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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

School of Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Students who fall below a GPA of 3.0 in upper division courses in Ceramics for two consecutive semesters will be removed from this B.F.A. program.

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 Intro 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 131, 251A; AH 111A or 111B.

  • ART 341B Intermediate Ceramics: Wheel Throwing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 131, 251B; AH 111A or 111B.

  • ART 343A Ceramics Sculpture (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 341A

  • ART 343B Advanced Wheel Throwing (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 341B

  • ART 352A Ceramics: Glaze Technology (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 131, 251A or 251B; AH 111A or 111B.

  • ART 352B Ceramics Plaster Shop (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 251A or 251B; AH 111A or 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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