Art: Concentration in Studio Art

Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection. 

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? There are four concentrations in the BA 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 advisers by the first letter of the student’s last name. It is listed on our website, along with the best contact information for all advisers.
Where can I find information about major advising? http://art.sfsu.edu/pages/academic-advising
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? No.
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? Students should speak with an Art program adviser.

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.]

Yes.

C1 (Arts): ART 201 AND 205

Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? Art classes are in high demand and many fill before the end of the first registration period. Students need to see an adviser 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.

[Click here for ADT Roadmap]

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 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

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