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College of Arts and Letters

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Department of Art at Sacramento State introduces students to the expressive world of the fine arts. A wide variety of approaches based on both Western and Non-Western cultures are integrated into courses that are oriented toward creativity, imagination, and critical thinking. Students are able to explore art through courses in art education, art history, ceramics, metalsmithing/jewelry, new media, painting, print making, photography, and interdisciplinary sculpture.

The Department’s undergraduate program offers courses in four general areas, three of which may be taken as concentrations within the Art major (Art History, Studio Arts Methods, and Art Studio), while the fourth prepares students to pursue a teaching credential (Art Education, a variation of the Studio Art Methods concentration). Undergraduate students also may earn a Bachelor of Arts in Photography by taking courses in the Departments of Art and Design. The Department of Art’s graduate program leads to a Master of Arts degree in Studio Art.

The Art History curriculum provides a range of courses in Western and non-Western art, criticism, and visual culture from pre-history to the present and from many perspectives, both formal and contextual. These courses produce college-level visual literacy, multicultural awareness, art historical skills, and an understanding of art-making practices. Studio Art experiences develop the creative and artistic skills necessary for mastery of established styles and for exploration of new ones. They also reward students with an introduction to a lifetime appreciation of the arts. Courses in Art Education provide an understanding of the behavioral aspects of art, with regard to the creator, the viewer, and the developing person. The Art Education program includes instruction in art history, art studio materials and processes, community-based art education theories and practices, art for special populations, and the California Visual Arts Content standards.

Courses, programs, and exhibitions sponsored by the Art Department serve to engage students in the fine arts within a liberal arts context and to promote appreciation of the fine arts in the general student population. Fieldwork experiences can be arranged with the Crocker Art Museum, California State Archives, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, and other public and private art institutions and galleries in the Capital region. Opportunities to study art and art history abroad are available through the Office of Global Education at Sacramento State and the California State University International Program. University credit can be obtained for a semester to a year of study at college and international centers in Britain, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

California State University, Sacramento is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Special Features

  • The Art Department’s main facility consists of two buildings, Kadema Hall and the Art Sculpture Lab. Some Art and Art History courses also are taught in Mariposa Hall.
  • Two art exhibition spaces, the Robert Else Gallery and the Raymond Witt Gallery, are located in Kadema Hall. Graduate and undergraduate student shows are held here throughout the academic year. Exhibitions of work by nationally and internationally significant artists are shown in the University Library Gallery.
  • Four types of Art Department awards are available. The Raymond Witt Awards and the Peyser Prize in Painting are awarded annually during a jured exhibition of artwork by undergraduate students. There also is a Witt Award in Art History. The Robinson Memorial Fellowships are open to all classified graduate art students.
  • Faculty members have national reputations as artists and scholars. Works by Art Studio faculty can be found in major collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the American Craft Museum in New York; the Minneapolis Art Institute; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Di Rosa Art and Nature Preserve in Sonoma; the Art Institute of Chicago; Yale University; the Rockefeller Institute; and the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Requirements - Bachelor of Arts Degree - Concentration in Art History

Units required for Major: 48
Minimum total units required for BA: 120

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

Note: All lower division art history requirements and demonstrated writing proficiency as prescribed by California State University, Sacramento must be completed prior to enrollment in upper division courses. A minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses applied to the Art History concentration. Art History students are required to meet the Sacramento State Foreign Language Requirement by completing the second semester (1B) of a college-level foreign language course with a grade of C- or better (or equivalent foreign language study, as described in the current University catalog). Students who plan to pursue further graduate study in art history are encouraged to learn French, German, or another foreign language through the second semester intermediate level (2B).

A. Required Lower Division Core Courses (18 units)

(3)

ART 1A

Art in the Western World: From Stone Age to End of Middle Ages

(3)

ART 1B

Art in the Western World: Art in the Western World: From Renaissance to Baroque

(3)

ART 1C

Modern and Contemporary Art: Rococo to the Present

(3)

ART 3A

Traditional Asian Art OR

 

ART 3B

Modern and Contemporary Asian Art OR

 

ART 5

Native American Art

(3)

ART 20A

Beginning Drawing

(3)

Select one lower division course from Photography or Art Studio in a medium other than drawing.

B. Required Upper Division Core Courses (21 units)

(3)

HIST 100*

Introduction to Historical Skills

*This course should be taken in the second semester of the sophomore year or the first semester of the junior year for transfer students. Art History students are strongly advised to take 6 units of lower division Art History coursework and 6 units of lower division History coursework before taking HIST 100.

(18) In consultation with an Art History faculty advisor, select one course from each of the following four groups plus two additional courses toward a specialization:

Group 1

 

ART 103

Greco-Roman Art (ART 1A or equivalent)

 

ART 105

Medieval Art (ART 1A or equivalent)

 

ART 106

Renaissance Art (ART 1A or ART 1B or equivalent)

 

ART 107

Baroque and Rococo Art (ART 1B or equivalent)

Group 2

ART 113B

Asian Art and Mythology (ART 3A or equivalent or instructor permission)

ART 117A

Art of India and Southeast Asia (ART 3A or equivalent or instructor permission)

ART 117B

Art of China and Japan (ART 3A or equivalent or instructor permission)

  ART 117C

Art of Korea

Group 3

ART 100

Origins of American Indian Art

ART 110

American Art (ART 1B or ART 1C or equivalent)

ART 111

Latin American and Latino Art History (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

ART 118B/HIST 184

California Architecture and Urban History

Group 4

ART/PHOT 101

Photography, Inception to Mid-Century

ART 108

19th Century Art (ART 1C or equivalent)

ART 109

Modern Art (Upper-division standing and ART 1C or equivalent with instructor approval)

 

ART 112

Contemporary Art (Modern Art History: ART 1C or ART 109 or equivalent or instructor permission)

 

ART 118A

Modern Architecture (ART 1C or instructor permission)

PHOT 102

Photography, a Social History

C. Upper Division Electives (3 units)

With the approval of an Art History advisor, select one elective within the Art Department: a regularly scheduled art history course, or anyone of the following independent study and supervisory courses.

ART 119*

Directed Research in Art History (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

 

ART 195*

Fieldwork

 

ART 199*

Special Problems

D. Art History (3 units)

Note: With the approval of an Art History faculty advisor, students may satisfy the seminar requirement with a seminar in another liberal arts discipline.

 

ART 115

Topics in Asian Art (Upper division or graduate status; GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; completion of ART 3A or equivalent; and an upper division Asian art history course such as ART 113B, ART 117A, ART 117B, ART 117C or instructor permission)

 

ART 116

Topics in Modern and Contemporary Art (Upper division or graduate status; GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; completion of ART 1C or equivalent; and an upper-division art history course in a related subject area or instructor permission)

 

ART 196

Experimental Offerings in Art

Note: ART 196 only may be used when it is an art history seminar taken for 3 units.

*Independent study and supervisory courses in the major are limited to one (no more than 3 units) must be approved by an Art History faculty advisor, and may be applied only to the elective category.

E. Senior Seminar (3 units)

Culminating course for students with senior status after completion of all lower division requirements. Prerequisites: completion of two semesters of a foreign language (1B or equivalent), the University's Graduation Writing Assessment requirement, HIST 100, and the art history seminar (item D).

(3)

ART 192B

Senior Seminar in Art History (Senior status, completion of all lower-division major requirements, HIST 100, and GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

Requirements - Bachelor of Arts Degree - Concentration in Studio Arts Methods

Units required for Major: 48
Minimum total units required for BA: 120

Note: Whenever possible, classes should be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor. A minimum grade of "C" is required in all courses applied to the Studio Art Methods concentration. It is recommended that students complete a minimum of 75% of the lower division requirements (18 units) before enrolling in upper division courses while recognizing and following prerequisite requirements. Lower division prerequisites for some courses may be waived an the advisment of an Art instructor and a portfolio review.

A. Required Lower Division Core Courses (24 units)

(3)

ART 20A

Beginning Drawing

(3)

ART 20B

Intermediate Drawing (ART 20A or equivalent)

(3)

ART 97

Beginning Electronic Art

( 3) Select one of the following

 

ART 22

Beginning Painting (ART 20A or equivalent)

 

ART 40B

Basic Printmaking: Etching

 

ART 40D

Basic Printmaking: Relief

 

ART 40E

Basic Printmaking: Silkscreen

 

PHOT 40

Basic Techniques of Photography

(3) Select one of the following

 

ART 53

Beginning Hand-Built Ceramics

 

ART 75

Beginning Metalsmithing

ART 88

Beginning Sculpture

(3) Select one of the following*
* Courses in the lower division cannot be repeated for credit towards the major

 

ART 50

Beginning Ceramics

 

ART 53

Beginning Hand-Built Ceramics

 

ART 70

Form, Space Vision

 

ART 74

Beginning Jewelry

ART 75

Beginning Metalsmithing

ART 86

Clay Sculpture

ART 88

Beginning Sculpture

(3) Select one of the following

(3)

ART 1A

Art in the Western World: From Stone Age to End of Middle Ages

(3)

ART 1B

Art in the Western World: Art in the Western World: From Renaissance to Baroque

(3)

ART 3A

Traditional Asian Art

(3) Required

(3)

ART 1C

Modern and Contemporary Art: Rococo to the Present

B. Required Upper Division Core Courses (24 units)

(18) In consultation with an Art faculty advisor, select four courses from one of the following studio course groups and two courses from any studio course group. All courses must be choosen with advisor approval. See the current course catalog for courses that may be taken more than once for credit.

Drawing Group

 

ART 120

Advanced Drawing (ART 20A or equivalent)

 

ART 123

Figure Drawing (ART 20A or equivalent)

 

ART 125B

Life Studio (ART 20A or equivalent)

ART 127

Collage and Assemblage

 

ART 129

Painting/Drawing Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

ART 199

Special Problems

Painting Group

 

ART 122A

Intermediate Painting (ART 22 or equivalent)

 

ART 122B

Advanced Painting (Take one of the following: ART 122A, ART 124A, ART 125A, ART 126 or instructor permission)

 

ART 124A

Intermediate Watercolor (ART 24 or equivalent)

 

ART 124B

Advanced Watercolor (ART 124A or equivalent)

 

ART 125A

Life Painting (ART 20A or equivalent)

 

ART 125B

Life Studio (ART 20A or equivalent)

ART 126

Painting and Drawing in the Field (ART 22 or ART 24 or equivalent)

ART 127

Collage and Assemblage

 

ART 129

Painting/Drawing Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

ART 199

Special Problems

Printmaking Group

ART 127

Collage and Assemblage

ART 141

Advanced Silkscreen (ART 40E or equivalent)

ART 144

Digital Printmaking (ART 97 or equivalent)

ART 145

Advanced Printmaking Studio

 

ART 149

Graphics/Printmaking Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

ART 199

Special Problems

Photography Group

 

ART/PHOT 161

Photography in the Field (PHOT 141 or instructor permission)

ART/PHOT 162

Alternative Photographic Processes (PHOT 141 or instructor permission)

 

ART/PHOT 163

Pinhole Photography (PHOT 40 or equivalent)

 

ART 169

Photography Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

ART 199

Special Problems

Small Metals and Jewelry Group

 

ART 174

Intermediate Jewelry (ART 74 or equivalent, or instructor permission)

 

ART 175

Intermediate Metalsmithing (ART 75)

ART 176

Advanced Jewelry (ART 174)

ART 179

Small Metals Studio (ART 176)

ART 199

Special Problems

Interdisciplinary Sculpture Group

ART 127

Collage and Assemblage

 

ART 142/CSC 126

3D Computer Modeling (ART 97 or CSC 10 or equivalent)

 

ART 180

Figure Sculpture (ART 20A or equivalent)

 

ART 182

Intermediate Sculpture (ART 70 or ART 88 or equivalent)

 

ART 183

Advanced Sculpture (ART 180 or ART 182 or instructor permission)

 

ART 187

Installation and Performance Art (ART 20A and either ART 70 or ART 88 or equivalent)

 

ART 189

Sculpture Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

ART 199

Special Problems

Ceramics Group

ART 150

Advanced Ceramics (ART 50 or equivalent, or instructor permission)

 

ART 153

Hand-Built Ceramic Techniques (ART 53 or instructor permission)

ART 159

Ceramics Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

 

ART 180

Figure Sculpture (ART 20A or equivalent)

ART 199

Special Problems

New Media Group

 

ART 142/CSC 126

3D Computer Modeling (ART 97 or CSC 10 or equivalent)

 

ART 143/CSC 127

3D Computer Animation (ART 142 or CSC 126)

 

ART 144

Digital Printmaking (ART 97 or equivalent)

 

ART 147/COMS 157

Video Art (ART 97 or COMS/FILM 27A and COMS/FILM 27B)

ART/PHOT 162

Alternative Photographic Processes (PHOT 141 or instructor permission)

 

ART 187

Installation and Performance Art (ART 20A and either ART 70 or ART 88 or equivalent)

ART 197

Intermediate Electronic Art (ART 97 or equivalent experience, such as PHOT 11, Digital Imaging)

ART 198

Advanced Electronic Art (ART 197 or equivalent experience, evidenced in portfolio)

ART 199

Special Problems

C. Art History Courses (3 units)

Select one of the following:

 

ART 100

Origins of American Indian Art

ART/PHOT 101

Photography, Inception to Mid-Century

 

ART 103

Greco-Roman Art (ART 1A or equivalent)

 

ART 105

Medieval Art (ART 1A or equivalent)

 

ART 106

Renaissance Art (ART 1A or ART 1B or equivalent)

 

ART 107

Baroque and Rococo Art (ART 1B or equivalent)

 

ART 108

19th Century Art (ART 1C or equivalent)

ART 109

Modern Art (Upper-division standing and ART 1C or equivalent with instructor approval)

ART 110

American Art (ART 1B or ART 1C or equivalent)

ART 111

Latin American and Latino Art History (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

ART 112

Contemporary Art (Modern Art History: ART 1C or ART 109 or equivalent or instructor permission)

ART 113B

Asian Art and Mythology ART 3A or equivalent or instructor permission)

 

ART 115

Topics in Asian Art (Upper division or graduate status; (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; completion of ART 3A or equivalent; and an upper division Asian art history course such as ART 117A, ART 117B, ART 113B, or instructor permission)

 

ART 116

Topics in Modern and Contemporary Art (Upper division or graduate status; (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; completion of ART 1C or equivalent; and an upper-division art history course in a related subject area or instructor permission)

 

ART 117A

Art of India and Southeast Asia (ART 3A or equivalent, or instructor permission)

 

ART 117B

Art of China and Japan (ART 3A or equivalent, or instructor permission)

 

ART 117C

Art of Korea

 

ART 118A

Modern Architecture (ART 1C or equivalent or instructor permission)

 

ART 118B/HIST 184

California Architecture and Urban History

ART 191

Film as an Art Form

D. Upper Division Elective Requirement (3 units)

(3) Select one additional course from one of the following categories:
Studio Group (excluding the studio course group selected above; also excluding supervisory courses in studio disciplines);
Art History Group (above);
Special Topics in Art Group (below).

Special Topics in Art Group

 

ART 128

Art and Artist in the Marketplace

 

ART 130

Aesthetics and Art Criticism (Upper division or graduate status; declared major in Art)

 

ART 133

Elementary School Art Education (Upper division status; declared major or minor in Art, or a declared major in Child Development, Liberal Studies, or Blended Liberal Studies)

 

ART 134

Interdisciplinary Art (ART 20A and upper division status)

ART 135

Secondary School Art Education (ART 133 or instructor permission)

ART 148

Barrio Art for Ethnic Groups

ART 193

Art Gallery Management

ART 195

Fieldwork

 

ART 196

Experimental Offerings in Art

Requirements - Bachelor of Arts Degree - Concentration in Art Studio

Units required for Concentration: 60
Minimum total units required for BA: 120

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

Note: Whenever possible, classes should be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor. A minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses applied to the Art Studio concentration. It is recommended that students complete all of the lower division requirements before enrolling in upper division courses. Prerequisites for some courses may be waived on the advisement of an Art instructor and a portfolio review. ART 192A (Senior Seminar in Studio Art) is a required course which must be for a total of six units, preferably in the Senior year. Participation in an exhibition of BA candidates is required for completion of the concentration in Art Studio.

A. Required Lower Division Core Courses (30 units)

(3)

ART 1A

Art in the Western World: From Stone Age to End of Middle Ages

(3)

ART 1B

Art in the Western World: Art in the Western World: From Renaissance to Baroque

(3)

ART 20A

Beginning Drawing

(3)

ART 20B

Intermediate Drawing (ART 20A or equivalent)

(3)

ART 70

Form, Space and Vision

(3)

ART 97

Beginning Electronic Art

(3) Select one of the following:

ART 3A

Traditional Asian Art

ART 3B

Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

ART 5

Native American Art

(6) Select two of the following:

ART 22

Beginning Painting (ART 20A or equivalent)

ART 24

Beginning Watercolor (ART 20A or equivalent)

ART 40B

Basic Printmaking: Etching

 

ART 40D

Basic Printmaking: Relief

 

ART 40E

Basic Printmaking: Silkscreen

ART 60

Two-Dimensional Composition

 

PHOT 40

Basic Techniques of Photography

(3) Select one of the following:

 

ART 50

Beginning Ceramics

 

ART 53

Beginning Hand-Built Ceramics

 

ART 74

Beginning Jewelry

ART 75

Beginning Metalsmithing

ART 86

Clay Sculpture

ART 88

Beginning Sculpture

B. Required Upper Division Core Courses (24 units)

Four courses (12 units) selected from one of the following studio course groups:

Drawing and Painting Group

 

ART 122A

Intermediate Painting (ART 22 or equivalent)

 

ART 122B

Advanced Painting (Take one of the following: ART 122A, ART 124A, ART 125A, ART 126 or instructor permission)

 

ART 123

Figure Drawing (ART 20A or equivalent)

 

ART 124A

Intermediate Watercolor (ART 24 or equivalent)

 

ART 124B

Advanced Watercolor (ART 124A or equivalent)

 

ART 125A

Life Painting (ART 20A or equivalent)

 

ART 125B

Life Studio (ART 20A or equivalent)

ART 126

Painting and Drawing in the Field (ART 22 or ART 24 or equivalent)

ART 127

Collage and Assemblage

 

ART 129*

Painting/Drawing Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

ART 199*

Special Problems

Printmaking Group

ART 127

Collage and Assemblage

ART 141

Advanced Silkscreen (ART 40E or equivalent)

ART 144

Digital Printmaking (ART 97 or equivalent)

ART 145

Advanced Printmaking Studio

 

ART 149*

Graphics/Printmaking Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

ART 199*

Special Problems

Ceramics Group

ART 150

Advanced Ceramics (ART 50 or equivalent, or instructor permission)

 

ART 153

Hand-Built Ceramic Techniques (ART 53 or instructor permission)

ART 159*

Ceramics Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

 

ART 180

Figure Sculpture (ART 20A or equivalent)

ART 199*

Special Problems

Photography Group

 

ART/PHOT 161

Photography in the Field (PHOT 141 or instructor permission)

ART/PHOT 162

Alternative Photographic Processes (PHOT 141 or instructor permission)

 

ART/PHOT 163

Pinhole Photography (PHOT 40 or equivalent)

 

ART 169

Photography Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

ART 199*

Special Problems

Small Metals and Jewelry Group

 

ART 174

Intermediate Jewelry (ART 74 or equivalent, or instructor permission)

 

ART 175

Intermediate Metalsmithing (ART 75)

ART 176

Advanced Jewelry (ART 174)

ART 179*

Small Metals Studio (ART 176)

ART 199*

Special Problems

Sculpture Group

 

ART 180

Figure Sculpture (ART 20A or equivalent)

 

ART 182

Intermediate Sculpture (ART 70 or ART 88 or equivalent)

 

ART 183

Advanced Sculpture (ART 180 or ART 182 or instructor permission)

 

ART 187

Installation and Performance Art (ART 20A and either ART 70 or ART 88 or equivalent)

 

ART 189*

Sculpture Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

ART 199*

Special Problems

Electronic Arts Group

 

ART 142/CSC 126

3D Computer Modeling (ART 97 or CSC 10 or equivalent)

 

ART 143/CSC 127

3D Computer Animation (ART 142 or CSC 126)

 

ART 144

Digital Printmaking (ART 97 or equivalent)

 

ART 147/COMS 157

Video Art (ART 97 or COMS/FILM 27A and COMS/FILM 27B)

ART 197

Intermediate Electronic Art (ART 97 or equivalent experience, such as PHOT 11, Digital Imaging)

ART 198

Advanced Electronic Art (ART 197 or equivalent experience, evidenced in portfolio)

ART 199*

Special Problems

(9) Select two required courses:

 

ART 120

Advanced Drawing (ART 20B or equivalent)

 

ART 192A

Senior Seminar in Studio Art (Senior status, [90 overall units] completion of 30 units of art studio courses, and GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; course must be taken twice to total 6 units)

(3) Select one additional course from the following, excluding courses from the studio course group selected above:

 

ART 122A

Intermediate Painting(ART 22 or equivalent)

 

ART 122B

Advanced Painting (Take one of the following: ART 122A, ART 124A, ART 125A, ART 126 or instructor permission)

 

ART 123

Figure Drawing (ART 20A or equivalent)

 

ART 124A

Intermediate Watercolor (ART 24 or equivalent)

 

ART 124B

Advanced Watercolor (ART 124A or equivalent)

 

ART 125A

Life Painting (ART 20A or equivalent)

 

ART 125B

Life Studio (ART 20A or equivalent)

ART 126

Painting and Drawing in the Field (ART 22 or ART 24 or equivalent)

ART 127

Collage and Assemblage

 

ART 128

Art and Artist in the Marketplace

 

ART 130

Aesthetics and Art Criticism (Upper division or graduate status; declared major in Art)

 

ART 133

Elementary School Art Education (Upper division status; declared major or minor in Art, or a declared major in Child Development, Liberal Studies, or Blended Liberal Studies)

 

ART 134

Interdisciplinary Art (ART 20A and upper division status)

ART 135

Secondary School Art Education (ART 133 or instructor permission)

ART 141

Advanced Silkscreen (ART 40E or equivalent)

 

ART 142/CSC 126

3D Computer Modeling (CSC 10 or ART 97 or equivalent)

ART 144

Digital Printmaking (ART 97 or equivalent)

ART 145

Advanced Printmaking

 

ART 147/COMS 157

Video Art (ART 97 or COMS/FILM 27A and COMS/FILM 27B)

ART 148

Barrio Art for Ethnic Groups

ART 150

Advanced Ceramics (ART 50 or equivalent, or instructor permission)

 

ART 153

Hand-Built Ceramic Techniques (ART 53 or instructor permission)

 

ART/PHOT 161

Photography in the Field (PHOT 141 or instructor permission)

ART/PHOT 162

Alternative Photographic Processes (PHOT 141 or instructor permission)

 

ART/PHOT 163

Pinhole Photography (PHOT 40 or equivalent)

 

ART 175

Intermediate Metalsmithing (ART 75)

ART 176

Advanced Jewelry (ART 174)

 

ART 180

Figure Sculpture (ART 20A or equivalent)

 

ART 182

Intermediate Sculpture (ART 70 or ART 88 or equivalent)

 

ART 183

Advanced Sculpture (ART 180 or ART 182 or instructor permission)

 

ART 187

Installation and Performance Art (ART 20A and either ART 70 or ART 88 or equivalent)

ART 193

Art Gallery Management

ART 195

Fieldwork

 

ART 196

Experimental Offerings in Art

ART 197

Intermediate Electronic Art (ART 97 or equivalent experience, such as PHOT 11, Digital Imaging)

ART 198

Advanced Electronic Art (ART 197 or equivalent experience, evidenced in portfolio)

C. Art History Courses (6 units)

(3) Select one of the following:

ART 109

Modern Art (Upper-division standing and ART 1C or equivalent with instructor approval)

ART 110

American Art (ART 1B or ART 1C or equivalent)

ART 112

Contemporary Art (Modern Art History: ART 1C or ART 109 or equivalent or instructor permission)

(3) Select one of the following:

 

ART 100

Origins of American Indian Art

ART/PHOT 101

Photography, Inception to Mid-Century

 

ART 103

Greco-Roman Art (ART 1A or equivalent)

 

ART 105

Medieval Art (ART 1A or equivalent)

 

ART 106

Renaissance Art (ART 1A or ART 1B or equivalent)

 

ART 107

Baroque and Rococo Art (ART 1B or equivalent)

 

ART 108

19th Century Art (ART 1C or equivalent)

ART 109

Modern Art (Upper-division standing and ART 1C or equivalent with instructor approval)

ART 110

American Art (ART 1B or ART 1C or equivalent)

ART 111

Latin American and Latino Art History (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

ART 112

Contemporary Art (Modern Art History: ART 1C or ART 109 or equivalent or instructor permission)

 

ART 115

Topics in Asian Art (Upper division or graduate status; (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; completion of ART 3A or equivalent; and an upper division Asian art history course such as ART 117A, ART 117B, ART 113B, or instructor permission)

 

ART 116

Topics in Modern and Contemporary Art (Upper division or graduate status; (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; completion of ART 1C or equivalent; and an upper-division art history course in a related subject area or instructor permission)

 

ART 117A

Art of India and Southeast Asia (ART 3A or equivalent, or instructor permission)

 

ART 117B

Art of China and Japan (ART 3A or equivalent, or instructor permission)

 

ART 118A

Modern Architecture (ART 1C or equivalent or instructor permission)

 

ART 118B/HIST 184

California Architecture and Urban History

ART 191

Film as an Art Form

Participation in an exhibition of BA candidates.

Note: Whenever possible, classes should be selected in consultation with faculty advisor.

*Three units of supervisory course (petition-based independent study) in studio discipline may be applied to the primary studio group only.

Requirements - Art Education (Single Subject Pre-Credential Preparation)

Units required for the Subject Matter Program: 48
Courses applied toward the Subject Matter program must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

Art majors wishing to pursue a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art in the College of Education must contact the Art Department's Credential Coordinator to have their transcripts evaluated for courses required for admission to the credential program and to have their single subject competency assessed.

Teaching credential candidates must also complete the Professional Education Program in the College of Education and meet the California art subject matter standards. Students interested in teaching art in public schools in California should get information from the Teacher Preparation and Credentials Office (TPAC) in Eureka Hall 216 or the College of Education's Web site at www.edweb.csus.edu.

Note: ART 305 (Art in the Public School) is the required learning methods course for students enrolled in the Professional Education Program in the College of Education.

A. Historical and Cultural Contexts (12 units)

(3)

ART 1A

Art in the Western World: From Stone Age to End of Middle Ages

(3)

ART 1B

Art in the Western World: Art in the Western World: From Renaissance to Baroque

(3)

ART 1C

Modern and Contemporary Art: Rococo to the Present.

(3) Select one of the following:

ART 3A

Traditional Asian Art

ART 3B

Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

 

ART 5

Native American Art

 

ART 100

Origins of American Indian Art

ART 110

American Art (ART 1B or ART 1C or equivalent)

ART 111

Latin American and Latino Art History (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

 

ART 113B

Asian Art and Mythology (ART 3A or equivalent or instructor permission)

 

ART 117A

Art of India and Southeast Asia (ART 3A or equivalent, or instructor permission)

 

ART 117B

Art of China and Japan (ART 3A or equivalent, or instructor permission)

 

ART 117C

Art of Korea

B. Art Studio Foundation(21 units)

(3)

ART 20A

Beginning Drawing

(3)

ART 20B

Intermediate Drawing (ART 20A or equivalent)

(3)

ART 22

Beginning Painting (ART 20A)

(3)

ART 97

Beginning Electronic Art

(3) Select one of the following:

 

ART 70

Form, Space and Vision

ART 88

Beginning Sculpture

(3) Select one of the following:

ART 50

Beginning Ceramics

 

ART 53

Beginning Hand-Built Ceramics

(3) Select one of the following:

 

ART 40D

Basic Printmaking: Relief

 

ART 60

Two-Dimensional Composition

 

ART 70

Form, Space and Vision

 

ART 74

Beginning Jewelry

ART 75

Beginning Metalsmithing

ART 86

Clay Sculpture

ART 88

Beginning Sculpture

PHOT 40

Basic Techniques of Photography

C. Art Studio Depth (6 units)
Select two courses from Group 1, Group 2 or Group 3.

Group 1

ART 120

Advanced Drawing (ART 20B or equivalent)

 

ART 122A

Intermediate Painting (ART 22 or equivalent)

 

ART 122B

Advanced Painting (Take one of the following: ART 122A, ART 124A, ART 125A, ART 126 or instructor permission)

 

ART 123

Figure Drawing (ART 20A or equivalent)

 

ART 124A

Intermediate Watercolor (ART 24 or equivalent)

 

ART 124B

Advanced Watercolor (ART 124A or equivalent)

ART 125A

Life Painting (ART 20A or equivalent)

ART 125B

Life Studio (ART 20A or equivalent)

ART 126

Painting and Drawing in the Field (ART 22 or ART 24 or equivalent)

ART 127

Collage and Assemblage

 

ART 144

Digital Printmaking (ART 97 or equivalent)

ART 145

Advanced Printmaking

Group 2

ART 150

Advanced Ceramics (ART 50 or equivalent, or instructor permission)

ART 153

Hand-Built Ceramic Techniques (ART 53 or instructor permission)

 

ART 174

Intermediate Jewelry (ART 74 or equivalent, or instructor permission)

ART 175

Intermediate Metalsmithing (ART 75)

ART 176

Advanced Jewelry (ART 174)

ART 180

Figure Sculpture (ART 20A or equivalent)

ART 182

Intermediate Sculpture (ART 70 or ART 88 or equivalent)

 

ART 183

Advanced Sculpture (ART 180 or ART 182 or instructor permission)

ART 187

Installation and Performance Art (ART 20A and either ART 70 or ART 88 or equivalent)

Group 3

 

ART 142/CSC 126

3D Computer Modeling (CSC 10 or ART 97 or equivalent)

 

ART 143/CSC 127

3D Computer Animation (CSC 126 or ART 142 or equivalent)

ART 144

Digital Printmaking (ART 97 or equivalent)

 

ART 147/COMS 157

Video Art (ART 97 or COMS/FILM 27A and COMS/FILM 27B)

 

ART 197

Intermediate Electronic Art (ART 97 or equivalent experience such as PHOT 11, Digital Imaging)

ART 198

Advanced Electronic Art (ART 197 or equivalent experience, evidenced in portfolio)

D. Art Education (9 units)

(3)

ART 130

Aesthetics and Art Criticism (Upper division or graduate status; declared major in Art)

(3)

ART 133

Elementary School Art Education (Upper division status; declared major or minor in Art, or a declared major in Child Development, Liberal Studies, or Blended Liberal Studies)

(3)

ART 135

Secondary School Art Education (ART 133 or instructor permission)

Note: The program is currently under review by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and students are strongly encouraged to consult an advisor.

Requirements - Minor - Art Education

Units required for Minor: 21, including 9 lower division units in Art Studio, 3 lower division units in Art History, and 9 units of Art Education selected with the approval of the Art Education Credential Advisor. A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses applied to the Minor in Art Education.

Requirements - Minor - Art History

Units required for Minor: 21, all of which must be taken in Art History. Students are strongly encouraged to select the four lower division courses and three upper division courses in consoltation with an Art History faculty advisor. A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses applied to the Minor in Art History.

(12) Select four of the following lower division courses:

(3)

ART 1A

Art in the Western World: From Stone Age to End of Middle Ages

(3)

ART 1B

Art in the Western World: Art in the Western World: From Renaissance to Baroque

(3)

ART 1C

Modern and Contemporary Art: Rococo to the Present

(3)

ART 3A

Traditional Asian Art OR

 

ART 3B

Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

(3)

ART 5

Native American Art

(9) Select nine units of upper division courses in Art History

Requirements - Minor - Art Studio

Units required for Minor: 21
A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses applied to the Minor in Art Studio.
Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.
(6) Select two of the following:

ART 1A

Art in the Western World: From Stone Age to End of Middle Ages

ART 1B

Art in the Western World: Art in the Western World: From Renaissance to Baroque

 

ART 3A

Traditional Asian Art

 

ART 3B

Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

ART 5

Native American Art

ART 7

Introduction to Art and Visual Culture

(3) Select one of the following:

ART 20A

Beginning Drawing

ART 22

Beginning Painting (ART 20A or equivalent)

ART 24

Beginning Watercolor (ART 20A or equivalent)

ART 40B

Basic Printmaking: Etching

ART 40D

Basic Printmaking: Relief

ART 40E

Basic Printmaking: Silk-screen

ART 97

Beginning Electronic Art

ART 147/COMS 157

Video Art (ART 97 or COMS/FILM 27A and COMS/FILM 27B)

(3) Select one of the following:

ART 50

Beginning Ceramics

ART 53

Beginning Hand-Built Ceramics

ART 70

Form, Space and Vision

ART 74

Beginning Jewelry

ART 75

Beginning Metalsmithing

ART 86

Clay Sculpture

ART 88

Beginning Sculpture

(9) Nine units of upper division courses in studio art must be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Note: Courses applied to the minors must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

GRADUATE PROGRAM

The Master of Arts program is designed to produce graduates with professional competence in studio disciplines. While acquiring those abilities, the student is also expected to develop skills used in the criticism and analysis of the visual arts. The Master of Arts degree at Sacramento State may be an end in itself for some graduate students; for others it may serve as preparation for admission into a Master of Fine  Arts  (MFA) program at another institution.

The studio curriculum encourages integration of professional practice with historical and theoretical studies. The progression of classes facilitates the transition from student to independent artist through studies in ceramics, drawing, jewelry, metalsmithing, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Special emphasis is placed on the development of individuality, depth, and professional competence in both technique and concepts.

Admission Requirements

Admission as a classified graduate student in art requires:

  • a BA in Art or its equivalent, including 12 units in art history;
  • a minimum 2.5 GPA in the last 60 units attempted;
  • approval by Studio Art faculty review of other submitted materials (see Admission Procedures below); and
  • English language proficiency: International students must pass the TOEFL examination. Advancement to candidacy requires passing English proficiency requirements. See below.

Applicants who have deficiencies in admission requirements that can be removed by specified additional preparation may be admitted with conditionally classified status. Any deficiencies will be noted on a written response to the student’s admission application.

Admission Procedures

Applicants must complete a university application and a separate departmental application by the posted application deadline dates for the term applying.

  • an online application for admission; and
  • official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, other than Sacramento State. In addition, all materials listed below must be submitted to the Art Department by the posted deadline;
  • the Art Department application form;
  • official transcripts of all college work other than Sacramento State; and
  • twenty slides of the applicant’s recent artwork in a carrousel tray (a description of each slide, listing size, medium, and date of composition, must be included).

For more admissions information and application deadlines, please visit http://www.csus.edu/gradstudies.

Advancement to Candidacy

Each student must file an application for Advancement to Candidacy, indicating a proposed program of graduate study. This procedure should begin as soon as the classified graduate student has:

  • removed any deficiencies in admission requirements;
  • completed at least 12 units of 200-level courses in the graduate program with a minimum 3.0 GPA;
  • taken the Writing Placement for Graduate Students (WPG) or taken a Graduate Writing Intensive (GWI) course in their discipline within the first two semesters of coursework at California State University, Sacramento or secured approval for a WPG waiver; and
  • secured approval from the studio art faculty, based on a formal presentation of the student’s work.

Advancement to Candidacy forms are available in the Office of Graduate Studies and on its Web site www.csus.edu/gradstudies/forms.htm. The student fills out the form after planning a degree program in consultation with his/her Art Department advisor. The completed form is then returned to the Office of Graduate Studies for approval.

Requirements - Master of Arts Degree

Units required for the MA: 30 with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

A. Basic Core (12 units)

The following courses are required of all students in the program:

(3)

ART 206

Art Theory and Criticism

(3)

ART 212

Contemporary Art (Modern Art History: ART 1B or ART 109, or equivalent, or instructor permission)

(6)

ART 222

Studio Critique Seminar

Note: ART 222 is a 3 unit course which must be taken each semester until final reviews are passed. Only 6 units of credit count toward graduation.

B. Studio Electives (15 units)

(15) Select 15 units from the following, at least 6 units must be 200-level (ART 299 does not count towards the 6-unit requirement):

ART 120

Advanced Drawing (ART 20B or equivalent)

 

ART 122A

Intermediate Painting (ART 22 or equivalent)

 

ART 122B

Advanced Painting (Take one of the following: ART 122A, ART 124A, ART 125A, ART 126 or instructor permission)

 

ART 123

Figure Drawing (ART 20A or equivalent)

 

ART 124A

Intermediate Watercolor (ART 24 or equivalent)

 

ART 124B

Advanced Watercolor (ART 124A or equivalent)

ART 125A

Life Painting (ART 20A or equivalent)

ART 125B

Life Studio (ART 20A or equivalent)

ART 126

Painting and Drawing in the Field (ART 22 or ART 24, or equivalent)

ART 127

Collage and Assemblage

ART 141

Advanced Silkscreen (ART 40E or equivalent)

 

ART 142/CSC 126

3D Computer Modeling (ART 97 or CSC 10 or equivalent)

 

ART 143/CSC 127

3D Computer Animation (ART 142 or CSC 126)

ART 144

Digital Printmaking (ART 97 or equivalent)

ART 145

Advanced Printmaking Studio

ART 147 /COMS 157

Video Art (ART 97 or COMS/FILM 27A and COMS/FILM 27B)

ART 150

Advanced Ceramics (ART 50 or equivalent, or instructor permission)

ART 153

Hand-Built Ceramic Techniques (ART 53 or instructor permission)

 

ART/PHOT 161

Photography in the Field (PHOT 141 or instructor permission)

ART/PHOT 162

Alternative Photographic Processes (PHOT 141 or instructor permission)

ART 180

Figure Sculpture (ART 20A or equivalent)

 

ART 183

Advanced Sculpture (ART 180 or ART 182 or instructor permission)

 

ART 187

Installation and Performance Art (ART 20A and either ART 70 or ART 88 or equivalent)

ART 197

Intermediate Electronic Art (ART 97 or equivalent experience, such as PHOT 11, Digital Imaging)

ART 198

Advanced Electronic Art (ART 197 or equivalent experience, evidenced in portfolio)

ART 220

Advanced Problems in Painting and Drawing (ART 122B, graduate art student status, or instructor permission)

ART 229*

Painting/Drawing Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

ART 249*

Graphics/Printmaking Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

ART 259*

Ceramics Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

ART 269*

Photography Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

ART 279*

Crafts/Art Metal Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

ART 283*

Graduate Sculpture (Graduate art student status, or instructor permission)

ART 289*

Sculpture Studio (Instructor permission and Department Chair via signed petition form)

ART 297

New Media 1

ART 298

New Media 2

ART 299

Special Problems (Open only to graduate art students competent to carry on individual work; admission requires approval of the faculty member who will direct the work and of the Department chair via signed petition form)

*Only 6 units of each studio course

C. Culminating Requirement (3 units)

(3)

ART 500

Culminating Experience (Advanced to candidacy and chair permission of student's project committee)

Final Review:

During the semester when the student expects to complete 30 units, the student should consult with the Graduate Coordinator and the student's advisor in order to determine the details (such as the number of pieces and manner of presentation) of the final review, which is a culminating exhibition of student work. (Final reviews may be attempted only twice.)

Career Possibilities (entry into or advancement in some professions will require a graduate degree)

Art Conservator · Art Consultant · Art Critic · Art Dealer · Art Historian · Art Librarian · Artist · Artist Representative · Art Teacher · Arts Administrator · Art Therapist · Ceramicist · Gallery Director · Jewelry Designer · Metalsmith · Museum Work · New Media Artist · Painter · Photographer · Printmaker · Sculptor · Visual Resource Curator

Faculty

Pattaratorn Chirapravati, Rachel Clarke, Andrew Connelly, Sarah Flohr, Daniel Frye, Ian Harvey, Philip Hitchcock, Tom Monteith, Elaine O'Brien, Robert Ortbal, Scott Parady, Catherine Turrill

Contact Information

Catherine Turrill, Department Chair
Brenda Strong, Administrative Support Coordinator
Kadema Hall 185
(916) 278-6166
www.csus.edu/art



 

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