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Graduate Liberal Arts

Graduation Requirements

12 units of Graduate Liberal Arts are required for MFA graduation (up to 6 may be transferred)

Meeting Liberal Arts Requirements

Art Historical Awareness and Aesthetic Sensitivity (3 units)

Choose one unless your major has a designated requirement:
  • GLA 601: Renaissance Art World and its Classical Origins
  • GLA 602: Art and Ideology of the 20th Century
  • GLA 605: Motion Picture Theory & Style (ACT/MPT/MUS students only)
  • GLA 607: Art & Ideas of the Enlightenment
  • GLA 609: Renovating Tradition: Art & Ideas of the 19th Century
  • GLA 613: History of 20th Century Fashion (FSH Students only; Complete EAP 603)
  • GLA 615: History of Graphic Design (GR Students only; Complete EAP 602)
  • GLA 621: History & Techniques of Character Animation (ANM/VIS Students only; No EAP Prereq.)
  • GLA 622: History & Techniques of Visual Effects and Computer ANM (ANM students only)
  • GLA 623: History and Techniques of Games (GAM/VIS students only)
  • GLA 625: History of Photography (PH students only)
  • GLA 631: Industrial Design Processes (IDS students only)
  • GLA 903: Graduate Seminar in Europe

Cross Cultural Understanding (3 units)

Choose one unless your major has a designated requirement:
  • GLA 603: Anthropology: Experiencing Culture
  • GLA 606: Crossing Borders: Art & Culture in a Global Society
  • GLA 611: Cultural Narratives
  • GLA 617: Mythology for the Modern World (Required for ANM/VIS students)
  • GLA 619: Culture & Identity in Modern American Theater (Required for ACT students)
  • GLA 627: Industrial Design in a Globalized World (Required for IDS students)
  • GLA 903: Graduate Seminar in Europe

Major Designated Graduate Liberal Arts (3 units)

Choose one you haven't already taken unless your major has a designated requirement:
  • GLA 601: Renaissance Art World and its Classical Origins
  • GLA 602: Art and Ideology of the 20th Century
  • GLA 603: Anthropology: Experiencing Culture
  • GLA 606: Crossing Borders: Art & Culture in a Global Society
  • GLA 607: Art & Ideas of the Enlightenment
  • GLA 608: Professional Presentation and Communication
  • GLA 609: Renovating Tradition: Art & Ideas of the 19th Century
  • GLA 610: Balancing Creativity and Profitability (WNM students only)
  • GLA 611: Cultural Narratives
  • GLA 612: Writing and Research for the Master’s Student (Required for FASCU/GAM/GR/JEM students)
  • GLA 613: History of 20th Century Fashion (Complete EAP 603)
  • GLA 615: History of Graphic Design (Complete EAP 602)
  • GLA 616: Sacred Geometry
  • GLA 617: Mythology for the Modern World
  • GLA 618: Film Music History: Art of Film (Required for MUS students)
  • GLA 619: Culture & Identity in Modern American Theater
  • GLA 621: History & Techniques of Character Animation (No EAP Prereq.)
  • GLA 623: History and Techniques of Games
  • GLA 625: History of Photography
  • GLA 627: Industrial Design in a Globalized World
  • GLA 630: Survey of Sustainable Design (IAD students only; Complete EAP 603)
  • GLA 632: The Science of Design: Ethnographic Methods (Required for IDS students)
  • GLA 636: Acting for Animators (ANM students only)
  • GLA 640: Urban Open Spaces (Required for LAN students)
  • GLA 677: Professional Practices for Teaching Artists
  • GLA 699: Special Topics
  • GLA 712: Genres in Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • GLA 713: Creative Writing
  • GLA 714: Acting for Stage and Camera (Required for MPT students)
  • GLA 903: Graduate Seminar in Europe

Professional Practices (3 units)

Choose one based on your major requirement:
  • GLA 614: Architectural Professional Practices (ARH students only)
  • GLA 626: Business Practices & Principles for Photographers (PH students only)
  • GLA 634: Professional Practices & Communication for Interior Designers (IAD students only)
  • GLA 670: Professional Practices & Communication for ANM, VFX, & Games (ANM/ GAM students only)
  • GLA 671: Professional Practices & Communication for Fashion (FSH students only)
  • GLA 672: Professional Practices & Communication for IDS (IDS students only)
  • GLA 673: Entertainment Professional Practices (ACT/MPT students only)
  • GLA 674: Professional Practices & Communication for Fine Artists (FA students only)
  • GLA 675: Professional Practices & Communication for Illustrators (ILL/VIS students only)
  • GLA 676: Professional Practices for Designers & Advertisers (ADV/GR/WNM students only)
  • GLA 677: Professional Practices for Teaching Artists
  • GLA 678: Professional Practices for Game Developers (GAM students only)
  • GLA 679: Professional Practices for Visual Development (VIS students only)
  • GLA 680: Music and Sound Design Professional Practices (MUS students only)
Please note:
On campus English as a second language (ESL) students must pass EAP 604 in order to enroll in most GLA courses unless otherwise noted.
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