The Fine Arts program aims to develop student understanding of current and historical art practices and theoretical issues. The program investigates new media and technologies as it builds upon foundational skills. It strives to provide a challenging learning environment of research, originality and experimentation through student engagement and interaction. The major consists of six core courses, plus additional courses that define an "area of emphasis."
The Fine Arts program provides students with a foundation for the study of the visual arts and their contribution to history and culture. Idea centered, the program serves as a model for the department’s approach to fine art from cultural, social, economic and political contexts.
The Fine Arts program emphasizes critical thinking and perceptual awareness to enable students to develop their artistic skills. There are seven areas of emphasis in the Fine Art major: Two-Dimensional, Three-Dimensional, Digital, Art History, Ceramics, Museum Studies, and Photography and New Genres.
Students may obtain an Associate of Arts degree, complete preparation for the major in fine art and/or transfer to a four-year institution. Career options may include art practice, gallery management and curatorial practice.
*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.
Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.