Art: Concentration in Art Education

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)

Major Department Website

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? There are four concentrations in the B.A. in Art.
When should I first meet with my major department? As soon as advising begins which is the second week of classes.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? We assign advisors by the first letter of the student’s last name. It is listed on our website, along with the best contact information for all advisors.
Where can I find information about major advising?
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? Students should speak with an Art program advisor.
Is there any pre-work that a student will need to complete with the department prior to orientation and registering for courses? No.

Does this major have GE courses that are met in major?

[These courses are deemed “met in the major” upon completion of the courses listed (even though the courses are not approved for GE). This is true whether or not the student completes the major.]


C1 (Arts): ART 201 AND 205

Any additional information you would like to include for students and/or advisors: Art classes are in high demand and many fill before the end of the first registration period. Students need to see an advisor each semester to ensure that they are on track.

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?

ART 400GW: Writing About Art

ART 306: Contemporary Art in A Global Perspective

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?

ART 222: Introduction to Textiles Art

ART 231: Drawing I

ART 235: Printmaking I

ART 240: Sculpture I

ART 245: Ceramics I

ART 260: Photography I

Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? No.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? Yes — for all four concentrations [Studio Arts (AA-T) and Art History (AA-T)].

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

ART 201: Western Art History I

ART 202: Western Art History II

ART 205: Asian Art History

ART 235: Printmaking I

ART 240: Sculpture I

ART 245: Ceramics I

*ART 210: Introduction to Digital Media Arts

*ART 222: Introduction to Textiles Arts

*ART 231: Drawing I

*ART 260: Photography I

*not GE courses

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

The courses above are in high demand among art majors and non-art majors because all of them count in the major and fulfill 3-units of GE Area C1 general education requirements.

Students can take lower-division Art courses at a community college.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major? AP in Art History

College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Resource Center (ARC)

Services provided for: Undergraduate students pursuing a major, minor or certificate in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts.

Services offered: Academic planning, general education advising, academic probation advising, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), study abroad, connecting with communities and discovering campus resources.

Phone: (415) 338-1486
Location: HUM 112