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2006-2007 University Catalog

Art

Programs Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art
    Option in Studio Art
    Option in Art History
  • Minor in Art
  • Certificate in Digital Media Art

The California State University Channel Islands Art Major focuses on interdisciplinary studies in fine art, digital art technology, graphic design and art history, emphasizing an innovative approach to artistic process, technique and problem solving through the integration of traditional media and digital technologies. Courses in studio art, art history and interdisciplinary studies focus on developing a solid artistic foundation, leading to advanced work in art media and theory. The studio art option provides in-depth study in the areas of two-dimensional art, three-dimensional art, digital media art, and communication design technology. The art history option provides in-depth study in the history of art and interdisciplinary topics.

The CSUCI Art program is designed for students who wish to pursue:

  • a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art,
  • a Minor in Art,
  • a Certificate in Digital Media Art,
  • a Liberal Studies Concentration in Art,
  • preparation for graduate study, and
  • preparation for professional and academic fields in the Arts.

Careers [top]

Students prepare for a wide range of opportunities in today's professional and academic fields. Careers include visual arts positions in fine art, graphic design, Web design, multimedia, computer graphics, computer animation, digital photography, video art, digital filmmaking, visual effects, galleries, museums, teaching and numerous other professions in the arts.

Program Learning Outcomes [top]

Students graduating from the Art program will be able to:

  • demonstrate methods of critical analysis through the analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of works of art;
  • demonstrate informed understanding and appreciation of the role of art in contemporary society as well as throughout history;
  • create and express personal ideas and opinions through artwork in response to diverse range of global events;
  • explore the integration of traditional art techniques and materials with emerging art technologies;
  • develop communication skills needed to articulate their conscious artistic intentions, and express coherent aesthetics;
  • demonstrate familiarity with high-tech tools while working with emerging digital art technologies;
  • demonstrate their preparation for professional artistic practice through the refinement of artistic concept, narrative and technique ;
  • complete in-depth work in specific media and demonstrate advanced competency in artistic production; and
  • analyze a diverse range of career opportunities in their selected artistic discipline.

Faculty [top]

Jack Reilly, MFA
Professor of Art
Chair, Art Program
Topanga Hall, Room 2A
Phone: (805) 437-8863
jack.reilly@csuci.edu

Irina D. Costache, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art History
Bell Tower West, Room 1285
Phone: (805) 437-8993
irina.costache@csuci.edu  

Matthew Furmanski, MFA
Assistant Professor of Art
Topanga Hall, Room 2B
Phone: (805) 437-8584
matthew.furmanski@csuci.edu

Liz King, MFA
Assistant Professor of Art
Bell Tower West, Room 1215
Phone: (805) 437-8556
liz.king@csuci.edu  

Contact Information

http://art.csuci.edu
art@csuci.edu

 

Requirement for the Bachelor of Arts in Art (120 units) [top]

Lower Division Requirements (24 units)

Art majors are required to complete a minimum of twenty-four units of lower division Art courses in preparation for upper division studies in the major.

Studio Fundamentals (12 units)

ART 105 Drawing and Composition (3)
ART 106 Color and Design (3)
ART 107 Life Drawing (3)
ART 108 Visual Technologies (3)

Art History (6 units)

Select two courses from the following:

ART 110 Prehistoric Art to the Middle Ages (3)
ART 111 Renaissance to Modern Art (3)
ART 112 Arts of the Eastern World (3)

Studio Electives (6 units)

In selecting lower division studio elective courses, students are encouraged to enroll in courses that satisfy prerequisites for upper division study in specific areas. Transfer students may substitute additional CSU transferable courses, provided they meet CSUCI requirements for lower division articulation in the major. Students interested in pursuing a teaching credential should consult an advisor before selecting courses.

Select a minimum of two courses from the following:

ART 201 Painting (3)
ART 202 Sculpture (3)
ART 203 Illustration (3)
ART 204 Graphic Design (3)
ART 205 Multimedia (3)
ART 206 Animation (3)
ART 207 Ceramics (3)
ART 208 Physics of Art and Visual Perception (3)

Upper Division Requirements (33 units)

Upper division Art majors are required to select an option within the major and complete a minimum of thirty-three units of upper division Art courses.

 

Requirements for the Option in Studio Art [top]

Lower Division Art Courses (24 units)
Upper Division Art Studio Courses (18 units)
Upper Division Art History & Interdisciplinary Art Courses (6 units)
Professional Preparation Courses (9 units)

Requirements for the Option in Art History [top]

Lower Division Art Courses (24 units)
Upper Division Art History & Interdisciplinary Art Courses (18 units)
Upper Division Art Studio Courses (6 units)
Professional Preparation Courses (9 units)

Studio Art Courses [top]

Students are encouraged to pursue an integrated approach in the exploration of media and artistic processes by integrating traditional methods of art production with digital technologies in at least two areas of study. Assignments incorporate projects that lead toward development of artistic skills and computer literacy that result in the creation of individual art projects.

Select a minimum of two courses from ART 310-315.

ART 310 Two-Dimensional Art: Painting Media and Techniques (3)
ART 311 Three-Dimensional Art: Sculpture Media and Techniques (3)
ART 312 Digital Media Art: Time-Based Imaging and Compositing (3)
ART 313 Communication Design Technology: Graphic Design for Print Media (3)
ART 314 Digital Media Art: Digital Photography (3)
ART 315 Animation Media and Techniques (3)

Upon completion of prerequisites, select additional studio art courses (from ART 310 through ART 423) that focus on the development of artistic concepts, visual continuity and increased competency with media and applied techniques. (ART 320 through ART 423 are 3 units, repeatable one time for additional credit).

ART 320 Two Dimensional Art: Painting Theory and Process (3)
ART 321 Three-Dimensional Art: Sculpture Theory and Process (3)
ART 322 Digital Media Art: Time-Based Graphics and Visual Effects (3)
ART 323 Communication Design Technology: Packaging and Pre-Press (3)
ART 324 Communication Design Technology: Web Design (3)
ART 325 Digital Media Art: Digital Filmmaking (3)
ART 326 Digital Media Art: 3D Computer Animation: (3)
ART 327 Communication Design Technology: Multimedia Theory And Process (3)
ART 328 Digital Media Art: Photographic Theory And Process (3)
ART 329 Three-Dimensional Art: Ceramics Theory And Process (3)

Advanced artistic problems courses provide in-depth studio art explorations leading to the development of a congruent body of work. (3 units, repeatable one time for additional credit).

ART 420 Advanced Artistic Problems: Two-Dimensional Art (3)
ART 421 Advanced Artistic Problems: Three-Dimensional Art (3)
ART 422 Advanced Artistic Problems: Digital Media Art (3)
ART 423 Advanced Artistic Problems:Communication Design Technology (3)

 

Art History and Interdisciplinary Art Courses [top]

Upper division Art History & Interdisciplinary courses integrate the academic study of Art with subject matter from related disciplines. (Interdisciplinary Art courses used to satisfy CSUCI General Education requirements may be also counted towards Art major requirements).

 

Select a minimum of two courses from the following:

ART 330 Critical Thinking in a Visual World (3)
ART 331 Art and Mass Media (3)
ART 332 Multicultural Art Movements (3)
ART 333 History of Southern California Chicana/o Art (3)
ART 334 The Business of Art (3)
ART 337 Art as Film and Film as Art (3)
ART 338 Psychology of Art and Artists (3)
ART 351 The Baroque Eye: Art, Culture, Money, Power (3)
ART 352 Visual Canons of the Ancient World (3)
ART 353 The Medieval World: Spirituality and Representation (3)
ART 431 European Renaissance Literature and Art (3)
ART 433 Women in the Arts (3)
ART 434 The Museum: Culture, Business, Education (3)
ART 435 Postmodern Visual Culture (3)
ART 436 Modern Art (3)
ART 451 Diversity in the Visual Arts (3)

 

Professional Preparation Courses (9 units) [top]

Upper division Professional Preparation courses provide students with an understanding of current issues in the arts, application of specialized studio work, field activities and service learning.

ART 489 Arts Seminar (3)
ART 490 Special Topics in Art (3)
ART 499 Arts Capstone Project (3)

 

Art Electives [top]

Upper Division Art elective courses may fulfill up to six units of upper division Studio Art or Art History requirements. Portfolio review and instructor consent required.

ART 492 Internship in the Arts (1-3)
ART 494 Directed Independent Study (1-3)

 

Required Supporting and other GE Courses (63 units) [top]

University Electives (9 units)

American Institutions Requirement (6 units)

General Education (48 units)

 

Requirements for the Minor in Art (24 units) [top]

The Art minor provides non-majors with the opportunity to explore artistic media, techniques and basic art concepts. Coursework includes aspects of art appreciation, aesthetics, art history and studio experience. Students seeking a minor in Art are required to complete a minimum of twenty-four units of Art courses.

Lower Division Required Courses (12 units)

ART 105 Drawing and Composition (3)
ART 106 Color and Design (3)
ART 108 Visual Technologies (3)

Select one additional course from the following:

ART 100 Understanding Fine Arts Processes (3)
ART 102 Multicultural Children's Art (3)
ART 107 Life Drawing (3)
ART 110 Prehistoric Art to the Middle Ages (3)
ART 111 Renaissance to Modern Art (3)
ART 112 Arts of the Eastern World (3)

Studio Art Courses (6 units)

Select a minimum of two courses from the following:

ART 201 Painting (3)
ART 202 Sculpture (3)
ART 203 Illustration (3)
ART 204 Graphic Design (3)
ART 205 Multimedia (3)
ART 206 Animation (3)
ART 207 Ceramics (3)
ART 310 Two-Dimensional Art: Painting Media and Techniques (3)
ART 311 Three-Dimensional Art: Sculpture Media and Techniques (3)
ART 312 Digital Media Art: Time-Based Imaging and Compositing (3)
ART 313 Communication Design Technology: Graphic Design for Print Media (3)
ART 314 Digital Media Art: Digital Photography (3)
ART 315 Animation Media and Techniques (3)

Art History & Interdisciplinary Art Courses (6 units)

Select a minimum of two courses from the following:

ART 330 Critical Thinking in a Visual World (3)
ART 331 Art and Mass Media (3)
ART 332 Multicultural Art Movements (3)
ART 333 History of Southern California Chicana/o Art (3)
ART 334 The Business of Art (3)
ART 337 Art as Film and Film as Art (3)
ART 338 Psychology of Art and Artists (3)
ART 351 The Baroque Eye: Art, Culture, Money, Power (3)
ART 352 Visual Canons of the Ancient World (3)
ART 353 The Medieval World: Spirituality and Representation (3)
ART 431 European Renaissance Literature and Art (3)
ART 433 Women in the Arts (3)
ART 434 The Museum: Culture, Business, Education (3)
ART 435 Postmodern Visual Culture (3)
ART 436 Modern Art (3)
ART 451 Diversity in the Visual Arts (3)

 

Requirements for Certificate in Digital Media Art (18 Units) [top]

The certificate program in Digital Media Art is designed to prepare individuals for an entry-level career working in the expanding field of Digital Media Art. Courses specifically focusing on multimedia, digital design for print media, Web design, digital photography, motion graphics, and visual effects for film/video and computer animation lead to an in-depth understanding and technical proficiency working in computer-based media.

Required Courses

ART 108 Visual Technologies (3)
ART 204 Graphic Design (3)
ART 205 Multimedia (3)
ART 312 Digital Media Art: Time-Based Imaging and Compositing (3)
ART 324 Communication Design Technology: Web Design (3)

Select one additional course from the following:

ART 314 Digital Media Art: Digital Photography (3)
ART 325 Digital Media Art: Digital Filmmaking (3)
ART 326 Digital Media Art: 3D Computer Animation (3)
ART 327 Communication Design Technology: Multimedia Theory and Process (3)

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