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Art and Art History

Requirements

AP, Dual Enrollment, Transfer, and Study Abroad Credits

Majors
Students who major in the department can use a total of only three units of eligible transfer, dual enrollment, AP, and credits from study abroad combined to count toward their major, with approval of the department. Only two units from study abroad can be used toward the major.

Minors
Students who minor in Studio Art or Art History can use a total of two units of eligible transfer, dual enrollment, AP, and credits from study abroad combined to count toward their minor, with approval of the department. Only one unit from study abroad can be used toward the minor.

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Requirements for the Studio Art Major

It is highly recommended that a minimum of two classes in an area of focus, including at least one second-level or intermediate course, should be completed by the end of the junior year. Areas of focus include painting, photography, documentary video, and sculpture (three sculpture courses expected for students planning a sculpture SIP).

Number of Units
Ten units are required. A SIP is not counted as part of the ten units.

Required Courses: Six Units
To be completed by the end of the sophomore year:
ARTX 105 Basic Drawing
ARTX 134 Sculpture: Object Investigation or ARTX 234 Sculpture: Structure and Space
ARTX 145 Survey of Art I: 1100-1600 or ARTX 150 Survey of Art II: 1600-1945
ARTX 201 Visual Fundamentals (taken sophomore spring)

To be completed by the end of the junior year:
One Intermediate Studio Course in the intended area of focus (300-level)

To be completed by the fall of the senior year:
ARTX 224 Art Since 1945
ARTX 490 Advanced Studio (pre-requisite of at least one intermediate level studio art course)

Additional Electives
The remaining three units are to be selected from the studio art offerings.

Requirements for the Studio Art Minor

Number of Units
Six units are required. A SIP is not counted as part of the six units.

Required Courses
ARTX 105 Basic Drawing or ARTX 134 Sculpture: Object Investigation
ARTX 150 Survey of Art II: 1600-1945 or ARTX 224 Art Since 1945
One Intermediate Studio Course (300-level preferred)
Three additional units to be selected from any of the studio art offerings

Requirements for the Art History Major

Recommended Timeline: Students should take the required 100-level courses as early as possible and then proceed to 200- and 300-level courses in the sophomore and junior year, in preparation for ARTX-440 Ways of Seeing and the SIP in the senior year.

Number of Units
Ten units are required. One unit may be the SIP.

Required Courses

To be completed by the end of the sophomore year:
ARTX 105 Basic Drawing or ARTX-134 Sculpture: Object Investigation
ARTX 145 Survey of Art I: 1100-1600
ARTX 150 Survey of Art II: 1600-1945

To be completed by the end of the junior year:
ARTX 224 Art Since 1945

To be taken during the fall quarter of senior year:
ARTX 491 Ways of Seeing

Additional Courses
One Ancient Course: ARTX 208 Introduction to Greek Art and Archaeology or ARTX 209 Introduction to Roman Art and Archaeology

One Topics Course: ARTX 223 The Long 19th-Century Art, ARTX 227 Seeing and Perceiving in the Modern Museum, or ARTX 290 Art and Gender

Three Additional Units: Selected from any of the Art History offerings, including alternates listed above, one-time offerings, and/or an Art History SIP.

Requirements for the Art History Minor

Number of Units
Six units are required. A SIP is not counted as part of the six units.

Required Courses
ARTX 145 Survey of Art I: 1100-1600
ARTX 150 Survey of Art II: 1600-1945
ARTX 224 Art Since 1945

Additional Courses
One Ancient Course: ARTX 208 Introduction to Greek Art and Archaeology or ARTX 209 Introduction to Roman Art and Archaeology

One Topics Course: ARTX 223 The Long 19th Century, ARTX 227 Seeing and Perceiving in the Modern Museum, or ARTX 290 Art and Gender

One Additional Unit: Selected from any of the Art History offerings, including one-time offering or the alternatives listed above; ARTX-491: Ways of Seeing is strongly recommended.