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Art and Art History Department

BA - Art, Concentration in Studio Practice

The BA Art, Concentration in Studio Practice is a degree for artists who wish to chart their own path. This could include a broad-based approach to artistic media or a focus on a single medium; the contemporary art world embraces both these ways of working. Artists who put more emphasis on the communication of ideas and who wish to try everything may opt to take classes ranging from painting, to video art, to glassblowing, to photography, to woodworking. Others may desire to specialize in jewelry and metalsmithing, or drawing and printmaking, for example. The BA Art, Concentration in Studio Practice allows students to tailor their own degree to meet precisely their artistic interests, while progressing through a rigorous core of theoretical seminars and art history lecture classes that will inform their work in any medium. The degree puts an emphasis on entrepreneurship and the ability to fit into a variety of creative career prospects.

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. These roadmaps are an advising tool that outlines a path of courses a student can take to complete requirements for graduation. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example course grade minimums).


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements44
Core Lower Division General Education30
Of the 39 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer Degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all Lower Division GE Requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.
Upper Division General Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IID3+US1233
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. History D2+US13
POLS 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California Government D3+US233
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major24
ART 012. Two-Dimensional Design and Color Concepts3
ART 013. Three-Dimensional Design Concepts3
ART 024. Drawing I3
ART 074. Introduction to Digital Media3
PHOT 040. Beginning Photography3
Complete one course from:
ARTH 070A. Art History, Prehistoric to MedievalC13
ARTH 070B. Art History, Renaissance to ModernC13
ARTH 070C. Arts of AsiaC13
Highly Recommend Students take ARTH 070B
Complete two course from:
ART 025. Expressive Drawing3
ART 026. Drawing II3
ART 046. Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 061. Beginning Painting3
ART 068. Beginning Sculpture: Object & Concept3
ART 075. Introduction to Digital Video Art3
PHOT 112. Color Photography3
PHOT 115. Intermediate Digital Imaging3
Requirements of the Major43
Core Requirements22
Art Fundamentals13
ART 001. Professional Preparation in Art1
ART 002. The Artist in Contemporary Culture3
ART 003. Medium and Message3
ART 100W. Writing Workshop: Fine ArtsZ3
ART 177. Professional & Business Practices3
Upper Division Art History9
Complete one course from:
ARTH 110. History and Theory of New Media3
ARTH 191A. Issues in Contemporary Art3
Complete one course from:
ARTH 193A. Worlds of Art and CultureV3
ARTH 193B. East Meets West in ArtV3
Additional 3 units of Upper Division Art History3
Major Electives18
Complete six courses in the following areas:
Courses cannot be taken again if taken in another requirement area.
Digital Media Art
ART 101. Digital Media Art3
ART 102. 3D Modeling and Printing3
ART 103. Art as System3
ART 104. Interdisciplinary Seminar in Digital Media Art3
ART 105. Advanced Digital Video3
ART 106. Topics in Human Machine Interface3
ART 107. Advanced Projects in Digital Media Art3
ART 108. Introduction to Game Studies3
Spatial Art
ART 132. Topics in Intermediate Ceramics3
ART 133. Topics in Ceramic Sculpture3
ART 134. Topics in Advanced Ceramics3
ART 135. Topics in Moldmaking for Artists3
ART 137. Figure Modeling3
ART 140. Topics in Glass3
ART 141. Topics in Advanced Glass3
ART 147. Topics in Metalsmithing and Jewelry3
ART 149. Topics in Jewelry and Small Sculpture3
ART 168. Topics in Woodworking3
ART 169. Topics in Metal Sculpture3
ART 170. Topics in Fabricated Sculpture3
ART 171. Advanced Sculpture3
ART 172. Intermediate Sculpture: System/Structure3
ART 173. Topics in Installation Art3
Pictorial Art
ART 150. Introduction to Printmaking and Letterpress3
ART 151. Topics in Screen-Printing3
ART 152. Topics in Lithography3
ART 153. Topics in Intaglio Processes3
ART 158. Topics in Drawing III3
ART 162. Watercolor3
ART 164A. Intermediate Painting3
ART 164B. Intermediate Painting II3
ART 165. Topics in Figure Painting3
ART 166. Topics in Advanced Painting3
Photography
PHOT 110. Black and White Photography3
PHOT 112. Color Photography3
PHOT 113. Alternative Photo Media3
PHOT 114. Advanced Black and White Photography3
PHOT 115. Intermediate Digital Imaging3
PHOT 116. Contemporary Issues in Photography3
PHOT 121. Introduction to Studio Lighting3
PHOT 122. Advanced Studio Lighting3
PHOT 123. Photography as Illustration3
PHOT 125. Special Topics in Photography3
PHOT 129. Professional Practices in Photography3
Gallery/Projects/Internships
ART 174A. Museum and Gallery Operations3
ART 174B. Internship: Museum and Gallery Operations3
ART 175. Special Topics in Studio Art3
ART 180. Individual Studies1-3
Art History
ARTH 110. History and Theory of New Media3
ARTH 126. History of Photography3
ARTH 152. Visual Culture and Jewish Identity3
ARTH 160. Modern Architecture3
ARTH 161. Contemporary Architecture3
ARTH 162. California Architecture3
ARTH 163. Twentieth Century Urban Design3
ARTH 176A. Graphic Design History and Theory3
ARTH 176B. Industrial Design in Society3
ARTH 182A. Art of the Americas3
ARTH 182B. American Art3
ARTH 183A. Art of Egypt and Mesopotamia3
ARTH 185. Art of the Classical World3
ARTH 185A. Greek Art3
ARTH 187A. Art of the Italian Renaissance, Fifteenth Century3
ARTH 187B. Art of the Italian Renaissance, Sixteenth Century3
ARTH 188A. Northern Renaissance Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries3
ARTH 188B. Northern Renaissance, Sixteenth Century3
ARTH 189A. Baroque Art and Architecture in Italy and France3
ARTH 189B. Northern Baroque Art and Architecture3
ARTH 190A. Art of the Nineteenth Century3
ARTH 190B. Early Modernist Art3
ARTH 190C. 20th Century Art: from Dada to Pop3
ARTH 191A. Issues in Contemporary Art3
ARTH 192A. Modern Design3
ARTH 192C. History of Interior Design3
Capstone3
Complete one course from:
ART 176. Workshops in Studio Art3
ART 197. BA Senior Project3
PHOT 120. Image and Idea3
PHOT 197. Senior Project Photography3
University Electives9

Total Units:120