Museum of Art in the 100,000 sq. ft. Visual Arts Center, considered the finest art facility in the California State University system.

Five-unit studio courses meet for eight scheduled hours per week and require an additional seven hours per week outside of class. Field trips are mandatory in most art history courses and several studio courses. Materials fees are required in all art courses.

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