Bachelor of Arts in Art: Concentration in Art History and Studio Art Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 43

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
Major History Requirement (6 Units Total) – Take One 3
Western Art History I  
Western Art History II  
Asian Art History  
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
Major Studio Requirement – Take One 3 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Third Semester
Major History Requirement (6 Units Total) – Take One 3
Western Art History I  
Western Art History II  
Asian Art History  
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
Major Studio Requirement – Take One 3 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
ART 400GW Writing About Art - GWAR 3
Upper Division Art History (12 units total) – Take One 6 3
Upper Division Studio Art (15 units total) 7 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
Upper Division Art History (12 units total) – Take One 6 3
Upper Division Studio Art (15 units total) – Take Two 7 6
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
ART 602 Art History Seminar 3
or Capstone Studio Course
 
Upper Division Art History (12 units total) – Take One 6 3
Upper Division Studio Art (15 units total) – Take One 7 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units15
Eighth Semester
ART 509 Art Productions: Studio, Art History, Art Education 1
Upper Division Art History (12 units total) – Take One 6 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 4 8
 Units15
 Total Units120-122
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy GE Area A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Major Studio Requirements (Two Total)
ART 210 Introduction to Digital Media Arts (3 units)
ART 222 Introduction to Textile Art (3 units)
ART 231 Drawing 1 (3 units)
ART 235 Printmaking 1 (3 units)
ART 240 Introduction to Contemporary Sculpture (3 units)
ART 245 Ceramics 1 (3 units)
ART 260 Photography 1 (3 units)

4

Complimentary Studies
All candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Art must complete 12 units of complementary studies from courses bearing a prefix other than ART, and not cross-listed with ART.

Students may satisfy this requirement in a variety of ways designed to facilitate timely graduation. Under advisement students may complete 12 units of coursework in a single foreign language, an approved study abroad program, partial completion of a second major, minor, or certificate program in a related area of study. Related areas include Museum Studies, Design and Industry, Cinema, Music and Dance, Theatre, and Business. Requirements vary for each of the four Art concentrations (Studio; Art History, Art Education, and Studio/Art History) and students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their major advisor toward completion of this requirement.

Students who complete two majors, or a major and a minor, automatically complete the complementary studies requirement.

5

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

6

Upper Division Art History (12 units total)
Choose at least one 20th/21st century topic:
ART 303 The Artist in the 20th-21st Centuries: Cultures in Collision--Cultures in Fusion (3 units)
ART 306 Modern and Contemporary Art in a Global Context: 1945-Present (3 units)
ART 403/SXS 405 Queer Art History (3 units)
ART 501 Western Art: Special Areas (3 units)
ART 502 Asian Art: Special Areas (3 units)

7

Select one or two studio areas to develop skills that will lead to developing a guided, personally directed body of work in a capstone course in the senior year.