Major Requirements

FROSH (2016 - 2017)

Frosh entering 2016-2017 must complete their lower division foundation requirements in their first year at UCSC.

 

LOWER-DIVISION REQUIREMENTS
(Students complete eight courses as follows):

 

Foundation (3 courses):

Two of the following:

Art 10E: 3D Foundation (Fall 2016)

Art 10D: 2D Foundation (Winter 2017)

Art 10F: 4D Foundation (Spring 2017)

One of the following:

ART 80F: Introduction to Issues in Digital Media (Fall 2016)

ART 80B: Environmental Art (Winter 2017)

ART 80D: Introduction to Photography (Winter 2016 and Spring 2017)

ART 80X: Ars Erotica; Sexual Imagery in Culture and Art (Spring 2017)

 

Introduction to Contemporary Art Practices (to be completed in the sophmore year)

Any 3 of the following studios:

Art 20G: Introduction to Print Media and Drawing

Art 20H: Introduction to Sculpture and Pubilc Art

Art 20I: Introduction to Photography

Art 20J: Introduction to Drawing and Painting

Art 20K: Introduction to New Media and Digital Artmaking

Critical Theory and Historical Context

Two courses from the History of Art and Visual Culture, HAVC, (one with a Western emphasis and one with a non-Western emphasis).

 

Note: Students may use Advanced Placement (AP) in Art History in lieu of the Western-emphasis history of art and visual culture requirement.

 

 

UPPER-DIVISION REQUIREMENTS:

Students complete eight courses as follows:

 

Studio Work (30 credits required)

Six upper-division (100+ numbered) studio courses

 

Senior Capstone/Comprehensive Requirement (10 credits required)

 ART 190A: Writing for Artists (meets the Disciplinary Communication requirement for the Art B.A.); and

 Senior comprehensive requirement may be satisfied with one of the following options:

 

1.  Completing Art 190B: Senior Project; or

2.  Completing 5 credits of upper-division studio courses work in the area of focus; and

a.  Presenting an exhibition and, by appointment, meeting with a faculty member for review and critique of the exhibition; or

b.  Submitting a portfolio and, by appointment, meeting with a faculty member for review and critique of the portfolio. 

Senior majors should meet with their faculty adviser about this requirement. 

 

A total of 80 credits are required for the Art B.A.; students are advised to plan in advance if they are interested in the program. Some requisite courses may be offered during Summer Session.

 

The last three quarters of coursework for the major must be completed in residence at UCSC.

 

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JUNIOR TRANSFERS (2016 - 2017)

Transfer students who will be juniors should have passed the portfolio review held in April 2016

 

Lower-division requirements (5 courses):

Any 3 of the following (or community college/university equivalent):

Art 20G: Introduction to Print Media and Drawing

Art 20H: Introduction to Sculpture and Pubilc Art

Art 20I: Introduction to Photography 

Art 20J: Introduction to Drawing and Painting

Art 20K: Introduction to New Media and Digital Artmaking

Please remember that three studios is a minimum requirement and may not be enough studio work undertaken to pass the highly competitive nature of the portfolio review.

 

Two courses from the History of Art & Visual Culture (or community college/university equivalent).  One must have a Western emphasis, one must have a non-Western emphasis.


Upper-division requirements (8 courses):

Art 194: Forms and Ideas (Fall 2016)

5 Upper Division Studio Courses (100+ numbered)

Art 190A: Writing for Artists (Disciplinary Communications requirement - Only offered in Winter quarter)

Art 190B: Senior Project or upper division studio

 

Comprehensive Requirement:

Art 190B satisfies the Art Department comprehensive requirement.  Senior students should meet with their respective advisors regarding this requirement if they do not enroll in this class.