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Studio Art Concentration

The B.A. in Art is available in two concentrations: Studio Art and Teaching/Art Education. Students should decide on an area of concentration by their junior year and notify the department.

The Studio Art concentration is a liberal arts degree. Students who plan to go on to graduate school should take additional courses in a focused field of study, i.e. photography, painting, etc., 12 upper-division units to apply to an M.A. program (such as APU's art history master's degree, and 18 upper-division units to apply to an MFA program.

Studio Art Concentration Requirements60 units
Required Core Courses48 units
ART 120
Introduction to Computer Graphics
3
ART 130
Two-dimensional Design
3
ART 135
Three-dimensional Design
3
ART 145
Drawing I
3
ART 146
Painting I
3
ART 170
Sculpture I
3
ART 205
Ceramics I
3
ART 225
New Genre Art Forms I
3
ART 250
Photography I
3
ART 431
Gallery Design
3
ART 450
Portfolio
2–3
ART 499
Thesis/Project
1–4
Select one of the following:
ART 311
Sculptural Objects and Functional Art
3
- or -
ART 403
Multicultural Art*
3
Select one of the following:
ART 210
Printmaking: Relief
3
- or -
ART 211
Printmaking: Serigraph
3
Select three art history classes:
ART 354
Ancient Art History*
3
ART 356
History of Modern Art**
3
ART 357
Contemporary Art Trends*
3
ART 358
History of Graphic Design and Illustration
3
ART 359
Women in Art
3
ART 361
Early Christian and Medieval Art*
3
ART 362
Renaissance to Rococo Art*
3
HUM 223
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
3–4
HUM 323
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
3–4
Upper-division Emphasis
Select upper-division art classes in a specific emphasis (animation, ceramics, craft, drawing and painting, new genre art forms, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or a combination of these) to complete the 60 required units for the art major. ART 495 may be taken as part of the upper-division emphasis.

*Meets a General Education core requirement.
**Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
^HUM 223 and HUM 323 are offered for 3 units on the Azusa campus, and 4 units at the High Sierra Semester.

Computer Requirement

All majors in the Department of Art and Design are required to have a laptop computer with premium Adobe Suite or equivalent. It is recommended that graphic design majors also have Adobe Typekit.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.