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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, Studio Practice Concentration, BA


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The BA Art, Concentration in Studio Practice, offered by the , is a degree for students who wish to pursue studio practice with the flexibility of a liberal arts degree. This could include a broad-based approach to artistic media or a focus on a single medium; university electives may be employed for any number of recommended minors. Students who wish to place more emphasis on the communication of ideas may opt to take classes, from painting, to video art, to glassblowing, to photography, to woodworking. Others may desire to specialize in one area as well as to develop preprofessional skills within the major. The BA Art, Concentration in Studio Practice allows students to tailor their own degree to meet precisely their artistic and career 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 developing creative skills and the ability to fit into a variety of careers from high tech to arts administration.

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Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 44
Major Preparation 21
Major Core Requirements 19
Area Focus 12
University Electives (recommend a minor) 24
Total 120

Program Roadmaps

The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. 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). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

University Requirements


Core Lower Division General Education (30 units)


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, B4, or F must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with a 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 Education (6 units)


Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.

American Institutions (6 units)


Complete one 6-unit sequence of  courses, which also satisfies GE Area D. Students may also satisfy the  with other courses, but these may not satisfy other GE areas.

The American Studies sequence (/; 12 units) or Humanities Honors course (; 6 units) satisfies the American Institutions Requirement and additional GE Areas (see course descriptions for details).

Consult with a major advisor to select the appropriate sequence.

Physical Education (2 units)


All SJSU undergraduate students, regardless of major, have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in physical activities. To accommodate students’ needs and interests, the university offers a .

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


At SJSU, students must pass a Writing in the Disciplines (100W) course with a  grade of C or better (C- not accepted) to meet graduation requirements. For this major, the  is satisfied by a course in the major.

General Art History Survey (3 units)


Highly recommend students take .

Complete one course:

Major Requirements (31 units)


Core Requirements (19 units)


University Electives (24 units)


Talk with your advisor from the  about a list of recommended minors.

Total Units Required (120 units)


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