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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

School of Art

Certificate in Biomedical Art

This is an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the Art and Biological Sciences departments. Special permission is not required for a student to pursue the Certificate in Biomedical Art, however it is only available to students who are presently enrolled in a degree program in the biological sciences or in art at CSULB.

Contact Robin Richesson, for the Certificate Program Planner. The student may apply for certification upon completion of the following:


1. A major in art or biological sciences;

2. A 2.75 overall GPA and 3.25 in the major:

Take all the following courses (38 units):

  • ART 149 Foundation Computer Art (3)
    Prerequisite: ART 130

  • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    Prerequisite: None

  • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    Prerequisite: ART 181

  • ART 271 Introduction to Rendering (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 181

  • ART 372 Anatomy for Artists (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 131, 181, 184; AH 111A, 111B

  • ART 374A Biomedical Rendering (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 184, 287; AH 111A, 111B; or consent of instructor

  • ART 374B Biomedical Rendering (3)
    Prerequisites: ART 130, 184, 287; AH 111A, 111B; or consent of instructor

  • ART 426 Computer Animation 1 (3)
    Prerequisite: ART 391 or 476 or consent of instructor

  • ART 476 Experimental Animation 1 (3)
    Prerequisites: For 476: ART 130, 131, 181, 184. For 576: graduate student in Art or consent of instructor

  • ART 499F Special Studies in Illustration (3)
    Prerequisite: Illustration major or consent of instructor

  • BIOL 200 General Biology (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements

  • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements

Note: BIOL 200 waived for Biology majors.

Questions may be addressed to: Robin Richesson, School of Art, (562) 985-9068 or Kelly Young, Department of Biological Sciences, (562) 985-4859.

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