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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Art History

Rooted in practical skills and professional knowledge, the BFA degree provides students with a disciplined approach to the study of Art History. The general education program (Liberal Arts) supports major coursework by promoting the breadth of knowledge, critical thinking and communications skills necessary to analyze issues from multiple perspectives. Student portfolios will demonstrate the variety of skills and creativity developed. Graduates enter the field prepared for professional opportunities in Art History.

Learning Outcomes: Degree Breakdowns & Requirements: BFA Graduation Plan BFA Art History Unit Requirements
Major Coursework
          Core 27 units
          Major 9 units
          Art History Advanced Studies 9 units
+Studio Coursework   
          Studio Foundations 15 units
          Studio Focus 18 units
+Art Electives 6 units
+Non-Art History Liberal Arts 36 units
TOTAL 120 units

BFA Art History Degree Requirements
4 European Language courses
2 Expository Writing courses
1 Western Civilization course
1 Quantitative Literacy course
1 Employment Communications and Practices course
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course

And:
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Minimum grade of C- in all major coursework, studio coursework, LA 108 Composition for the Artist, and LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasive & Argument
Sample Graduation Plan
  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
FALL Studio
Studio
Major Core
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
Studio
Studio
Major Core
Major Core
__________
12 units
Studio
Major Core
Art Elective
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major Core
Major By Advisement
Art Elective
__________
12 units
WINTER Intersession
SPRING Studio
Studio
Major Core
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
Studio
Studio
Major Core
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major Core
Major By Advisement
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
Studio
Major Core
Major By Advisement
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
JUNE Intersession
SUMMER Studio
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Studio
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Art Elective
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Art Elective
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Totals 30 units 30 units 30 units 30 units
  Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
NOTES
  • Students are advised to meet with a Student Services Advisor to map an individualized graduation plan
  • Student Services Advisor approval is required for course loads exceeding 12 units for Fall or Spring semesters and exceeding 6 units in Summer semesters
  • Financial Aid is not available for intersessions
  • A maximum of 1 course may be taken in intersessions
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