Practice of Art
Practice of Art is an impacted ("capped") major. Due to very high demand, special restrictions on declaration of the major are in effect. Transfer students must apply during their first semester. Non-transfer students must apply prior to exceeding 80 units of post-high school coursework. See the department website for details.
The curriculum is designed to teach students to think visually and to help students develop a creative intelligence through the disciplined practice of a visual art. The major provides technical and conceptual training in most traditional and new media: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, performance, video, animation, sound, and in the emerging fields of programming, interactivity, and game design.
Lower Division Requirements and Prerequisites* for the Practice of Art Major
*(prerequisites are lower division requirements that must be completed before declaring the major)
- Art 8*, 12*
- Two from the following: Art 13, 14, 16, 23AC or 26
- Three courses in History of Art (one may be lower division*)
- For Art Practice majors it is strongly recommended that Art 8 be taken before Art 10, 12, 13 and 14.
Note: A minimum of 3.30 GPA is required for the following courses: Art 8, Art 12, and one History of Art course is required for declaration, and faculty review of student portfolio.
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