Bachelor of Arts in Art History
The study of art history equips and empowers students with acute visual literacy, tools for intellectual discovery, and deep understanding and mastery of the political and social significance of art in the global and historical context (including contemporary art and design produced in diverse cultures) through introduction and implementation of research and scholarship.
The BA in Art History prepares and qualifies students for meaningful and rewarding careers after university, in such areas as gallery and museum occupations, archives and libraries of the visual arts, non-profit arts organisations, governmental and NGO arts funding bodies, arts journalism and communications, advertising and marketing industries, as well as preparing many students for post-graduate study in art history and related fields.
For more information on degree requirements please visit Bachelor of Arts in Art History Bulletin.
Bachelor of Arts in Design Studies
This program is for students with general interest in the study of design but a desire to pursue coursework and professional interests in other areas.
For more information on degree requirements please visit Bachelor of Arts in Design Studies Bulletin.
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art Studies
This program is designed for students with a general interest in the studio arts, who may want to also pursue coursework in other areas.
For more information on degree requirements please visit Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art Studies Bulletin.
Bachelor of Arts in Art
A liberal arts degree based in a broad program of general studies with 2 areas of concentration: Visual Art and Visual Studies. The concentration in Visual Art offers a breadth of artistic exposure and experiences for the student with a strong professional interest in art who may wish to pursue graduate studies. The Visual Studies concentration is designed for students that want to take their studies in the direction of art and public practice, including teaching, writing, activism, nonprofit leadership, and community arts.
For more information on degree requirements please visit Bachelor of Arts in Art Bulletin.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art
The Bachelor of Fine Arts, with concentrations in Studio Art and in Visual Studies, is a degree that allows for protracted and thorough creative research in the art studio or community. Coursework includes five foundation level courses that prepare students for courses in the major studio areas or in critical and visual studies. Students have the option of specializing in certain area(s) while choosing from a breadth of topic courses that offer exposure to a broad repertoire of contemporary art practices. The culminating experience is expressed through a project where students develop critical skills in constructive discourse and professional methods by completing either an exhibition of artwork or an independent community-based or public project.
All incoming majors will be enrolled in the BA in Art. If students are interested in enrolling in the BFA in Art degree, they should contact a full-time faculty member to make arrangements for a portfolio review in their third year, or in their first semester of residency for transfer students, after the student has successfully completed all lower division requirements (or its equivalent) with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Once accepted into the BFA in Art, students must file a Change of Major with the Office of the Registrar.
For more information on degree requirements please visit Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Bulletin.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design
This program is for students with strong professional interest in design; desire to select a concentration and specialize in either Interface Design, Motion, 3D, or Marketing; and desire to complete a capstone thesis project in design.
For more information on degree requirements please visit Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design Bulletin.
FOR SEMESTER-COMPLETERS (i.e. if you started on the quarter calendar):
Please contact a faculty advisor to plan your courses. All full-time tenure-line faculty can help you with choosing which courses to take in future semesters, as well as being able to help with mentoring, career advice, and other goals you may have after life at CSUSB.