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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

School of Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is offered for the student eventually seeking a Master of Fine Arts degree, the position of a professional artist or designer, and for teaching studio art within a selected specialization. The B.F.A. degree program is demanding, requiring high quality performance in order to develop the professional competence of talented students toward successful entrance into the professional art field.

Option in Ceramics (132 units)


Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    Prerequisites: One GE Foundation course
  • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    Prerequisites: One GE Foundation course
  • ART 130 Foundation Two Dimensional (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 131 Foundation Three Dimensional (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ART 251A Introduction to Ceramics: Handbuilding (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: ART 131
  • ART 251B Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel Throwing (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: ART 131
  • ART 287 Introduction to Painting (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 181

Take 3 units of the following: 100-level AH

Take one of the following courses:

  • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 181
  • ART 261 Introduction to Life Sculpture (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ART 131 or 181; AH 111A or 111B, or consent of instructor.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • ART 341A Intermediate Ceramics Handbuilding (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131, 251A, 181; AH 111A, 111B
  • ART 341B Intermediate Ceramics: Wheel Throwing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131, 251B, 181; AH 111A, 111B
  • ART 343A Ceramics Sculpture (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 341A
  • ART 343B Advanced Wheel Throwing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 341B
  • ART 352A Ceramics: Glaze Technology (3)
    Prerequisite: ART 130, 131, 251A or 251B, 181; AH 111A, 111B
  • ART 352B Ceramics Plaster Shop (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 251A or 251B, 181; AH 111A, 111B
  • ART 451A Advanced Ceramics (3)
    Prerequisite: ART 343A or 343B
  • ART 451B Advanced Ceramics (3)
    Prerequisite: ART 451A
  • ART 491A Ceramics: Senior Project (1)
    Prerequisite: ART 451A or 451B or consent of instructor
  • AH 364 History of Ceramics (3)
    Prerequisite: None

Take 9 units of AH only 3 units may be AH 438, 439 or 441

Take 9 units ART outside the specialization

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