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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, Studio Practice Concentration, BA

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The BA Art, Concentration in Studio Practice, offered by the Department of Art and Art History , 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.

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

University Requirements for Graduation

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

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.

General Education/American Institution Requirements

Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .

University Requirements (44 units)

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 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 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)

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 /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B , HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Complete One Sequence From:

Physical Education (2 units)

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) .

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.

General Art History Survey (3 units)

Highly recommend students take ARTH 70B .

Complete one course:

Major Requirements (31 units)

Core Requirements (19 units)

Area Focus (12 units)

Complete at least three (3) courses from one of the following areas and one (1) additional course from any area:

University Electives (24 units)

Talk with you advisor from the Department of Art and Art History  about a list of recommended minors.

Total Units Required (120 units)

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