B.F.A. in Art + Design - Painting, Drawing, Printmaking Concentration

This is a screened program. Please see the admission requirements for additional information.

Requirements for All Art + Design Majors

First-Level Foundation
ART 101DIGITAL TOOLS AND CONCEPTS3
ART 1032D PROCESS3
ART 1043D PROCESS3
ART 211DRAWING: OBSERVATION AND INVENTION3
ART 212VISUAL CONCEPTS3
ARTH 221SURVEY OF WESTERN ART I3
ARTH 222SURVEY OF WESTERN ART II3
Total Units21

Painting, Drawing & Printmaking Concentration Requirements

Required Courses
ART 229PAINTING I3
ART 241SCULPTURE I3
ART 324ABSTRACT PAINTING3
ART 348ARTIST PRINT3
ART 372ADVANCED DRAWING I3
ART 402LIFE DRAWING AND ANATOMY I3
ART 498BFA PROJECT3
Concentration Electives
Painting Electives, Select two courses from the following:6
PERCEPTUAL PAINTING
PAINTING MEANING: EXPRESSION, NARRATIVE, AND PERSONAL CONTENT
EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING AND PAINTING
Printmaking Electives, Select two courses from the following:6
INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING 1
NEW DIRECTIONS IN PRINT
SCREEN PROCESS I
ARTIST PRINT 2
RELIEF PROCESS I
ETCHING AND INTAGLIO PROCESSES
PAINTERLY PRINTMAKING
LITHOGRAPHIC PROCESS I
ARTIST BOOKS
SCREEN PROCESS II
RELIEF PROCESS II
INTAGLIO PROCESS II
LITHOGRAPHY PROCESS II
Art History Electives, Select any two 300- or 400-level ARTH courses 36
Studio Electives, Select two courses from the following:6
PHOTO IMAGING - FILM
PHOTO IMAGING - CREATIVE WORKFLOW
ART 3xx/4xx
Any 300- or 400-level studio art courses 4
Painting, Drawing or Printmaking Specialization
Students in the Painting, Drawing and Printmaking concentration must select a specialization and complete five additional courses in painting, drawing or printmaking. See specialization courses below.15
Painting Specialization
PERSONAL DIRECTION IN PAINTING (6 units) 5
Painting Specialization Electives, Select three courses from the following (9 units):
PERCEPTUAL PAINTING
PAINTING MEANING: EXPRESSION, NARRATIVE, AND PERSONAL CONTENT
WATERCOLOR I
NEW DIRECTIONS IN EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA I
ARTIST BOOKS
WATERCOLOR II
PERSONAL DIRECTION IN PAINTING 5
PERSONAL DIRECTION IN DRAWING
Drawing Specialization
PERSONAL DIRECTION IN DRAWING (6 units)
Drawing Specialization Electives, Select three courses from the following (9 units):
PERCEPTUAL PAINTING
PAINTING MEANING: EXPRESSION, NARRATIVE, AND PERSONAL CONTENT
WATERCOLOR I
NEW DIRECTIONS IN EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA I
ARTIST BOOKS
PERSONAL DIRECTION IN PAINTING 5
Printmaking Specialization
Printmaking Specialization Electives, Select five courses from the following (15 units):
INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING 1
NEW DIRECTIONS IN PRINT
SCREEN PROCESS I
ARTIST BOOKS
ARTIST PRINT 2
RELIEF PROCESS I
ETCHING AND INTAGLIO PROCESSES
PAINTERLY PRINTMAKING
LITHOGRAPHIC PROCESS I
ARTIST BOOKS
SCREEN PROCESS II
RELIEF PROCESS II
INTAGLIO PROCESS II
LITHOGRAPHY PROCESS II
Total Units60
1

ART 245 is recommended. 

2

ART 348 is required for all students and may be repeated once toward fulfillment of the Printmaking Electives or the Printmaking Specialization Electives. 

3

ARTH 324, ARTH 328, ARTH 338, ARTH 339, and ARTH 350 are recommended. 

4

ART 351 may not count toward Studio Electives. 

5

ART 436 (taken twice, for 6 units) is required for students who choose the Painting Specialization and may be repeated for an additional 3 units toward the Painting Specialization Electives. 

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ART 1013ART 2113
ART 103 (Core 4)3ART 2123
ART 1043ART 2293
ARTH 221 (Core 5)3ARTH 2223
Core 1 (or Core 2)3Core 2 (or Core 1)3
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ART 2413ART 323, 325, or 3443
ART 3243ART 3723
Printmaking Elective3Printmaking Elective3
Core 33Core 83-4
Core 63Core 9 (Suggested: ART 351 or ENGL 317)3
 Screening occurs at the end of this term.
 15 15-16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ART 2xx/3xx/4xx Studio Elective3ART 323, 325, or 3443
ART 3483ART 3xx/4xx Specialization Course3
ART 3xx/4xx Specialization Course3ART 4023
Core 74ARTH 3xx/4xx Elective3
Core 103Core 113
 16 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ART 3xx/4xx Specialization Course3ART 2xx/3xx/4xx Studio Elective 3
ART 3xx/4xx Specialization Course3ART 3xx/4xx Specialization Course3
ARTH 3xx/4xx Elective3ART 4983
Core 123Core 143
Core 133Elective 3
 15 15
Total Units 121-122