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Begin Your Future Here


This book is more than a catalog. It tells of people, just like you, who
aspire to do what they love everyday. These are accounts from students,
graduates and faculty, who spend their days filling the world with beauty,
making their visions into realities, and looking at things in a new light.

If the following pages inspire you, take it as a sign.


This could be the beginning of another story – yours.

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OUR PROGRAMS

SCHOOL OF ACTING MA Available Areas of SCHOOL OF FASHION MFA Fashion Marketing & Brand SCHOOL OF GAME DEVELOPMENT AA & BFA Available Areas of Emphasis:
AA Acting* Emphasis: AA Fashion Management AA Game Development • Transportation Design
BFA Acting* • 2D Animation and Stop Motion AA Fashion Journalism MFA Fashion Merchandising & BFA Game Development
MA Acting* • 3D Animation AA Fashion Marketing Management BS Game Programming SCHOOL OF INTERIOR
MFA Acting* • 3D Modeling AA Fashion Merchandising MFA Fashion Product Development MA Game Development ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
• Visual Effects AA Fashion Product Development MFA Footwear & Accessory Design* MFA Game Development AA Interior Architecture & Design
SCHOOL OF ADVERTISING AA Fashion Styling MFA Knitwear Design* BFA Interior Architecture & Design
AA Advertising SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AA Fashion Visual Merchandising MFA Textile Design* SCHOOL OF GRAPHIC DESIGN CERT Interior Architecture & Design*
AA Studio Production BA Architectural Design AA Knitwear Design* AA Graphic Design MA Interior Architecture & Design
BFA Advertising B.Arch Architecture AA Textile Design* AA Available Areas of Emphasis: BFA Graphic Design MFA Interior Architecture & Design
CERT Advertising* MA Advanced Architectural Design* BA Fashion Journalism • Technical Fashion Design CERT Graphic Design
MA Advertising & Branded Media M.Arch Architecture BFA Costume Design MA Graphic Design & Digital Media SCHOOL OF JEWELRY & METAL
MFA Advertising BFA Fashion BFA Available Areas of Emphasis: MFA Graphic Design ARTS
SCHOOL OF ART EDUCATION BFA Fashion Marketing • Fashion Design AA Jewelry & Metal Arts
SCHOOL OF ANIMATION & VISUAL BFA Art Education BFA Fashion Merchandising • Pattern Making & 3-Dimensional Design SCHOOL OF ILLUSTRATION BFA Jewelry & Metal Arts
EFFECTS CRED Art Education BFA Fashion Product Development for Fashion AA Illustration MA Jewelry & Metal Arts
AA Animation & Visual Effects MA Art Education BFA Fashion Styling BFA Illustration MFA Jewelry & Metal Arts
BFA Animation & Visual Effects MAT Art Education BFA Fashion Visual Merchandising MA & MFA Available Areas of Emphasis: CERT Illustration*
CERT Animation & Visual Effects* BFA Footwear & Accessory Design* • Fashion Design MA Illustration SCHOOL OF LANDSCAPE
MA Animation & Visual Effects SCHOOL OF ART HISTORY BFA Knitwear Design* MFA Illustration ARCHITECTURE
MFA Animation & Visual Effects BA Art History BFA Textile Design* SCHOOL OF FINE ART BFA & MFA Available Areas of Emphasis: AA Landscape Architecture
BFA Art History CERT Fashion* AA Fine Art • Comics BFA Landscape Architecture
BFA & MFA Available Areas of MA Art History** CERT Social Media Management BFA Fine Art MA Landscape Architecture
Emphasis: MA Costume Design CERT Fine Art* SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN MFA Landscape Architecture
• 2D Animation and Stop Motion SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS & MA Fashion MA Fine Art AA Automotive Restoration*
• 3D Animation MEDIA TECHNOLOGY MA Fashion Art Direction MFA Fine Art AA Industrial Design
• 3D Modeling BA Communications & Media Technology MA Fashion Journalism BFA Industrial Design
• Storyboarding MA Communications & Media Technology MA Fashion Marketing AA, BFA, MA & MFA Available Areas of CERT Industrial Design*
• Visual Effects MA Fashion Merchandising Emphasis: MA Industrial Design
MFA Costume Design • Drawing & Painting MFA Industrial Design
*These Programs are not available online
MFA Fashion • Printmaking
**These Programs are not available onsite
• Sculpture
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OUR PROGRAMS

SCHOOL OF MOTION PICTURES & SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL OF WEB DESIGN & NEW
TELEVISION AA Photography MEDIA
AA Motion Pictures & Television BFA Photography AA Web Design & New Media
BFA Motion Pictures & Television CERT Photography* BFA Web Design & New Media
CERT Motion Pictures & Television MA Photography CERT Web Design & New Media*
MA Writing & Directing for Film* MFA Photography MA Web Design & New Media
MFA Motion Pictures & Television MFA Web Design & New Media
BFA Available Areas of Emphasis:
BFA Available Areas of Emphasis: • Documentary SCHOOL OF WRITING FOR FILM,
• Cinematography • Fine Art Photography TELEVISION & DIGITAL MEDIA
• Directing • Advertising/Photo Illustration BFA Writing for Film, Television & Digital
• Editing Media
• Production Design SCHOOL OF VISUAL MFA Writing for Film, Television & Digital
• Producing DEVELOPMENT Media
• Screenwriting AA Visual Development
BFA Visual Development
SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRODUCTION MA Visual Development
& SOUND DESIGN FOR VISUAL MFA Visual Development
MEDIA
AA Music Production BFA Available Areas of Emphasis:
AA Sound Design • Digital Art
BFA Music Production
BFA Music Scoring & Composition MA & MFA Available Areas of Emphasis:
BFA Sound Design • Entertainment Art
MA Music Scoring & Composition
MA Sound Design
MFA Music Scoring & Composition
MFA Sound Design

*These Programs are not available online


**These Programs are not available onsite
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION SUPPORT DEPARTMENTS
8 WHAT WE OFFER 664 FOUNDATIONS
12 HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL 667 ENGLISH FOR ART PURPOSES
18 WELCOME 673 LIBERAL ARTS
20 WHO WE ARE 693 GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS
21 PHILOSOPHY 703 ONLINE EDUCATION
22 ACCREDITATION/MEMBERSHIP
24 MISSION STATEMENT PROGRAMS FOR EVERY LEVEL
707 PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS
DEPARTMENTS & COURSES 709 PERSONAL ENRICHMENT
26 ACTING 709 CONTINUING ART EDUCATION
46 ADVERTISING 709 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
74 ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS 715 ATHLETICS
106 ARCHITECTURE
130 ART EDUCATION CAMPUS INFORMATION
148 ART HISTORY 722 FINANCIAL AID & TUITION
166 COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA 726 HEALTH INSURANCE
TECHNOLOGY 727 CAMPUS LIFE (HOUSING & ACTIVITIES)
182 FASHION 727 ACADEMIC RESOURCES
290 FINE ART 734 ACADEMIC CALENDARS
335 GAME DEVELOPMENT 737 ADMISSIONS INFORMATION
366 GRAPHIC DESIGN 742 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
386 ILLUSTRATION 744 TRANSFER INFORMATION
Watercolor painting by Richard S. Stephens, founder of Academy of Art University
412 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 745 UNIVERSITY POLICIES AND ACADEMIC
442 INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN INFORMATION
466 JEWELRY & METAL ARTS
Student and Academic Policies (Catalog Addendum 1):
490 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE https://www.academyart.edu/wp-content/uploads/catalog-supple-
514 MOTION PICTURES & TELEVISION ment-and-academic-policies.pdf
544 MUSIC PRODUCTION & SOUND DESIGN
FOR VISUAL MEDIA Board of Directors, Administrators and Faculty (Catalog Addendum 2):
https://www.academyart.edu/wp-content/uploads/board-of-directors-adminis-
576 PHOTOGRAPHY
trators-faculty.pdf
604 VISUAL DEVELOPMENT
624 WEB DESIGN & NEW MEDIA Course Fees & Prerequisites:
644 WRITING FOR FILM, TELEVISION & DIGITAL MEDIA https://my.academyart.edu/content/dam/assets/pdf/course_fees_prerequi-
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WHAT WE OFFER
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES ONLINE EDUCATION
Associate of Arts Undergraduate + Graduate Degrees
Bachelor of Arts Study 100% online, or take online classes toward your degree
Bachelor of Science Earn the same credit as on campus classes
Bachelor of Architecture For more information, visit http://online.academyart.edu
Bachelor of Fine Arts
PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS COURSES FOR BEGINNERS Certificate
High School Art Experience Foundations coursework for every level
Tuition-free high school scholarships No-barrier admissions policy; no portfolio required GRADUATE DEGREES
Master of Arts
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Master of Fine Arts
In-Service Teachers Master of Architecture
Practicing professionals
CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS
PERSONAL ENRICHMENT Art Teaching Credential
Continuing Art Education
All levels from beginner to advanced FINANCIAL AID AND CAMPUS HOUSING
visit us online at www.academyart.edu
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE
Days, nights, weekends, online INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
Intersession classes offered between semesters* Help with immigration and visa questions
*Financial Aid is not available for intersession classes. Search up-to-date Take English for Art Purposes support courses and other university
course schedules at www.academyart.edu
ATHLETICS
courses at the same time
NCAA PacWest Conference
Intercollegiate Teams
Recreational & Intramural Sports

We are able to meet the needs of students from all skill levels and all
backgrounds. Call an admissions representative today to personalize
your educational plan: 1.800.544.2787.

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OUR EXCITING
WORLD
WE INVITE YOU
TO VISIT OUR
WEBSITE FOR
ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION,
TO WATCH
VIDEOS, AND
TO SEE MORE
STUDENT WORK.
WWW.ACADEMYART.EDU
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OVERVIEW   HI STO RY

HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL


We strongly believe that all students willing to 1966
make the commitment have the ability in them. • School name changed from Academy of Advertising Art to
We are committed to hiring a faculty of distin- Academy of Art College
guished professionals to help our students become • Academy is granted authority to offer a Bachelor’s Degree in
professionals themselves. Fine Art
• Fine Art, Fashion, Photography, Interior Design, Advertising and
Illustration classes offered
This is our 90 year tradition.
• Academy acquires its own space at 740 Taylor Street

1929 1968
• Academy expands to 625 Sutter
• Richard S. Stephens, Art Director
for Sunset Magazine, founds
the Académie of Advertising Art,
1976
along with his wife Clara, with • Academy continues to expand to 540 Powell Street
a beginning enrollment of 45 • Approximately 750 students enrolled
students
• Library opens
1933 • In-house advertising agency begins (ADCOM)
• Fashion Illustration is added to the
curriculum 1977
• Master of Fine Arts program inaugurated and approved by the
1936 California State Department of Education
• Fine Art Department is added
1980
1946 • The Academy’s Department of Transportation begins a shuttle
• Enrollment grows to 250 students service for students
• Courses are offered in General Advertising and Commercial Art, • The school maintains a fleet of over 50 vehicles
Fashion Illustration, Cartooning, and Lettering & Layout
1981
1951 • Academy receives National Association of Trade and Technical
• Richard A. Stephens, son of Schools (NATTS) accreditation
founder Richard S. Stephens, • Graphic Design courses offered
becomes President
1983
1955
• Academy expands to provide a student housing facility across
• Magazine Illustration and the street from 625 Sutter
Photography are added to the
curriculum 1985
1957 • Academy receives National Association of Schools of Art and
Design (NASAD) accreditation
• Art History, English, and American
History are added to the curriculum
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1988 2001 2009 • School of Fashion offers Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts
and Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism
• Academy receives Foundation for Interior Design Education • School of Industrial Design Studios becomes School of • School of Music for Visual Media opens offering Associate of
Research (FIDER) accreditation which is now Council for Interior Industrial Design Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees • School of Fashion offers Associate of Arts and Bachelor of
Design Accreditation (CIDA) Fine Arts in Fashion Styling
• Game Design separates from School of Animation & Visual
2002 Effects to become School of Game Design offering Associate • School of Art History offers Master of Arts
1992 • School of Architecture begins of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees • School of Architecture receives National Architectural
• Elisa Stephens, granddaughter Accrediting Board (NAAB) candidacy status for Bachelor of
• School of Motion Pictures & Video becomes School of • School of Computer Arts & New Media becomes School of
of founder Richard S. Stephens, Architecture (B.Arch) degree
Motion Pictures & Television Web Design & New Media
appointed president
• 79 New Montgomery building 2003 2010 2014
acquired • First online classes offered • School of Art Education offers the Art Teaching Credential and
• School of Art Education opens offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts
• School of Product Design degree receives California Commission on Teaching Credentials (CTC)
begins 2004 • School of Architecture offers a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree
accreditation

• Academy of Art College becomes Academy of Art University • School of Advertising offers Associates of Arts in Studio
1993 2011 Production for Advertising and Design
• Animation separates from School of Computer Arts to become
• School of Motion Pictures & School of Animation & Visual Effects • School of Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media opens
• School of Landscape Architecture opens offering Associate
Video begins offering Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees
• School of Computer Arts becomes School of Computer Arts & of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Master of Fine Arts degrees
• Academy’s first dormitory at 680 Sutter Street New Media • School of Acting opens offering Associate of Arts, Bachelor of 2015
Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees
1994 2006 • School of Game Design offers Academy of Art University’s first
• School of Music for Visual Media changes to School of Music Bachelor of Science degree, a B.S. in Game Programming
• Academy introduces Programs in Computer Arts and begins • School of Architecture receives National Architectural Production & Sound Design for Visual Media
offering classes in 3D Modeling, Animation and New Media Accrediting Board (NAAB) accreditation for Master of • School of Fashion offers Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of
• School of Product Design becomes School of Product & Architecture (M.Arch) Degree 2012 Fine Arts degrees in Costume Design
Industrial Design • Online Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of • School of Game Design becomes School of Game
• School of Art History opens offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fine Arts degrees are first offered in Advertising, Animation & degree Development
1998 Visual Effects, Computer Arts, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design, • School of Art Education offers two tracks for the Master of Arts
• Academy of Art is granted full membership into NCAA Division II
• Academy receives Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, in Teaching degree
and Schools (ACICS) accreditation Motion Pictures & Television, and Photography. • School of Interior Architecture & Design is receives CIDA
accreditation for the Master of Fine Arts program • School of Architecture offers Master of Arts degree in
• School of Interior Design becomes School of Interior
2007 Advanced Architectural Design
Architecture & Design
• Academy receives Western Association of Schools & Colleges
2013 • School of Industrial Design offers Associate of Arts degree in
• Academy begins offering Associate of Arts degrees in Automotive Restoration
(WASC) accreditation • Visual Development separates from School of Animation and
Advertising, Computer Arts, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Visual Effects to become School of Visual Development • School of Architecture offers Bachelor of Arts degree in
Illustration, Interior Architecture & Design, Motion Pictures & • Classic Car Museum housing over 100 historic cars, including a
offering Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Architectural Design
Video, Product & Industrial Design, and Photography. 1929 Auburn Speedster
Fine Arts degrees
• School of Acting offers Master of Arts degree
1999 2008 • Jewelry and Metal Art separates from School of Fine Art to
• School of Landscape Architecture offers Master of Arts
become School of Jewelry & Metal Art offering Associate of
• School of Product & Industrial Design becomes School of • School of Multimedia Communications opens offering degree
Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees
Industrial Design Studios and expands curriculum to include Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees
• School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual
courses in transportation and automotive design • School of Illustration adds an emphasis in Comics for the
• National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Media offers Master of Arts in Music Scoring & Composition
Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts
Athletic Program begins, led by former San Francisco 49er and a Master of Arts in Sound Design degrees
degrees
Jamie Williams

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OVERVIEW   HI STO RY

2016
90 Years of Creative Passion
• School of Visual Development offers Master of Arts degree in
Visual Development
• School of Fashion offers Associate of Arts and Bachelor of
Fine Arts degrees in Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, • School of Web Design & New Media offers Master of Arts
Fashion Product Development, and Associate of Arts and degree in Web Design and New Media
Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Fashion Visual Merchandising • School of Multimedia Communications becomes School of
• School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Communications & Media Technologies, the Bachelor of Arts
Media offers Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Multimedia Communications becomes the Bachelor of Arts
degrees in Music Production, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master in Communications and Media Technologies, and the Master of
of Fine Arts degrees in Music Scoring and Composition, and Arts in Multimedia Communications becomes the Master of Arts
Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Communications and Media Technologies
degrees in Sound Design • School of Graphic Design changes the Master of Arts in
• School of Architecture receives National Architectural Graphic Design to the Master of Arts in Graphic Design and
Accrediting Board (NAAB) accreditation for Bachelor of Digital Media
Architecture (B.Arch) Degree • School of Advertising changes the Master of Arts in
• School of Advertising offers Master of Arts degree in Advertising to the Master or Arts in Advertising and Branded
Advertising Media Technology
1930 1957 1968
• School of Animation & Visual Effects offers Master of Arts 2017
degree in Animation and Visual Effects
• School of Fashion offers Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Fine
• School of Fine Art offers Master of Arts degree in Fine Art Arts, and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Textile Design
• School of Fashion offers Master of Arts degrees in Costume • School of Fashion offers Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Fine
Design, Fashion, and Fashion Merchandising, and Master of Arts, and Master Fine Arts in Knitwear Design
Fine Arts degrees in Fashion Marketing and Brand Management,
Fashion Merchandising and Management, and Fashion Product • School of Visual Development adds an emphasis in Digital Art
Development for the Bachelor of Fine Arts, and an emphasis in Entertainment
Art for the Master of Arts and Master Fine Arts
• School of Game Development offers Master of Arts degree in
Game Development • School of Fashion adds an emphasis in Pattern Making &
3-Dimensional Design for Fashion for the Bachelor of Fine Arts 1973 1986 1995
• School of Graphic Design offers Master of Arts degree in
Graphic Design 2018
• School of Illustration offers Master of Arts degree in Illustration • School of Fashion offers Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of
• School of Industrial Design offers Master of Arts degree in Fine Arts degrees in Footwear & Accessory Design
Industrial Design • School of Art History offers Bachelor of Arts in Art History
• School of Interior Architecture & Design offers Master of
Arts degree in Interior Architecture and Design 2019
• School of Jewelry & Metal Arts offers Master of Arts degree in • School of Fashion offers Certificate in Social Media
Jewelry and Metal Arts Management
• School of Motion Pictures & Television offers Master of Arts • School of Fashion offers Master of Arts degree in Fashion
degree in Writing and Directing Film Marketing
• School of Photography offers Master of Arts degree in • School of Fashion offers Master of Arts degree in Fashion Art
Photography Direction Present

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OVERVIEW   P R E SI D E N T

WELCOME
Thank you for considering Academy of Art University These two founding ideas are still at the heart of
to start your career. I say start because you’ll be Academy of Art University. They have been key to
placed in a professional atmosphere from day our growth from 45 students, when my grandfather
The creative one. An arts education here offers you a chance to made his dream a reality, to the current student pop-
class we are develop your talent and acquire skills sought by the
creative marketplace.
ulation of nearly 13,000.

training today I hope the passionate faculty, modern facilities and


In 1929, my grandfather founded a school for the extensive curriculum detailed in this catalog con-
will be the arts based on a revolutionary principle: anyone with vince you that Academy of Art University should be
problem solvers the dedication and commitment could become an
artist regardless of their previous education.
your first choice for formal training in art and design.

and visionaries Sincerely,


of tomorrow. We He also believed that professional artists, who make
their living on their creativity, should develop the
consider ourselves curriculum. They are the best equipped to impart the
demands of the working world to their students.
the stewards of a Dr. Elisa Stephens,
learning institution President

that will produce


this next generation.
–Dr. Elisa. Stephens,
President

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OVERVIEW   WHO W E A R E

WHO WE ARE Admissions Philosophy International Students


The International Student Admissions/Services Department
assists each student with the application and admissions process,
Our inclusive admissions policy is rare among art schools. student visa and immigration procedures, academic advising and
We’ve found that our students’ potential doesn’t depend on class registration. The Academy application form and application
their past elsewhere, but on their future with us. procedures are also available in Traditional Chinese, Simplified
Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian, and Thai on
How to Apply: our website at www.academyart.edu.
Go to the “Admissions” section in the back of this book for basic
admissions requirements, instructions and applications. You may Home-schooled Students
also call us at 800.544.2787 (within U.S. only) or 415.274.2200, or
We welcome and encourage home-schooled students to enroll in
apply online at www.academyart.edu.
our degree and non-degree programs. Academy of Art University
inclusive admissions policy equally applies to home school
Undergraduate Admissions students who participate in a program officially recognized by the
Academy of Art University maintains an inclusive admissions state in which they live.
policy for all undergraduate programs.* Previous experience with
art and design is not required for admission, and students of all Transfer Students
skill levels are encouraged to apply. It is our belief that all students
Our Admissions Office makes transfer of credit as simple and
willing to make the appropriate commitment have the ability to
easy as possible. If you have completed previous college-level
learn professional-level skills.
coursework, we welcome you to submit your official transcripts for
review for possible credit.
Art Teaching Credential Admissions
We are first and foremost a professional Our Mission: Academy of Art University
school, a specialized place to study for prepares aspiring professionals in the fields Our Art Teaching Credential program is designed specifically University Policies and Academic Information
for the art graduate who seeks the fulfillment of guiding others
a career in art, design, acting, music, or of design, communications and the arts This catalog is for your information only; information found in this
in the exploration of their own creativity and personal artistic
catalog is subject to change at any time. Detailed university
communications. Useful skills and practical by delivering excellent undergraduate and development. Students must have completed a Bachelor’s degree
policies and academic information are available on our website at
principles are taught here. That’s true from graduate degrees programs and certificate or higher in the Visual Arts or related program to qualify for this
fifth year program. Student and Academic Policies (Catalog Addendum 1):
Architecture, to Game Development, to Fine programs and portfolio development https://www.academyart.edu/wp-content/uploads/catalog-supple-
Art. The skills and principles necessary to get programs. Graduate Admissions ment-and-academic-policies.pdf
a job and have a career are taught by top- The Academy requires graduate applicants to demonstrate their Board of Directors, Administrators and Faculty (Catalog Addendum 2):
notch professionals who earn a living doing Visit us online at www.academyart.edu ability and intent to complete a Master of Arts (MA), Master of Fine https://www.academyart.edu/wp-content/uploads/board-of-directors-adminis-
what they teach. to learn more about what we offer. Art (MFA) or Master of Architecture program (M. Arch). trators-faculty.pdf

Course Fees & Prerequisites:


We have industry standard technical facilities https://my.academyart.edu/content/dam/assets/pdf/course_fees_prerequi-
and online teaching resources. We have sites.pdf
topnotch production facilities and educational
resources. This gives you the technological *Please note that The Academy may reject any applicant whose records
edge on which your success depends. indicate inadequate preparation and/or interest for its programs. An applicant
who has been denied admission will not be allowed to register for classes.
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Accreditation / Memberships CIDA Accreditation


Council for Interior Design Accreditation
NASAD Accreditation
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) is an The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
ACCREDITATION
independent, non-profit accrediting organization for interior design is the national accrediting agency for art and design and art
education programs at colleges and universities in the United and design-related disciplines. Academy of Art University is
WSCUC Accreditation States and Canada. The BFA Interior Architecture & Design accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and
Academy of Art University is regionally accredited by the WASC and the MFA Interior Architecture & Design programs are both Design (NASAD) to offer degrees of Associate of Arts, Bachelor
Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), one accredited by The Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts,
of the seven regional associations that accredit public and Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) is located at 206 and Certificates. All Academy of Art University AA, BA, BFA, MA,
private colleges and schools in the United States. WSCUC is Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4014. Tel. MFA and Art Teaching Credential programs are accredited by
located at 985 Atlantic Avenue #100, Alameda, CA, 94501. Tel. 616.458.0400. NASAD except for the programs offered by these schools: School
510.748.9001. of Acting, School of Architecture, School of Communications and
NAAB Accreditation Media Technology, School of Landscape Architecture, School of
WSCUC Accreditation for Online Programs The National Architectural Accrediting Board Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, School of
Both onsite and online degree programs at Academy of Art In the United States, most registration boards require a degree Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media, and also the MA in
University are accredited by WASC Senior College and University from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite Advertising & Branded Media Technology offered by the School
Commission (WSCUC). The following degree programs are not for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), of Advertising, the MA in Fashion Merchandising, MFA in Fashion
currently offered online: AA, BFA, MA and MFA in Acting; MA in which is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional Marketing & Brand Management, MFA in Fashion Merchandising
Advanced Architectural Design; AA in Automotive Restoration; degree programs in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. & Management, and the MFA in Fashion Product Development
BFA and MFA in Footwear & Accessory Design; AA, BFA and MFA regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the offered by the School of Fashion, the BS in Game Programming
in Knitwear Design; AA, BFA and MFA in Textile Design; and MA in Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the offered by the School of Game Development, the AA in
Writing & Directing for Film. Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year, Automotive Restoration offered by the School of Industrial Design,
three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the and the MA in Writing & Directing for Film offered by the School of
extent of its conformance with established educational standards. Motion Pictures & Television. The National Association of Schools
SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATIONS of Art and Design (NASAD) is located at 11250 Roger Bacon Drive,
CTC Accreditation Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree Suite 21, Reston, VA, 20190. Tel. 703.437.0700
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Accreditation programs may require a preprofessional undergraduate degree in
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) is an architecture for admission. However, the preprofessional degree is NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
agency in the Executive Branch of California State Government. not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. Academy of Art University admits students of any race,
The major purpose of the agency is to serve as a state standards color, age, religion, and national or ethnic origin to all rights,
board for educator preparation for the public schools of California, Academy of Art University, School of Architecture, offers the privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or
the licensing and credentialing of professional educators in the following NAAB-accredited degree programs: made available to students at the school. The Academy
State, the enforcement of professional practices of educators, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age,
and the discipline of credential holders in the State of California. • B. Arch. (162 undergraduate credits) sex, religion, physical handicap, sexual orientation, or
CTC accredits the Academy of Art University’s Single Subject Art Next accreditation visit 2026 national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational
Teaching Credential Program. They are located at 1900 Capitol policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-
Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811. Tel: 916-322-6253. • M. Arch. (preprofessional degree + 63 graduate credits) administered programs.
• M. Arch. (non-preprofessional degree + 87 graduate credits)
NOTE: The online Art Teaching Credential and the Masters in Next accreditation visit 2021
Art Teaching requires fieldwork assignments in observing and
teaching art to pupils in local Bay Area public schools.

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MISSION STATEMENT
Academy of Art University prepares aspiring professionals in the fields of design,
communication and the arts by delivering excellent undergraduate and graduate
degrees and certificate and portfolio development programs.

To achieve its mission Academy of Art University:


• maintains an inclusive admissions policy for all persons who meet basic requirements for admission and instruction and who want to
obtain higher learning in a wide spectrum of disciplines in art and design;

• teaches a disciplined approach to the study of art and design that encourages students to develop their own styles that blend their
talents, technical skills and creative aspirations with professional knowledge;

• enlists a dedicated and very able full-time and part-time faculty of career artists, designers and scholars who are professionals and
whose success as educators comes from their ability to teach students through the wisdom and skill they have amassed through
years of experience and study;

• operates in an urban context so that academic programs can draw upon and contribute to the cultural wealth of those communities
that are served;

• provides a creative environment that is at once supportive and challenging and underpinned by excellent personalized teaching and
support services that address the needs of students of diverse ages and backgrounds;

• offers an undergraduate general education program designed to stimulate development of critical thinking and communications skills
and to encourage emerging artists to draw upon a variety of disciplines, to look at issues from multiple perspectives and to cultivate
the ability to function as educated global citizens;

• manages in an ethical and efficient manner and administers the finances in a prudent fashion; and

• fosters optimum quality in all aspects of programs and services.

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Lights.
Camera.
You.
Our perspective is simple: work hard, learn
your craft, and build relationships. These
are the elements that will take your career
forward. We continually work to improve
the program to give you the tools you need
to be successful on screen or on stage.

Creativity begins with one simple idea or


emotional truth; it can become defined
over time or in an instant like an electric
current. We believe that it’s the craft and
discipline that bring all the mysterious
elements together. This is the foundation
for your inspiration and your success.

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WHAT WE OFFER CAREER PATHS


Training and Technique: The School of Acting is rooted in The School of Acting facilities include:
process, technique and truthful storytelling. Students will develop Sound stage with camera, monitors & lighting Principal
characters, give truthful performances and hone their craft. In Performance space with full lighting board
line with top acting school practices, our acting classes cover Play and screenplay library
techniques for engaging inner life, accessing imagination, building Voiceover room Lead Actor
the vocal instrument and the body, bringing subtext to life and the Singing room with piano
unique requirements for working on camera. Prop room
Supporting Actor
Dance room
Acting Resume: Graduates will enter the field with the skills, tools Alexander room
and an acting resume required of today’s actors. Exercise facilities including a pool, yoga, weight, stretching & Character Actor
cardio rooms
Professional Faculty: Learn from top industry professionals in
Talent Agent
Acting who work to inspire you and develop your unique talents as
you pursue your acting degree.
Stand-in
Stage and Camera: The School of Acting provides a training
ground that is unique and suitable for both acting for the stage
and acting for camera. Background Actor / Extra
Firms & Clients Hiring Our
Graduates:

ABS CBN International TV


American Idol
Artist International
Boxcar Theatre Company
Current TV, LLC
PBS/Discovery Channel
Radium
Spreckels Performing Arts Center
United Airlines
Vivian Weisman Productions
Zephyr Films
Lifetime TV
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
New Conservatory Theatre
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
Nancy Hayes Casting
And More!
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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION

CHOOSE ONE:
Associate of Arts [AA] in Acting AA ACTING DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist
• Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist
AA UNIT REQUIREMENTS LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
MAJOR COURSEWORK WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING
for the Artist
CORE 33 UNITS
MAJOR 15 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education CHOOSE ONE:
+ LIBERAL ARTS 18 UNITS requirements: LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
2 Art Historical Awareness courses Argument
TOTAL 66 UNITS
1 Written Communication: Composition course LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course LA 280 Perspective Journalism
1 Employment Communications & Practices course
EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal LA 291 Designing Careers
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.
ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS
LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century
AA ACTING CORE COURSES LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century
ACT 101 Respect for Acting
ACT 105 Acting 1
ACT 112 Voice and Speech 1
ACT 123 Improvisation 1
ACT 125 Acting in Action
ACT 141 Movement: Physical Acting
ACT 155 Acting 2
ACT 181 Movement: The Alexander Technique in Action
ACT 205 Acting 3
ACT 212 Voice and Speech 2
WRI 188 Characters & Backstory

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING CULTURAL IDEAS & INFLUENCES


Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA] in BFA ACTING DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
CHOOSE ONE: CHOOSE ONE:
Acting • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion & LA 127 Topics in World Art
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition Argument LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
BFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS for the Artist LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer LA 238 World Literature
MAJOR COURSEWORK LA 280 Perspective Journalism LA 292 Programming & Culture
• Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education
CORE 36 UNITS LA 343 Comparative Religion
requirements:
MAJOR 42 UNITS ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS
2 Art Historical Awareness courses LA 368 Experiencing Culture: Anthropology for Today’s Artist
+ ELECTIVES 9 UNITS LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century
2 Theater, Film, and Performance Appreciation courses LA 462 Power of Myth and Symbol
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century
1 Written Communication: Composition course
TOTAL 132 UNITS THEATER, FILM, AND PERFORMANCE APPRECIATION
1 Written Communication: Context & Style course HISTORICAL AWARENESS
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course CHOOSE TWO:
CHOOSE ONE:
1 Historical Awareness course LA 126 Seminar in the Arts
LA 171 Western Civilization LA 130 Broadway! The Evolution of the American Musical
1 Quantitative Literacy course
LA 270 U.S. History LA 132 History of Animation
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course
LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance LA 134 History & Technology of Visual Effects & Computer
1 Employment Communications and Practices course
Florence Animation
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain LA 154 Great Performances: Legendary Actors of the Silver
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. LA 278 Seminar in France Screen
LA 279 Seminar in Italy LA 182 Genres in Film
LA 359 Urban Sociology LA 190 History of Opera
BFA ACTING CORE COURSES GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS LA 244 History of Fashion
QUANTITATIVE LITERACY
ACT 101 Respect for Acting LA 281 Film History 1: Pre-1940
ACT 105 Acting 1 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
CHOOSE ONE: LA 282 Film History 2: 1940-1974
ACT 112 Voice and Speech 1 CHOOSE ONE: LA 124 Physics for Artists: Light, Sound, and Motion LA 283 Examining Film Noir
ACT 123 Improvisation 1 LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist LA 146 Anatomy of Automobiles LA 284 Evolution of the Horror Film
ACT 125 Acting in Action LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 200 Introduction to Computer Programming LA 300 Introduction to Public Speaking
ACT 141 Movement: Physical Acting LA 233 Popular Topics in Health, Nutrition, & Physiology LA 306 Creatively Speaking: Presentation for Designers
ACT 155 Acting 2 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CONTEXT & STYLE LA 254 Human-Centered Design LA 382 Film History 3: Contemporary Cinema
ACT 181 Movement: The Alexander Technique in Action CHOOSE ONE: LA 255 College Math LA 383 World Cinema
ACT 205 Acting 3 LA 110 English Composition: Narrative Storytelling LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry LA 384 Underrated Cinema
ACT 212 Voice and Speech 2 LA 133 Short Form Writing LA 286 Discrete Mathematics LA 385 Close-Up on Hitchcock
ACT 468 Audition Process: From Cold Readings to Callbacks LA 288 Vector, Matrices and Transformations LA 386 Exploring Science Fiction Cinema
WRI 188 Characters & Backstory EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES LA 293 Precalculus LA 387 Women Directors in Cinema
LA 291 Designing Careers LA 296 Applied Physics LA 388 Survey of Asian Cinema

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Master of Arts [MA] in Acting MA ACTING DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Master of Fine Arts [MFA] in MFA ACTING DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
• Successful completion of Final Portfolio Review • Successful completion of Final Portfolio Review
MA UNIT REQUIREMENTS • Minimum grade of C in all required 36 units
Acting • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
MAJOR 27 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and the following Academic • Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units
+ ELECTIVES* 6 UNITS Study requirement: MFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS
+ GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS 3 UNITS 1  Cross Cultural Understanding course MAJOR 57 UNITS
+ ELECTIVES* 6 UNITS
TOTAL 36 UNITS
TOTAL 63 UNITS
*Per director approval
*Per director approval

MA ACTING REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES MA ACTING GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS


ACT 604 Movement: Physical Expression on Camera REQUIREMENTS
MFA ACTING REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES
ACT 606 Voice & Speech 1
ACT 604 Movement Physical Expression on Camera
ACT 607 Voice and Speech 2 CROSS CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
ACT 606 Voice & Speech 1
ACT 611 Introduction to Acting GLA 714 Acting
ACT 607 Voice and Speech 2
ACT 612 Introduction to Improvisation
ACT 625 Vocal Production
ACT 650 Acting for Camera 1
ACT 635 Acting Techniques: Meisner 1
ACT 670 Acting for Camera 2
ACT 637 Acting Techniques: Meisner 2
ACT 690 Acting for Camera 3
ACT 639 Acting for Performance
ACT 710 Into the Industry
ACT 640 Movement: Creating Physical Character
ACT 642 Shakespeare 1
ACT 645 Improv and Sketch
ACT 650 Acting for Camera 1
ACT 660 Monologue Technique
or any course in major
ACT 670 Acting for Camera 2
ACT 675 The Audition
ACT 680 Audition Techniques
ACT 690 Acting for Camera 3
ACT 710 Into the Industry
MPT 616 Directing Actors for Motion Pictures
or MPT 618 Writer-Director Intensive 1
or MPT 605 Film Language Studio
+1 Major course

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UNDERGRADUATE ACT 125 Acting in Action


In this course, you will practice the skills of objective based acting,
ACT 181 Movement: The Alexander Technique in ACT 223 Improvisation 2
In this course, students will take their improvisational and
Action
COURSES focusing on the structure of the scene, changing strategies, and This course incorporates principles of the Alexander Technique observation skills to the next level as they create spontaneous
using subtext and verbal action to pursue your goals. with acting on camera. Students will identify and release habits story lines and characters. Creative use of subtext, playing in the
ACT 101 Respect for Acting that impede performance and efficient movement. Through moment and creating truthful performances will be emphasized.
This course introduces students to the craft of acting through ACT 141 Movement: Physical Acting exercises and improvisational movement, students will expand Improvisation as a rehearsal technique for scripted material will be
hands on experience with scene study, exercises, and script Physical acting employs the body as a primary instrument of their facility, range, focus and depth, resulting in greater practiced.
analysis. Students will learn industry specific terminology expression and communication. In this course, students will authenticity.
used to communicate with actors and techniques to improve utilize behavior, gesture, commedia dell’arte, mime, and props ACT 241 Movement: Mask, Mime & Clown
performance. Emphasis will be placed on the ensemble and to build character. Imagination, body awareness, and physical In this advanced course, students will apply specific physical
ACT 200 Summer Acting and Film Intensive
partner collaboration. communication will be emphasized. theater skills to masks, mime technique, comedy, and clowning.
In today’s entertainment industry, the successful actor must
not only train their instrument, but also be able to create their Students will access their imagination, cultivate ensemble
ACT 105 Acting 1 ACT 154 Great Performances: Legendary Actors of own projects. The Summer Acting and Film Intensive is an awareness and use improvisation to develop characters with
Acting is living truthfully under imaginary circumstances. Students immersive, conservatory actor training and introduction to full physical expression. Original solo and group pieces will be
the Silver Screen created and performed.
will learn how to bring life to a text by pursuing authentic moment filmmaking program. You will gain invaluable experience in acting
An actor’s performance can transform a good film into a classic.
to moment response. Students will practice a series of exercises for stage and film/television, improv, voice, singing, movement,
In this course, students will be introduced to the seminal work and
focusing attention on a partner to create an organic emotional life screenwriting, directing and film production. Rotating master ACT 243 The Craft of Comedy
creative process of some of Hollywood’s greatest stars. Utilizing
between two actors. classes in audition technique, stage combat and commedia This course provides an overview of the history and craft of
interviews and selected scenes, students will develop the ability to
analyze and discuss groundbreaking moments in film. dell’arte round out a dynamic curriculum. comedy. Students will combine improvisation with comedic acting
ACT 112 Voice and Speech 1 techniques in scene study to further develop their performance
The full potential of the voice is achieved by employing attention ACT 205 Acting 3 and improvisational skills. Roman comedy, commedia dell’arte
ACT 155 Acting 2 and classic comedic actors will be referenced.
and adjustment to posture, breath, and speech. In this course, In this advanced acting technique course, students will craft
Building upon the principles introduced in Acting 1, students
students will practice these principles, utilizing the International dynamic characters through scene work and exercises rooted in
will apply interconnected exercises to scene work. Students
Phonetic Alphabet to articulate the verbal language for any relationships, activities and imagined circumstances. Emphasis ACT 261 Movement: Musical Theater Dance
will continue to develop reflexive and active listening skills, and
medium, and perform selections that communicate messages will be placed on incorporating impediments and observation In this course, students will be introduced to tap and jazz
physical actions to create truthful behavior and dynamic subtext.
with clarity and power. skills in order to develop an expanded and diverse body of technique, musical theater repertory and choreography. Emphasis
character work. will be placed on body awareness, control and conditioning.
ACT 166 Singing 1: Vocal Technique
ACT 121 Physical Expression Students will develop a sense of functional alignment, form,
This course is an introduction to utilizing the actor’s voice as an
This beginning movement course focuses on using the body ACT 212 Voice and Speech 2 presence, dynamics, strength and focus as well as an awareness
instrument for both speaking and singing. Students will practice
and voice as a means of full expression. Incorporating clowning, This course expands on the building blocks of dynamic vocal of time and rhythm.
fundamental vocal techniques: integrating breath, body, and mind
mime, comedic narrative and vocal styles, students will production to strengthen muscular support and to enhance the
to cultivate vocal creativity, range, and projection. Students will
communicate character and story through physical movement and qualities of the natural speaking voice. Students will apply the ACT 266 Singing 2: The Power of Performance
gain firsthand experience exercising their voice through poetry
sound. Students will bring expression, exaggeration, anticipated International Phonetics Alphabet to master more complicated In this course, students will further develop their singing skills by
and musical theatre song performances.
action, reaction, action and timing into story development. texts and dialects. Exercises will include respiration, resonation focusing on the musical theatre audition process. Students will
and articulation. cultivate knowledge pertaining to the eras and styles of musical
ACT 123 Improvisation 1 theatre, build song repertoire appropriate for their type and
The key to improvisation is active listening and response. In increase their performance skills as actors who sing.
this course, students will engage in experiential activities that VIEW the schedule, prerequisites,
involve risk taking, creativity, and spontaneity. Students will play and course fees & REGISTER at
off their partner’s suggestions, connect with characters, create https://catalog.academyart.edu
environments, and articulate a story on the spot with confidence.
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ACT 268 Audition Fundamentals ACT 312 Voiceovers ACT 361 Movement: Musical Theater Dance 2 ACT 433 Monologue Technique 2
In this course, students will practice effective strategies for cold In this course, students will apply their acting skills to vocal In this course, students will be immersed in advanced tap Exploring a variety of performance scenarios, this class will utilize
reads. The focus will be on quick analysis of sides, making clear performances for animation, video games, commercials, and jazz techniques, musical theater styles and dynamic personal narratives to craft original pieces operating from the
choices, and applying adjustments. narration, radio, TV, and character work. Students will find their choreography. Students will continue to develop a strong premise that it’s all your story. Beginning from an emotionally
own vocal signature, learn accents, build characters, and produce command of functional alignment, form, presence, coordination rich life experience, the material evolves into a fully realized
ACT 269 Script Analysis and Rehearsal Techniques voices on command. Students will analyze their recorded work for and strength. Time and rhythm will be emphasized by embracing monologue using the recall process, creating spontaneous,
In this course, actors will analyze selected plays, utilizing a depth, versatility, and precision. complex dance steps and various performance styles. instinctive, and uncensored work.
shared vocabulary, while focusing on objective, playable actions,
behavior and subtext. Students will then rehearse scenes, ACT 321 Speech 3: Accents and Dialects ACT 395 Acting for Commercials ACT 455 Reel Development 3
applying various techniques to the process. Theme, culture and Students will develop a systematic approach to learning and Commercial acting is a vital and lucrative segment of the actor’s This course focuses on developing the actor’s professional demo
historical context will also be explored. applying key dialects and accents to scripts for a variety of media profession. In this course, students will learn to use specific reel. Students will work on sound stages, performing scenes for
including stage, screen, and voiceovers. Analysis of major sound acting techniques to convey a narrative within a commercial. camera in a professional and fast paced environment. Material will
ACT 275 Classical Performance 1 changes, pitch, rhythm, inflection, and placement will be utilized Special attention will be placed on constructing characters and be carefully selected to showcase the student’s most marketable
Shakespeare’s plays remain relevant to popular culture because in addition to examining specific geographic, historic, and cultural relationships truthfully while representing a product within a story. type. Footage will then be compiled and edited for student’s
they provide a poetic framework for relating to the human influences. demo reels.
condition. In this class, scene study and monologues will ACT 405 Reel Development 2
challenge students to demonstrate technical proficiency in all ACT 323 Improvisation 3 This course focuses on the filmmaking process from the actor’s ACT 468 Audition Process: From Cold Readings to
disciplines of acting utilizing scansion and iambic pentameter In this advanced course, students will practice the art of “long perspective. Students will work on sound stages in a professional Callbacks
specific to Shakespearean text. form” improvisation and sketch performance. Students will and fast paced environment. Footage from scene work will be Developing the necessary skills for auditioning successfully in the
improvise both play and film scenarios and create an original compiled for student’s demo reels. motion picture and television industry is paramount. In this course,
ACT 281 Stage Combat 1 script for stage or film utilizing improvisational techniques. students will practice auditioning for film, television, voiceovers,
Stage combat is a vital tool for dramatic storytelling. In this Narrative storytelling and working effectively within an ensemble ACT 412 Voiceover 2: Demo Production industrials, print work, and web dramas. Audition and interview
course, students will acquire basic conflict choreography skills will be emphasized. A commercial demo and marketing plan are essential tools preparation, essential cold reading techniques, and building an
including theatrical violence and the use of edged weapons, needed to book VO jobs. In this course, students improve effective portfolio will also be examined.
covering broadsword, rapier and dagger and single rapier in the ACT 333 Monologue Technique 1 performances through script analysis, identifying styles, creating
context of historical and contemporary scene work. In this course, actors will work from a foundation of their own demo scripts and ultimately recording a demo reel, and building a ACT 490 Portfolio Enhancement
deeply personal stories using the emotional recall process to marketing campaign. Topics will include talent agents, auditions, You’ll develop a comprehensive project proposal designed to
ACT 305 Making Creative Choices for Camera create dynamic monologues. Beginning with the individual’s life and building a career. improve your skills in targeted areas, as determined by your
Building upon the core principles of acting, this course prepares experience and then personalized into a scripted monologue, a program director. Professional standards for process, technique,
students for working on camera. Technical challenges unique to unique process will develop which can be applied to any text. ACT 423 Improvisation 4 and execution will be emphasized. Course outcomes, fees, and
this medium will be practiced including: vocal quality, delivering Improvisation techniques are key for working on scripted material prerequisites may vary by topic.
truthful performances in multiple takes, hitting marks and camera ACT 355 Reel Development 1 in film, auditions and webisodes. Marketing strategies, festival
angles. Students will work on scenes collaboratively with a full Students will further develop their on camera skills by creating submissions, self-produced content, both live and recorded, as ACT 498 Collaborative Project
production team. dynamic characters through behavior and intentions. Utilizing well as character solo performance and comedy sketches filmed Cross-disciplinary projects will mirror real-life projects, requiring
subtext to tell a story within the story, students perform complex for a YouTube channel, will be covered. The course culminates in a a varied and sophisticated approach to problem solving. Course
scene work and develop a wide variety of roles. live improvisation cabaret performance. fees and prerequisites will vary by topic.

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ACT 498A Act, Direct and Write For Theatre


You will work in the three parallel dimensions of Performance,
GRADUATE ACT 611 Introduction to Acting
In this course, students will develop their storytelling skills, utilizing
Directing and Playwriting to build characters, original scenes and COURSES their imaginations, bodies, and voices in both exercises and
one act plays using your body, voice, intention, emotion and life scripted material. Through script analysis, character development,
experience. ACT 604 Movement: Physical Expression on and ensemble work, students will incorporate specific acting
Camera terminology to enliven the given circumstances of a scene.
ACT 498B Musical Theatre Showcase The body is the key to fully embodying a character. In this
In this course, students will further develop their singing, Alexander Technique and movement course, students will ACT 612 Introduction to Improvisation
movement, and acting skills by creating a musical theatre analyze their filmed scene work to improve and heighten body Improvisation requires the actor to employ active listening and
event. Students will build a varied and dynamic musical theatre awareness, to identify habitual behaviors, and free themselves public speaking in the creative process, both key elements in
repertoire, by exploring solo, duet, and ensemble pieces, to from unnecessary physical tension for a more powerful the development of scripted scenes and characters. Utilizing
create a live performance showcase for an audience. performance. physically based improve exercises and theater games, students
will be encouraged to use their imaginations to create truthful,
ACT 499 Special Topics ACT 605 Survey of Dance for the Actor improvised scenarios.
Special topics class offerings change each semester and are This course is designed to train actors to analyze and create
conducted by experts in a specific topic. You may contact your compelling movement. Students will practice Laban based ACT 615 Voice 1
academic department director or advisor for more information. principles, movement invention, abstraction, choreographic Students will expand their acting skills utilizing the building
Course fees and prerequisites vary by topic. devices and form, through intensive composition work. Focus will blocks of dynamic vocal command. Breath, alignment, and
be on proper alignment, strength and flexibility, period movement sound vibration, will be used to develop and support the natural
ACT 500 Internship in Acting and both classical and contemporary dance. speaking voice. Exercises will focus on awareness, relaxation,
Internships provide students with the opportunity to apply the resonance, and amplification in order to strengthen the entire
knowledge and skills they have acquired from coursework in a ACT 606 Voice & Speech 1 vocal instrument.
work setting. “Internship for credit” is an option for qualified upper- Public speaking and the art of the “pitch” are key skills for any
division students meeting a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and profession. Through interactive exercises, students will build ACT 616 Speech 1
having successfully completed 90 units. Students must complete confidence, increase colloquial vocabulary, clarify expression, Students will learn the international phonetic alphabet as a tool
an Internship Application form (obtained from their student reduce dialect and gain familiarity with American culture. to develop the neutral American dialect. By reducing accents
services advisor) and gain department approval prior to the start Students will practice customized presentation skills for or regionalisms, the individual actor will gain a broader range of
of the semester and the start of the internship. Students should assignments geared towards their major and career path. character choices and increase castability, as well as the ability to
discuss internships and other course options with their student develop specific dialects and accents.
services advisor. ACT 607 Voice and Speech 2
This graduate course focuses on translating and performing
English dramatic texts with full vocal support and
comprehension. Students will choreograph and perform
various dramatic scenes and accurately articulate the text using
Standard American English.

VIEW the schedule, prerequisites,


and course fees & REGISTER at
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ACT 617 Voice 2 ACT 635 Acting Techniques: Meisner 1 ACT 645 Improv and Sketch ACT 680 Audition Techniques
This advanced course will continue the exploration of voice as The Meisner technique focuses on reflexive and truthful response, Improvisation provides the actor with the tools to react and This course will detail audition and interview techniques and
students expand on exercises to build breath capacity, develop an essential tool for professional actors. Employing principles behave reflexively, while allowing their impulses to move freely. required materials necessary for actors to prepare for entrance
the upper resonators, increase range, and incorporate articulation of active listening and heightened attention, students will be Sketch comedy provides a vehicle for the improvisational actor into the profession. Development of cold reading skills will
into contemporary and classical texts. Students will also develop a challenged with a series of interconnected partner exercises. to perform in scripted material. Students will delve into various be emphasized, while preparing contemporary and classical
personal vocal warm-up, utilizing peer teaching, as a tool to lead Students will develop a very specific and disciplined practice comedic genres, while writing, shaping and performing sketches. monologues. Headshots, resumes, voiceovers, corporate films,
ensemble. informed by this dynamic approach to acting. print work, and web dramas will also be examined.
ACT 650 Acting for Camera 1
ACT 618 Speech 2 ACT 637 Acting Techniques: Meisner 2 In this course, students will apply technically specific elements ACT 690 Acting for Camera 3
Students will develop the remaining sounds and symbols integral In this course, students will focus on being fully present in required for screen work by collaborating with a production team. The actor’s demo reel is essential to networking within the
for the neutral American dialect as well as hone and fortify the the moment while exploring a deeper and more varied use of Imagination work, physical action and script analysis will be entertainment industry. In this advanced acting for camera course,
sound changes and enlivened articulation exercises introduced in the actor’s emotional instrument. Emotional preparation and implemented and practiced. These tools will be employed while students will add professional quality scene work to their portfolio.
Speech 1. Students will apply the spoken and written speech and continued interconnected partner exercises allow the students to engaging in vibrant and truthful partner work for a believable and Utilizing industry standards, expectations and protocol, the actor
IPA work to more complex contemporary and classical texts. explore and expand their instruments. dynamic performance. will navigate working on a professional caliber set.

ACT 620 Alexander Technique 1 ACT 639 Acting for Performance ACT 660 Monologue Technique ACT 695 Collaborative Project
This course will employ the Alexander Technique as a specific This course focuses on the essential skills of the working actor. This intensely personal, process-driven course explores emotional Students meeting set criteria are selected by their department to
practice for the actor to optimize movement and voice. Students Scene work, monologues, script analysis, terminology, and varied recall and sensory recall techniques within the monologue work on an interdisciplinary collaborative project as part of their
will develop full body awareness, in order to identify and release rehearsal techniques will be emphasized and practiced. Vocal process. Students will create spontaneous and truthful work studio requirement.
habitual habits and tension. Students will craft multidimensional skills, imagination work, and physical actions will be employed to by layering personal narratives into scripted material. Students
characters using the Alexander Technique as well as express character behaviors and create dynamic performances. will hone their skills to deliver a grounded, emotionally enriched ACT 699 Special Topics
improvisation. performance. Special Topics class offerings change each semester and are
ACT 640 Movement: Creating Physical Character taught by experts in a specific area. You may contact your
ACT 622 Alexander Technique 2 - Alexander The body is the primary instrument of expression and ACT 670 Acting for Camera 2 academic department director or advisor for more information.
Technique in Performance communication. In this course, students will explore physical In this course, the key elements of rehearsal skills and script Please note that some Special Topics have a required course fee,
In this advanced movement course, students will apply and behavior for building characters. Students will practice rhythm, preparation will be emphasized while students work on enhancing prerequisites, and/or may require Department Director approval.
expand upon practices developed in Alexander Technique 1 into appetite, status, psychological gesture, object manipulation, and their performances. Students are expected to exhibit high caliber
performance. Crafting characters with dynamic physical and vocal apply these tools to character masks, mime, neutral mask, clown, acting skills upon entering this course. ACT 700 Building a Diverse Acting Portfolio
expression, actors will utilize plays, screenplays, and television commedia dell’arte and contemporary archetypes. Today’s actor must be prepared for a diverse array of professional
scripts, to tell stories without extraneous tension and habitual ACT 675 The Audition opportunities. In this course, students will focus on honing
behavior. ACT 642 Shakespeare 1 In this course, students will be introduced to effective strategies practical skills for working in commercials and creating their
In this course, students will prepare scenes and monologues from during the audition process. A focus will be placed on crafting own content for social media. Students will demonstrate
ACT 625 Vocal Production William Shakespeare’s cannon. Incorporating historically specific circumstances, subtext, a quick analysis of sides, making clear professionalism and industry preparedness and deliver
Students will review and strengthen techniques for utilizing the physical, verbal, and cultural complexities, text work and research choices, embracing type and applying adjustments. performances appropriate for the performance medium.
actor’s voice as an instrument for both speaking and singing. will be utilized. Crafting complex characters from this classical
Students will integrate breath, body, and mind to cultivate vocal period, the actor will be able to live truthfully and accurately within
creativity, range, and projection. Students will gain firsthand Shakespeare’s world.
experience exercising their voice through poetry and musical
theatre song performances.

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ACT 710 Into the Industry ACT 900 Internship
This culminating course focuses on developing the professional Internships provide students with the opportunity to apply the
elements needed for entry into the entertainment industry. Students knowledge and skills they have acquired from coursework in
will create a professional website, resume, demo reel, and a a work setting. “Internship for credit” is an option for qualified
personal pitch. They will also create and package a project to upper-division students meeting a minimum 3.0 cumulative
market to the industry upon graduation. GPA and the following: MFA: An approved Midpoint Review and
director approval; MA: Director approval; MARCH: 24 units total
ACT 750 Acting for the Camera 4 of completed Major coursework, and director approved portfolio
This advanced course focuses on the continued development review. Students must complete an Internship Application
of the actor’s professional demo reel. Performing scenes for the form (obtained from their student services advisor) and gain
camera in a professional and fast paced environment, students department director approval prior to the start of the semester and
will be challenged with truthfully crafting complex and dynamic the start of the internship. Students should discuss internships
characters. Material will be carefully selected and edited to and other course options with their student services advisor.
showcase the student’s most marketable type.
ACT 990 Portfolio Enhancement
ACT 800 Directed Study Students will further their skill in specific areas as determined
Directed study is the primary concentration of a Master’s degree by the Department Director. Professional standards for process,
candidate’s work toward the completion of a Final Portfolio and/ technique, and execution will be emphasized. Outcomes will be
or Thesis Project. With the approval of the Department Director, topic specific. Department Director approval is required. Course
students may take any university coursework to develop specific fees and prerequisites may vary by topic.
conceptual and technical skills that will enable them to further  
develop their Final Portfolio and/or successfully bring a Final
Thesis Project to completion. Please note that some Directed
Study courses have a required course fee and course prerequisites
may vary by topic.

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who’ve created award-winning work for top
brands like Nike, Microsoft, ESPN, Disney,
Apple, Jack Daniel’s as well as America’s
top entertainment companies. Whether
your future role is as art director, copywriter,
strategist or production artist, we’ll help you
focus your passion and develop the skills
you’ll need to enjoy a career in advertising.
It’s a lot of fun.

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WHAT WE OFFER
Professional Faculty: We have a prestigious faculty of working Every year, advertising students participate in real-
CAREER PATHS
professionals to lead and guide our students. Additionally, many
world projects for real clients. These are just some of
classes and special events feature industry leaders who provide
their perspectives on great work and finding a great job. the clients our students have worked with recently: Studio Production for Advertising Creative Strategy Copywriter
& Design
Industry Outreach: Our portfolio nights and boot camp events Esurance: Students competed to create innovative advertising
ideas for the existing “Erin Esurance” campaign. Media included: Digital Production Artist, Partner/ Planning Director,
during each semester are open to all students and provide great VP Group Director, Group Director
Worldwide Chief Creative Officer
Digital Production Coordinator
collaborative and networking experiences. Representatives from interactive, PR events, ambient, and guerilla advertising.
major advertising agencies, and creative recruiters from around Esurance’s Marketing Team selected the winning campaigns and Graphic Designer/UI Production Artist,
Planning Director Group Creative Director
the country, participate in The Academy’s yearly portfolio reviews awarded an Academy student a paid summer internship. They Graphic Production Artist
with graduating seniors. also sponsored construction for a state-of-the-art conference room Print Production Graphic Artist,
designed by Academy Interior Architecture and Design students. Prepress Production Coordinator, Senior Accounting Planner Creative Director
Opportunity: We encourage our students to enter dozens of Prizes included $2,500 in scholarships for 5 students. Production Coordinator
competitions. Winners are sent to awards shows held nationally
Production Director Account Planner Associate Creative Director
and internationally. Charles Schwab: Prizes for the winning creative ideas developed
for the existing “Ask Chuck” campaign, included $7,000 in
Professional Experience: Students collaborate on interdisciplinary scholarships for 7 students. Competing students put together Production Manager, Junior Accounting Planner Senior Creative
media that included: print, interactive and innovative advertising. Project Manager
real-world projects for real clients in our agency Young & Hungry.
Each year, students intern at agencies locally and worldwide Charles Schwab’s Advertising Manager and Advertising
Mid level; Junior
beginning their career. Department selected the winning campaign ideas.

Rainbow Light, Green Dog Naturals: For Rainbow Light’s


GreenDog Naturals canine supplements, on campus and online
students competed to create an emerging media campaign. Art Director
Media included: social media website, YouTube videos, blogs,
banners and print advertising. Rainbow Light’s Vice President of
Business Development selected winning campaign ideas. Prizes Worldwide Chief Creative Officer
included $2,000 in scholarships for 6 students.
Group Creative Director
Aquarium of the Bay: On campus and online students competed
to develop an umbrella campaign for the Aquarium’s three
new exhibits: Octopus, Jellies and Bay Lab. Media included: Creative Director

newspaper ads for the San Francisco Chronicle, Examiner and SF


Weekly; BART station billboards; posters for BART train interiors; Associate Creative Director
radio commercials; website banners; video display for the San
Francisco Ferry Building; and a digital billboard on display at the
Bay Bridge. Aquarium of the Bay’s Marketing Team and Chief Senior Creative

Executive Officer selected winning campaigns. Prizes included


$2,000 in scholarships for 4 students. Mid level; Junior

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION

CHOOSE ONE:

LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist


Associate of Arts [AA] in AA ADVERTISING DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
LA 108 Composition for the Artist
Advertising • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING
AA UNIT REQUIREMENTS for the Artist
CHOOSE ONE:
MAJOR COURSEWORK
• Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
CORE 33 UNITS
requirements: Argument
MAJOR 15 UNITS
2 Art Historical Awareness courses LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer
+ LIBERAL ARTS 18 UNITS
1 Written Communication: Composition course LA 280 Perspective Journalism
TOTAL 66 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
1 Employment Communications & Practices course EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
LA 291 Designing Careers
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS
LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century
LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century
AA ADVERTISING CORE COURSES
ADV 109 Advertising Methods & Trends
ADV 207 Creative Strategy
ADV 230 Rapid Visualization Techniques
ADV 241 Ideation Techniques
ADV 244 Art Direction for Advertising
ADV 258 Digital Video 1
GR 102 Design Technology: Digital Publishing Tools
GR 150 Introduction to Visual Communication
WNM 105 Design Technology: Visual Design Tools
WNM 205 Motion Graphics 1
WNM 210 Visual Design 1

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Associate of Arts [AA] in Studio AA STUDIO PRODUCTION FOR ADVERTISING
& DESIGN DEGREE REQUIREMENTS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
Production for Advertising & Design
• Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and CHOOSE ONE:

AA UNIT REQUIREMENTS LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist
MAJOR COURSEWORK for the Artist LA 108 Composition for the Artist
CORE 33 UNITS
• Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education
MAJOR 9 UNITS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CONTEXT & STYLE
requirements:
+ LIBERAL ARTS 18 UNITS
2 Art Historical Awareness courses CHOOSE ONE:
TOTAL 60 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Composition course LA 110 English Composition: Narrative Storytelling
1 Written Communication: Context & Style course LA 133 Short Form Writing
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING
1 Employment Communications & Practices course
CHOOSE ONE:
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.
Argument
LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer
LA 280 Perspective Journalism
AA STUDIO PRODUCTION FOR ADVERTISING &
DESIGN CORE COURSES EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
ADV 109 Advertising Methods & Trends LA 291 Designing Careers
ADV 236 Digital Photography
ADV 341 Midpoint Portfolio ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS
COM 102 Visual Storytelling: Editing Fundamentals for Short- LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century
Form Video Content LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century
GR 102 Design Technology: Digital Publishing Tools
GR 122 Typography 1: Hierarchy and Form
GR 150 Introduction to Visual Communication
WNM 105 Design Technology: Visual Design Tools
WNM 210 Visual Design 1
WNM 230 Digital Imaging 1
WNM 249 Web Design 1

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Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA] in BFA ADVERTISING DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
CHOOSE ONE:
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
Advertising • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 124 Physics for Artists: Light, Sound, and Motion
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition CHOOSE ONE: LA 146 Anatomy of Automobiles
BFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS for the Artist LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist LA 200 Introduction to Computer Programming
MAJOR COURSEWORK LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 233 Popular Topics in Health, Nutrition, & Physiology
• Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education
CORE 36 UNITS LA 254 Human-Centered Design
requirements:
MAJOR 42 UNITS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CONTEXT & STYLE
4 Art Historical Awareness courses LA 255 College Math
+ ELECTIVES 9 UNITS
1 Written Communication: Composition course CHOOSE ONE: LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS
1 Written Communication: Context & Style course LA 110 English Composition: Narrative Storytelling LA 286 Discrete Mathematics
TOTAL 132 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course LA 133 Short Form Writing LA 288 Vector, Matrices, & Transformations
1 Historical Awareness course LA 293 Precalculus
1 Quantitative Literacy course WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING LA 296 Applied Physics
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course
CHOOSE ONE:
1 Employment Communications and Practices course CULTURAL IDEAS & INFLUENCES
LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
Argument CHOOSE ONE:
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer LA 127 Topics in World Art
LA 280 Perspective Journalism LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 238 World Literature
HISTORICAL AWARENESS
BFA ADVERTISING CORE COURSES LA 292 Programming & Culture
ADV 109 Advertising Methods & Trends CHOOSE ONE: LA 343 Comparative Religion
ADV 207 Creative Strategy LA 171 Western Civilization LA 368 Experiencing Culture: Anthropology for Today’s Artist
ADV 230 Rapid Visualization Techniques LA 270 U.S. History LA 462 Power of Myth and Symbol
ADV 241 Ideation Techniques LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
ADV 244 Art Direction for Advertising Florence
LA 291 Designing Careers
ADV 258 Digital Video 1 LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
ADV 470 Portfolio for Creatives LA 278 Seminar in France
or ADV 475 Portfolio for Creative Strategists LA 279 Seminar in Italy
GR 102 Design Technology: Digital Publishing Tools LA 359 Urban Sociology
GR 150 Introduction to Visual Communication
WNM 105 Design Technology: Visual Design Tools
WNM 205 Motion Graphics 1
WNM 210 Visual Design 1

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ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA 249 An Artistic and Intellectual History of the
LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century Renaissance
LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
Florence
CHOOSE TWO:
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
LA/LAN 117 Survey of Landscape Architecture
LA/LAN 277 Post Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA/IND 118 History of Industrial Design
LA 278 Seminar in France
LA 127 Topics in World Art
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
LA 128 The Body As Art: History of Tattoo & Body
LA 281/MPT 255 Film History 1: Pre-1940
Decoration
LA 282/MPT 256 Film History 2: 1940-1974
LA 129 History of Automotive Design
LA 283 Examining Film Noir
LA/GAM 131 History of Gaming
LA 284 Evolution of the Horror Film
LA 132/ANM 102 History of Animation
LA 319 History of Architecture: Modernity
LA 134/ANM 104 History & Technology of Visual Effects &
LA 327 Art of the Classical World
Computer Animation
LA 333 Art of the Middle Ages
LA/VIS 137 History of Visual Development
LA 361 The Artist in the Modern World
LA/PH 147 History of Photography
LA 382 Film History 3: Contemporary Cinema
LA/LAN 177 Pre-Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA 383 World Cinema
LA 182 Genres in Film
LA 384 Underrated Cinema
LA/ILL 195 History of Comics: American Comics
LA 385 Close-up on Hitchcock
LA/ILL 197 History of Comics: International and Alternative
LA 386 Exploring Science Fiction Cinema
Comics
LA 387 Women Directors in Cinema
LA/ARH 219 History of Architecture: Ancient to Gothic
LA 388 Survey of Asian Cinema
LA 220 American Art History
LA 408 Analog Before Digital: Punk/No Wave Film & Music
LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 420 Art of the Italian Renaissance
LA 222 20th Century Art
LA 421 Northern Renaissance Art
LA 224 Women, Art & Society
LA 422 Italian Baroque Art
LA 226 /IAD 230 Survey of Traditional Interior Architecture
LA 423 The Golden Age of Dutch Art
LA 229/IAD 231 Survey of Contemporary Interior Architecture
LA 432 Art of Spain: From El Greco to Picasso
LA 236/IAD 232 Survey of Bay Area Architecture
LA 433 18th & 19th Century European Art
LA 242/GR 242 History of Graphic Design
LA 434 History of Asian Art
LA 243/ILL 310 History of American Illustration
LA 464 Survey of Dada & Surrealism
LA/FSH 244 History of Fashion
LA/JEM 245 History of Jewelry and Metal Arts from Around
the World
LA/FSH 246 History of Textiles
LA 247 History & Techniques of Printmaking

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Certificate in Advertising Master of Arts [MA] in Advertising MA ADVERTISING AND BRANDED MEDIA
TECHNOLOGY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
and Branded Media Technology • Successful completion of Final Portfolio Review
MAJOR CORE (FOLLOW BFA CORE) 36 UNITS • Minimum grade of C in all required 36 units
MA UNIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR 42 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and the following Academic
MAJOR 33 UNITS
+ BY ADVISEMENT 24 UNITS Study requirement:
+ GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS 3 UNITS
+ ELECTIVES 12 UNITS 1 Art Historical Awareness & Aesthetic Sensitivity course
+ ART HISTORY 6 UNITS TOTAL 36 UNITS

TOTAL 120 UNITS

• Minimum 2.0 GPA MA ADVERTISING AND BRANDED MEDIA MA ADVERTISING AND BRANDED MEDIA
• Minimum grade of C- in all core courses and major courses
TECHNOLOGIES REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES TECHNOLOGIES GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS
ADV 602 Art Direction REQUIREMENTS
ADV 604 Copywriting Techniques
ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS & AESTHETIC SENSITIVITY
ADV 605 Digital Graphics
ADV 606 Campaign CHOOSE ONE:
ADV 622 Perspectives in Advertising GLA 601 Classical Aesthetics and the Renaissance
ADV 623 Brand Strategy GLA 602 The Art & Ideology of the 20th Century
ADV 625 Interactive Advertising GLA 605 Motion Picture Theory & Style
ADV 646 Advanced Campaign GLA 606 Crossing Borders: Art & Culture in a Global Society
ADV 670 Visual Storytelling GLA 607 Art & Ideas of the Enlightenment
COM 602 Visual Storytelling: Editing for Short-Form Video GLA 609 Renovating Tradition: Art & Ideas of the 19th Century
Content GLA 613 History of 20th Century Fashion Arts
WNM 613 Topics in Motion Graphics GLA 615 History of Graphic Design
GLA 615E History of Graphic Design
GLA 621 History & Techniques of Character Animation
GLA 622 History & Techniques of VFX
GLA 623 History and Techniques of Games
GLA 624 History of Visual Development
GLA 625 History of Photography
GLA 629 150 Years of American Illustration
GLA 638 Theory & Movements in Contemporary Interior
Architecture
GLA 640 The History of Urban Landscapes
GLA 903 Graduate Seminar in Europe
GLA 905 Graduate Seminar in Florence: Renaissance Art &
Architecture
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MFA ADVERTISING GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS CROSS CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING


Master of Fine Arts [MFA] in MFA ADVERTISING DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
REQUIREMENTS
• Successful completion of Final Thesis Project CHOOSE ONE:
Advertising • Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units GLA 603 Anthropology: Experiencing Culture
ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS & AESTHETIC SENSITIVITY
• Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and the following Academic GLA 606 Crossing Borders: Art & Culture in a Global Society
MFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS CHOOSE ONE: GLA 611 Cultural Narratives
Study requirements:
MAJOR 30 UNITS GLA 601 Classical Aesthetics and the Renaissance
1 Art Historical Awareness & Aesthetic Sensitivity course GLA 617 Mythology for the Modern World
+ DIRECTED STUDY 18 UNITS GLA 602 The Art & Ideology of the 20th Century
1 Cross Cultural Understanding course GLA 619 Culture & Identity in Modern American Theater
+ ELECTIVES* 6 UNITS
GLA 605 Motion Picture Theory & Style GLA 627 The Global Design Studio; Past, Present, & Future
+ GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS 9 UNITS 1 Professional Practices & Communications course
GLA 606 Crossing Borders: Art & Culture in a Global Society GLA 637 Theory & Movements in Traditional Interior Architecture
TOTAL 63 UNITS GLA 607 Art & Ideas of the Enlightenment GLA 903 Graduate Seminar in Europe
*Per director approval
GLA 609 Renovating Tradition: Art & Ideas of the 19th Century GLA 905 Graduate Seminar in Florence: Renaissance Art &
GLA 613 History of 20th Century Fashion Arts Architecture
GLA 615 History of Graphic Design
GLA 615E History of Graphic Design PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES & COMMUNICATIONS
MFA ADVERTISING REQUIRED MAJOR GLA 621 History & Techniques of Character Animation GLA 676 Professional Practices for Designers & Advertisers
COURSES GLA 622 History & Techniques of VFX
ADV 602 Art Direction GLA 623 History and Techniques of Games
ADV 604 Copywriting Techniques GLA 624 History of Visual Development
ADV 605 Digital Graphics GLA 625 History of Photography
ADV 606 Campaign GLA 629 150 Years of American Illustration
ADV 622 Perspectives in Advertising GLA 638 Theory & Movements in Contemporary Interior
ADV 623 Brand Strategy Architecture
ADV 625 Interactive Advertising GLA 640 The History of Urban Landscapes
ADV 646 Advanced Campaign GLA 903 Graduate Seminar in Europe
ADV 670 Visual Storytelling GLA 905 Graduate Seminar in Florence: Renaissance Art &
COM 602 Visual Storytelling: Editing for Short-Form Video Architecture
Content
or WNM 613 Topics in Motion Graphics

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UNDERGRADUATE ADV 215 Short Copy for Campaigns


In this course, students will apply the creative process and their
ADV 244 Art Direction for Advertising
After completing this course, students will have a firm grasp of the
ADV 341 Midpoint Portfolio
This course helps students refine past projects and create a
COURSES writing skills to create body copy that works with their headlines. fundamentals of art direction in advertising. Relevant advertising cohesive portfolio appropriate for obtaining an internship and
Conceptual and strategic thinking will be stressed and emphasis history, usage of fonts, page layout, and the responsibilities of an demonstrating skill in art direction, copywriting, and strategy.
ADV 109 Advertising Methods & Trends will be placed on creating advertising campaigns with headlines, art director will be covered. Students will also create a personal logo and identity and an
This course surveys the connection between advertising and taglines, body copy, and visuals that work together cohesively. expanded case study tailored to help strengthen weak areas of
society. Students will participate in group brainstorming sessions, ADV 258 Digital Video 1 their portfolios.
empathy exercises and discussions about advertising as the ADV 226 Research Methods for Creative Strategists Become a better storyteller using digital video. You’ll learn lighting
conversation between people and business. Students will This course focuses on the study of culture for creative strategy. and green-screen techniques and get tips on how to sync music, ADV 343 Integrated Advertising 1
research and present basic concepts to sell an idea based on the Students will apply the principles and practices of cultural sound, and video to develop compelling digital video. Plus, learn Based on client needs and market realities outlined in
style studied. anthropology to gather insights about consumers. Students the video utilities, compression, and streaming techniques to assignments, students use the principles of strategic thinking
present their results in top line summaries, stories, and insight deliver it seamlessly. to develop a full range of sales promotion and merchandising
ADV 158 Modern Life in the USA videos. materials. The course requires students to think through and
This course introduces our student artists to basic Internet search ADV 267 Creative Strategy 2 develop a complete integrated marketing campaign.
skills and turning information from popular websites into effective ADV 230 Rapid Visualization Techniques In this course, students will learn how to think and build like
presentations. Course topics introduce important aspects of US In this ideation course, students will use rapid brainstorming a creative strategist. Finding patterns in trends, studying the ADV 346 Integrated Advertising 2
popular culture, history, and strategies for adjusting to student life and sketching techniques to sharpen their conceptual thinking. marketplace, creating target profiles, and the role of the strategist This course introduces students to the rapidly developing world
in San Francisco. Working from creative briefs, students will build advertising and in branding will be covered. Final projects will include brand of online ad units. The course will focus on developing concepts
design concepts for a variety of brands, products, and services positioning and a creative brief. for and executing rich media in a demo format. Creative briefs,
ADV 159 The Art of Storytelling across print, video, web content, and outdoor media. Generating storyboards, and Flash demo techniques will be utilized to bring
This course introduces our student artists to basic Internet multiple ideas quickly will be emphasized. ADV 314 Advanced Creative Strategy students’ ideas to life.
research skills, interviewing techniques, and visual storytelling. In this advanced course, students will apply divergent and
Students will practice identifying appropriate sources of ADV 236 Digital Photography symphonic thinking to their creative strategy design process. ADV 348 Entertainment Advertising
information during research and crafting story-generating This course will cover the mechanics of digital photography, as Students will tell meaningful stories based on the combined Students analyze current trends in popular culture and develop
questions for interviews. Incorporating engaging visuals into well as core elements of composition, working with artificial and analysis of multiple points of view. Topics will include: consumer copy and marketing concepts for entertainment media including
storytelling will also be emphasized. available light and best practices for working with images in a insight, case studies, manipulating data and supporting strategy TV, games, music and movies. Students will conduct research for
digital workflow. Additionally, students will discuss a variety of with data. a target audience, and based on their synopsis develop a concept
ADV 207 Creative Strategy photographers from different genres to aid in the development of and create trailer scripts, key art and ads.
This course focuses on the role of strategy in modern applied their own personal style of photography. ADV 315 Copy for Radio
creativity. Students will develop strategies that support In this hands-on class, students learn the techniques needed ADV 362 Creative Communications Strategy
conversations between businesses and people based on ADV 241 Ideation Techniques to write and produce spots for the intimate theater of the mind In this course, students will analyze the cultural environment as it
observations of culture and the marketplace. Students will convey Students will study the art of ad creation, focusing on the medium: radio. They will learn to utilize storytelling, pacing, intersects with the target, their behavior and brand interactions.
their ideas in presentations and create strategy tools including development of compelling concepts. The purposes, possibilities, dialogue construction, and voice actor casting against a Students will develop creative strategies focused on utility,
maps and data visualizations. and practices for creating ads are explored. background of music and sound effects to create 60-second engagement, and relevance. Using cultural investigation to
gems that captivate their audience. effectively target consumers will be covered.

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ADV 367 Art of Presentation ADV 470 Portfolio for Creatives ADV 500 Internship in Advertising
This course is designed to give students the necessary tools In this course, students start preparations for developing a Internships provide students with the opportunity to apply the
and experience to professionally present ideas, campaigns, and killer portfolio, an absolute necessity for securing a job in the knowledge and skills they have acquired from coursework in a
portfolios to potential employers and clients. A great complement advertising industry. Selections from all previous work will be work setting. “Internship for credit” is an option for qualified upper-
to the midpoint portfolio class, students will develop skills needed analyzed for inclusion. Students will begin tweaking selected work division students meeting a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and
to build a network of industry contacts. Real-life scenarios and to bring it to a high level of sophistication. having successfully completed 90 units. Students must complete
role-playing will be emphasized. an Internship Application form (obtained from their student
ADV 475 Portfolio for Creative Strategists services advisor) and gain department approval prior to the start
ADV 370 Brand and Branding This course will concentrate on the development of a portfolio that of the semester and the start of the internship. Students should
This course looks at and explores the basics of brand marketing. demonstrates one’s identity, how one thinks about the Advertising discuss internships and other course options with their student
Students will learn to tailor marketing efforts to further the name business, and the quality of one’s work. Students will concentrate services advisor.
and equity of a specific good or service, differentiate it in a on developing an overall concept and the materials necessary
saturated marketplace, and create a following of loyal customers. to bring it to fruition (i.e.: briefs, creative work, screeners, focus
groups, and research projects).
ADV 371 Sounds of Brands
In this course, students will learn about the role of sound in media. ADV 490 Portfolio Enhancement
Students will gain the critical capabilities to evaluate sound and You’ll develop a comprehensive project proposal designed to
will produce projects that will use creative solutions that employ improve your skills in targeted areas, as determined by your
sound. program director. Professional standards for process, technique,
and execution will be emphasized. Course outcomes, fees, and
ADV 415 Long Copy for Campaigns prerequisites may vary by topic.
Designed for copywriters, the course emphasizes the creative
development and more complex projects that students can use in ADV 498 Collaborative Project
their portfolios, such as executing of long copy ads. Cross-disciplinary projects will mirror real-life projects, requiring
a varied and sophisticated approach to problem solving. Course
ADV 446 Integrated Advertising 3 fees and prerequisites will vary by topic.
In this class, students will take their concepts beyond print,
outdoor, and TV executions. Art directors, copywriters, and ADV 499 Special Topics
account planners will work together to create new ways to Special topics class offerings change each semester and are
entertain and inform. Particular emphasis will be paid to conducted by experts in a specific topic. You may contact your
the intersection of creative media to create powerful new academic department director or advisor for more information.
conversations with consumers. Course fees and prerequisites vary by topic.

ADV 467 Television Commercial Production


In this collaborative course, ADV and MPT students will work in
production teams to produce finished television commercials.
Active collaboration with other majors will be encouraged in all
stages of the production. Topics will include casting, the bidding
process, music and sound design, graphics, special effects, and
alternative broadcast media.

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GRADUATE ADV 616 Advanced Advertising Concept ADV 624 Creative Thinking for Advertising
Uses collaborative brainstorming techniques to perfect the creative
ADV 695 Collaborative Project
If you meet the criteria, you may be selected to work on an
Development
COURSES Graduate students continue to focus on the creative approach skills necessary for solving advertising problems. Students learn interdisciplinary collaborative project where you will put the
in developing campaigns from specific strategies and creative conceptual thinking from a variety of creative disciplines. knowledge and skills you have acquired to work in a real-world
ADV 600 Strategic Thinking briefs. Art directors and copywriters continue to work with account setting. Contact your student services advisor for details.
A graduate-level course covering the strategic basis of all planners to design conceptual campaigns. ADV 625 Interactive Advertising
advertising. This course looks at advertising as a business, as This course introduces students to the ever-changing world of ADV 699 Special Topics
a creative communication process, as a social phenomenon, online ads. This course will focus on concept development and Special Topics class offerings change each semester and are
ADV 620 Advanced Art Direction
and as a fundamental ingredient of the free enterprise system. the execution of rich media in a demo format. Students will utilize taught by experts in a specific area. You may contact your
Building on the skills learned, students will focus on the more
Students develop a creative brief from which core advertising briefs, storyboards and motion graphics to bring their ideas to life. academic department director or advisor for more information.
in-depth aspects of art direction. Typographic design, layout
concepts are generated. Please note that some Special Topics have a required course fee,
techniques and concept abilities will be used by students to
execute their work creatively and efficiently. Management issues ADV 646 Advanced Campaign prerequisites, and/or may require Department Director approval.
ADV 602 Art Direction affecting art directors and their role in emerging interactive This advanced class focuses on how creative strategists, art
This course focuses on typographic design and layout techniques communications will be explored. directors, and copywriters work together to create integrated ADV 800 Directed Study
to improve the graduate student’s ability to communicate campaigns. Strategic, copy, and art skills developed during Directed study is the primary concentration of a Master’s degree
their advertising concepts clearly, powerfully and with real previous semesters will be used to create professional level candidate’s work toward the completion of a Final Portfolio and/
ADV 621 Advanced Copywriting Techniques
sophistication. Exercises, assignments, and projects are portfolio pieces. or Thesis Project. With the approval of the Department Director,
This course applies the graduate student’s knowledge of
computer-based, and to be developed in class and under the students may take any university coursework to develop specific
copywriting to larger, more complex advertising projects, including
supervision of the instructor. conceptual and technical skills that will enable them to further
those that encompass traditional as well as non-traditional media. ADV 658 US Pop Culture
This course introduces our student artists to basic Internet search develop their Final Portfolio and/or successfully bring a Final
ADV 604 Copywriting Techniques skills and turning information from popular websites into effective Thesis Project to completion. Please note that some Directed
ADV 622 Perspectives in Advertising Study courses have a required course fee and course prerequisites
This course focuses on the ability to create well-written, creatively presentations. Course topics introduce important aspects of US
In this course, students will study people, agencies, events,
focused advertising, along with developing copywriting skills. popular culture, history, and strategies for adjusting to student life may vary by topic.
and campaigns that shaped today’s industry along with current
Assignments are based on creative strategies written by the in San Francisco.
trends that will affect future advertising. Students will also conduct
graduate student. ADV 801 Group Directed Study
individual research to begin identifying the direction for their
graduate studies. ADV 659 Captivating Storytelling Graduate students working on their individual Final Portfolio and/
ADV 605 Digital Graphics This course introduces our student artists to basic Internet or Thesis Project receive instruction and critiques of their work. In
In this course, students will receive a review of Adobe InDesign, research skills, interviewing techniques, and visual storytelling. addition to regular instructor critiques of their work in progress,
ADV 623 Brand Strategy graduate students discuss approaches to their Final Portfolio and/
Illustrator, and Photoshop as fundamental design programs for Students will practice identifying appropriate sources of
Graduate students will work with top-level account planners to use
advertising page layout. Stress is placed on maximum utilization information during research and crafting story-generating or Thesis Project as peers. Please note that some Group Directed
intuitive thinking, creativity research and communication skills to
of each of the programs’ tools and capabilities. questions for interviews. Incorporating engaging visuals into Study courses have a required course fee and course prerequisites
uncover the hidden insights and truths that motivate consumer-
storytelling will also be emphasized. may vary by topic.
buying behavior.
ADV 606 Campaign
This course develops the graduate student’s ability to create great ADV 670 Visual Storytelling ADV 805 Continued Group Directed Study
concepts that effectively target specific consumers. Art direction In this course, students will study universal aspects and themes Graduate students continuing work on their individual Final
and copywriting students work with account planning students to of storytelling and how they are applied to historical and modern Projects receive instruction and critiques of their work. In addition
develop advertising campaigns from creative briefs. visual narratives. Students will also revise and expand body of to regular instructor critiques of their work in progress, graduate
work to develop an industry-ready portfolio and narrative-driven students discuss approaches to their Final Projects as peers.
VIEW the schedule, prerequisites,
and course fees & REGISTER at portfolio presentation in preparation for midpoint (MFA) or final
https://catalog.academyart.edu (MA) reviews.

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ADV 850 Final Portfolio
This course is designed to guide students in the development
of their final portfolio and the development of their identity as an
active job seeker. Independent projects are conducted to build out
the student’s unique portfolio as well as the inclusion of previously
completed projects.

ADV 900 Internship


Internships provide students with the opportunity to apply the
knowledge and skills they have acquired from coursework in
a work setting. “Internship for credit” is an option for qualified
upper-division students meeting a minimum 3.0 cumulative
GPA and the following: MFA: An approved Midpoint Review and
director approval; MA: Director approval; MARCH: 24 units total
of completed Major coursework, and director approved portfolio
review. Students must complete an Internship Application form
(obtained from their student services advisor) and gain department
director approval prior to the start of the semester and the start
of the internship. Students should discuss internships and other
course options with their student services advisor.

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ANIMATION
& VISUAL
EFFECTS

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Move from Pencil and Mouse


to a Career in Animation
Animation involves equal parts technical
knowledge, drawing skills and imagination.

At The Academy, you can specialize in


following areas of animation: traditional,
3D animation, 3D modeling, storyboarding,
and Visual Effects (VFX). In the In
traditional, you’ll focus on both digital
and classical drawing fundamentals of
animation; In 3D animation, you’ll become
proficient in movement and performance
in a 3D medium; In 3D modeling, you’ll
become highly skilled at creating three
dimensional representations of objects;
In Storyboarding, you’ll take ideas and
translate them into a cinematic image; In
Visual Effects, you’ll make digital images
come to life in both live action and 3D.

Your instructors will be professional


animators who will make sure you graduate
with the versatility to move between pencil
and mouse. And with that foundation, you’ll
move from portfolio to career.

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WHAT WE OFFER CAREER PATHS


Post-Production Computer Graphics Entertainment:
Visual Effects (VFX) Post Production VFX
Cutting-Edge Curriculum: Our curriculum runs neck and neck
with industry standards. Students learn the latest technology
Visual Dev., Character Designer, Animation or Art VFX Supervisor
and participate in collaborative projects between the 2D and 3D Director, Story Board Artist, Head of Story or Layout VFX Supervisor
curriculum.
Lead Animator, T.D. (lead), Lead Rigging or VSFX,
Lead Animator, Lead Layout, Lead Modeler, Digital Production Supervisor (DPS) Digital Production Supervisor (DPS)
Industry Relationships: Academy of Art University is located in Lead Lighting
the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the capitals of the animation
industry. We offer the most exciting industry experiences you’ll find Animator, Rigger, Layout, Lighting, Modeler CG Supervisor/Animation Director CG Supervisor/Animation Director
at any school. In many classes, students go on field trips or virtual
tours of well-known animation studios. Rotoscope, Assistant Animator, Production
Assistant Animator VSFX, Modeler, Character Department Lead Department Lead
Designer, T.D., Story Artist
Professional Faculty: Our faculty boasts Academy Award™, Clio,
Assistant Animator, Assistant Modeler,
VES, BAFTA, and Cannes winners and nominees, among other Assistant T.D., Story board revision, In-betweener Sequence Lead Sequence Lead
major industry recognition. The high-profile faculty help provide Production Assistant

deeply important creative and placement ties to the current Digital Artist Digital Artist
industry.

Guest Lectures: Every semester, top talent in the animation


industry give guest lectures and portfolio reviews for our students.
Visual Effects (VFX) 3D Modeling 3D Animation
Industry Events: The School of Animation & Visual Effects
participates fully in all major industry events, including SIGGRAPH,
WonderCon, Comic-Con, and the Game Developers Conference. Director Lead Character Modeler Director
The University operates display booths, throws exclusive industry
parties, and gives students numerous opportunities to take
VFX Supervisor Character Modeler Animation Supervisor
advantage of these events.

Fall Animation Festival: Held every year, the school’s Fall CG Supervisor Environment/Prop Modeler Lead Animator
Animation Festival features industry guest speakers and judges.
Technical Director (Compositor,
Texture Artist Senior Character Animator
Matchmover, Matter Painter)

Rotoscoper Character Animator

Lighting & Rendering Creature TD (Setup & Rigging); Mocap/Cleanup

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION

CHOOSE ONE:

LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist


Associate of Arts [AA] in AA ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS DEGREE
LA 108 Composition for the Artist
REQUIREMENTS
Animation & Visual Effects • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
AA UNIT REQUIREMENTS for the Artist CHOOSE ONE:
MAJOR COURSEWORK
LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
CORE 33 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education
Argument
MAJOR 15 UNITS requirements:
+ LIBERAL ARTS 18 UNITS LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer
2 Art Historical Awareness courses
LA 280 Perspective Journalism
TOTAL 66 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Composition course
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
1 Employment Communications & Practices course
LA 291 Designing Careers

After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.
LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century
LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century

FND 116 Perspective


AA ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS CORE or ANM 206 Producing for Animation & Visual Effects 1
COURSES FND 122 Color Fundamentals
ANM 101 Introduction to Computer Graphics for Animation or ANM 251 Fundamentals of Texturing & Lighting
ANM 105 Computer Animation Production ILL 120 Clothed Figure Drawing 1
ANM 180 Introduction to Animation Principles & Techniques or ANM 241 Visual Effects 1 – Principles of Compositing
ANM 203 Preproduction Principles
or ANM 207 Storyboarding Principles
ANM 205 Careers in Animation & VFX
ANM 341 Visual Effects 2 - Intermediate Digital Compositing
or FA 213 Introduction to Anatomy
FND 112 Figure Drawing
or ADV 236 Digital Photography
FND 113 Sketching for Communication
or FND 110 Analysis of Form

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS QUANTITATIVE LITERACY


Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA] in BFA ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS DEGREE
CHOOSE ONE:
REQUIREMENTS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
Animation & Visual Effects • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
LA 124 Physics for Artists: Light, Sound, and Motion
CHOOSE ONE: LA 146 Anatomy of Automobiles
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
BFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist LA 200 Introduction to Computer Programming
for the Artist
MAJOR COURSEWORK LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 233 Popular Topics in Health, Nutrition, & Physiology
CORE 36 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education LA 254 Human-Centered Design
MAJOR 42 UNITS requirements: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CONTEXT & STYLE
LA 255 College Math
+ ELECTIVES 9 UNITS 4 Art Historical Awareness courses CHOOSE ONE: LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Composition course
LA 110 English Composition: Narrative Storytelling LA 286 Discrete Mathematics
1 Written Communication: Context & Style course
TOTAL 132 UNITS LA 133 Short Form Writing LA 288 Vector, Matrices, & Transformations
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
LA 293 Precalculus
1 Historical Awareness course WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING LA 296 Applied Physics
1 Quantitative Literacy course
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course CHOOSE ONE:
CULTURAL IDEAS & INFLUENCES
1 Employment Communications and Practices course LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
Argument CHOOSE ONE:
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer LA 127 Topics in World Art
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. LA 280 Perspective Journalism LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 238 World Literature
HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA 292 Programming & Culture
BFA ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS CORE or ANM 206 Producing for Animation & Visual Effects 1
CHOOSE ONE: LA 343 Comparative Religion
COURSES FND 122 Color Fundamentals
LA 171 Western Civilization LA 368 Experiencing Culture: Anthropology for Today’s Artist
ANM 101 Introduction to Computer Graphics for Animation or ANM 251 Fundamentals of Texturing & Lighting LA 462 Power of Myth and Symbol
LA 270 U.S. History
ANM 105 Computer Animation Production ILL 120 Clothed Figure Drawing 1
LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
ANM 180 Introduction to Animation Principles & Techniques or ANM 241 Visual Effects 1 – Principles of Compositing EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
Florence
ANM 203 Preproduction Principles LA 291 Designing Careers
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
or ANM 207 Storyboarding Principles LA 278 Seminar in France
ANM 205 Careers in Animation & VFX LA 279 Seminar in Italy
ANM 341 Visual Effects 2 – Intermediate Digital Compositing LA 359 Urban Sociology
or FA 213 Introduction to Anatomy
ANM 405 Senior Portfolio for Animation & VFX
FND 112 Figure Drawing
or ADV 236 Digital Photography
FND 113 Sketching for Communication
or FND 110 Analysis of Form
FND 116 Perspective

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ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA/FASCU 248 History & Theory of Fine Art Sculpture
LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century LA 249 An Artistic and Intellectual History of the
LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century Renaissance
LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
CHOOSE TWO:
Florence
LA/LAN 117 Survey of Landscape Architecture
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
LA/IND 118 History of Industrial Design
LA/LAN 277 Post Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA 127 Topics in World Art
LA 278 Seminar in France
LA 128 The Body As Art: History of Tattoo & Body
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
Decoration
LA 281/MPT 255 Film History 1: Pre-1940
LA 129 History of Automotive Design
LA 282/MPT 256 Film History 2: 1940-1974
LA/GAM 131 History of Gaming
LA 283 Examining Film Noir
LA 132/ANM 102 History of Animation
LA 284 Evolution of the Horror Film
LA 134/ANM 104 History & Technology of Visual Effects &
LA 319 History of Architecture: Modernity
Computer Animation
LA 327 Art of the Classical World
LA/VIS 137 History of Visual Development
LA 333 Art of the Middle Ages
LA/PH 147 History of Photography
LA 361 The Artist in the Modern World
LA/LAN 177 Pre-Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA 382 Film History 3: Contemporary Cinema
LA 182 Genres in Film
LA 383 World Cinema
LA/ILL 195 History of Comics: American Comics
LA 384 Underrated Cinema
LA/ILL 197 History of Comics: International and Alternative
LA 385 Close-up on Hitchcock
Comics
LA 386 Exploring Science Fiction Cinema
LA/ARH 219 History of Architecture: Ancient to Gothic
LA 387 Women Directors in Cinema
LA 220 American Art History
LA 388 Survey of Asian Cinema
LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 408 Analog Before Digital: Punk/No Wave Film & Music
LA 222 20th Century Art
LA 420 Art of the Italian Renaissance
LA 224 Women, Art & Society
LA 421 Northern Renaissance Art
LA 226 /IAD 230 Survey of Traditional Interior Architecture
LA 422 Italian Baroque Art
LA 229/IAD 231 Survey of Contemporary Interior Architecture
LA 423 The Golden Age of Dutch Art
LA 236/IAD 232 Survey of Bay Area Architecture
LA 432 Art of Spain: From El Greco to Picasso
LA 242/GR 242 History of Graphic Design
LA 433 18th & 19th Century European Art
LA 243/ILL 310 History of American Illustration
LA 434 History of Asian Art
LA/FSH 244 History of Fashion
LA 464 Survey of Dada & Surrealism
LA/JEM 245 History of Jewelry and Metal Arts from Around
the World
LA/FSH 246 History of Textiles
LA 247 History & Techniques of Printmaking

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Certificate in Animation & Visual Master of Arts [MA] in Animation MA ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS DEGREE
REQUIREMENTS
Effects & Visual Effects • Successful completion of Final Portfolio Review
• Minimum grade of C in all required 36 units
CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS MA UNIT REQUIREMENTS
• Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and the following Academic
MAJOR CORE (FOLLOW BFA CORE) 36 UNITS MAJOR 33 UNITS
Study requirement:
MAJOR 42 UNITS + GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS 3 UNITS
1 Art Historical Awareness & Aesthetic Sensitivity course
+ BY ADVISEMENT 24 UNITS
TOTAL 36 UNITS
+ ELECTIVES 12 UNITS
+ ART HISTORY 6 UNITS

TOTAL 120 UNITS

• Minimum 2.0 GPA MA ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS REQUIRED 2D ANIMATION & STOP MOTION EMPHASIS
• Minimum grade of C- in all core courses and major courses
MAJOR COURSES ANM 605 Layout Design for Animators
ANM 609 Gesture & Quick Sketch for Animators ANM 610 Figurative Concepts
ANM 610 Figurative Concepts ANM 612 Traditional Animation Principles & Pipelines
ANM 620 Advanced Character Animation ANM 614 Color and Design Application for Animation
ANM 623 3D Modeling & Animation 1 (Maya) ANM 633 Drawing and Design for Animation
ANM 652 Introduction to Rigging ANM 648 Digital Animation for Production
ANM 685 Storyboarding ANM 671 Stop Motion Puppet Animation
ANM 686 3D Character Animation 1 or ANM 691 Advanced Storyboarding
ANM 687 3D Character Animation 2 or VIS 611 The Visual Elements of Story
ANM 676 3D Animation Physics and Mechanics ANM 685 Storyboarding
ANM 697 Feature Animation Training ANM 688 Traditional Animation
ANM 770 Final Portfolio Preparation ANM 692 Traditional Animation 2
ANM 770 Final Portfolio Preparation

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3D MODELING EMPHASIS MA ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS


ANM 623 3D Modeling & Animation 1 (Maya) GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS REQUIREMENTS Master of Fine Arts [MFA] in MFA ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS DEGREE
REQUIREMENTS
ANM 629 Fundamentals of Texturing & Lighting
ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS & AESTHETIC SENSITIVITY Animation & Visual Effects • Successful completion of Final Thesis Project
ANM 632 Hard Surface Modeling 1
ANM 636 Organic Modeling GLA 621 History & Techniques of Character Animation • Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units
ANM 639 3D Texture Painting or GLA 622 History & Techniques of VFX • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and the following Academic
MFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS
or ANM 654 Modeling Studio Study requirements:
MAJOR 30 UNITS
ANM 656 Organic Modeling 2 1 Art Historical Awareness & Aesthetic Sensitivity course
+ DIRECTED STUDY 18 UNITS
ANM 682 Hard Surface Modeling 2 + ELECTIVES* 6 UNITS 1 Cross Cultural Understanding course
ANM 770 Final Portfolio Preparation + GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS 9 UNITS
FA 622 Anatomy for Artist TOTAL 63 UNITS
FASCU 620 Figure Modeling
FASCU 632 Ecorche: Sculpting the Figure from the Inside Out *Per director approval

VISUAL EFFECTS EMPHASIS


ANM 604 VFX: Cinematography
MFA ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS 3D ANIMATION EMPHASIS
ANM 623 3D Modeling & Animation 1 (Maya)
REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES ANM 609 Gesture & Quick Sketch for Animators
ANM 629 Fundamentals of Texturing & Lighting
or ANM 610 Figurative Concepts
ANM 630 Node-Based Compositing 1 2D ANIMATION & STOP MOTION EMPHASIS ANM 623 3D Modeling & Animation 1 (Maya)
ANM 640 Advanced Texturing & Lighting ANM 605 Layout Design for Animators ANM 670 Preproduction
ANM 642 Production Compositing Principles ANM 610 Figurative Concepts ANM 683 Storyboarding for Thesis
ANM 644 VFX Pipeline ANM 612 Traditional Animation Principles & Pipelines or ANM 685 Storyboarding
ANM 650 Matchmoving ANM 633 Drawing and Design for Animation ANM 686 3D Character Animation 1
or ANM 639 3D Texture Painting ANM 634 Traditional Animation 3 (Character Development) ANM 687 3D Character Animation 2
or ANM 631 Matte Painting or ANM 620 Advanced Character Animation ANM 688 Traditional Animation
or ANM 643 Dynamics 1 – Particles ANM 670 Preproduction ANM 697 Feature Animation Training
ANM 655 Scripting ANM 685 Storyboarding or ANM 629 Fundamentals of Texturing & Lighting
or ANM 695 Collaborative Project ANM 688 Traditional Animation ANM 770 Final Portfolio Preparation
ANM 695 Collaborative Project ANM 692 Traditional Animation 2 ILL 625 Perspective for Characters & Environment
or any course in major ANM 770 Final Portfolio Preparation
ANM 770 Final Portfolio Preparation

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3D MODELING EMPHASIS MFA ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS CROSS CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
ANM 623 3D Modeling & Animation 1 (Maya) GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS REQUIREMENTS
CHOOSE ONE:
ANM 629 Fundamentals of Texture & Lighting
ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS & AESTHETIC SENSITIVITY GLA 603 Anthropology: Experiencing Culture
ANM 632 Hard Surface Modeling 1
GLA 606 Crossing Borders: Art & Culture in a Global Society
ANM 636 Organic Modeling CHOOSE ONE:
GLA 611 Cultural Narratives
ANM 670 Preproduction GLA 601 Classical Aesthetics and the Renaissance GLA 617 Mythology for the Modern World
ANM 770 Final Portfolio Preparation GLA 602 The Art & Ideology of the 20th Century GLA 619 Culture & Identity in Modern American Theater
FA 622 Anatomy for Artists GLA 605 Motion Picture Theory & Style GLA 627 The Global Design Studio: Past, Present, & Future
FA 626 Chiaroscuro GLA 606 Crossing Borders: Art & Culture in a Global Society GLA 637 Theory & Movements in Traditional Interior
FASCU 620 Figure Modeling GLA 607 Art & Ideas of the Enlightenment Architecture
FASCU 632 Ecorche: Sculpting the Figure from the Inside Out GLA 609 Renovating Tradition: Art & Ideas of the 19th Century GLA 903 Graduate Seminar in Europe
GLA 613 History of 20th Century Fashion Arts GLA 905 Graduate Seminar in Florence: Renaissance Art &
GLA 615 History of Graphic Design Architecture
VISUAL EFFECTS EMPHASIS
GLA 615E History of Graphic Design
ANM 604 VFX: Cinematography
GLA 621 History & Techniques of Character Animation
ANM 623 3D Modeling & Animation 1 (Maya)
GLA 622 History & Techniques of VFX
ANM 629 Fundamentals of Texture & Lighting
GLA 623 History and Techniques of Games
ANM 630 Node-Based Compositing 1
GLA 624 History of Visual Development
or ANM 655 Scripting
GLA 625 History of Photography
ANM 640 Advanced Texturing & Lighting
GLA 629 150 Years of American Illustration
or ANM 650 Matchmoving
GLA 638 Theory & Movements in Contemporary Interior
or ANM 631 Matte Painting
Architecture
or ANM 644 VFX Pipeline
GLA 640 The History of Urban Landscapes
ANM 642 Production Compositing Principles
GLA 903 Graduate Seminar in Europe
ANM 650 Matchmoving
GLA 905 Graduate Seminar in Florence: Renaissance Art &
or ANM 651 Rotoscoping
Architecture
or ANM 643 Dynamics 1 - Particles
ANM 670 Preproduction
ANM 770 Final Portfolio Preparation
MPT 625 Editing Concepts

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UNDERGRADUATE ANM 108 Cinematics for Animation & VFX


Cinematics focuses on the language and techniques of filmmak-
ANM 190 Traditional Animation 1
This course provides the foundation for all of the other undergrad-
ANM 206 Producing for Animation & Visual Effects 1
In this course, the business of pre-production management
COURSES ing particularly how it relates to Animation and VFX. We will cover uate 2D animation courses. Students will use industry standard in feature animation, game and post-production visual effects
such areas as story, shooting, editing as well as how to critically software to explore the principles of animation while reproducing entertainment project workflows will be introduced. Students will
ANM 101 Introduction to Computer Graphics for analyze film content as an education tool. Students will board, rudimentary animation exercises as demonstrated by the instruc- be trained in the professional practices entailed in the start-to-
Animation shoot, and edit a film as well as analyze examples of film produc- tor. finish cultivation and delivery of entertainment projects. Students
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic con- tion to understand why choices in filmmaking are made. will receive hands-on training by selecting and producing several
cepts and terminology of computer graphics as it is used in film, ANM 192 Maya for 2D Animators commercial projects during the semester.
visual effects, games, and animation. Students will have a better ANM 109 Editing for Animation & VFX This course covers the basic concepts of transferring 2D anima-
understanding of the different disciplines that collectively make up This course introduces editing theory and practice through the tion skill to a 3D program. The fundamentals of computer graph- ANM 207 Storyboarding Principles
computer graphics production. editing of an animated film on a technical level while making ics are taught by exploring how the principles of 2D animation can This course introduces students to the fundamentals of story-
informed editing decisions. Students will learn to competently edit be applied to various 3D scenes. Students will work on several boarding. Topics covered include story arc, camera language,
ANM 102 History of Animation digital video and audio files using Final Cut Pro and prepare the hands-on 3D animation projects. stages in storyboarding and pre-production packets. Students
This course examines aesthetic and technical evolutions in ani- results for DVD and web delivery. will read short scripts and sketch a sequence of images to give a
mation in historical context. Students will identify and analyze the ANM 202 3D Modeling and Animation 1 (Maya) better idea of how the scene will play out.
work of the creative visionaries, fine artists, and technical pioneers ANM 180 Introduction to Animation Principles & This course covers the basic concepts of 3D modeling and
behind classic animated characters such as Bugs Bunny to con- Techniques animation. The fundamentals of computer geometry are taught ANM 220 Fundamentals of 3D Animation
temporary animated feature films and beyond. This survey course provides the foundation for all future animation by looking at the basic elements that make computer models. Students in this 3D animation course will build a solid set of
studies by introducing students to principles of animation through Modeling, animation, lighting, texture mapping and rendering are foundational skills based on the twelve principles of animation.
ANM 104 History and Technology of VFX and the art of experimental and stop motion animation. Students will introduced in a production setting. Students will work on several In-class exercises will include graph editor drills, best practices
gain hands-on experience with techniques including the media hands-on animation projects. from planning to polish, and carefully guided demonstrations. This
Computer Animation course will be useful for students wishing to enhance their knowl-
This class will analyze the history of special effects techniques of clay, paper cutouts, found objects, pixilation, and stop motion
puppets. ANM 203 Preproduction Principles edge of the basic physics and mechanics of animation.
and apply that knowledge to contemporary visual effects and
animation. Starting with in-camera techniques, topics from tradi- This course will provide students with an introduction to profes-
tional stop motion, motion control, matte paintings, models and ANM 182 Mixed Media Animation sional preproduction with an emphasis on idea generation, con- ANM 221 3D Character Animation 1
miniatures, to modern computer-generated visual effects and ani- In this course students will work collaboratively to create an cept design, visual development, and storyboarding. The latest This course builds upon information introduced in 3D Modeling
mation, compositing and production methodology will be covered. animated project for a specific client. Students will develop techniques of preproduction as used in animation and VFX will be and Animation 2. Students focus on conceptualizing, storyboard-
concepts, pitch ideas, and produce animation using a mixture introduced to students. ing and executing a high quality animation project.

ANM 105 Computer Animation Production of media, including stop-motion, traditional and digital animation
In this course, students will learn the entire production pipeline techniques. ANM 205 Careers in Animation & VFX ANM 222 Introduction to Rigging
from story idea and development to recording animations to Students have an opportunity to step back and survey the body of The purpose of the course is to offer a foundation in the concepts
tape. The language, processes and equipment of digital anima- their work. The student and faculty analyze and identify strengths, of character design and 3D character set-up for the animator. This
tion and its production environment are discussed. The focus of weaknesses and interests to set a course towards a clear and foundation offers methodology and strategies for designing and
this course is on titling, image processing, compositing and 3D committed emphasis. This class is the first step in portfolio devel- creating readily revisable characters for maximum flexibility in a
animation. opment to meet current standards in the industry. 3D environment.

VIEW the schedule, prerequisites,


and course fees & REGISTER at
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ANM 223 3D Workflow of Animation ANM 246 Digital Painting for VFX Artists ANM 270 Storyboarding 1: Camera Language & ANM 312 Hard Surface Modeling 1
This course is a continuation of 3D fundamentals of animation. This course focuses on bridging traditional art skills with digital art Animatics In this course, students will explore the different types of geometry
This course will focus on good workflow, working clean, being ef- media. Students will learn theory, visualizing, sketching, and paint- This course introduces students to the fundamentals of profes- in Maya (polygon, nurbs, and subdivision) with an emphasis on
ficient, posing, making shots visually appealing, and good scene ing as a foundation for VFX work. This course will address the vital sional storyboarding. Topics covered include story development, polygonal and subdivision surfaces. Basic and advanced tools
hygiene. Students will spend more time on planning their shots so need for VFX students to develop a strong artistic and aesthetic camera language, stages in storyboarding, preproduction pack- that enhance the modeling experience in Maya will be reviewed.
that their ideas are clear to the audience and the viewer. eye to complement their technical skills. ets, and pitching. The basics of compiling and editing animatics Production methodology will be highlighted.
and story reels are also be addressed.
ANM 236 Producing for Animation & Visual Effects 2 ANM 251 Fundamentals of Texturing & Lighting ANM 313 Organic Modeling 1
This course will provide mentorship for student producers that This course grounds students in the artistic and technical funda- ANM 277 Motion Quick Sketching This class covers the entire process of modeling a multi-patch,
have active animation / visual effects projects. Each week, the mentals of texturing and lighting, providing a solid foundation for This course introduces students to artist note taking techniques polygon, and subdivision character with Maya. The class will
producers will present the current status of their projects and further study in the field. commonly used by animators, story artists and game developers focus on the construction of the detail surfaces, and construction
review the milestones and risks with their peers. Targeted work- when communicating ideas in the work place. It is the standard of good topology for character rigging using a variety of tools in
shops will be given to enhance the skill set which includes running ANM 253 Lighting for VFX professional nomenclature used to develop ideas in the work Maya.
effective dailies, strengthening communication skills, and project This course is designed to give students the tools they need to place.
management. understand the role of the Director of Photography during visual ANM 316 Environment Creation
effects filming. Students will learn the basics of lighting and video- ANM 285 Puppet Making for Stop Motion In this course, students will focus on environment modeling
ANM 241 Visual Effects 1 - Principles of Compositing taping for the bluescreen. The course also deals with the differ- Students learn the basic elements of construction and mold mak- through an understanding of design and architecture. Students
Students are exposed to the primary concepts needed for suc- ences and similarities of live acting lighting and CG lighting. ing to produce puppets for stop motion animation. Each student will learn how to layout, organize and build complex environment
cessful compositing. The course will cover basic compositing will use their creativity, self-expression, drawing and sculpting models. Students will also add texture and lighting to their envi-
techniques such as greenscreen extractions, splines, merging ANM 254 Dynamics 1: Particles abilities. Students will design a character on paper and create it ronments to establish an overall look to their scenes.
layers, and color correction. Students will learn how compositing This course focuses on 3D effects animation. Projects will consist using a variety of techniques.
fits in to the animation and visual effects pipeline. of creating effects such as snow, rain, wind, and fire, which will be ANM 321 3D Character Animation 2
composited in a live action plate. Students will begin to learn how ANM 287 Stop Motion Set Design & Fabrication The primary focus of this class will be on animation principles
ANM 242 Procedural Effects: Houdini 1 to control the look of the work and integrate it into a visual effects This course provides a practical overview of basic design, fabrica- such as timing, spacing, force, dynamic posing, weight, arcs and
This course grounds students in the key techniques of CG effects shot. tion, and surface techniques and processes necessary to create technique. Students will visually understand the main principles of
animated used to generate dynamic simulations of real world phe- simple stop motion sets and props. Emphasis will be placed on character animation through hands-on exercises.
nomena for film effects, providing students with a solid foundation ANM 255 Scripting basic presentation of design fundamentals, construction, craft,
for further study in the field. This course gives students a solid foundation in scripting and and scenic skills as they directly pertain to animation. ANM 322 Advanced Rigging
basic programming skills using Mel and Python. The course This course provides a further exploration into the specialized
ANM 243 Rotoscoping expands the skills of visual effects artists who aim to pursue a ANM 303 Previs & Postvis art and mechanical science of rigging using multiple types of 3D
This course offers a full overview of post visual-effects procedures career in technical direction, VFX look development, and effects Previsualization (or animatics) is an important part of prepro- objects for animation, using the most up to date techniques and
for television and film production, including such topics as wire animation. duction, and layout is an important step in designing every shot. styles. Students will solve complex, real-life issues dealing with the
removal and image rotoscoping. Emphasis is placed on the use This course offers a new opportunity for artists with interests in controls and deformation of characters and mechanical devices.
of film background plates and the ability of the student to break ANM 260 Traditional Animation 2 animation, modeling, cinematography and editing to put their wide Students will also learn problem-solving skills to overcome limita-
down effects shots effectively. In this course, students recall the principles of animation and range of skills to use in production. tions of software and computers.
apply them specifically to character animation. Students expand
their drawn animation skills with a particular focus on volume and
form. Expanding student’s digital tool repertoire and developing
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ANM 324 Lip Sync & Facial Performances ANM 341 Visual Effects 2 - Intermediate Digital ANM 353 Advanced Texturing & Lighting ANM 362 Traditional Animation 3
This is an advanced character animation course focusing on cre- Compositing This course offers further exploration of the texturing and lighting In this course, students apply strong acting choices in order
ating strong facial performances. Students will learn how emotions Students are exposed to intermediate concepts needed for suc- process using advanced techniques. Topics include subsurface to demonstrate character personality via animated actions.
and thought processes are expressed in the face and eyes as cessful compositing. Class projects include bluescreen removal, scattering, image based lighting, render passes, and texture Students expand on their animation skills with a focus on apply-
well as the importance of subtlety in performances. Students will traveling mattes, image correction and an introduction to the hierarchy construction. Our class project will focus on texturing ing advanced draftsmanship and detail. Further expansion of the
use the mechanics of lip-sync and apply them to their character production pipeline used in professional film and TV work. and lighting a human character, and integrating them into feature student’s digital tool repertoire includes lip-sync, digital clean-up
animations. scene lighting. and color.

ANM 342 VFX 3: Node-Based Compositing 1


ANM 325 3D Realistic Animation This advanced course covers skills needed to become a pro- ANM 354 Dynamics 2: Fluid Simulation ANM 370 Storyboarding 2: Drawing for Cartoons
In this course students will animate assignments commonly found fessional compositor. Students will focus on paying attention In this class, students will explore, render, and light realistic water In this course, students will create storyboards for the fast-paced
in visual effects work including animals, motion capture, and to detail, eye improvement, troubleshooting skills, efficiency of and fluid simulations using Real Flow 4 software. Students will cartoon production environment of an animated series. Students
animation for plates. Reference will be analyzed to understand workflow, and maintaining the highest standards in image quality. determine when to use Real Flow vs. Maya Fluids. Intense render- will watch shows, study scripts and create original works.
movement and muscles. Students will apply research and physics Advanced keying techniques, float color space, tracking, and ing problems caused by complex lighting schemes and machine
to block and animate a quadruped as well as bipeds. tricks of the trade are also covered. limitations will allow students to analyze and improve their skills. ANM 372 Storyboarding 3: Drawing for Feature Film
In this course students will learn a comprehensive skill set to
ANM 326 Motion Capture ANM 344 Fluids: Houdini 2 ANM 355 Advanced Scripting storyboard for feature film. Both animated and live action feature
This course introduces the theory and practice of animating 3D This course teaches Houdini’s fluid dynamics capabilities, with This course gives students a solid foundation in advanced pro- styles are explored. Emphasis is on drawing, writing, comedy,
characters with motion capture. Industry specific software and its a concentration in liquid visual effects. The course teaches the gramming skills while learning the Python scripting language. The staging, action and pitching.
application in the production pipeline will be discussed in detail. fundamentals of using computational fluid dynamics and in learn- course is intended for students interested in pursuing a career
Students will capture their own motions for individual animation ing common fluid dynamics terminology. The course provides an in technical direction, one which requires them to combine their ANM 375 Maquette Sculpting
projects and then apply these techniques to increasingly complex understanding of how to simulate, light, shade and render fluids in artistic talents with their technical abilities. This course will introduce students to the concepts and philoso-
group animation projects. Houdini. phies necessary to work as a functioning member of a character
ANM 356 Cloth Simulation development team at work on a feature film, television show,
ANM 327 Animal & Creature Animation ANM 345 Matte Painting This course introduces students to cloth animation and simula- television commercial, or in games. The latest techniques, mate-
In this course, students will create animation that mimic real and This course focuses on generating digital matte paintings for visu- tion and provides a background on how it is used in the industry rials, and professional tips will be discussed or demonstrated to
stylized animal locomotion. Realistic creature rigs and animal al effects shots. Image projection, and basic modeling techniques today. Students will begin the course by understanding how cloth students catered to their specific projects.
reference will be analyzed to understand movement and muscles. and how they apply to environment creation will be covered. solvers work by building their own solver using Maya’s Softbody
Students will apply research and physics to block and animate a Advanced shot layout, layer integration, lighting, perspective, and dynamics. Maya’s cloth solver will then be introduced and ANM 377 2D Production and Layout 1
quadruped. depth perception will be covered. practiced in two exercises. For the final project, the Syflex cloth This course provides an entry-level understanding of digital ani-
simulator will be introduced and students will learn to tailor their mation scene layout and production for studio, independent, and
ANM 336 Producing for Animation & Visual Effects 3 own garments and simulate them over an animation. freelance production workflows using industry standard software.
ANM 352 Matchmoving
This course is designed around the creative/ entrepreneurial pro- This course will present a comprehensive overview of 3D camera
ducer. Students will learn to create a development and business tracking on live action. Students will learn how to prepare for a ANM 357 3D Texture Painting ANM 380 Stop Motion Animation 1
plan for an original film. Fundraising strategies, creating an LLC, matchmove in a live action set, through measurements of the Using state of the art software, students will learn the art of paint- Students will animate a number of classic animation exercises
and building a studio will also be covered. environment, camera information, and applying tracking markers. ing detailed textures directly onto 3D geometry. Students will cre- using a stop motion puppet. In this process they will deepen their
ate projects that include normal and displacement maps, painting understanding of character expression and pantomime and the
over seams, and projection painting. Students will work with paint application of the principles of animation.
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ANM 382 Stop Motion Animation 2 ANM 415 Modeling Studio ANM 445 Advanced Matte Painting ANM 490 Portfolio Enhancement
In this course, students will expand their animation repertoire Topics covered in this class are data translation, shading rendering This class focuses heavily on planning and problem solving in a You’ll develop a comprehensive project proposal designed to im-
by producing and animating a lip-synced stop motion spot. The and texturing, cloth and hair. Students pursue advanced projects production based environment, applying skills that will be used to prove your skills in targeted areas, as determined by your program
diverse elements of animated production will be highlighted as stu- and work toward creating fully rendered portfolio quality images. create realistic special effects for real-world cases that would be director. Professional standards for process, technique, and execu-
dents progress through their projects. Emphasis will be placed on used for film, commercials and interactive projects. Students will tion will be emphasized. Course outcomes, fees, and prerequisites
narrative communication, project planning, lighting, and production ANM 419 Organic Modeling 3 learn software-independent skills and will also study the effects of may vary by topic.
design. This class will focus on posing models and sculpting them with ac- lighting and shadowing.
curate balance, weight, and anatomy. As the needs of the produc- ANM 497A Feature Animation 1
ANM 385 Puppet Making for Stop Motion 2 tion industry continue to evolve and require more of the emerging ANM 451 Renderman A panel of industry experts will select students for this course
This course teaches advanced concepts in stop-motion puppet artist, it is necessary to understand the mechanics of motion in the This is an advanced rendering course that draws upon cinema- based on demo reel submissions. Students will expand upon and
fabrication from armature machining to mold making and finally to musculoskeletal system of the human body. Animal anatomy and tography, lighting, and production design. Advanced concepts in apply animation principles including timing, squash and stretch,
foam casting of the puppet. Each student will use their creativity, posing will also be discussed. render programming and production design as well as the specific arcs and anticipation to bipedal characters. Using human rigs,
self-expression, drawing, and sculpting abilities along with the ‘look’ for computer animation feature production will be explored. students will create animations that jump, walk, and use their arms.
skills learned in this class to create their own stop-motion puppet. ANM 421 3D Character Animation 3 Students will be asked to achieve complete photorealism and
In this course, students will gain an overview of acting and perfor- proceed to stylized rendering. ANM 497B Feature Animation 2
ANM 405 Senior Portfolio for Animation & VFX mance as they apply to character animation. The primary focus A panel of industry experts will select students for this course
The goal of this class is to develop a professionally marketable of this class will be an in-depth look at character acting, including ANM 462 Character Animation Studio based on portfolio submissions. Students will use analysis of the
reel comprised of the student’s best work. The student will hone lip-sync, facial expressions, method-acting, eye animation, subtext, In this advanced concepts course, students will hone their anima- human body to solve and animate difficult physics-based situa-
client/artist relationships by practicing the art of presentation and and reference. tion skills, especially those that are essential to portray emotion tions in bipedal character actions such as push, pull and throw.
behavioral skills, and will develop consistent identity, resume, reel and characters’ thought processes. Effective lip sync practices will Realistic movement, weight, timing, arcs and anticipation will be
packaging and stationary systems. ANM 441 VFX 4: Node-Based Compositing 2 also be covered. emphasized.
This course covers advanced compositing techniques includ-
ANM 412 Hard Surface Modeling 2 ing image projection, basic plug-in creation, mesh warping, and ANM 466 Traditional Animation 4 ANM 497C Feature Animation 3
In this course, students will continue to explore the different types advanced color correction. Students will continue to further their In this course, students will become familiar with animating various This advanced course focuses on creating compelling character
of geometry in Maya (polygon, nurbs, and subdivision) while con- keying skills and overall approach to a shot. Attention to detail, ef- types of animation tests. Students will learn how to apply anima- performances. Work will include observational sketchbook draw-
centrating efforts in Nurbs modeling. ficiency of workflow and protecting image quality will be continually tion fundamentals to digital cut-out animation, learning how to ink, ings, original video reference of students performing and computer
monitored. The 3D camera will be explored. rig and animate basic to complex puppet set-ups. Furthermore, animation exercises. Students will animate convincing dialogue,
ANM 413 Organic Modeling 2 students will also learn how to animate animal locomotion. gesture and body language. Emphasis will be on creating work
In this course, students will learn the new modeling and painting ANM 443 Advanced Rotoscoping that meets industry standards for the professional animator’s reel.
program Zbrush while applying advanced sculpting techniques. This course offers an in-depth study of rotoscoping and digi- ANM 477 2D Production and Layout 2
tal paint effects procedures for film and television production. This class expands a student’s production and layout skills by ANM 497S Feature Animation: Shot Production
ANM 414 Head Sculpting & Facial Expression Emphasis is placed on techniques and practices common to the providing problem solving schemes and a more thorough under- Through shot-based assignments, students will bring their work
This is an advanced studio course designed for 3D modeling visual effects industry as they pertain to the subject. standing of project workflows. There is also a focus on creative to feature production-level finish. By focusing on using the graph
majors. Topics covered in this course are how to properly model a work-arounds to speed the production process. editor, students will learn to execute shots with appeal, fundamen-
head with clean topology, the creation of facial, building a facial rig tals, and highly polished finish. The course will move at a pace
to incorporate these elements, and a basic understanding of how ANM 478 Storyboarding 4: TV / Live Action / VFX that emphasizes perfecting exercises and thoroughly learning the
to create believable facial animation. This course offers an introduction to the freelance storyboard mar- principle at hand.
ket. A variety of projects will be explored such as advertising, film,
games, animation and live action. Students learn to storyboard
from scripts and client proposals.

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GRADUATE ANM 614 Color and Design Application for


Animation
ANM 498 Collaborative Project
COURSES Students will study existing industry design to understand Art
Cross-disciplinary projects will mirror real-life projects, requiring Direction for animated films. They will study application of value,
a varied and sophisticated approach to problem solving. Course
ANM 604 VFX: Cinematography color, and lighting. Using traditional and digital media, students
This course will help students obtain the best possible filmed will examine the psychology of color, how light effects color, and
fees and prerequisites will vary by topic.
images or elements for use in a visual effects shot. Topics covered various color theory combinations to create interesting visual
include timing lights, selecting film stock, shooting background hierarchy in composition.
ANM 499 Special Topics and foreground plates, and film versus video for VFX.
Special topics class offerings change each semester and are
conducted by experts in a specific topic. You may contact your ANM 615 Modeling & Animation for VFX
academic department director or advisor for more information.
ANM 605 Layout Design for Animators This course covers the basic concepts of 3D modeling and ani-
This course teaches students the structure of an animated feature mation as it pertains to visual effects. Fluids, nParticles, nCloth,
Course fees and prerequisites vary by topic.
film while placing emphasis on the development of layout design, hair, fur, and soft/ rigid bodies will be introduced in a production
value, and structure. Perspective principles will also be covered. setting. Students will use these elements for their portfolio proj-
ANM 500 Internship in Animation The goal of the course is to teach students the size and structure ects.
Internships provide students with the opportunity to apply the of an animation film production unit.
knowledge and skills they have acquired from coursework in
a work setting. “Internship for credit” is an option for qualified ANM 620 Advanced Character Animation
upper-division students meeting a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
ANM 609 Gesture & Quick Sketch for Animators This course teaches students the basic theory of computer ani-
In this introductory course on drawing the human figure for anima- mation with an emphasis on character development. Discussion
and having successfully completed 90 units. Students must com-
tion, students will develop their figure drawing and quick sketch topics include traditional animation techniques, vocabulary and
plete an Internship Application form (obtained from their student
skills with an emphasis on staging, action analysis and exaggera- language of motion and animation, secondary motion, and line
services advisor) and gain department approval prior to the start
tion. Transfer of gesture, motion, solid drawing and staging skills of action. This course focuses mostly on animation theory rather
of the semester and the start of the internship. Students should
appropriate to 3D animation will be proposed and applied. than specific software techniques.
discuss internships and other course options with their student
services advisor.
ANM 610 Figurative Concepts ANM 623 3D Modeling & Animation 1 (Maya)
In this intensive introductory course students learn skills and tools This course covers the basic concepts of 3D modeling and
that enable them to draw proportionally accurate figures, both animation. Students will build a solid foundation of the basic tools
nude and clothed, for entertainment art. Study topics include of 3D software, and gain basic knowledge of file management,
human: anatomy, proportion, foreshortening, construction, move- the operating system environment and production practices.
ment and gesture. Light and form is explored in the creation of Modeling, animation, lighting, texture mapping and rendering are
simple still lifes and tonal self-portraits. introduced.

ANM 612 Traditional Animation Principles &


Pipelines
Students will learn the principles and processes of animation by
assuming the role of assistant animators, applying traditional
drawing skills to create finished scenes from rough animation.
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ANM 629 Fundamentals of Texturing & Lighting ANM 634 Traditional Animation 3 (Character ANM 643 Dynamics 1 - Particles ANM 652 Introduction to Rigging
This course grounds students in the artistic and technical funda- Development) In this course, students will focus on creating visual effects for ani- This course explores the methods and techniques used to design
mentals of texturing and lighting, providing a solid foundation for Students will work on specific character development skills mation. Projects will consist of creating effects such as snow, rain, and setup 3D characters for animation. The course first examines
further study in the field. necessary to work in the animation industry. Students will also be wind, confetti, and fire which will be composited into animation. basic concepts of character setup, moving on to more complex
exposed to animating and cleaning up ‘on model’ from existing Special attention will be paid to setting, mood, and composition. topics and discussions. Topics will also include modeling charac-
ANM 630 Node-Based Compositing 1 and created model sheets. ters for animation, facial animation setup and animation workflow.
This graduate class focuses on planning and problem solving in a ANM 644 VFX Pipeline
production environment. Fundamental theories in related disci- ANM 636 Organic Modeling In this course, animation students will develop an understanding ANM 654 Modeling Studio
plines such as advanced color correction techniques, layering This class covers topics a multitude of modeling techniques as of various dynamic simulation tools as an alternative to keyframe This class is for modeling and texture students who want to ex-
and integration of elements, keying and spill suppression will be well as subjects related to modeling such as texturing, shading, animation: rigid bodies, soft bodies, cloth, hair, particles and plore multi-patch nurbs and polygon modeling, shading, render-
covered. Special attention will be given to composite methods and character set-up. Nurbs, polygon, and subdivision modeling fluids. In addition, students will learn about differences between ing and texturing. Students pursue advanced projects and work
and protecting image quality. will be demonstrated. Each student is expected to finish at least different types of animation - keyframed vs. simulated motion and on creating fully rendered portfolio quality images.
one demo reel quality modeling for the final project. when each should be used.
ANM 631 Matte Painting ANM 655 Scripting
This course will introduce students to the art and craft of matte ANM 639 3D Texture Painting ANM 648 Digital Animation for Production This course is designed to give the student a solid foundation in
painting as they create their own 2D matte paintings. This class Using state-of-the-art software, students will learn the art of paint- This is a class in digital ink and paint and compositing. Students basic programming skills while learning about Maya’s Embedded
will allow students to work on environments for midpoint or final ing detailed textures directly onto 3D geometry. Additional topics will explore various production skills needed for work in digital Programming Scripting Language called Mel. The course is
review projects. This course is applicable to all levels in the MFA covered include normal and displacement maps, painting over commercial animation production. Production steps including intended for those who would like to pursue a career in technical
department. seams, multi-region UV painting, and projection painting. storyboard, animatics, painting, compositing and post-production direction, who will be required to combine their artistic talents with
will be addressed. their technical abilities.
ANM 632 Hard Surface Modeling 1 ANM 640 Advanced Texturing & Lighting
In this course, students will explore the different types of geometry This course offers further exploration of the texturing and lighting ANM 650 Matchmoving ANM 656 Organic Modeling 2
in Maya (polygon, nurbs, and subdivision) with an emphasis on process using advanced techniques. Topics include: subsurface This course will present a comprehensive overview of im- This course will cover modeling, sculpting, texturing, and posing
polygonal and subdivision surfaces. Basic and advanced tools scattering, image based lighting, render passes, and texture age-based technology as it is used in a production environment. models in high resolution detail. This will also include the creation
that enhance the modeling experience in Maya will be reviewed. hierarchy construction. Our class project will focus on texturing Graduate students will learn to create models from photographs of normal and displacement maps that will allow the model to be
Production methodology will be highlighted. and lighting a human character, and integrating them into feature using Realviz’s ImageModeler and other photogrammetric tech- displayed correctly in Maya.
scene lighting. niques. Matchmoving also constitutes a major portion of the class.
ANM 633 Drawing and Design for Animation ANM 670 Preproduction
Students will work from live models to create drawings that fulfill ANM 641 Node-Based Compositing 2 ANM 651 Rotoscoping This course is an introduction to the pre-production process and
animation production needs for TV, feature, games, and story- This graduate class focuses heavily on planning and problem This graduate level course offers a full overview of rotoscoping planning for any digital production. Students will learn the various
boarding. Emphasis is placed on design flexibility, sequential solving in a production environment. Fundamental theories in and digital paint effects procedures for film and television produc- roles of pre-production artists while identifying and refining their
drawing for animated performance, line-of-action, and volume related disciplines will be covered. Though this class focuses on tion, including such topics as wire removal, articulated mattes, thesis topic. The focus of the course will include one-on-one work
control utilizing a variety of styles. Maquette sculpting and animal Shake, students will learn software independent skills and get plate restoration, plate extension, paint animation, and other with the instructor as students prepare to present their midpoint
drawing are introduced. Students will maintain a sketchbook chances to apply them in real world cases. secret ‘hidden effects’ of the industry. reviews. Assignments include written thesis, concept drawing,
throughout the semester. character studies, storyboards, and story reels (animatics).

ANM 642 Production Compositing Principles


This course introduces advanced compositing and effects tech-
niques. The course focuses on the integration of live-action foot-
age with CG elements while stressing the analysis of an effects
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ANM 671 Stop Motion Puppet Animation ANM 686 3D Character Animation 1 ANM 692 Traditional Animation 2 ANM 706 Producing for Animation & VFX
This course explores the tradition of puppet making, one of the This class focuses on the animating of 3D character models. This course is intended to develop strong knowledge of animation. In this course, the business of pre-production management in fea-
oldest forms of animation. Along with studying and applying the Students learn character animation techniques unique to various Focus will be on inbetweening, flipping properly, pencil pressure ture animation, game and post-production visual effects entertain-
principles of animation through puppet construction and manipula- professional studio environments. Concepts explored will include and consistency of drawing. Student will learn the importance of ment project workflows will be introduced. Students will be trained
tion, the disciplines of movement and acting will be studied. real-world weight, physics, object interaction, pantomime, charac- simple character design, simple storyboards and the usage of in the professional practices entailed in the start-to-finish cultiva-
ter sketching, and motion analysis. work sheets. tion and delivery of entertainment projects. Students will receive
ANM 675 Thesis Development hands-on training by selecting and producing several commercial
This class will offer more advanced and in-depth guidance to ANM 687 3D Character Animation 2 ANM 694 Head Sculpture & Facial Expressions projects during the semester.
students as they approach their Midpoint or Final Reviews. This course further develops character animation concepts. This is an advanced Maya 3D Modeling graduate course, focusing
Students will receive detailed instruction on such topics as story Students will practice character thinking, changes of emotion, and on the head and facial expressions. ANM 743 Dynamics 2: Fluids
construction, cinematics and presentation, as well as their specific, lip-sync animation. The course will involve animation projects. This course explores fluid dynamics simulations consisting of both
individualized needs. ANM 695 Collaborative Project liquids (ranging from water spills to large scale water simulations
ANM 688 Traditional Animation If you meet the criteria, you may be selected to work on an in- such as oceans, waterfalls and tsunamis) as well as various fluid
ANM 676 3D Animation Physics and Mechanics This course will help students explore and master the principles terdisciplinary collaborative project where you will put the knowl- gasses (fire, smoke, dust, explosions, etc.). Students will explore
Students will apply a strong foundation in the principles of anima- of animation. Animation terminology and the history of animation edge and skills you have acquired to work in a real-world setting. various software tools for fluid simulation such as Maya and
tion, as well as a good Maya workflow. Students will learn differ- will be covered. The course will involve storyboarding and using Contact your student services advisor for details. Realflow, and learn to tackle rendering issues and machine limita-
ent types of blocking methods. This course is suited for novice character forms to apply and understand the twelve principles of tions associated with complex fluid simulations.
students and those who need to brush up on their understanding animation. ANM 697 Feature Animation
of basic physics and mechanics of animation. A panel of industry experts will select students for this course ANM 770 Final Portfolio Preparation
ANM 689 Story Development based on portfolio submissions. Building on technical skills, stu- This course exposes MFA candidates to the expectations of the
ANM 682 Hard Surface Modeling 2 This class is designed to develop students’ storytelling skills, dents will focus on the artistry of animation. Lead animators guide professional animation, visual effects, and games industries, in
In this course, students will explore the differences between po- teaching students to create, pitch, and critique stories. This course students to improve their skills. Director Approval is approval is both traditional and digital mediums, in order to best prepare
lygonal and NURBS modeling. Projects will focus on concentrated uses storyboarding as a tool to explore the methods, devices and required for enrollment. students for their intended careers. Emphasis is placed on com-
efforts in NURBS modeling. Students will learn how to convert techniques used in short animations. The class will also explore munication, collaboration, networking, marketing, and workplace
NURBS models into polygon models. abstract and conceptual pieces, trailers, music videos and com- pipelines.
ANM 699 Special Topics
mercials. Advanced special topics class offerings change each semester
ANM 683 Storyboarding for Thesis and are taught by experts in a specific topic. You may contact your ANM 787 Advanced Graduate Animation Studio
This course provides fundamental storyboarding skills in order ANM 690 Camera Layout for Story academic department director or advisor for more information. Following the structure of an animation studio environment, stu-
to create a storyboard for the thesis project. Emphasis will be on This course is designed for storyboarding and traditional animation Course fees and prerequisites will vary by topic. dents are tasked with individually tailored assignments and given
original story development for a short subject and on the rendering students to develop their skills in connecting storyboards to final- directorial notes for improvement. Class features a particular focus
of a storyboard for a thesis-worthy project. ized layout in animation. Story, camera, workbook, and color and on meeting deadlines, utilizing proper workflow and maintaining
ANM 703 Visual Effects for Animation efficient professional practices. Individual critique is emphasized,
design will be covered as students relate to the traditional anima- In this course, animation students will explore basics of various
tion pipeline and layout process. with less group feedback than most classes.
ANM 685 Storyboarding dynamic simulation tools as an alternative to keyframe anima-
This course focuses on animation and illustrative storytelling. tion: rigid bodies, soft bodies, cloth, hair, particles and fluids. In
Topics include structural elements of storytelling, storyboarding ANM 691 Advanced Storyboarding addition, students will learn about differences between different
formats, motion and animation and character development. The This class teaches industry standards for storyboard artists and types animation – keyframed vs. simulated motion and when each
course will take a step-by-step approach to story development, us- offers a comprehensive study on how to structure a storyboard for should be used.
ing the medium of storyboards. The creation and use of animatics presentation. Emphasis is on drawing, writing, comedy, staging,
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ANM 791 Animation Project Completion ANM 890 Traditional Animation Thesis Completion
In this course, students will complete their thesis projects or This course is designed to mentor students along in their 2D
portfolio showpieces, with an emphasis on character animation. thesis work. By following pipeline procedures and meeting
Regular critiques will be applied by both the instructor and fellow production deadlines, students will create content for their visual
classmates. development and 2D short film thesis projects from pre-produc-
tion development to completion.
ANM 800 Directed Study
Directed study is the primary concentration of a Master’s degree ANM 891 Animation: Thesis Completion
candidate’s work toward the completion of a Final Portfolio and/ In this course, students will complete their final thesis projects,
or Thesis Project. With the approval of the Department Director, with an emphasis on character animation. Regular critiques will be
students may take any university coursework to develop specific applied by both the instructor and fellow classmates.
conceptual and technical skills that will enable them to further de-
velop their Final Portfolio and/or successfully bring a Final Thesis ANM 900 Internship
Project to completion. Please note that some Directed Study Internships provide students with the opportunity to apply the
courses have a required course fee and course prerequisites may knowledge and skills they have acquired from coursework in a
vary by topic. work setting. “Internship for credit” is an option for qualified up-
per-division students meeting a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and
ANM 801 Group Directed Study the following: MFA: An approved Midpoint Review and director
Graduate students working on their individual Final Portfolio and/ approval; MA: Director approval; MARCH: 24 units total of com-
or Thesis Project receive instruction and critiques of their work. In pleted Major coursework, and director approved portfolio review.
addition to regular instructor critiques of their work in progress, Students must complete an Internship Application form (obtained
graduate students discuss approaches to their Final Portfolio and/ from their student services advisor) and gain department director
or Thesis Project as peers. Please note that some Group Directed approval prior to the start of the semester and the start of the
Study courses have a required course fee and course prerequi- internship. Students should discuss internships and other course
sites may vary by topic. options with their student services advisor.

ANM 802 DS Mentorship Forum ANM 990 Portfolio Enhancement


In this course, students will meet independently with their Directed Students will further their skill in specific areas as determined
Study Mentor and participate in weekly online peer reviews and by the Department Director. Professional standards for process,
discussions. Students will refine their thesis concepts, clearly technique, and execution will be emphasized. Outcomes will be
express intent and set personal goals for work. Instructor critique, topic specific. Department Director approval is required. Course
peer review, and advancing work based on feedback will be em- fees and prerequisites may vary by topic.
phasized. Students must submit a DS Mentorship request to their
Department Director and the Graduate School for approval.

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ARCHITECTURE

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Visions Transform
into Built Reality
Architects embrace challenge. Every project offers a unique set of
conditions and opportunities. This is what makes this profession one
of the most exciting. The School of Architecture at Academy of Art
University is committed to advancing the art and practice of architecture
by offering academic programs that foster critical thinking, artistic vision
and responsible leadership.

With passionate professional faculty, diverse collaboration teams,


emerging technologies, fabrication labs, and sensitivity to sustainable
methods – together we will participate in shaping our physical world.

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NAAB Accreditation: Guest Lectures:
The NAAB accredited Master of Architecture Through design charrettes, juried reviews
is a holistic professional program offered in and lectures, leading international figures
two tracks. The B.Arch, which has achieved and design professionals from notable Architecture
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Professional Faculty: enhance the learning experience. Design Principal
The school and faculty, which are closely
tied to the profession, offer a great resource State-of-the-Art Facilities: Project Manager
for students to network and gain valuable The Architecture School offers students a wide
Project Architect
experience. array of cutting edge resources, technologies,
and tools that support creative production
Stimulating Studio Environment: and experimentation. These include up-to- Job Captain
The architecture school is a place without date digital fabrication systems, an extensive Designer
walls. In the open studios, the students utilize wood and metal shop, computer labs with
their own designated work spaces to develop highly advanced machines and software and Junior Designer
their projects among their peers. We endeavor well-equipped printing labs. Our architectural Intern
to sustain a studio environment that is highly library collection is accessible physically and
conducive to group and individual exploration. digitally, supporting and enhancing the design
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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS B.ARCH ARCHITECTURE DEGREE


REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: ACADEMIC WRITING


• Minimum 2.0 GPA LA 429 Architecture Theory

Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch] B.ARCH ARCHITECTURE MAJOR COURSES • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
ARH 230 Color, Perception and Space the following Liberal Arts courses:
CHOOSE ONE:
B.ARCH UNIT REQUIREMENTS ARH 239 Materials & Methods LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist
MAJOR COURSEWORK ARH 240 Site Design & Mapping or LA 108 Composition for the Artist
LA 108 Composition for the Artist
CORE 36 UNITS ARH 310 Studio 5: Assembly Buildings & Context* LA 219 History of Architecture: Ancient to Gothic
MAJOR 69 UNITS ARH 320 Structures: Wood & Steel LA 249 An Artistic and Intellectual History of the HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS ARH 330 Structures: Concrete, Masonry, & Tensile Systems Renaissance LA 219 History of Architecture: Ancient to Gothic
+ STUDIO ARTS & HUMANITIES BREADTH 12 UNITS ARH 350 Studio 6: Site Conditions & Building Performance* LA 255 College Math LA 249 An Artistic and Intellectual History of the Renaissance
TOTAL 162 UNITS ARH 390 3D Digital Modeling LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry LA 319 History of Architecture: Modernity
ARH 410 Studio 7: Tectonics & Structure* LA 292 Programming and Culture
ARH 420 Structures: Systems Investigation LA 293 Precalculus FUNDAMENTAL MATH
ARH 430 Climate & Energy Use: Sustainable Strategies LA 296 Applied Physics LA 255 College Math
B.ARCH ARCHITECTURE CORE COURSES
ARH 440 Building Systems: Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing LA 319 History of Architecture: Modernity
ARH 110 Studio 1: Conceptual Design Studio APPLIED MATH
ARH 441 Tectonics: Code Analysis & Building Envelope LA 359 Urban Sociology
ARH 150 Studio 2: Spatial Ordering & Form* LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
Documentation LA 429 Architecture Theory
ARH 170 Projective Drawing & Perspective
ARH 450 Studio 8: Housing and Comprehensive Design* LA 449 Urban Design Theory
ARH 180 2D Digital Visual Media ADVANCED MATH
ARH 210 Studio 3: Site Operations & Tectonic Systems* ARH 510 Studio 9: Mixed Use Urbanism & Research* And the following general education requirements: LA 293 Precalculus
ARH 250 Studio 4: Site Culture & Integral Urbanism* ARH 529 From Theory to Practice 3 History of Architecture courses
or ARH 512 Participatory Design 1 Written Communications: Academic Writing course APPLIED PHYSICS
ARH 399 Building Information Modeling
or any course in major 1 Written Communications: Composition course LA 296 Applied Physics
ARH 475 Professional Practices for Architects
FND 113 Sketching for Communication ARH 550 Studio 10: Final Thesis Project* 1 Fundamental Math course
CULTURAL INFLUENCES & HUMAN BEHAVIOR
* 6 unit courses *6 unit courses 1 Applied Math course
LA 292 Programming & Culture
1 Advanced Math course
1 Applied Physics course HISTORICAL AWARENESS
1 Cultural Influences & Human Behavior course LA 359 Urban Sociology
1 Historical Awareness course
1 Urban Studies course URBAN STUDIES
1 Architectural Employment Communications & Practices LA 449 Urban Design Theory
course
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal ARCHITECTURAL EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS &
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. PRACTICES
ARH 475 Professional Practices for Architects**
**Core Requirement
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Bachelor of Arts [BA] in BA ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN DEGREE LA 449 Urban Design Theory
REQUIREMENTS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: ACADEMIC WRITING
Architectural Design • Minimum 2.0 GPA LA 429 Architecture Theory EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
LA 291 Designing Careers
BA UNIT REQUIREMENTS • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
MAJOR COURSEWORK the following Liberal Arts courses:
CORE 36 UNITS LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist CHOOSE ONE:

MAJOR 48 UNITS or LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS LA 219 History of Architecture: Ancient to Gothic LA 108 Composition for the Artist
+ STUDIO ARTS & HUMANITIES BREADTH 3 UNITS LA 249 An Artistic and Intellectual History of the
HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE
TOTAL 132 UNITS Renaissance
LA 219 History of Architecture: Ancient to Gothic
LA 255 College Math
LA 249 An Artistic and Intellectual History of the
LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
Renaissance
LA 291 Designing Careers
BA ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CORE COURSES LA 319 History of Architecture: Modernity
LA 292 Programming & Culture
ARH 110 Studio 1: Conceptual Design Studio
LA 293 Precalculus
ARH 150 Studio 2: Spatial Ordering & Form* FUNDAMENTAL MATH
LA 296 Applied Physics
ARH 170 Projective Drawing & Perspective LA 255 College Math
LA 319 History of Architecture: Modernity
ARH 180 2D Digital Visual Media
LA 359 Urban Sociology APPLIED MATH
ARH 210 Studio 3: Site Operations & Tectonic Systems*
LA 429 Architecture Theory LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
ARH 250 Studio 4: Site Culture & Integral Urbanism*
LA 449 Urban Design Theory
ARH 410 Studio 7: Tectonics and Structure* ADVANCED MATH
FND 113 Sketching for Communication And the following general education requirements:
LA 293 Precalculus
* 6 unit courses 3 History of Architecture courses
1 Written Communications: Academic Writing course APPLIED PHYSICS
1 Written Communications: Composition course LA 296 Applied Physics
1 Fundamental Math course
1 Applied Math course CULTURAL INFLUENCES & HUMAN BEHAVIOR
1 Advanced Math course LA 292 Programming & Culture
1 Applied Physics course
HISTORICAL AWARENESS
1 Cultural Influences & Human Behavior course
LA 359 Urban Sociology
1 Historical Awareness course
1 Urban Studies course
1 Employment Communications & Practices course

After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal


Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.

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Master of Architecture [M.Arch] M.ARCH ARCHITECTURE DEGREE Master of Architecture [M.Arch] M.ARCH ARCHITECTURE DEGREE
REQUIREMENTS REQUIREMENTS
M.ARCH UNIT REQUIREMENTS - TRACK I • Successful completion of Final Thesis Project M.ARCH UNIT REQUIREMENTS - TRACK II • Successful completion of Final Thesis Project
MAJOR 48 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA MAJOR 66 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
MAJOR ELECTIVE 6 UNITS • Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units MAJOR ELECTIVE 6 UNITS • Minimum grade of C in all required 87 units
+ DIRECTED STUDY 6 UNITS + DIRECTED STUDY 6 UNITS
+ ELECTIVES* 3 UNITS + ELECTIVES* 9 UNITS

TOTAL 63 UNITS TOTAL 87 UNITS

*Per director approval *Per director approval

M.ARCH ARCHITECTURE REQUIRED MAJOR M.ARCH ARCHITECTURE REQUIRED MAJOR ARH 654 Design Process & 3D Media
COURSES COURSES ARH 659 Digitally Generated Fabrication
ARH 602 Graduate Design Technology 1: Structures ARH 602 Graduate Design Technology 1: Structures ARH 690 Thesis Preparation & Development
ARH 604 Material and Methods of Construction: Building ARH 604 Material and Methods of Construction: Building *6 units courses
Detailing Detailing
ARH 605 Graduate Design Technology 2: Environmental ARH 605 Graduate Design Technology 2: Environmental
Controls Controls
ARH 606 Construction Documents and Building Codes ARH 606 Construction Documents and Building Codes
ARH 608 Advanced Design Studio 1 - Concept, Context, & ARH 608 Advanced Design Studio 1 - Concept, Context, &
Typology* Typology*
ARH 609 Intermediate Design Studio 1* ARH 609 Intermediate Design Studio 1*
ARH 614 Architectural Professional Practices ARH 614 Architectural Professional Practices
ARH 619 Advanced Design Studio 2 - Concept & ARH 619 Advanced Design Studio 2 - Concept &
Comprehensiveness* Comprehensiveness*
ARH 620 Digitally Generated Morphology ARH 620 Digitally Generated Morphology
ARH 641 Architectural History: Modernism and its Global ARH 640 Architectural History - Introduction
Impact ARH 641 Architectural History: Modernism and its Global
ARH 642 Architectural Theory Impact
ARH 659 Digitally Generated Fabrication ARH 642 Architectural Theory
ARH 690 Thesis Preparation & Development ARH 650 Introductory Design Studio 1
* 6 unit courses ARH 651 Design Process and 2D Media
ARH 652 Architectural Tectonics
ARH 653 Introductory Design Studio 2

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Master of Arts [MA] in Advanced MA ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN Master of Arts [MA] in Advanced MA ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Architectural Design • Successful completion of Final Thesis Project
Architectural Design • Successful completion of Final Thesis Project
• Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
MA UNIT REQUIREMENTS - TRACK I • Minimum grade of C in all required 36 units
MA UNIT REQUIREMENTS - TRACK II • Minimum grade of C in all required 60 units
MAJOR 24 UNITS MAJOR 42 UNITS
+ MAJOR ELECTIVE 6 UNITS + MAJOR ELECTIVE 6 UNITS
+ ELECTIVES* 6 UNITS + ELECTIVES* 12 UNITS

TOTAL 36 UNITS TOTAL 60 UNITS

*Per director approval *Per director approval

MA ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN MA ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


MAJOR COURSES MAJOR COURSES
ARH 608A Advanced Design Studio 1 - Concept, Context, & ARH 608A Advanced Design Studio 1 - Concept, Context, &
Typology* Typology*
ARH 609A Intermediate Design Studio 1* ARH 609A Intermediate Design Studio 1*
ARH 620A Digitally Generated Morphology ARH 620A Digitally Generated Morphology
ARH 642A Architectural Theory ARH 640A Architectural History - Introduction
ARH 659A Digitally Generated Fabrication ARH 642A Architectural Theory
ARH 690A Advanced Architectural Design Portfolio ARH 650A Introductory Design Studio 1
Development ARH 651A Design Process and 2D Media
* 6 unit courses ARH 652A Architectural Tectonics
ARH 653A Introductory Design Studio 2
ARH 654A Design Process & 3D Media
ARH 659A Digitally Generated Fabrication
ARH 690A Advanced Architectural Design Portfolio
Development
* 6 unit courses

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UNDERGRADUATE ARH 210 Studio 3: Site Operations & Tectonic ARH 250 Studio 4: Site Culture & Integral Urbanism
This course explores the role of architecture within the context of
ARH 350 Studio 6: Site Conditions & Building
Systems Performance
COURSES This course will emphasize the design process and rule driven evolving urban environments. It unearths the history, currency, and This course explores the design of a visitor’s center in a natural
design methodology. Students will develop two and three culture of our urban terrain while developing a mindful discipline setting with programmatic, climatic, and topographic challenges.
ARH 110 Studio 1: Conceptual Design Studio dimensional drawings and experiment with model-making for articulating a stance and conceiving a responsive program Students will learn to assess and integrate the context and
Students will learn principles for making places for people techniques based on specific methods of design. Focus will be within the parameters of a specific site. physical characteristics of the site such as climate, orientation,
through the examination of design, procedures, and the use of placed on understanding the behavioral aspects of space and topography, vegetation, and views. In addition, Students will learn
space-making principles in general. Design studio projects and structure. ARH 310 Studio 5: Assembly Buildings & Context the fundamentals of building materiality and constructability.
exercises will introduce fundamental concepts and considerations In this course, students study design principles, process and
in environmental design, and knowledge and skills needed in thinking in the design of an assembly building. As part of
ARH 230 Color, Perception and Space ARH 390 3D Digital Modeling
subsequent landscape, architecture and interior design studios. their study, students will focus on architectural programming,
This course explores concepts of colors, perception and space This course will learn essential skills necessary to visualize,
with respect to art, art history and fine arts. Students will examine diagramming and a critical analysis of site and context. Students generate, and design architectural models using a variety of
ARH 150 Studio 2: Spatial Ordering & Form these concepts through various media, including painting, will explore the role of society, community, and culture in the 3D softwares. Through in-class tutorials, individual and group
This introductory studio teaches design as a speculative medium, photography, model-making and written assignments that analyze development of a critical viewpoint. Introduction of structural critiques, and readings, students will learn to engage softwares as
and approached through an iterative process of developing and the representational, theoretical and practical applications systems and architectural access will be integrated in the design generators of form.
communicating spatial ideas and ordering through precedent of color, culminating in a final project that challenges spatial process.
analysis, diagramming, and the design of a small building. This perception. ARH 399 Building Information Modeling
course builds drawing and model-making skills as well as critical ARH 320 Structures: Wood & Steel Building Information Modeling is an architecture industry standard
thinking and conceptual skills. This course introduces students to the structural analysis and
ARH 239 Materials & Methods for design and production. This course familiarizes students with
This course will introduce students to a wide range of design of prevalent local building materials: wood and steel. The Autodesk Revit and its tools for schematic design, floor plan
ARH 170 Projective Drawing & Perspective contemporary building materials and their implementation properties and nature of failure for each of these materials will be layout, presentations, and construction drawings. Students will
This course aims to develop three-dimensional thinking and as methods of construction. Students will learn the process considered individually. Students will learn the unique responses learn how building material assembly is represented in technical
communication through the practice of rigorously constructed of building traditional and new materials as well as the social of these different systems to gravity and lateral loads. drawings.
architectural drawings. Techniques involving line weights, line constructs, environmental impacts, and design opportunities of
quality, and composition will be explored. Selectively applying these choices. ARH 330 Structures: Concrete, Masonry, & Tensile ARH 410 Studio 7: Tectonics and Structure
transparency and articulating details that reinforce the building
Systems This course is taken concurrent with ARH 420. This course posits
design will serve as tools to aid in the communication of design
ARH 240 Site Design & Mapping This course introduces students to the structural analysis and new ways to inhabit large urban structures. By challenging
intent.
This course instructs students in site planning, responding to design of concrete and masonry systems, and tensile structures. type-driven formulaic structural responses, conflicts between
physical characteristics and regulatory parameters of project Students will learn about the load bearing properties of concrete architectural priorities and structural efficiencies are celebrated to
ARH 180 2D Digital Visual Media design according to sustainable design principles, through and masonry. The unique dynamics of tensile systems will also instigate structural adaptations creating rich tectonic expressions,
This class will introduce students to basic skills for 2D image research, mapping, case studies, and site design drawings. The be taught. complex spatial configurations, new program relationships.
processing. Students will learn to combine a variety of software course draws on civil engineering, surveying, landscape, and
tools and methodologies to synthesize and represent an idea. urban design to address the interdisciplinary nature of site design. ARH 420 Structures: Systems Investigation
Through a series of lectures and case studies, students will be
This course is taken concurrent with ARH 410. Structural intuition
introduced to a visual language that utilizes collage, diagram, and
is cultivated through physical model making to evaluate and
drawing.
propose structural systems for design studio projects. The
relationship between structural behaviors and building geometry
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ARH 430 Climate & Energy Use: Sustainable ARH 475 Professional Practices for Architects ARH 500 Internship in Architecture ARH 550 Studio 10: Final Thesis Project
Strategies This course introduces students to the operation of an Internships provide students with the opportunity to apply the The final project is a culmination of the knowledge and skills
This course examines methods of passive building strategies architectural practice. Topics include the licensure process, knowledge and skills they have acquired from coursework in a gained through the program. Students formulate a research topic,
that minimize a building’s energy consumption. The course will organizational structures of firms, ethics, business development, work setting. “Internship for credit” is an option for qualified upper- and propose a structure that tests their thesis with a program
consider the costs and benefits of renewable practices such compensation, contracts, and insurance. This course also division students meeting a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and and within a site. Project requirements will include a precedent
as photo-voltaic panels and wind power. Students will learn addresses professional issues spanning the whole process of a having successfully completed 90 units. Students must complete analysis and written thesis.
to evaluate the effects of passive solar design, thermal mass, project. an Internship Application form (obtained from their student
glazing types, and wall construction. services advisor) and gain department approval prior to the start
ARH 490 Portfolio Enhancement of the semester and the start of the internship. Students should
Students will further their skill in specific areas as determined discuss internships and other course options with their student
ARH 440 Building Systems: Mechanical, Electrical &
by the Department Director. Professional standards for process, services advisor.
Plumbing
technique, and execution will be emphasized. Outcomes will be
This course is taken concurrent with ARH 450. Students learn
strategies for the heating, cooling, plumbing, and ventilation of
topic specific. Department Director approval is required. Course ARH 510 Studio 9: Mixed Use Urbanism & Research
fees and prerequisites may vary by topic. This studio serves as a prelude to the students’ final thesis and
buildings. Students will be exposed to sustainable practices for
is comprised of two parts. Students will conduct demographic
creating human comfort, such as passive heating and cooling,
ARH 493 Contemporary Architecture Foreign Study and urban systems analyses, in the design of a mixed-use urban
optimal site orientation for different climates, and building
The Foreign Study will focus contemporary built works of building, followed by a research-driven investigation of a selected
envelope systems.
architecture, their conceptual meaning, and their role in recent site, program, and thematic topic.
architectural discourse, through an intensive site visit, throughout
ARH 441 Tectonics: Code Analysis & Building
a particular region. The comprehension of these architectural ARH 512 Participatory Design
Envelope Documentation examples will be supported through discussions, guided tours, Following on from LA 292 students will put communication skills
This course offers an examination of planning and building walking and bus tours and lectures on site. and research methodologies into practice in a real life project
code analysis, and the documentation of building envelopes scenario. Participatory design skills will be harnessed to work with
and detailing. Students will investigate how design concept can residents and users to design an urban public/semi-public space
guide the development of building envelope details. Technical ARH 498 Collaborative Project
Students meeting set criteria are selected by their department to to meet the diverse needs of multiple users.
documentation will be produced to describe the choice of building
materials and assembly. work on an interdisciplinary collaborative project.
ARH 529 From Theory to Practice
ARH 499 Special Topics Students will develop their thesis as a visual and narrative
ARH 450 Studio 8: Housing and Comprehensive document, emphasizing research, communication, and
Special Topics class offerings change each semester and are
Design conducted by specialists. You may contact your academic professional presentation. Thematic research, case study
This studio is taken concurrent with ARH 440, and requires precedents, and graphic presentation of site and program
department director or advisor for more information. Please note
students to conceive and execute a comprehensive design research would be documented while studying how prominent
that some Special Topics have a required course fee and course
proposal for an urban housing complex. Students will examine designers and architecture firms translate theory and design
prerequisites may vary by topic.
space at the scale of a module, and its role in shaping a larger values into built work.
entity that relates to context. Students will research housing
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GRADUATE ARH 608 Advanced Design Studio 1 - Concept, ARH 610 Programming and Space Planning
This course will survey the process for space programming and
ARH 620A Digitally Generated Morphology
In this class, students will learn the essential skills and software
Context, & Typology
COURSES This course will investigate context and physical site planning, including research, problem identification, development necessary to visualize, generate, and design an architectural
characteristics such as climate, orientation, topography, of options and analysis. Each student will select, refine and make proposal using 3D modeling software. Students will advance from
ARH 601 Spatial Composition vegetation and views, as well as legal and other environmental recommendations to a client simulated by other students, and digital representation towards using the computer as a generative
In this course, students will study organizational principles in the factors. Through an analysis and understanding of the site, prepare a preliminary budget and cost estimate. design tool.
patterns and structure of architectural spaces. Through a series students will explore the synthesis of a project’s programmatic
of focused projects, students will gain an understanding of the and environmental requirements. ARH 613 Sustainable Design ARH 631 Architectural History 2: Ascendancy of the
relationship of organizational, structural, and spatial systems in This course provides an overview of sustainable principles applied Renaissance
architecture. to architecture design and construction. Topics of discussion
ARH 608A Advanced Design Studio 1 - Concept, This course will focus on the circumstances surrounding the
include passive heating and cooling, energy alternatives, water emergence of the European Renaissance and its different
Context, & Typology
ARH 602 Graduate Design Technology 1: Structures This studio course will investigate concept, context and typology
use, building form and envelope, construction and demolition, regional expressions. Formal and technological developments
This course develops a basic understanding of structural systems urban planning, and land development. will be explored alongside contemporaneous artistic and literary
such as physical site characteristics, environmental and
or elements and their implication on structural form. Students will innovations.
programmatic factors that influence architectural design. Through
study the elements, connections, and systems used in wood and ARH 614 Architectural Professional Practices
an analysis and understanding of program and site, students will
steel structures from the point of view of the construction process. This course exposes students to the business of conducting an
explore the synthesis of an architectural concept from its early ARH 635 Contemporary Urban Theory
design schematics towards its final physical manifestation. architectural practice. Emphasis is placed on understanding the This course examines contemporary urbanism and its social,
ARH 604 Material and Methods of Construction: licensing of architects, how professional architectural firms are cultural and legal framework. This course explores the
Building Detailing organized and administered, methods of project management, organization of the city reviewing historic examples and studying
ARH 609 Intermediate Design Studio 1
The wall section and its related elevations, plans, and key details agreements and contracts, fees and compensation, ethics, the city as an array of events that create multiple urban territories.
In this project-based course, conceptual design and the design
provide a significant portion of a completed description of a insurance, the land use process, and relationships with
development process will be explored in relation to all aspects
building. This course will prepare you to develop a high level consultants and contractors.
of the built environment. Urban design, architecture, landscape ARH 640 Architectural History - Introduction
of competence in the technical aspects of architectural design architecture, interior design and industrial design will be covered. This course will give an overview from early to pre-modern periods
through exploring a wall section. ARH 619 Advanced Design Studio 2 - Concept & of western and non-western architectural development, spanning
ARH 609A Intermediate Design Studio 1 Comprehensiveness from approximately 3000 B.C. to 1890 A.D. A comparative and
ARH 605 Graduate Design Technology 2: This studio course will investigate different design methodologies In this course, students will be asked to apply acquired skills critical approach will be brought to bear on the nuanced cultural
Environmental Controls relevant in conceiving an architectural design concept. The studio to a different type of project from Intermediate Design Studio and social circumstances that influenced the evolution of the built
This course investigates the relationship between energy and the is centered on a morphological design process in relation to 1. Students will continue to build upon their skills in conceptual world.
built environment. By developing an understanding of the inter- spatial phenomena and the built environment, which might cover design, and the design development process will be further
connectedness of climate, building shape, occupant comfort, areas of urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, explored in relation to all aspects of the built environment. ARH 640A Architectural History - Introduction
thermal envelope, conditioning systems, lighting systems, interior design and industrial design among others. This course will provide an overview from early to pre-modern
acoustics, and whole building energy consumption, students learn ARH 620 Digitally Generated Morphology periods of western and non-western architectural development,
to make educated design decisions. In this class, students will learn the essential skills and software spanning from approximately 3000 B.C. to 1890 A.D. The content
necessary to visualize, generate, and design an architectural will provide an important background for the understanding of the
ARH 606 Construction Documents and Building proposal using 3D modeling software. Through in-class tutorials, cultural evolution of architectural design that has influenced the
group/ individual critiques, and selected readings, students will built world.
Codes learn how to use the computer as a generative design tool and not
This course provides an overview of the various codes affecting
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ARH 641 Architectural History: Modernism and its ARH 651 Design Process and 2D Media ARH 653A Introductory Design Studio 2 ARH 659 Digitally Generated Fabrication
Global Impact This course will provide fundamental knowledge of two- This studio course emphasizes the development of spatial design This course will explore methods of advanced architectural
This course will focus on the development of architecture and dimensional media skills needed to begin an architectural design skills. Students will increase their capability for visual and spatial fabrication in relation to architectural design and construction
urbanism since the Industrial Revolution. Students will examine education. The orthographic conventions of plan, section, and thinking, expand their vocabulary of space defining elements, processes. Students will deeply engage in a number of methods
cultural and technological roots and their implications on elevation will be covered. Students will learn the importance of and will continue to develop phenomenological and philosophical and technologies as well as in the applications of these methods
contemporary design. This course will also trace the global impact line weight and type, dimensioning and architectural notation in aspects, as well as conclusive architectural narratives in their pertaining to architectural production.
of the modern movement. two-dimensional media. Students will learn how to relate a two- designs.
dimensional representation to three-dimensional space. ARH 659A Digitally Generated Fabrication
ARH 642 Architectural Theory ARH 654 Design Process & 3D Media This course will explore methods of advanced architectural
This course will give an overview of contemporary architectural ARH 651A Design Process and 2D Media This course will provide fundamental knowledge of three- fabrication in relation to contemporary architectural design and
theory and highlight the relationship of architectural theories This course will provide fundamental knowledge of two- dimensional media and physical model making, and will develop construction processes applying up to date digital tools. Students
to social, political, technological, and scientific events. The dimensional representation skills that are needed to engage in a design process skills needed for architectural design. Concept will deeply engage in a number of advanced fabrication methods
course will foster critical thinking and introduce students to basic architectural design process. The orthographic conventions models, study models, finish models and presentation techniques and technologies and apply these to contemporary architectural
different schools of thought in architecture. It will elaborate on of plan, section, and elevation will be covered. Covering line of three-dimensional media will be introduced. production.
selected theoretical subjects’ connection between theory, current weight and type, dimensioning, scale and architectural notation
architectural discourse, and global practice. in two-dimensional media, students will learn how to relate a two- ARH 654A Design Process & 3D Media ARH 690 Thesis Preparation & Development
dimensional representation to three-dimensional space. This course will provide fundamental knowledge of three- This course serves as the preparation for the final independent or
ARH 642A Architectural Theory dimensional media and physical model making, and will also cover directed thesis for both the 87-unit and 63-unit M.Arch programs.
This course will provide an overview of contemporary architectural ARH 652 Architectural Tectonics design process skills needed for fundamental architectural design. Students will identify an area of architectural investigation. At the
theory with regard to architectural design. The course will foster This course will give an introduction to the art, theory, and science Concept models, study models, refined models and advanced end of the course, students will be fully prepared to begin their final
critical thinking and introduce students to different schools of of construction. It will endorse the understanding of relationships presentation techniques that apply multiple three-dimensional building project in the following semester.
thought in architecture. It will elaborate on selected subjects in-between design, technology, structures, and theory on a digital applications will be introduced.
and their connection between theory, contemporary architectural broad and holistic level. The course will explore exemplary ARH 690A Advanced Architectural Design Portfolio
discourse, and global practice. architectural concepts in relation to their general structures and ARH 657 Design Media - Perspective
the consequential space/ form, assembly, and surface.
Development
This course will provide an advanced knowledge of digital This course is the culmination of the MA-ARH programs for both
ARH 650 Introductory Design Studio 1 architectural visualization crucial to the contemporary architectural the 60-unit and 36-unit track. Students will work on the production
This course covers the basics of composition and organization ARH 652A Architectural Tectonics design process. Students will hone their already basic and of a professional and cohesive portfolio book that summarizes
found in all architectural elements. This course also provides an This course will provide an introduction to the art, theory, and intermediate skills through the development of additional digital and showcases their studies and investigations during the MA
introduction to a range of drawings, diagrams and simple model science of construction. It will endorse the understanding of workflows and techniques. program.
techniques. Students learn the interrelationships of program, relationships in-between design and technology on a broad and
geometry, composition and narrative that are used in the holistic level. The course will explore exemplary architectural ARH 658 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting &
concepts in relation to their general structures and consequential
ARH 695 Collaborative Project
architectural design process. Modeling Students meeting set criteria are selected by their department to
spatial assembly systems.
Students will develop basic drafting skills using AutoCAD and work on an interdisciplinary collaborative project as part of their
ARH 650A Introductory Design Studio 1 basic modeling skills using Revit in this course. Students will learn studio requirement.
This studio course introduces the student to fundamental aspects ARH 653 Introductory Design Studio 2 basic architectural technical skills and produce a simple set of
of architectural design. Students will develop understanding of This course emphasizes the development of spatial design skills. drawings and renderings.
informed design decisions at play in the architectural design Students will increase their capability of visual/graphic thinking,
process including the correlation of basic architectural principles, expand their vocabulary of spatial elements, and will continue to
spatial phenomena, programmatic requirements, composition, develop meaning in their designs.
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ARH 699 Special Topics ARH 900 Internship
Special Topics class offerings change each semester and are Internships provide students with the opportunity to apply the
taught by experts in a specific area. You may contact your knowledge and skills they have acquired from coursework in
academic department director or advisor for more information. a work setting. “Internship for credit” is an option for qualified
Please note that some Special Topics have a required course fee, upper-division students meeting a minimum 3.0 cumulative
prerequisites, and/or may require Department Director approval. GPA and the following: MFA: An approved Midpoint Review and
director approval; MA: Director approval; MARCH: 24 units total
ARH 800 Directed Study of completed Major coursework, and director approved portfolio
Directed study is the primary concentration of a Master’s degree review. Students must complete an Internship Application form
candidate’s work toward the completion of a Final Portfolio and/ (obtained from their student services advisor) and gain department
or Thesis Project. With the approval of the Department Director, director approval prior to the start of the semester and the start
students may take any university coursework to develop specific of the internship. Students should discuss internships and other
conceptual and technical skills that will enable them to further course options with their student services advisor.
develop their Final Portfolio and/or successfully bring a Final
Thesis Project to completion. Please note that some Directed ARH 903 Architecture Foreign Study
Study courses have a required course fee and course prerequisites The Foreign Study will focus on contemporary built works of
may vary by topic. architecture, their conceptual meaning, and their role in recent
architectural discourse, through an intensive site visit, throughout
ARH 810 Master of Architecture Thesis a particular region. The comprehension of these architectural
The objective of the thesis semester is for an individual student to examples will be supported through discussions, guided tours,
demonstrate the ability to develop an architectural concept into an walking and bus tours, and lectures on site.
integrated building project. The thesis project should demonstrate
the student’s capacity to apply the architectural subjects and ARH 990 Portfolio Enhancement
issues learned throughout their course of study. Students will Students will further their skill in specific areas as determined
be expected to incorporate sufficient documentation about the by the Department Director. Professional standards for process,
relationship to the preceding research in their final building design. technique, and execution will be emphasized. Outcomes will be
topic specific. Department Director approval is required. Course
fees and prerequisites may vary by topic.

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ART EDUCATION

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To learn how to
teach artists,
surround yourself
with artists.
The School of Art Education’s philosophy
is that every educator should be skilled
in and passionate about what they teach.
Our students develop a broad range
of their own visual art skills as well as
a deep understanding of pedagogy –
the art and science of teaching. Our
graduates bring to their classrooms
artistry that inspires and teaching abilities
that succeed.

You will develop and hone your skills


in art and design in classes taught by
professional artists working in their field
and be mentored in pedagogy classes
taught by committed professional
educators.

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WHAT WE OFFER CAREER PATHS


Our Art Education degree combines theory and practice to offer a B.F.A. and M.A. in Art Education
comprehensive and versatile education. Students develop a broad range of their own visual art skills
as well as a deep understanding of pedagogy – the art and
Students will: science of teaching. The Master Program is recommended for
Art Education Administrator at the College or University Level*
Explore art education principles, history and practical applications students who want to teach in a museum, community center
Design teaching strategies to engage diverse audiences and/or private/independent school or want to create their own Art Program Administrator*, Museum Education Administrator*, Community
College Instructor *
Expand both your depth and breadth of art and design abilities Art Education Program. On campus students will participate in
through hands on studio instruction fieldwork within the San Francisco Bay Area (online students may
Art Teacher in Public or Private School**, Art Curriculum Director***
Graduate with a professional portfolio highlighting both artistic and do fieldwork locally).
teaching skills
Engage in fieldwork, internships and practicum opportunities with BFA/California Credential Art K-12 Blended Program* Art Program Coordinator Museum or Community Art Program

the myriad of museums, art and community centers, schools and Academy of Art BFA/Art Education students can earn their
After-School Art Instructor, Artist-in-Residence Art Instructor, Art Museum
galleries in the thriving culture center of San Francisco California K-12 Teaching credential as a fifth year program. This Program Assistant or Instructor
Choose B.F.A or M.A. in Art Education, California Teaching will include one additional semester (post BFA) of Credential
Credential Art-K-12, and/or M.A.T. in Art Education specific classes and one semester of student teaching in a Bay
Area Public School.

*
After earning a Masters or higher degree
Non Academy of Art University students can earn their California **
After earning a Teaching Credential
K-12 Teaching Credential in a three semester program. ***
After earning a Teaching Credential or Masters Degree

Master of Art in Teaching - M.A.T.*


The M.A.T. program is four semesters, or an additional semester
after completing the Art Teaching Credential program. This final
semester focuses on the student’s Capstone Thesis Project. This
Master degree is recommended for students who want to teach in
a public school setting.

*Non Academy of Art University students can apply to enter our


Credential and M.A.T. programs with a Bachelor degree and
passage of CBEST and CSET/Art tests.
Student teaching takes place in Bay Area Schools for both of
these programs.

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING
BFA ART EDUCATION DEGREE
REQUIREMENTS CHOOSE ONE:

LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &


• Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
Argument
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA] in Art BFA ART EDUCATION ART & DESIGN CORE
for the Artist
LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer
COURSES LA 280 Perspective Journalism
Education ANM 101 Introduction to Computer Graphics for Animation • Minimum 2.5 GPA and the following general education
ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS
FA 110 Still Life Painting 1 requirements:
BFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS FA 145 Printmaking 3 Art Historical Awareness courses LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century
PEDAGOGY CORE 18 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Composition course LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century
FA 350 Mural Painting 1
+ ART & DESIGN CORE 36 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Context & Style course LA 222 20th Century Art
or FA 423 Abstract Painting 1
+ ART/DESIGN PORTFOLIO 21 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
FASCU 130 Sculpture 1 1 Comparative Art History course
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS COMPARATIVE ART HISTORY
FASCU 231 Ceramic Sculpture 1 1 U.S. Constitution course LA 127 Topics in World Art
TOTAL 120 UNITS FND 112 Figure Drawing 1 Quantitative Literacy course
FND 113 Sketching for Communication QUANTITATIVE LITERACY
FND 122 Color Fundamentals After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. CHOOSE ONE:
ILL 133 Digital Media 1: Photography & Imaging
LA 124 Physics for Artists: Light, Sound, and Motion
BFA ART EDUCATION MPT 106 Edit 1: The Art of Editing
LA 146 Anatomy of Automobiles
PEDAGOGY CORE COURSES WNM 249 Web Design 1
LA 200 Introduction to Computer Programming
ARE 105 Overview of the Theories and Practices of Art GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
LA 233 Popular Topics in Health, Nutrition, & Physiology
Education*
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION LA 254 Human-Centered Design
ARE 205 Educational Psychology*
LA 255 College Math
ARE 310 Curriculum Development for the Art Classroom CHOOSE ONE:
LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
ARE 340 Learning to Talk About Art* LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist
LA 286 Discrete Mathematics
ARE 460 Senior Seminar in Art Education* LA 108 Composition for the Artist
LA 288 Vector, Matrices and Transformations
ARE 515 Integrating Technology into Art Education Settings
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CONTEXT & STYLE LA 293 Precalculus
*Courses requiring fieldwork.
LA 296 Applied Physics
CHOOSE ONE:

LA 110 English Composition: Narrative Storytelling U.S. CONSTITUTION


LA 133 Short Form Writing LA 270 U.S. History

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Master of Arts [MA] in Art MA ART EDUCATION DEGREE Master of Arts [MA] in Art MA ART EDUCATION DEGREE
REQUIREMENTS REQUIREMENTS
Education • Successful completion of Final Capstone Project
Education with Studio Emphasis • Successful completion of Final Capstone Project
• Minimum grade of C in all required 36 units • Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units
MA UNIT REQUIREMENTS MA UNIT REQUIREMENTS
• Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and the following Academic • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and the following Academic
MAJOR 30 UNITS MAJOR 24 UNITS
Study requirement: Study requirement:
+ GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS 3 UNITS + ART & DESIGN CORE 24 UNITS
+ ELECTIVE * 3 UNITS 1 Art Historical Awareness & Aesthetic Sensitivity course + DIRECTED STUDY 6 UNITS 1 Art Historical Awareness & Aesthetic Sensitivity course
+ GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS 6 UNITS
TOTAL 36 UNITS
+ ELECTIVE * 3 UNITS

*Per director approval TOTAL 63 UNITS

*Per director approval

MA ART EDUCATION REQUIRED MAJOR MA ART EDUCATION GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS


COURSES REQUIREMENTS
ARE 600 Educational Psychology MA ART EDUCATION REQUIRED MAJOR MA ART EDUCATION ART & DESIGN CORE
ARE 601 Overview of Art Education Theories and Practices ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS & AESTHETIC SENSITIVITY COURSES COURSES
ARE 612 Addressing Language & Special Needs in an GLA 606 Crossing Borders: Art & Culture in a Global Society ARE 600 Educational Psychology ANM 623 3D Modeling & Animation 1 (Maya)
Inclusive Classroom ARE 601 Overview of Art Education Theories and Practices COM 602 Visual Storytelling: Editing for Short-Form Video Content
ARE 615 Integrating Technology into Art Education Settings ARE 612 Addressing Language & Special Needs in an FA 600 Figure Studio
ARE 625 Curriculum Design and Planning Inclusive Classroom FA 601 Drawing
ARE 626 Innovative Instructional Design and Practices ARE 615 Integrating Technology into Art Education Settings FA 609 Painting
ARE 630 Museum Literacy: Learning to Teach in Museums ARE 625 Curriculum Design and Planning FA 610 Etching
ARE 640 Internship Placement & Concurrent Class Meetings ARE 626 Innovative Instructional Design and Practices or FA 612 Silkscreen
ARE 835 Capstone Project - Planning & Development ARE 630 Museum Literacy: Learning to Teach in Museums or FA 613 Monotype and Relief Printing
ARE 850 Capstone Project - Program Documentation ARE 640 Internship Placement & Concurrent Class Meetings GR 616 Making Ideas Visible
PH 600 Digital Photography Concepts & Techniques
or WNM 622 Digital Capture

MA ART EDUCATION GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS


REQUIREMENTS

ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS & AESTHETIC SENSITIVITY


GLA 601 Classical Aesthetics and the Renaissance

MAJOR DESIGNATED GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS


GLA 606 Crossing Borders: Art & Culture in a Global Society

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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) MAT ART EDUCATION DEGREE Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) MAT ART EDUCATION DEGREE
REQUIREMENTS – TRACK I REQUIREMENTS – TRACK II
Degree – Track I • Successful completion of Final Capstone Project
Degree – Track II • Successful completion of Final Capstone Project
• Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
MAT ART EDUCATION UNIT REQUIREMENTS MAT ART EDUCATION UNIT REQUIREMENTS
• Minimum grade of C in all required 27 units • Minimum grade of C in all required 39 units
MAJOR 21 UNITS MAJOR 33 UNITS
+ DIRECTED STUDY 6 UNITS + DIRECTED STUDY 6 UNITS
MAT TRACK I – ENTRY REQUIREMENTS* MAT TRACK II – ENTRY REQUIREMENTS*
TOTAL 27 UNITS • Successful completion of the following courses with a grade TOTAL 39 UNITS
• Minimum 2.5 GPA in an earned Bachelor’s Degree (or higher)
of B or higher:
• Pass the CBEST Examination
ARE 205 Educational Psychology
• Pass the CSET/Art Examination
ARE 310 Curriculum Development for the Art
• TB Health Certificate
MAT ART EDUCATION – TRACK I Classroom
MAT ART EDUCATION – TRACK II • CTC Clearance
MAJOR COURSES ARE 460 Senior Seminar in Art Education
MAJOR COURSES • CPR & First Aid Workshop Certificate
ARE 610 Teaching Audiences in a Diverse Society ARE 515 Integrating Technology into Art Education
ARE 600 Educational Psychology • Resume
ARE 611 Teaching Audiences with Special Needs Settings
ARE 601 Overview of Art Education Theories and Practices • 3 Letters of Recommendation
ARE 621 Instruction & Assessment of Academic Literacy
• Minimum 2.5 GPA in an earned Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) ARE 610 Teaching Audiences in a Diverse Society
ARE 641 Student Teaching Seminar
• Pass the CBEST Examination ARE 611 Teaching Audiences with Special Needs *See Admissions Requirements for details of general graduate
ARE 901 Student Teaching in Public School Classroom
• Pass the CSET/Art Examination ARE 615 Integrating Technology into Art Education Settings school entry requirements.
(6 units)
• TB Health Certificate ARE 620 Curriculum Development and Analysis in Art
COM 602 Visual Storytelling: Editing for Short-Form Video
• CTC Clearance Education Settings
Content
• CPR & First Aid Workshop Certificate ARE 621 Instruction & Assessment of Academic Literacy
• Resume ARE 641 Student Teaching Seminar
• 3 Letters of Recommendation ARE 901 Student Teaching in Public School Classroom
(6 units)
*See Admissions Requirements for details of general graduate COM 602 Visual Storytelling: Editing for Short-Form Video
school entry requirements. Content

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UNDERGRADUATE ARE 460 Senior Seminar in Art Education
Students will review and expand upon prior coursework through
COURSES field observations, interviews and special projects to reinforce
their commitment to art and education. This course requires
ARE 105 Overview of the Theories and Practices of fieldwork. Students will contact sites to complete their required
Art Education fieldwork assignments. Students will complete their Art and
Students will be introduced to the field of art education through Process Portfolio for the Final Review.
an examination of topics pertaining to such things as the history
of art education, pedagogy, visual arts standards, advocacy, ARE 515 Integrating Technology into Art Education
managing a classroom and professional readiness. This course Settings
requires fieldwork. Students will be responsible for finding their Students will explore a multiple array of technologies that
fieldwork sites. can be applied to the curriculum as well as curriculum-based
technologies for 21st century learners in Art Education settings.
ARE 205 Educational Psychology The course will also address the legal, ethical, and moral uses of
This course introduces basic psychological principles and their the Internet and telecommunications media. This course is also
application to educational settings. Educational and artistic offered as ARE 615 and fulfills a requirement for the California Art
perspectives will be used to explore educational practices, Teaching Credential.
students’ development and characteristics, learning processes,
and teaching strategies. Students will use these principles to
better understand themselves and their pupils, and to foster
healthy classroom environments.

ARE 310 Curriculum Development for the Art


Classroom
Students will learn how to apply standards-based,
developmentally appropriate art instruction in classrooms,
museums and community settings. This is the Midpoint Review;
students will organize projects, lessons, and journal entries into an
Art and Process Portfolio.

ARE 340 Learning to Talk About Art


Students will learn developmentally appropriate strategies
for engaging students with diverse needs in a variety of art
educational settings through discussion and art practices. This
course requires fieldwork. Students will contact sites to undertake
observations and practice leading appropriate discussions in art
classrooms, museums or community settings.
VIEW the schedule, prerequisites,
and course fees & REGISTER at
https://catalog.academyart.edu

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GRADUATE ARE 612 Addressing Language & Special Needs in an ARE 625 Curriculum Design and Planning
Students will learn to develop effective, comprehensive
ARE 699 Special Topics
Advanced special topics class offerings change each semester
Inclusive Classroom
COURSES This course will prepare students with strategies to meet the curriculum, and will write lessons to be used for their future and are taught by experts in a specific topic. You may contact
needs of culturally diverse students, students with special needs, teaching. This course will also examine topics that affect the your academic department director or advisor for more
ARE 600 Educational Psychology English language learners, and gifted and talented students. art-education experience, such as setting up and managing art- information. Course fees and prerequisites will vary by topic.
This course introduces basic psychological principles and their Students will also have the opportunity to observe and apply these education environments.
application to educational settings. Educational and artistic strategies during fieldwork. Students will be responsible for finding ARE 810 GDS - MAT Capstone: The Artist/Educator
perspectives will be used to explore educational practices, their fieldwork sites. ARE 626 Innovative Instructional Design and Documentary
students’ development and characteristics, learning processes,
Practices Graduate students working on their individual Capstone Project
and teaching strategies. Students will use these principles to
ARE 615 Integrating Technology into Art Education In this course, students will create innovative art lessons, broaden receive instruction and critiques of their work. In addition to
better understand themselves and their pupils, and to foster
Settings their perspective and philosophy of education, and design original regular instructor critiques of their work in progress, graduate
healthy classroom environments.
Students will explore a multiple array of technologies that art program ideas that can be further developed and implemented students discuss approaches to their Capstone Project as peers.
can be applied to the curriculum as well as curriculum-based in their Capstone Project courses. Please note that some Group Directed Study courses have a
ARE 601 Overview of Art Education Theories and technologies for 21st century learners in Art Education settings. required course fee and course prerequisites may vary by topic.
Practices The course will also address the legal, ethical, and moral uses of ARE 630 Museum Literacy: Learning to Teach in
Students will examine art education theories, practices and the Internet and telecommunications media. ARE 820 DS Mentorship Forum - MAT Capstone:
Museums
challenges for implementing sound art education programs
Students will learn about the history, practices and programming The Art Advocacy Project
through advanced readings and structured field experience.
ARE 620 Curriculum Development and Analysis in issues related to art education in museums, including issues In this course, students will meet independently with their Directed
Students will contact sites to undertake in-depth observations and
Art Education Settings and policies that impact serving audiences with diverse needs Study Mentor and participate in weekly online peer reviews and
a case study in art classrooms, museums or community settings.
Students will learn to develop effective curriculum units, art- and interests, and serving audiences beyond physical sites and discussions. Students will refine their concepts for their Capstone
integrated lesson plans, critique strategies, and collaborative collections. Fieldwork is required and students are responsible for Projects, clearly express intent and set personal goals for work.
ARE 610 Teaching Audiences in a Diverse Society practices. They will learn how to set-up and manage stimulating finding an appropriate site. Instructor critique, peer review, and advancing work based
Students will learn about the linguistic, cultural, social and on feedback will be emphasized. Students must submit a DS
art environments for diverse learners. As a part of the Midpoint
educational needs of English Language Learners in art Mentorship request to their Department Director and the Graduate
Review; students will organize and present the Art and Process ARE 640 Internship Placement & Concurrent Class
classrooms, museums, and community settings. Through School for approval.
Portfolio around specific criteria. Meetings
fieldwork assignments, students will observe, learn and practice
strategies for meeting the needs of their future students. Students Students will gain professional-quality hands-on art education
ARE 621 Instruction & Assessment of Academic experience in a supervised position within an approved art ARE 835 Capstone Project - Planning & Development
will be responsible for finding their fieldwork sites.
education setting. Students will spend a minimum of 10 hours per This course is the first part of a two course sequence. In
Literacy
week at the work site, take part in 5 class meetings to discuss this group directed study, students will develop an original
ARE 611 Teaching Audiences with Special Needs Learn the teaching methods, assessment strategies and
the experiences, submit weekly written reports and make class art education program integrating and expanding upon the
Students will learn about the physical, social, and educational applications to reading, speaking, and writing for standards-
presentations. foundation of knowledge acquired in the School of Art Education’s
needs of special needs and accelerated learners in art based instruction in a variety of art classroom settings. Course
core curriculum.
classrooms, museums, and community settings. Through will cover fundamentals of language acquisition theory and basic
fieldwork assignments, students will observe, learn and deliver linguistic concepts as well as reading comprehension and critical ARE 641 Student Teaching Seminar
hands-on art instruction at their site. Students will be responsible thinking. A two day introductory workshop will precede placement in a
for finding their fieldwork sites. public school classroom. Observation and supervised teaching
experiences will be completed in ELL, exceptional and special
VIEW the schedule, prerequisites, education environments. These field experiences will include
and course fees & REGISTER at observation, directed observation, cooperative planning, joint
https://catalog.academyart.edu teaching, tutoring, and small group discussion.

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ARE 850 Capstone Project - Program Documentation
This is the second part of a two course sequence supporting MA
students’ capstone project. In this group directed study course,
students will focus on the implementation and documentation
of their original art program developed in the ARE 835 capstone
course.

ARE 901 Student Teaching in Public School


Classroom
This course is the online component to Student Teaching Seminar
and serves as a support system for students as they deal with
the day-to-day challenge of 20-30 hours of student teaching.
The California Teacher Performance Assessments (CALTPAs)
will be introduced and emphasis will be placed on preparing for
California State tests.

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ART HISTORY

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The masterpieces of the


past set precedents for
the future.  Art historians
curate inspiration for the
next generation.
Art Historians have the power to create
the context in which future generations
view art. Great art historians possess the
unique ability to bring the artists of the
past alive and make their work relevant in
today’s world.

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WHAT WE OFFER CAREER PATHS


Academy of Art University’s Art History program is a one-of-
a-kind experience, blending academic inquiry and practice
with one of the most extensive studio art and design programs
Art History instructor at the College or University level*,
in the world. Throughout this comprehensive program, you
Museum Curator*
will discover the power of art and be able to make a lasting
contribution to the cultural landscape. Gallery, Public Art, Corporate or private collection curator
or Curatorial assistant, Art museum program assistant
Academy of Art University celebrates the artistic traditions of the
Teacher in public or private school**
past and encourages emerging artists and scholars to situate Historical preservationist, fine art auctioneer or
themselves in this cultural continuum. Students completing appraiser, archivist
their Art History degree at Academy of Art University will have
Independent scholar, researcher, writer, consultant
the opportunity to develop their studio practice while gaining
an in-depth knowledge of art history. Studio classes make up
approximately half of the major’s curriculum and students will
produce a portfolio of work within a specialized area of fine art
as well as a written senior thesis. *After earning a Masters degree or higher
** After earning a Teaching Credential

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS WESTERN CIVILIZATION


LA 171 Western Civilization
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
QUANTITATIVE LITERACY
CHOOSE ONE:

LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist CHOOSE ONE:


Bachelor of Arts [BA] in Art BA ART HISTORY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 124 Physics for Artists: Light, Sound, and Motion
History • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, LA 146 Anatomy of Automobiles
studio coursework, LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: EXPOSITORY WRITING LA 200 Introduction to Computer Programming
BA UNIT REQUIREMENTS or LA 108 Composition for the Artist, and LA 202 English LA 233 Popular Topics in Health, Nutrition, & Physiology
CHOOSE ONE:
MAJOR COURSEWORK Composition: Creative Persuasion & Argument or LA 207 LA 254 Human-Centered Design
LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
CORE 27 UNITS Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer. LA 255 College Math
Argument
MAJOR* 9 UNITS LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
• Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer
MAJOR ELECTIVES 24 UNITS LA 286 Discrete Mathematics
requirements:
+ STUDIO 12 UNITS EUROPEAN FOREIGN LANGUAGE LA 288 Vector, Matrices, & Transformations
4 European Foreign Language courses
+ LIBERAL ARTS** 36 UNITS
LA 293 Precalculus
+ ELECTIVES 12 UNITS 1 Written Communications: Composition course CHOOSE FOUR FROM ONE LANGUAGE:
LA 296 Applied Physics
1 Written Communications: Expository Writing course LA 260 French 1: Basic Grammar & Speech
TOTAL 120 UNITS
1 Western Civilization course LA 262 French 2: Conversational French
*Advanced Studies Art History 1 Quantitative Literacy course LA 267 Italian 1: Basic Grammar & Speech EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
**Non-Art History General Education 1 Employment Communications & Practices course LA 268 Spanish 1: Basic Grammar & Speech LA 291 Designing Careers
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course LA 269 Italian 2: Conversational Italian
LA 273 Spanish 2: Conversational Spanish
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal LA 392 French 3: Reading & Writing CULTURAL IDEAS & INFLUENCES
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.
LA 393 Spanish 3: Reading & Writing LA 127 Topics in World Art*
LA 395 German 3: Reading & Writing *Core Requirement
BA ART HISTORY CORE COURSES BA ART HISTORY ADVANCED STUDIES IN ART LA 397 Italian 3: Reading & Writing
AHS 116 Looking at Art and Design HISTORY COURSES LA 492 French 4: Proficiency
AHS 120 Art History through the 15th Century LA 493 Spanish 4: Proficiency
CHOOSE THREE:
AHS 121 Art History through the 19th Century LA 495 German 4: Proficiency
LA 420 Art of the Italian Renaissance
AHS 222 20th Century Art for Art History Majors LA 497 Italian 4: Proficiency
LA 421 Northern Renaissance Art
AHS 327 Art of the Classical World LA 422 Italian Baroque Art
AHS 466 Art History Senior Thesis LA 423 The Golden Age of Dutch Art
LA 127 Topics in World Art LA 432 Art of Spain: From El Greco to Picasso
LA 220 American Art History LA 433 18th & 19th Century European Art
LA 333 Art of the Middle Ages LA 434 History of Asian Art
LA 464 Survey of Dada & Surrealism

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Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA] in Art BFA ART HISTORY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS LA 171 Western Civilization
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
History • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses,
QUANTITATIVE LITERACY
studio coursework, LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist CHOOSE ONE:

BFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS or LA 108 Composition for the Artist, and LA 202 English LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist CHOOSE ONE:

MAJOR COURSEWORK Composition: Creative Persuasion & Argument or LA 207 LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 124 Physics for Artists: Light, Sound, and Motion
CORE 27 UNITS Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer. LA 146 Anatomy of Automobiles
MAJOR* 9 UNITS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: EXPOSITORY WRITING LA 200 Introduction to Computer Programming
• Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education
MAJOR ELECTIVES 9 UNITS CHOOSE ONE:
LA 233 Popular Topics in Health, Nutrition, & Physiology
requirements:
+ STUDIO 33 UNITS LA 254 Human-Centered Design
4 European Foreign Language courses LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
+ LIBERAL ARTS** 36 UNITS LA 255 College Math
1 Written Communications: Composition course Argument
+ ELECTIVES 6 UNITS LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
1 Written Communications: Expository Writing course LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer
TOTAL 120 UNITS LA 286 Discrete Mathematics
1 Western Civilization course
EUROPEAN FOREIGN LANGUAGE LA 288 Vector, Matrices, & Transformations
*Advanced Studies Art History 1 Quantitative Literacy course
LA 293 Precalculus
**Non-Art History General Education 1 Employment Communications & Practices course CHOOSE FOUR FROM ONE LANGUAGE:
LA 296 Applied Physics
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course LA 260 French 1: Basic Grammar & Speech
LA 262 French 2: Conversational French EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal LA 267 Italian 1: Basic Grammar & Speech
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. LA 291 Designing Careers
LA 268 Spanish 1: Basic Grammar & Speech
LA 269 Italian 2: Conversational Italian CULTURAL IDEAS & INFLUENCES
BFA ART HISTORY CORE COURSES BFA ART HISTORY ADVANCED STUDIES IN ART LA 273 Spanish 2: Conversational Spanish LA 127 Topics in World Art*
AHS 116 Looking at Art and Design HISTORY COURSES LA 294 German 1: Basic Grammar/Speech *Core Requirement
AHS 120 Art History through the 15th Century LA 295 German 2: Conversational German
CHOOSE THREE:
AHS 121 Art History through the 19th Century LA 392 French 3: Reading & Writing
LA 420 Art of the Italian Renaissance LA 393 Spanish 3: Reading & Writing
AHS 222 20th Century Art for Art History Majors
LA 421 Northern Renaissance Art LA 395 German 3: Reading & Writing
AHS 327 Art of the Classical World
LA 422 Italian Baroque Art LA 397 Italian 3: Reading & Writing
AHS 466 Art History Senior Thesis
LA 423 The Golden Age of Dutch Art LA 492 French 4: Proficiency
LA 127 Topics in World Art
LA 432 Art of Spain: From El Greco to Picasso LA 493 Spanish 4: Proficiency
LA 307 History of Aesthetics
LA 433 18th & 19th Century European Art LA 495 German 4: Proficiency
LA 333 Art of the Middle Ages
LA 434 History of Asian Art LA 497 Italian 4: Proficiency
LA 464 Survey of Dada & Surrealism

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STUDIO FOUNDATIONS FASCU 270 Ecorche
AHS 114 Traditional Materials, Tools, & Techniques in Art FND 116 Perspective
FND 110 Analysis of Form ILL 120 Clothed Figure Drawing 1
FND 112 Figure Drawing ILL 220 Clothed Figure Drawing 2
FND 125 Color and Design ILL 493 Semester Abroad - Illustration
or ARH 230 Color, Perception and Space
FND 131 Figure Modeling

STUDIO FOCUS
CHOOSE SIX:
FA 110 Still Life Painting 1
FA 121 Intermediate Figure Drawing
FA 142 Lithography 1
FA 143 Silkscreen 1
FA 144 Etching 1/Intaglio
FA 145 Printmaking
FA 211 Introduction to Painting: Figure
FA 213 Introduction to Anatomy
FA 222 Expressive Heads & Hands
FA 224 Composition & Painting
FA 227 Fine Arts Heads & Hands
FA 241 Book Arts 1
FA 242 Lithography 2: Color
FA 243 Silkscreen 2
FA 244 Etching 2
FA 255 Letterpress
FA 325 Mixed Media Drawing & Painting 1
FA 341 Book Arts 2
FA 344 Monotype 1
FA 345 Advanced Projects in Printmaking 1
FA 347 Relief Printing 1
FA 348 Paper Sculpture
FA 355 Letterpress 2
FA 493 Study Abroad
FA 493 Study Abroad: Painting in Florence, Italy
FA 493 Study Abroad: Printmaking in Florence, Italy
FASCU 130 Sculpture 1
FASCU 231 Ceramics Sculpture 1
FASCU 233 The Art of Moldmaking & Casting
FASCU 234 Head & Figure Sculpture
FASCU 235 Metal Fabrication & Welding

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STUDIO COURSES
Master of Arts [MA] in Art History MA ART HISTORY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
CHOOSE ONE:
• Successful completion of Final Thesis Project
• Minimum grade of C in all required 36 units FA 600 Figure Studio
MA UNIT REQUIREMENTS
• Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and the following Academic FA 601 Drawing
MAJOR 30 UNITS
Study requirement: FA 609 Painting
+ DIRECTED STUDY 3 UNITS
1 Art Historical Awareness & Aesthetic Sensitivity course FA 610 Etching
+ STUDIO 3 UNITS
• Reading proficiency in one of the following languages: FA 630 Color Theory
Total 36 UNITS FA 631 Book Arts
French, German, Italian or Spanish*
FASCU 620 Figure Modeling
*If proficient in another European language that is not listed,
consult with Admissions Office. MA ART HISTORY GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS
REQUIREMENTS
NOTE: Students must demonstrate reading proficiency in at
least one European language prior to graduation. European
language coursework cannot apply toward the Master’s Degree. ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS & AESTHETIC SENSITIVITY
GLA 606 Crossing Borders: Art & Culture in a Global Society*
*Core Requirement
MA ART HISTORY REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES AHS 636 Modern Painting and Sculpture from 1850 to the
AHS 600 Art History Methodologies & Theory 1960s
AHS 750 Midpoint Thesis & Research AHS 800 Directed Study
GLA 601 Classical Aesthetics and the Renaissance GLA 607 Art & Ideas of the Enlightenment
GLA 602 The Art & Ideology of the 20th Century GLA 609 Renovating Tradition: Art & Ideas of the 19th Century
GLA 606 Crossing Borders: Art & Culture in a Global Society GLA 903 Graduate Seminar in Europe

CHOOSE FIVE:

AHS 610 Ancient Greek Art: the Foundation of Western


Civilization
AHS 612 Egyptian Art & Archaeology – To the Death of
Cleopatra VII
AHS 613 Medieval Art: From Carolingian to Gothic
AHS 620 Italian Renaissance Art
AHS 621 Art of the Northern Renaissance
AHS 622 Art of the Italian Baroque
AHS 623 Art of the Dutch Golden Age
AHS 634 Dada and Surrealism
AHS 635 Chinese Painting: Ming to Modern

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UNDERGRADUATE AHS 222 20th Century Art for Art History Majors
This class presents a critical study of the major movements in
GRADUATE AHS 613 Medieval Art: From Carolingian to Gothic
This seminar will trace the development of the art and architecture
COURSES Western fine art from the late nineteenth century to the present COURSES from the Carolingian to the Gothic periods with an emphasis
including Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Art on the Gothic Style as a reflection of France’s emergence as a
AHS 114 Traditional Materials, Tools, & Techniques Nouveau, Cubism, Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Abstract AHS 600 Art History Methodologies & Theory significant royal power in the 13th century. In addition, analysis of
in Art Expressionism, Minimalism, Pop Art, Performance Art, Graffiti and This course provides an introduction to art-historical methods and representative works of art and architecture from early Christianity,
This course explores the materials, tools and techniques used Post-Modernism. historiography, with an emphasis on historical development of Byzantium, and Islam will help recover the cross-cultural
by the artist in the realm of two-and three-dimensional mediums. current practices, interpretive methodology, critical theory, debates exchange that occurred in the Mediterranean in the medieval
Understanding art and the process of making art is achieved AHS 327 Art of the Classical World within the field, and cross-disciplinary dialogues. Students will period. Students will apply their knowledge through presentations,
through hands-on studio work, theoretical investigation, weekly This course examines the art and architecture of the ancient consider the definition of and approach to art-historical problems class discussions and written research that demonstrates a
written assignments and the submission of a final research paper classical era, focusing on Greece and Rome, and their from late Renaissance to the present. command of the course material, assigned readings, and topics
that studies a particular material/technique. foundational influences of Mesopotamia and Egypt. Students discussed in class.
will analyze artwork in the in the context of historical, literary, and AHS 610 Ancient Greek Art: the Foundation of
AHS 116 Looking at Art and Design philosophical texts of the era, applying knowledge in research, Western Civilization AHS 620 Italian Renaissance Art
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles theoretical papers, and presentations. This course examines the art, archaeology, architecture, and This course researches the major artists, artworks and historical
of art and design through visual analysis. Curriculum focuses on ideology that comprised the foundation of the ancient Greek context related to the production of painting, sculpture and
a variety of media including painting, sculpture and graphic art AHS 466 Art History Senior Thesis civilization and how it has influenced Western culture. Students will architecture in Italy from 1300 to 1600. Students will critically
providing students with a context to engage in the art historical This course will help senior students create and develop their present and write research papers to critically assess how such appraise artwork through the study of primary and secondary
and cultural appreciation of two and three-dimensional art. graduation portfolio and written thesis. Students will focus a culture became a fundamental phenomenon ingrained in the source material and evaluate and apply this knowledge through
attention on a cohesive body of work and their independent values and arts of today. written research and class presentation.

AHS 120 Art History Through the 15th Century research in art history through individual presentation of existing
This course examines the major period styles of art in Western pieces and drafts of their written thesis. AHS 612 Egyptian Art & Archaeology - To the Death AHS 621 Art of the Northern Renaissance
civilization from prehistory to the late Gothic and early This course discusses the sculpture, painting and architecture
of Cleopatra VII of Northern Europe, including Netherlands, Flanders, France,
Renaissance periods. Students are introduced to key artists, This course examines the art and archaeology of Egypt from the
artwork and art historical language. Students will analyze stylistic Germany and England, from 1300 to 1600. Students will engage
earliest times to the death of Cleopatra VII. Students will critically
and cultural characteristics of art and recognize how historical in substantive analysis of the art, in addition to primary and
analyze Egyptian Art and its influence in the West through the
issues influence artistic development. secondary source material. Their research will culminate in
study of primary and secondary source material and evaluate and
scholarly written work and presentations.
apply this knowledge through written resource.
AHS 121 Art History Through the 19th Century
This course examines the major period styles of art in Western AHS 622 Art of the Italian Baroque
civilization from the high Renaissance through Impressionism. This course evaluates Italian works of art and architecture from
Students are introduced to key artists, artwork and art 1600 to 1700. Students will critically appraise the art in its context
historical language. Students will analyze stylistic and cultural through the analysis of primary and secondary readings seminal
Additional Art History courses are listed under Liberal Arts courses
characteristics of art and recognize how historical issues influence to the study of Baroque art, culminating in written work and
starting on page 527. Art History courses are listed under
Additional
artistic development. presentations.
Liberal Arts courses starting on page 671.

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AHS 623 Art of the Dutch Golden Age AHS 750 Midpoint Thesis & Research AHS 822 Art History Thesis - Northern Renaissance AHS 838 Art History Thesis: Modern Art
This course examines art of the 17th century Dutch Republic Students will prepare, research, and edit their thesis proposal, Students will prepare, edit, and present original research in Students will prepare, edit, and present original research in the
and its environs. Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, Vermeer, Hals, culminating in the presentation of their Midpoint Review. Passing the form of a written thesis focusing on a topic particular to the form of a written thesis focusing on a topic particular to Modern
Dou and Leyster and others will be studied. Students will engage the course and Midpoint Review will allow students to move on northern Renaissance. Class meetings will include peer critique Art. Class meetings will include peer critique discussion. The
in a deep analysis of artwork through primary and secondary and enroll in their respective AHS Directed Study, in which they will discussion. The course culminates in the completion of a final course culminates in the completion of a final paper documenting
readings seminal to the study, concluding in written work and use the work they’ve completed in AHS 750 to write an original MA paper documenting their art historical research, analysis, and their art historical research, analysis and criticism.
presentations. Thesis. criticism.
AHS 845 Art History Thesis: American Art
AHS 634 Dada and Surrealism AHS 800 Directed Study AHS 824 Art History Thesis - Gothic Art & Students will prepare, edit, and present original research in the
This course focuses on the art, philosophy and film of international Directed study is the primary concentration of a Master’s degree Architecture form of a written thesis focusing on a topic particular to American
Dada and Surrealist artists whose work became a turning point candidate’s work toward the completion of a Final Portfolio Students will prepare, edit, and present original research in the Art. Class meetings will include peer critique discussion. The
in the evolution of modern art history. Students will examine both and/or Thesis Project. With the approval of the Department form of a written thesis focusing on a topic particular to the Gothic course culminates in the completion of a final paper documenting
movements through the lens of Modernism and postmodernism Director, students may take any university coursework to develop period. Class meetings will include peer critique discussion. The their art historical research, analysis and criticism.
and synthesize their research through presentations and written specific conceptual and technical skills that will enable them course culminates in the completion of a final paper documenting
work. to further develop their Final Portfolio and/or successfully bring their art historical research, analysis, and criticism. AHS 850 Art History Thesis - 20th Century
a Final Thesis Project to completion. Please note that some Students will prepare, edit, and present original research in the
AHS 635 Chinese Painting: Ming to Modern Directed Study courses have a required course fee and course form of a written thesis focusing on a topic particular to the 20th
prerequisites may vary by topic.
AHS 825 Art History Thesis – High Renaissance /
This course focuses on painted artworks from China Ming to century. Class meetings will include peer critique discussion. The
Mannerism / Baroque
present day. This course is centered on works of the literati, the course culminates in the completion of a final paper documenting
Students will prepare, edit, and present original research in the
influence of the art market, and historical context. Art of revolution AHS 810 Art History Thesis - Greek Art their art historical research, analysis, and criticism.
form of a written thesis focusing on a topic particular to the High
and interactions with the West will also be considered. Students Students will prepare, edit, and present original research in
Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque period. Class meetings
will synthesize their research through presentations and written the form of a written thesis focusing on a topic particular to the AHS 900 Internship
will include peer critique discussion. The course culminates in
work. Ancient Greek period. Class meetings will include peer critique Internships provide students with the opportunity to apply the
the completion of a final paper documenting their art historical
discussion. The course culminates in the completion of a final knowledge and skills they have acquired from coursework in
research, analysis and criticism.
AHS 636 Modern Painting and Sculpture from 1850 paper documenting their art historical research, analysis and a work setting. “Internship for credit” is an option for qualified
criticism. upper-division students meeting a minimum 3.0 cumulative
to the 1960s AHS 826 Art History Thesis: Medieval Art
This course will examine modern art, primarily of Western Europe GPA and the following: MFA: An approved Midpoint Review and
Students will prepare, edit, and present original research in the
and the United States, from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. AHS 812 Art History Thesis: Ancient Art director approval; MA: Director approval; MARCH: 24 units total
form of a written thesis focusing on a topic particular to Medieval
The topics of aesthetics of originality, nonconformity, and newness Students will prepare, edit, and present original research in the of completed Major coursework, and director approved portfolio
Art. Class meetings will include peer critique discussion. The
will be discussed through the reading of the 19th-century writers form of a written thesis focusing on a topic particular to Ancient review. Students must complete an Internship Application
course culminates in the completion of a final paper documenting
and contemporary scholars. Students will study how modern art Art. Class meetings will include peer critique discussion. The form (obtained from their student services advisor) and gain
their art historical research, analysis and criticism.
is connected to major societal shifts that occurred during these course culminates in the completion of a final paper documenting department director approval prior to the start of the semester and
periods. their art historical research, analysis and criticism. the start of the internship. Students should discuss internships
AHS 832 Art History Thesis - Dutch Art and other course options with their student services advisor.
Students will prepare, edit, and present original research in the
AHS 699 Special Topics AHS 821 Art History Thesis - Italian Renaissance
form of a written thesis focusing on a topic particular to the 20th
Special Topics class offerings change each semester and are Students will prepare, edit, and present original research in the
century. Class meetings will include peer critique discussion. The
taught by experts in a specific area. You may contact your form of a written thesis focusing on a topic particular to the Italian
course culminates in the completion of a final paper documenting
academic department director or advisor for more information. Renaissance. Class meetings will include peer critique discussion.
their art historical research, analysis and criticism.
Please note that some Special Topics have a required course fee, The course culminates in the completion of a final paper
prerequisites, and/or may require Department Director approval. documenting their art historical research, analysis, and criticism.

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COMMUNICATIONS
AND MEDIA
TECHNOLOGIES

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The On-Demand Storyteller


There never has been a more
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The next generation of storyteller is a


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containing podcasts, webisodes and
segments, you’ll be on demand for
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WHAT WE OFFER CAREER PATHS


Learn to write, edit, shoot, produce, host, report, Do in-depth, feature-length investigations, or a
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Be on camera or learn to direct camera talent: Learn production skills: produce broadcast-
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you! Learn the jobs of the News Anchor, Host, professional standards. On Camera Production Social Media
Video Journalist, Multimedia Journalist, and
more! Multiplatform. Cutting edge. Hands-On. Use and create interactive content and web
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Create professional media content for the
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Become a media expert in art, design, news, Sports reporter Motion Graphic Designer Community Director
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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS MAJOR ELECTIVES OR MINOR HISTORICAL AWARENESS


Students may opt to minor in any field of art and design with the CHOOSE ONE:
intent of enriching their practice in their major area of study. Minors LA 171 Western Civilization
are achieved by completing a purposeful selection of classes LA 270 U.S. History
within another art and design discipline, typically including a
Bachelor of Arts [BA] in BA COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA
broad experience of the history, aesthetics, and basic skills of that
LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
TECHNOLOGIES DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Florence
Communications and Media discipline. See advisor for a list of minor course options. LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
• Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
Technologies LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
LA 278 Seminar in France
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
for the Artist GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
BA UNIT REQUIREMENTS LA 359 Urban Sociology
MAJOR COURSEWORK • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
QUANTITATIVE LITERACY
CORE 36 UNITS requirements:
CHOOSE ONE:
MAJOR 15 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Composition course CHOOSE ONE:
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist
+ MAJOR ELECTIVES 15 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Context & Style course LA 124 Physics for Artists: Light, Sound, and Motion
+ ELECTIVES 9 UNITS LA 108 Composition for the Artist
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course LA 146 Anatomy of Automobiles
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS 1 Historical Awareness course WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CONTEXT & STYLE LA 200 Introduction to Computer Programming
TOTAL 120 UNITS 1 Quantitative Literacy course LA 233 Popular Topics in Health, Nutrition, & Physiology
CHOOSE ONE:
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course LA 254 Human-Centered Design
1 Employment Communications and Practices course LA 110 English Composition: Narrative Storytelling
LA 255 College Math
LA 133 Short Form Writing
LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal
LA 286 Discrete Mathematics
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING
LA 288 Vector, Matrices, & Transformations
CHOOSE ONE: LA 293 Precalculus
LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion & LA 296 Applied Physics
BA COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA COM 230 Motion Graphics for Digital Media 1 Argument
TECHNOLOGIES CORE COURSES COM 202 Express Yourself: Online Production & Promotion LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer CULTURAL IDEAS & INFLUENCES
COM 102 Visual Storytelling: Editing Fundamentals for Short- COM 400 In-Depth Project: The Game Show LA 280 Perspective Journalism
CHOOSE ONE:
Form Video Content or COM 410 In-Depth Project: Redefining Informational Media
LA 127 Topics in World Art
COM 103 You Media: Short Form Production 1 Production EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
COM 104 Multimedia Communications: On-Camera or COM 420 In-Depth Project: Studio Entertainment Series LA 291 Designing Careers
LA 238 World Literature
Performance COM 495 Your Media Portfolio: The Resume and Beyond
LA 292 Programming & Culture
COM 105 Writing for Multimedia
LA 343 Comparative Religion
COM 115 Digital Tools for New Media
LA 368 Experiencing Culture: Anthropology for Today’s Artist
COM 150 Introduction to Radio/ Podcasting
LA 462 Power of Myth and Symbol
COM 200 Multiplatform Content Creation
COM 210 Multiplatform Content Live

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TECHNOLOGIES DEGREE
Communications and Media REQUIREMENTS
Technologies • Successful completion of Final Portfolio Review
• Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
MA UNIT REQUIREMENTS • Minimum grade of C in all required 36 units
MAJOR 33 UNITS
+ ELECTIVES* 3 UNITS

TOTAL 36 UNITS

* Per director approval

MA COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA


TECHNOLOGIES REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES
COM 602 Visual Storytelling: Editing for Short-Form Video
Content
COM 603 Visual Storytelling Production
COM 604 On-Camera Performance for Multiplatform Media
COM 610 Media Production: Working with the Client
COM 620 Multiplatform Specialty Writing
COM 625 Creating Original Content
COM 630 Motion Graphics for Digital Media
COM 635 Social Media Production & Branding
COM 645 Digital Tools for Multiplatform Interactive Design
COM 650 Multiplatform Production: Original Series
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UNDERGRADUATE COM 115 Digital Tools for New Media


Learn the tech and tools to build a mobile app. You’ll gain skills
COM 204 From Host to Star: New Careers on COM 246 VR Extreme Sports
Create content for VR sports. You’ll use pre-production planning,
Camera
COURSES in HTML, user interface, fonts, color models, image manipulation, Gain confidence in your on-camera personality and performance; safe camera placement, spatial audio, titling, and effects to create
vector drawing, interactive forms, animation, and other interactive from broadcast to streaming media. You’ll learn to command an a final project that can be shown at trade shows, festivals, or
COM 102 Visual Storytelling: Editing Fundamentals media to make a unique working webapp. audience’s attention, conduct an interview, and become skilled sports experience venues.
for Short-Form Video Content artists in all electronic media by covering sports and esports,
Editing can be a persuasive storytelling tool. Using your own COM 141 Storytelling: From Telephone to video blogging, game shows, entertainment competitions, and COM 250 Podcast Production and Promotion
original footage, you’ll gain basic editing skills—including Transmedia talk shows. Explore podcasts from start to finish. You’ll write, host, record, and
importing, exporting, audio mixing, and color correction—to Discover the power of storytelling. You’ll explore the impact edit an original feature-length podcast to publish on iTunes and
increase the emotional impact and user engagement of your storytelling has on various institutions, audiences, and events and COM 206 Play By Play & Live Field Reporting promote it using social media. Learn how concept development
videos. study how telling stories across multiple mediums is shaping the Learn play-by-play sports reporting. You’ll cover a live sporting and various formats and styles affect a podcast.
future of multimedia communication. event and learn how research, writing, and on-air voice techniques
COM 103 You Media: Short Form Production 1 can improve radio play-by-play segments. COM 301 Multiplatform Production
Short, snackable video content is on the rise. You’ll use your COM 150 Introduction to Radio/Podcasting Produce a promo video for a local startup. You’ll work elbow-to-
audio/video storytelling skills in a collaborative setting to produce, Produce your own podcasts. You’ll learn the professional roles COM 208 Dynamic Aerial Imagery: Fundamentals of elbow with a real client to realize their creative vision in the form of
direct, shoot, and edit short form videos for a variety of media associated with radio broadcasting and gain basic audio editing a compelling video story. Learn client relations, and get hands-on
Drone Production
platforms. skills, interviewing techniques, and radio production abilities. experience in pre-production, production, and post-production.
The future is in drones. You’ll gain hands-on experience flying
drones to capture dynamic aerial footage for myriad uses. Aerial
COM 104 Multimedia Communications: On-Camera COM 200 Multiplatform Content Creation photography and cinematography exercises teach you everything COM 302 Producing Live Media
Performance Gain video storytelling techniques to produce news reporter from aerojournalism to safety rules and regulations. The show must go on. See what it takes to create live television
Explore the two sides of camera work. You’ll work both on- packages for a 30-minute telecast. Take concurrently with COM programs. Working in studio and on location, you’ll learn both
camera and behind-the-camera to develop your vocal and visual 210. creative and technical aspects of a broadcast as you perform the
COM 209 Gender, Race, & Class in Media
presentation skills, production know-how, interview techniques, duties of each crew member.
Examine representations of gender, race, and class in the media.
and tips for studio, on location, and green screen work. COM 202 Express Yourself: Online Production & You’ll explore how the shift to the audience becoming content
creators—on social media, in film, television, and journalism— COM 306 Play by Play - Spring Sports
Promotion
COM 105 Writing for Multimedia shapes social constructs, and learn to use various critical theories Are you ESPN-ready? Through an in-depth study of complex,
Learn the art of storytelling for online platforms. Through a blog
Writing is paying attention. You’ll gain writing and reporting skills to deconstruct and analyze media. multi-variable sports reporting, you’ll gain the advanced skills to
and video series, you’ll develop and promote your own content
to create compelling entertainment, news, informational, and create compelling play-by-play segments for spring sports.
built around personal passion and expertise, and use analytic
instructional stories for web, radio, and television. tools to better engage your digital audience. COM 210 Multiplatform Content Live
Produce content to live-stream and for cable broadcast. You’ll COM 307 Play by Play - Fall Sports
COM 106 Sports & Media rotate positions to learn the various on-camera and off-camera Are you ESPN-ready? Through an in-depth study of complex,
Sports journalism is evolving. You’ll get up to speed with hands- responsibilities needed to get new content on the air. multi-variable sports reporting, you’ll gain the advanced skills to
on experience in sports announcing and broadcasting, web create compelling play-by-play segments for fall sports.
reporting, and writing feature and news articles for digital and COM 230 Motion Graphics for Digital Media 1
print. Learn design aesthetics for digital media. You’ll learn to use an COM 330 Motion Graphics for Digital Media 2
array of applications and popular design tools to create dynamic Become a digital media artist. You’ll learn complex techniques
graphics for broadcast video, the internet, and mobile devices. using dynamic industry tools to create professional quality
VIEW the schedule, prerequisites, graphics for all types of digital media.
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COM 340 Multiplatform Design for Communications


This course focuses on mobile media and interactivity. Students
COM 495 Your Media Portfolio: The Resume and GRADUATE COM 620 Multiplatform Specialty Writing
Master short-form writing for all media. You’ll learn to gather and
Beyond
will design their own web apps for mobile devices, acquiring Artist-entrepreneurs wanted. To increase your hire-ability, you’ll
COURSES synthesize original interviews with information from personal
experience in augmented reality and content management develop a personal brand strategy that includes a resume, demo contacts, email, social networks, and published material to write
systems. Students will be introduced to gesture-based interaction. reel, website, social media plan, a unique logo, and a professional COM 602 Visual Storytelling: Editing for Short-Form stories for audio, video, and the web.
business name. You will also be interviewed by professional hiring Video Content
COM 351 Media Station Management managers. Editing is a powerful storytelling tool. You’ll gain and use your COM 625 Creating Original Content
Get hands-on experience managing Urban Knights Radio, our audio and video editing skills, along with media management See what it takes to be a professional video storyteller. Working
vibrant radio/podcasting media station. You’ll learn to analyze COM 498 Collaborative Project and distribution techniques, to tell your creative stories across all under industry deadlines and expectations, you’ll develop a
trends and audience data to program, promote, and market Cross-disciplinary projects mirror real-world projects, and require screens. portfolio that exhibits your advanced writing, interviewing, editing,
the station using targeted program sweepers, promos, radio a varied and sophisticated approach to problem solving. Course production, and post-production skills.
segments, and feature-length podcasts. fees and prerequisites vary by topic. COM 603 Visual Storytelling Production
As a graduate student you’ll create a series of short pieces on COM 630 Motion Graphics for Digital Media
COM 400 In-Depth Project: The Game Show COM 499 Multimedia Communications Special a variety of topics such as entertainment, news, fashion, food, You’ll gain the design skills and aesthetic eye to create dynamic
Come on down! You’ll study the history, personalities, and reality television, technology, sports, or art and design. motion graphics and animation for compelling stories on
Topics
current trends to design, pitch, and participate in an unscripted broadcast, web, and mobile platforms.
Special topics class offerings change each semester and are
competition show based on your original concept. COM 604 On-Camera Performance for
conducted by experts in a specific topic. You may contact your
academic department director or advisor for more information. Multiplatform Media COM 635 Social Media Production & Branding
COM 410 In-Depth Project: Redefining Informational Course fees and prerequisites vary by topic. Go beyond broadcast performance. You’ll use live streaming, Develop a comprehensive modern marketing campaign. You’ll use
Media Production social networks, and mobile communications to acquire new branding videos, influencers, product placement, social media,
Expand your program production skills in this online only course. techniques for engaging an audience. Industry insiders will coach event marketing, analytics, and public speaking skills to promote
COM 500 Internship in Communications and Media
You’ll create and host original programming, and conduct you in voice and movement to draw out your personality and instill your own product.
Technologies
interviews using virtual sets. Plus, gain managerial and leadership professional performance and directing skills.
Put the knowledge and skills you have acquired in the classroom
skills, and apply the power of social marketing.
to work in a real-world setting by applying for an internship. To
COM 645 Digital Tools for Multiplatform Interactive
apply for an “Internship for Credit” you must have senior status, COM 608 Professional Drone Production Design
COM 420 In-Depth Project: Studio Entertainment a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, have successfully completed 90 Go pro with drones. Using UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), Build web apps for mobile. You’ll learn to create an exceptional
Series units of coursework, and obtain department director approval. you’ll master the professional production values, safety, piloting user experience by mastering audio, video, animation, augmented
Live TV will keep you on your toes. You’ll experience various If interested, you should discuss your edibility for an internship skills, and the regulatory requirements to be fully qualified for a reality (AR), and widgets for weather, sports, news, and more.
roles—host, on-camera talent, producer, videographer, with your student services advisor. They can direct you to the career as an aerial cinematographer and aerojournalist.
and editor—to produce a weekly live studio series covering Internship Application Form, and inform you of deadlines. COM 650 Multiplatform Production: Original Series
entertainment, fashion, or other specialty genres. COM 610 Media Production: Working with the Develop a binge-able series. Work as a series producer, associate
Client producer, segment producer, and talent on your original series.
COM 490 Portfolio Enhancement Create a real-world production for a non-profit client. You’ll
You’ll develop a comprehensive project proposal designed to perform a variety of roles to create media content, including
improve your skills in targeted areas, as determined by your concept, pitch, development, pre-production, and production.
program director. Professional standards for process, technique,
and execution will be emphasized. Course outcomes, fees, and VIEW the schedule, prerequisites,
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COM 690 Final Thesis: Your Media Portfolio


Prepare your portfolio for prime time. Applying your own creative
and individual brand, you’ll work to align your professional
reel, your personal web presence, and social network with the
professional practices today’s media industry demands.

COM 695 Collaborative Project


If you meet the criteria, you may be selected to work on an
interdisciplinary collaborative project where you will put the
knowledge and skills you have acquired to work in a real-world
setting. Contact your student services advisor for details.

COM 699 Special Topics


Advanced special topics class offerings change each semester
and are taught by experts in a specific topic. You may contact
your academic department director or advisor for more
information. Course fees and prerequisites will vary by topic.

COM 900 Internship in Communications and Media


Technologies
Put the knowledge and skills you have acquired in the classroom
to work in a real-world setting by applying for an internship. To
apply for an “Internship for Credit” you must have a minimum 3.0
cumulative GPA and the following: MFA: An approved midpoint
review and director approval; MA: Director approval; M.ARCH: 24
units total of completed major coursework, and director approved
portfolio review. If interested, you should discuss your edibility for
an internship with your student services advisor who will direct you
to the Internship Application Form, and inform you of deadlines.

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FASHION

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If it’s in you,
we’ll bring it out
of you.
Fashion moves fast. A transforming industry that resets itself every
season requires an agile, adapting curriculum. Ours happens
to be like no other fashion school in this country. International in
scope, the program combines European technique, New York
industry savvy and a streak of Californian cool.

You’ll be taught the basics and then guided to find your own
fashion path culminating on the bright lights of the runway. Our
school holds three fashion shows a year to launch the careers of
our future design stars.

Throughout your journey, you will be mentored by professionals


trained at houses such as Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein,
Oscar de la Renta and Vivienne Westwood.

Fashion is a calling. When you’re ready to devote yourself to it,


call us.

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WHAT WE OFFER
New York Fashion Week: Since 2005, Academy of Art University Professional Faculty: School of Fashion’s instructors are
has been the first and only school to present both fall and spring professionals working in the fashion industry.
graduate collections during New York Fashion Week.
180 Magazine: The School of Fashion publishes 180 Magazine
Graduation Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony: The as an outlet for Fashion Journalism and Fashion Styling students
Graduation Fashion Show is an industry event attracting press who produce shoots, interview designers and write articles on the
from major fashion publications, recruiters, executives and top intersection of fashion and culture.
designers such as Azzedine Alaïa, Yigal Azrouël, Sarah Burton,
Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen, Zac Posen, Ralph Rucci, SHOP657: From product development to merchandising and
and Walter Van Beirendonck. design of the space to sales, the store is entirely student-
driven, giving Academy of Art University students the real-
Real-World Projects: Academy of Art University collaborates with world experience of curating alumni and student-produced
industry companies on projects, competitions and sponsorship. collections.
Companies include Abercrombie & Fitch, Banana Republic, Loro
Piana, Mokuba, Nordstrom
and Swarovski.

Internships: The university works with international brands and


recruitment agencies on internships and job placement.

French Exchange Program: Since 1998, through the Sister


City Scholarship Exchange Program, the university awards
scholarships to fashion students to study at two of the best
fashion schools in Paris: Studio Berçot and L’Ecole de la Chambre
Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.

State-of-the-art Facilities: The School of Fashion has industry-


standard equipment for sewing, textiles, silk screens, pattern
drafting, and more. The department also provides two Stoll
America Industrial Knitting production machines, 16 single bed
and ten double bed knitting machines, two industrial linkers and
two domestic linkers.

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CAREER PATHS
Costume Design Textile Design
Costume Designer, Draper, Tailor, Costume Shop
Director (LORT/Broadway), Costume Design
Associate (Broadway) VP of Textile Design, Senior Print Director

Costume Designer, First Hand, Crafts Person,


Milliner, Wardrobe Manager, Assistant Designer, Senior Textile or Print Designer
Rentals Manager, Stitcher, Shopper

Theater Production Artist Textile, Print, or Textile CAD Designer, Textile Artist

Associate Textile or Print Designer

Graphic Artist, Textile Design Assistant

Subcategories:
Women/Men: contemporary, intimate, sportswear Fashion & Knitwear Design Technical Design Patternmaking Fashion Media
Kids: infant, toddler, pre-teen, junior, young contemporary

VP of Design VP of Technical Design Creative Director, Editor in Chief

Merchandising:
Merchandising: Retailers Large Wholesalers Group Visual Merchandising Head of Design Senior Director of Technical Design,
Fashion Director, Managing Editor
Head Patternmaker

Senior Designer, Design Director, Technical Design Director, Master Patternmaker,


Executive VP Merchandising, VP Brands President, Brands VP, VP Sales
VP Visual Merchandising Director of Sourcing Director of Technical Design, Senior Editor or Copywriter, In-house Publicist
Merchandising, General Merchandising Mgr. & Marketing, VP Planning & Sourcing
Senior Technical Designer

Divisional Merchandising Mgr., Director Planning & Sourcing,


Director Visual Merchandising, Director Visuals Designer
Merchandise Director Sales & Marketing, or Merchandising Technical Designer, Production Patternmaker Brand Consultant, Stylist, Fashion Editor

Senior Visual Merchandiser


Senior Buyer, Senior Merchandiser Product Manager, Production Specialist Associate Designer Copywriter, Agency Publicist,
(all depts/products) Associate Technical Designer, 1st Patternmaker Online Content or Photo Editor

Merchandiser Mgr., Divisional Buyer, Product Developer, Trim Buyer,


Visual Merchandise Display (specific product) Assistant Designer Newspaper Journalist, Associate or Copy Editor
Sales Mgr., Assistant Buyer Account Executive Assistant Technical Designer or Patternmaker

Merchandise Assistant,
Production Assistant Assistant Visual Store Display Design Assistant, Sourcing Assistant Sample/Pattern Coordinator, Digitizer,
Sales Assistant, Sales Associate Editorial Assistant, Assistant Stylist or Publicist
Technical Design Assistant
Subcategories:
Women/Men: contemporary, intimate, sportswear
Kids: infant, toddler, pre-teen, junior, young contemporary

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION

CHOOSE ONE:

Associate of Arts [AA] in Fashion AA FASHION DEGREE REQUIREMENTS LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist
• Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist
AA UNIT REQUIREMENTS LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
MAJOR COURSEWORK for the Artist WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING
CORE 33 UNITS
• Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education CHOOSE ONE:
MAJOR 15 UNITS
requirements: LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
+ LIBERAL ARTS 18 UNITS
2 Art Historical Awareness courses Argument
TOTAL 66 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Composition course LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course LA 280 Perspective Journalism
1 Employment Communications & Practices course
EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal LA 291 Designing Careers
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.
ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS
LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century
AA FASHION CORE COURSES or FSH 101 Fashion Design 1 LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century
FSH 100 Drawing for Fashion FSH 323 Fashion Trend Analysis
FSH 105 Introduction to the Fashion Business or FSH 187 Introduction to Knitwear
or FSH 111 Introduction to Fashion
FSH 109 Introduction to Fashion Product Design
or FSH 274 Applied Textiles 1
FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology
FSH 161 Digital Techniques for the Fashion Business
or FSH 266 Computers for Fashion
or FSH 276 Applied Textiles 2
FSH 164 Fashion Sewing Techniques
FSH 209 Advanced Sketching and Line Development
or FSH 102 Drawing for Fashion 2
FSH 210 Fashion Manufacturing
or FSH 112 Drawing for Fashion 3
FSH 220 Construction/Draping/Flat Pattern 1
FSH 299 Portfolio for Technical Design

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Associate of Arts [AA] in Fashion AA FASHION JOURNALISM DEGREE Associate of Arts [AA] in Fashion AA FASHION MARKETING DEGREE
REQUIREMENTS REQUIREMENTS
Journalism • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
Marketing • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
AA UNIT REQUIREMENTS AA UNIT REQUIREMENTS for the Artist
for the Artist
MAJOR COURSEWORK MAJOR COURSEWORK
CORE 33 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education CORE 33 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education
MAJOR 9 UNITS requirements: MAJOR 9 UNITS requirements:
+ LIBERAL ARTS 18 UNITS 2 Art Historical Awareness courses + LIBERAL ARTS 18 UNITS 2 Art Historical Awareness courses
1 Written Communication: Composition course 1 Written Communication: Composition course
TOTAL 60 UNITS TOTAL 60 UNITS
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course 1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
1 Employment Communications & Practices course 1 Employment Communications & Practices course

After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.

AA FASHION JOURNALISM REQUIRED CORE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AA FASHION MARKETING CORE COURSES GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
COURSES FSH 100 Drawing for Fashion
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION FSH 105 Introduction to the Fashion Business WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
FSH 100 Drawing for Fashion
FSH 108 Foundations of Fashion Journalism FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology CHOOSE ONE:
CHOOSE ONE:
FSH 105 Introduction to the Fashion Business FSH 145 Fashion Marketing 1 LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist
FSH 118 Fashion Research & Reporting FSH 161 Digital Techniques for the Fashion Business LA 108 Composition for the Artist
LA 108 Composition for the Artist
FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology FSH 213 Fashion Marketing 2
FSH 145 Fashion Marketing 1 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING FSH 215 Retailing and Management WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING
FSH 168 Digital Tools for Fashion Media FSH 323 Fashion Trend Analysis
CHOOSE ONE: CHOOSE ONE:
FSH 184 Styling FSH 345 Brand Marketing
LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion & LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
FSH 218 Blogging: Content Creation & Promotion FSH 350 Private Label Product Design
Argument Argument
FSH 288 Fashion Features & Storytelling FSH 385 Marketing Promotion Strategy
LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer
PRO 320 Social Media Law & Ethics
LA 280 Perspective Journalism LA 280 Perspective Journalism

EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES


LA 291 Designing Careers LA 291 Designing Careers

ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS


LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century
LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century

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Associate of Arts [AA] in Fashion AA FASHION MERCHANDISING DEGREE Associate of Arts [AA] in Fashion AA FASHION PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
REQUIREMENTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Merchandising • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and Product Development • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
AA UNIT REQUIREMENTS for the Artist
AA UNIT REQUIREMENTS for the Artist
MAJOR COURSEWORK MAJOR COURSEWORK
CORE 33 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education CORE 33 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education
MAJOR 9 UNITS requirements: MAJOR 9 UNITS requirements:
+ LIBERAL ARTS 18 UNITS 2 Art Historical Awareness courses + LIBERAL ARTS 18 UNITS 1 Art Historical Awareness courses
1 Written Communication: Composition course 1 Written Communication: Composition course
TOTAL 60 UNITS TOTAL 60 UNITS
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course 1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
1 Employment Communications & Practices course 1 Employment Communications & Practices course
1 Fundamental Math 1 Fundamental math
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.

AA FASHION MERCHANDISING REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AA FASHION PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CORE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
CORE COURSES WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
COURSES
FSH 100 Drawing for Fashion FSH 100 Drawing for Fashion WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
CHOOSE ONE: FSH 101 Fashion Design 1
FSH 105 Introduction to the Fashion Business CHOOSE ONE:
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist
FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology FSH 109 Introduction to Fashion Product Design LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist
LA 108 Composition for the Artist
FSH 145 Fashion Marketing 1 FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology LA 108 Composition for the Artist
FSH 161 Digital Techniques for the Fashion Business WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING FSH 145 Fashion Marketing 1
FSH 210 Fashion Manufacturing FSH 161 Digital Techniques for the Fashion Business WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING
CHOOSE ONE:
FSH 215 Retailing and Management LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion & FSH 164 Fashion Sewing Techniques
CHOOSE ONE:
FSH 250 Buying Fundamentals Argument FSH 209 Advanced Sketching and Line Development
LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion & Argument
FSH 252 Visual Merchandising 1 LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer FSH 210 Fashion Manufacturing
LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer
FSH 323 Fashion Trend Analysis LA 280 Perspective Journalism FSH 220 Construction/Draping/Flat
LA 280 Perspective Journalism
FSH 350 Private Label Product Design FSH 259 Pre-Production
EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
LA 291 Designing Careers EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
LA 291 Designing Careers
ART HISORICAL AWARENESS
LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS
LA 244/FSH 244 History of Fashion LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century

FUNDAMENTAL MATH FUNDAMENTAL MATH


LA 255 College Math LA 255 College Math or LA Math Requirement
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Associate of Arts [AA] in Fashion AA FASHION STYLING DEGREE Associate of Arts [AA] in Fashion AA FASHION VISUAL MERCHANDISING
REQUIREMENTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Styling • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and Visual Merchandising • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
AA UNIT REQUIREMENTS for the Artist
AA UNIT REQUIREMENTS for the Artist
MAJOR COURSEWORK MAJOR COURSEWORK
CORE 33 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education CORE 33 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education
MAJOR 9 UNITS requirements: MAJOR 9 UNITS requirements:
+ LIBERAL ARTS 18 UNITS 2 Art Historical Awareness courses + LIBERAL ARTS 18 UNITS 2 Art Historical Awareness courses

TOTAL 60 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Composition course 1 Written Communication: Composition course
TOTAL 60 UNITS
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course 1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
1 Employment Communications & Practices course 1 Employment Communications & Practices course

After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.

AA FASHION STYLING REQUIRED CORE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AA FASHION VISUAL MERCHANDISING CORE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
COURSES COURSES
FSH 105 Introduction to the Fashion Business WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION FSH 100 Drawing for Fashion WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION

FSH 108 Foundations of Fashion Journalism CHOOSE ONE: FSH 105 Introduction to the Fashion Business CHOOSE ONE:
FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist
FSH 145 Fashion Marketing 1 LA 108 Composition for the Artist FSH 145 Fashion Marketing 1 LA 108 Composition for the Artist
FSH 168 Digital Tools for Fashion Media FSH 161 Digital Techniques for the Fashion Business
FSH 184 Styling WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING FSH 184 Styling WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING
FSH 188 Editorial Makeup & Hair Styling FSH 252 Visual Merchandising 1
CHOOSE ONE: CHOOSE ONE:
FSH 252 Visual Merchandising 1 FSH 297 Visual Merchandising: Tools & Materials
LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion & LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
FSH 280 Personal Styling FSH 323 Fashion Trend Analysis
Argument Argument
FSH 391 Fashion Product Styling FSH 377 Visual Merchandising 2
LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer
PH 103 Digital Photography for Artists FSH 397 Visual Merchandising: Mannequins, Forms &
LA 280 Perspective Journalism LA 280 Perspective Journalism
or PRO PH510 Digital Photography: Shooting Fixtures
or FSH 307 Visual Merchandising: Creative Concept
EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
LA 291 Designing Careers LA 291 Designing Careers

ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS


LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century
LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century LA 244/FSH 244 History of Fashion

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Associate of Arts [AA] in Knitwear AA KNITWEAR DESIGN DEGREE Associate of Arts [AA] in Textile AA TEXTILE DESIGN DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
REQUIREMENTS • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
Design • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and Design LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition for the Artist
AA UNIT REQUIREMENTS for the Artist AA UNIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR COURSEWORK MAJOR COURSEWORK • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education
CORE 33 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education CORE 33 UNITS requirements:
MAJOR 15 UNITS requirements: MAJOR 15 UNITS 2 Art Historical Awareness courses
+ LIBERAL ARTS 18 UNITS 2 Art Historical Awareness courses + LIBERAL ARTS 18 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Composition course
1 Written Communication: Composition course 1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
TOTAL 66 UNITS TOTAL 66 UNITS
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course 1 Employment Communications & Practices course
1 Employment Communications & Practices course
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.

AA KNITWEAR DESIGN CORE COURSES GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AA FASHION VISUAL MERCHANDISING CORE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
FSH 100 Drawing for Fashion COURSES
FSH 101 Fashion Design 1 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION FSH 100 Drawing for Fashion WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION

FSH 102 Drawing for Fashion 2 CHOOSE ONE: FSH 105 Introduction to the Fashion Business CHOOSE ONE:
FSH 111 Introduction to Fashion LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist
FSH 112 Drawing for Fashion 3 LA 108 Composition for the Artist FSH 145 Fashion Marketing 1 LA 108 Composition for the Artist
FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology FSH 161 Digital Techniques for the Fashion Business
FSH 164 Fashion Sewing Techniques WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING FSH 184 Styling WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING
FSH 187 Introduction to Knitwear FSH 252 Visual Merchandising 1
CHOOSE ONE: CHOOSE ONE:
FSH 220 Construction/Draping/Flat Pattern 1 FSH 297 Visual Merchandising: Tools & Materials
LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion & LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
FSH 266 Computers for Fashion FSH 323 Fashion Trend Analysis
Argument Argument
FSH 274 Applied Textiles 1 FSH 377 Visual Merchandising 2
LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer
FSH 397 Visual Merchandising: Mannequins, Forms &
LA 280 Perspective Journalism LA 280 Perspective Journalism
Fixtures
or FSH 307 Visual Merchandising: Creative Concept
EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
LA 291 Designing Careers LA 291 Designing Careers

ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS


LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century
LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS QUANTITATIVE LITERACY


Bachelor of Arts [BA] in Fashion BA FASHION JOURNALISM DEGREE
CHOOSE ONE:
REQUIREMENTS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
Journalism • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
LA 124 Physics for Artists: Light, Sound, and Motion
CHOOSE ONE: LA 146 Anatomy of Automobiles
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
BA UNIT REQUIREMENTS LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist LA 200 Introduction to Computer Programming
for the Artist
MAJOR COURSEWORK LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 233 Popular Topics in Health, Nutrition, & Physiology
CORE 36 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education LA 254 Human-Centered Design
MAJOR 30 UNITS requirements: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CONTEXT & STYLE
LA 255 College Math
+ ELECTIVES 9 UNITS 4 Art Historical Awareness courses CHOOSE ONE: LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Composition course
LA 110 English Composition: Narrative Storytelling LA 286 Discrete Mathematics
1 Written Communication: Context & Style course
TOTAL 120 UNITS LA 133 Short Form Writing LA 288 Vector, Matrices, & Transformations
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
LA 293 Precalculus
1 Historical Awareness course WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING LA 296 Applied Physics
1 Quantitative Literacy course
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course CHOOSE ONE:
CULTURAL IDEAS & INFLUENCES
1 Employment Communications and Practices course LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
Argument CHOOSE ONE:
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer LA 127 Topics in World Art
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 280 Perspective Journalism
LA 238 World Literature
HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA 292 Programming & Culture
BA FASHION JOURNALISM CORE COURSES CHOOSE ONE: LA 343 Comparative Religion
FSH 100 Drawing for Fashion LA 171 Western Civilization LA 368 Experiencing Culture: Anthropology for Today’s Artist
FSH 105 Introduction to the Fashion Business LA 270 U.S. History LA 462 Power of Myth and Symbol
FSH 108 Foundations of Fashion Journalism LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
FSH 118 Fashion Research & Reporting EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
Florence
FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology LA 291 Designing Careers
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
FSH 145 Fashion Marketing 1 LA 278 Seminar in France
FSH 168 Digital Tools for Fashion Media LA 279 Seminar in Italy
FSH 184 Styling LA 359 Urban Sociology
FSH 218 Blogging: Content Creation & Promotion
FSH 288 Fashion Features & Storytelling
FSH 488 Magazine & Digital Media Publishing
PRO 314 Social Medial Content Development

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ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA 249 An Artistic and Intellectual History of the
LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century Renaissance
LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
Florence
CHOOSE TWO:
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
LA/LAN 117 Survey of Landscape Architecture
LA/LAN 277 Post Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA/IND 118 History of Industrial Design
LA 278 Seminar in France
LA 127 Topics in World Art
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
LA 128 The Body As Art: History of Tattoo & Body
LA 281/MPT 255 Film History 1: Pre-1940
Decoration
LA 282/MPT 256 Film History 2: 1940-1974
LA 129 History of Automotive Design
LA 283 Examining Film Noir
LA/GAM 131 History of Gaming
LA 284 Evolution of the Horror Film
LA 132/ANM 102 History of Animation
LA 319 History of Architecture: Modernity
LA 134/ANM 104 History & Technology of Visual Effects &
LA 327 Art of the Classical World
Computer Animation
LA 333 Art of the Middle Ages
LA/VIS 137 History of Visual Development
LA 361 The Artist in the Modern World
LA/PH 147 History of Photography
LA 382 Film History 3: Contemporary Cinema
LA/LAN 177 Pre-Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA 383 World Cinema
LA 182 Genres in Film
LA 384 Underrated Cinema
LA/ILL 195 History of Comics: American Comics
LA 385 Close-up on Hitchcock
LA/ILL 197 History of Comics: International and Alternative
LA 386 Exploring Science Fiction Cinema
Comics
LA 387 Women Directors in Cinema
LA/ARH 219 History of Architecture: Ancient to Gothic
LA 388 Survey of Asian Cinema
LA 220 American Art History
LA 408 Analog Before Digital: Punk/No Wave Film & Music
LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 420 Art of the Italian Renaissance
LA 222 20th Century Art
LA 421 Northern Renaissance Art
LA 224 Women, Art & Society
LA 422 Italian Baroque Art
LA 226 /IAD 230 Survey of Traditional Interior Architecture
LA 423 The Golden Age of Dutch Art
LA 229/IAD 231 Survey of Contemporary Interior Architecture
LA 432 Art of Spain: From El Greco to Picasso
LA 236/IAD 232 Survey of Bay Area Architecture
LA 433 18th & 19th Century European Art
LA 242/GR 242 History of Graphic Design
LA 434 History of Asian Art
LA 243/ILL 310 History of American Illustration
LA 464 Survey of Dada & Surrealism
LA/FSH 244 History of Fashion
LA/JEM 245 History of Jewelry and Metal Arts from Around
the World
LA/FSH 246 History of Textiles
LA 247 History & Techniques of Printmaking

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS QUANTITATIVE LITERACY


Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA] in BFA COSTUME DESIGN DEGREE
CHOOSE ONE:
REQUIREMENTS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
Costume Design • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
LA 124 Physics for Artists: Light, Sound, and Motion
CHOOSE ONE: LA 146 Anatomy of Automobiles
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
BFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist LA 200 Introduction to Computer Programming
for the Artist
MAJOR COURSEWORK LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 233 Popular Topics in Health, Nutrition, & Physiology
CORE 36 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education LA 254 Human-Centered Design
MAJOR 42 UNITS requirements: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CONTEXT & STYLE
LA 255 College Math
+ ELECTIVES 9 UNITS 4 Art Historical Awareness courses CHOOSE ONE: LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Composition course
LA 110 English Composition: Narrative Storytelling LA 286 Discrete Mathematics
1 Written Communication: Context & Style course
TOTAL 132 UNITS LA 133 Short Form Writing LA 288 Vector, Matrices, & Transformations
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
LA 293 Precalculus
1 Historical Awareness course WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING LA 296 Applied Physics
1 Quantitative Literacy course
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course CHOOSE ONE:
CULTURAL IDEAS & INFLUENCES
1 Employment Communications and Practices course LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
Argument CHOOSE ONE:
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer LA 127 Topics in World Art
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. LA 280 Perspective Journalism LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 238 World Literature
HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA 292 Programming & Culture
BFA COSTUME DESIGN CORE COURSES CHOOSE ONE: LA 343 Comparative Religion
FSH 100 Drawing for Fashion LA 171 Western Civilization LA 368 Experiencing Culture: Anthropology for Today’s Artist
FSH 102 Drawing for Fashion 2 LA 270 U.S. History LA 462 Power of Myth and Symbol
FSH 112 Drawing for Fashion 3 LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
Florence
FSH 140 Introduction to Costume Design LA 291 Designing Careers
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
FSH 161 Digital Techniques for the Fashion Business
LA 278 Seminar in France
FSH 164 Fashion Sewing Techniques
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
FSH 181 Costume Design for Film
LA 359 Urban Sociology
FSH 182 Costume Design for the Stage
FSH 220 Construction/Draping/Flat Pattern 1
FSH 274 Applied Textiles 1
FSH 440 Portfolio for Costume Design

206 207
ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA 249 An Artistic and Intellectual History of the
LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century Renaissance
LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
Florence
CHOOSE TWO:
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
LA/LAN 117 Survey of Landscape Architecture
LA/LAN 277 Post Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA/IND 118 History of Industrial Design
LA 278 Seminar in France
LA 127 Topics in World Art
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
LA 128 The Body As Art: History of Tattoo & Body
LA 281/MPT 255 Film History 1: Pre-1940
Decoration
LA 282/MPT 256 Film History 2: 1940-1974
LA 129 History of Automotive Design
LA 283 Examining Film Noir
LA/GAM 131 History of Gaming
LA 284 Evolution of the Horror Film
LA 132/ANM 102 History of Animation
LA 319 History of Architecture: Modernity
LA 134/ANM 104 History & Technology of Visual Effects &
LA 327 Art of the Classical World
Computer Animation
LA 333 Art of the Middle Ages
LA/VIS 137 History of Visual Development
LA 361 The Artist in the Modern World
LA/PH 147 History of Photography
LA 382 Film History 3: Contemporary Cinema
LA/LAN 177 Pre-Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA 383 World Cinema
LA 182 Genres in Film
LA 384 Underrated Cinema
LA/ILL 195 History of Comics: American Comics
LA 385 Close-up on Hitchcock
LA/ILL 197 History of Comics: International and Alternative
LA 386 Exploring Science Fiction Cinema
Comics
LA 387 Women Directors in Cinema
LA/ARH 219 History of Architecture: Ancient to Gothic
LA 388 Survey of Asian Cinema
LA 220 American Art History
LA 408 Analog Before Digital: Punk/No Wave Film & Music
LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 420 Art of the Italian Renaissance
LA 222 20th Century Art
LA 421 Northern Renaissance Art
LA 224 Women, Art & Society
LA 422 Italian Baroque Art
LA 226 /IAD 230 Survey of Traditional Interior Architecture
LA 423 The Golden Age of Dutch Art
LA 229/IAD 231 Survey of Contemporary Interior Architecture
LA 432 Art of Spain: From El Greco to Picasso
LA 236/IAD 232 Survey of Bay Area Architecture
LA 433 18th & 19th Century European Art
LA 242/GR 242 History of Graphic Design
LA 434 History of Asian Art
LA 243/ILL 310 History of American Illustration
LA 464 Survey of Dada & Surrealism
LA/FSH 244 History of Fashion
LA/JEM 245 History of Jewelry and Metal Arts from Around
the World
LA/FSH 246 History of Textiles
LA 247 History & Techniques of Printmaking

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or FSH 456 Fashion Portfolio QUANTITATIVE LITERACY


Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA] in BFA FASHION DEGREE REQUIREMENTS or FSH 473 Textile Portfolio
CHOOSE ONE:
• Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
Fashion LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
LA 124 Physics for Artists: Light, Sound, and Motion
LA 146 Anatomy of Automobiles
for the Artist GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
BFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS LA 200 Introduction to Computer Programming
MAJOR COURSEWORK • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION LA 233 Popular Topics in Health, Nutrition, & Physiology
CORE 36 UNITS requirements: LA 254 Human-Centered Design
MAJOR 42 UNITS 4 Art Historical Awareness courses CHOOSE ONE:
LA 255 College Math
+ ELECTIVES 9 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Composition course LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist
LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Context & Style course LA 108 Composition for the Artist
LA 286 Discrete Mathematics
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
TOTAL 132 UNITS LA 288 Vector, Matrices, & Transformations
1 Historical Awareness course WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CONTEXT & STYLE
LA 293 Precalculus
1 Quantitative Literacy course CHOOSE ONE:
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course LA 296 Applied Physics
LA 110 English Composition: Narrative Storytelling
1 Employment Communications and Practices course
LA 133 Short Form Writing CULTURAL IDEAS & INFLUENCES

After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING CHOOSE ONE:
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. LA 127 Topics in World Art
CHOOSE ONE:
LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
LA 238 World Literature
BFA FASHION CORE COURSES FSH 164 Fashion Sewing Techniques Argument
LA 292 Programming & Culture
FSH 100 Drawing for Fashion or FSH 252 Visual Merchandising 1 LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer
LA 343 Comparative Religion
FSH 101 Fashion Design 1 FSH 187 Introduction to Knitwear LA 280 Perspective Journalism
LA 368 Experiencing Culture: Anthropology for Today’s Artist
or FSH 250 Buying Fundamentals or FSH 323 Fashion Trend Analysis LA 462 Power of Myth and Symbol
HISTORICAL AWARENESS
or FSH 377 Visual Merchandising 2 FSH 220 Construction/Draping/Flat Pattern 1
or FSH 424 Construction/Draping/Flat Pattern 5: 3D Design or FSH 184 Styling CHOOSE ONE: EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
FSH 102 Drawing for Fashion 2 or FSH 350 Private Label Product Design LA 171 Western Civilization LA 291 Designing Careers
or FSH 215 Retailing and Management FSH 266 Computers for Fashion LA 270 U.S. History
or FSH 297 Visual Merchandising: Tools & Materials or FSH 161 Digital Techniques for the Fashion Business LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
FSH 111 Introduction to Fashion or FSH 276 Applied Textiles 2 Florence
or FSH 105 Introduction to the Fashion Business FSH 274 Applied Textiles 1 LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
FSH 112 Drawing for Fashion 3 or FSH 125 Textile Design LA 278 Seminar in France
or FSH 210 Fashion Manufacturing or FSH 145 Fashion Marketing 1 LA 279 Seminar in Italy
or FSH 397 Visual Merchandising: Mannequins, Forms, & FSH 337 Construction/Draping/Flat Pattern 5 LA 359 Urban Sociology
Fixtures or FSH 390 Professional Practices and Portfolio for Fashion
or FSH 307 Visual Merchandising: Creative Concepts Business
FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology or FSH 418 Menswear Construction 5

210 211
ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA 249 An Artistic and Intellectual History of the
LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century Renaissance
LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
Florence
CHOOSE TWO:
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
LA/LAN 117 Survey of Landscape Architecture
LA/LAN 277 Post Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA/IND 118 History of Industrial Design
LA 278 Seminar in France
LA 127 Topics in World Art
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
LA 128 The Body As Art: History of Tattoo & Body
LA 281/MPT 255 Film History 1: Pre-1940
Decoration
LA 282/MPT 256 Film History 2: 1940-1974
LA 129 History of Automotive Design
LA 283 Examining Film Noir
LA/GAM 131 History of Gaming
LA 284 Evolution of the Horror Film
LA 132/ANM 102 History of Animation
LA 319 History of Architecture: Modernity
LA 134/ANM 104 History & Technology of Visual Effects &
LA 327 Art of the Classical World
Computer Animation
LA 333 Art of the Middle Ages
LA/VIS 137 History of Visual Development
LA 361 The Artist in the Modern World
LA/PH 147 History of Photography
LA 382 Film History 3: Contemporary Cinema
LA/LAN 177 Pre-Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA 383 World Cinema
LA 182 Genres in Film
LA 384 Underrated Cinema
LA/ILL 195 History of Comics: American Comics
LA 385 Close-up on Hitchcock
LA/ILL 197 History of Comics: International and Alternative
LA 386 Exploring Science Fiction Cinema
Comics
LA 387 Women Directors in Cinema
LA/ARH 219 History of Architecture: Ancient to Gothic
LA 388 Survey of Asian Cinema
LA 220 American Art History
LA 408 Analog Before Digital: Punk/No Wave Film & Music
LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 420 Art of the Italian Renaissance
LA 222 20th Century Art
LA 421 Northern Renaissance Art
LA 224 Women, Art & Society
LA 422 Italian Baroque Art
LA 226 /IAD 230 Survey of Traditional Interior Architecture
LA 423 The Golden Age of Dutch Art
LA 229/IAD 231 Survey of Contemporary Interior Architecture
LA 432 Art of Spain: From El Greco to Picasso
LA 236/IAD 232 Survey of Bay Area Architecture
LA 433 18th & 19th Century European Art
LA 242/GR 242 History of Graphic Design
LA 434 History of Asian Art
LA 243/ILL 310 History of American Illustration
LA 464 Survey of Dada & Surrealism
LA/FSH 244 History of Fashion
LA/JEM 245 History of Jewelry and Metal Arts from Around
the World
LA/FSH 246 History of Textiles
LA 247 History & Techniques of Printmaking

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS QUANTITATIVE LITERACY


Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA] in BFA FASHION MARKETING DEGREE
CHOOSE ONE:
REQUIREMENTS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
Fashion Marketing • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
LA 124 Physics for Artists: Light, Sound, and Motion
CHOOSE ONE: LA 146 Anatomy of Automobiles
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
BFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist LA 200 Introduction to Computer Programming
for the Artist
MAJOR COURSEWORK LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 233 Popular Topics in Health, Nutrition, & Physiology
CORE 36 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education LA 254 Human-Centered Design
MAJOR 30 UNITS requirements: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CONTEXT & STYLE
LA 255 College Math
+ ELECTIVES 9 UNITS 4 Art Historical Awareness courses CHOOSE ONE: LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Composition course
LA 110 English Composition: Narrative Storytelling LA 286 Discrete Mathematics
1 Written Communication: Context & Style course
TOTAL 120 UNITS LA 133 Short Form Writing LA 288 Vector, Matrices, & Transformations
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
LA 293 Precalculus
1 Historical Awareness course WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING LA 296 Applied Physics
1 Quantitative Literacy course
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course CHOOSE ONE:
CULTURAL IDEAS & INFLUENCES
1 Employment Communications and Practices course LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
Argument CHOOSE ONE:
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer LA 127 Topics in World Art
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. LA 280 Perspective Journalism LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 238 World Literature
HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA 292 Programming & Culture
BFA FASHION MARKETING CORE COURSES CHOOSE ONE: LA 343 Comparative Religion
FSH 100 Drawing for Fashion LA 171 Western Civilization LA 368 Experiencing Culture: Anthropology for Today’s Artist
FSH 105 Introduction to the Fashion Business LA 270 U.S. History LA 462 Power of Myth and Symbol
FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology
LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
FSH 145 Fashion Marketing 1 EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
Florence
FSH 161 Digital Techniques for the Fashion Business LA 291 Designing Careers
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
FSH 213 Fashion Marketing 2
LA 278 Seminar in France
FSH 215 Retailing and Management
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
FSH 323 Fashion Trend Analysis
LA 359 Urban Sociology
FSH 345 Brand Marketing
FSH 350 Private Label Product Design
FSH 385 Marketing Promotion Strategy
FSH 390 Professional Practices and Portfolio for Fashion
Business

214 215
ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA 249 An Artistic and Intellectual History of the
LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century Renaissance
LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
Florence
CHOOSE TWO:
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
LA/LAN 117 Survey of Landscape Architecture
LA/LAN 277 Post Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA/IND 118 History of Industrial Design
LA 278 Seminar in France
LA 127 Topics in World Art
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
LA 128 The Body As Art: History of Tattoo & Body
LA 281/MPT 255 Film History 1: Pre-1940
Decoration
LA 282/MPT 256 Film History 2: 1940-1974
LA 129 History of Automotive Design
LA 283 Examining Film Noir
LA/GAM 131 History of Gaming
LA 284 Evolution of the Horror Film
LA 132/ANM 102 History of Animation
LA 319 History of Architecture: Modernity
LA 134/ANM 104 History & Technology of Visual Effects &
LA 327 Art of the Classical World
Computer Animation
LA 333 Art of the Middle Ages
LA/VIS 137 History of Visual Development
LA 361 The Artist in the Modern World
LA/PH 147 History of Photography
LA 382 Film History 3: Contemporary Cinema
LA/LAN 177 Pre-Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA 383 World Cinema
LA 182 Genres in Film
LA 384 Underrated Cinema
LA/ILL 195 History of Comics: American Comics
LA 385 Close-up on Hitchcock
LA/ILL 197 History of Comics: International and Alternative
LA 386 Exploring Science Fiction Cinema
Comics
LA 387 Women Directors in Cinema
LA/ARH 219 History of Architecture: Ancient to Gothic
LA 388 Survey of Asian Cinema
LA 220 American Art History
LA 408 Analog Before Digital: Punk/No Wave Film & Music
LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 420 Art of the Italian Renaissance
LA 222 20th Century Art
LA 421 Northern Renaissance Art
LA 224 Women, Art & Society
LA 422 Italian Baroque Art
LA 226 /IAD 230 Survey of Traditional Interior Architecture
LA 423 The Golden Age of Dutch Art
LA 229/IAD 231 Survey of Contemporary Interior Architecture
LA 432 Art of Spain: From El Greco to Picasso
LA 236/IAD 232 Survey of Bay Area Architecture
LA 433 18th & 19th Century European Art
LA 242/GR 242 History of Graphic Design
LA 434 History of Asian Art
LA 243/ILL 310 History of American Illustration
LA 464 Survey of Dada & Surrealism
LA/FSH 244 History of Fashion
LA/JEM 245 History of Jewelry and Metal Arts from Around
the World
LA/FSH 246 History of Textiles
LA 247 History & Techniques of Printmaking

216 217
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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CULTURAL IDEAS & INFLUENCES


Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA] in BFA FASHION MERCHANDISING DEGREE
CHOOSE ONE:
REQUIREMENTS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
Fashion Merchandising • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
LA 127 Topics in World Art
CHOOSE ONE: LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
BFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist LA 238 World Literature
MAJOR COURSEWORK for the Artist
LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 292 Programming & Culture
CORE 36 UNITS
• Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education LA 343 Comparative Religion
MAJOR 30 UNITS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CONTEXT & STYLE
requirements: LA 368 Experiencing Culture: Anthropology for Today’s Artist
+ ELECTIVES 9 UNITS
4 Art Historical Awareness courses CHOOSE ONE: LA 462 Power of Myth and Symbol
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS
1 Written Communication: Composition course
LA 110 English Composition: Narrative Storytelling
TOTAL 120 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Context & Style course EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
LA 133 Short Form Writing
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course LA 291 Designing Careers
1 Historical Awareness course WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences FUNDAMENTAL MATH
1 Employment Communication & Practices CHOOSE ONE:
LA 255 College Math
1 Fundamental Math LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
Argument
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. LA 280 Perspective Journalism

ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS


BFA FASHION MERCHANDISING CORE LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century
COURSES LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century
FSH 100 Drawing for Fashion LA 244 History of Fashion
FSH 105 Introduction to the Fashion Business LA 245 History of Jewelry and Metal Arts from Around the
FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology World
FSH 145 Fashion Marketing 1
HISTORICAL AWARENESS
FSH 161 Digital Techniques for the Fashion Business
FSH 210 Fashion Manufacturing CHOOSE ONE:
FSH 215 Retailing and Management LA 171 Western Civilization
FSH 250 Buying Fundamentals LA 270 U.S. History
FSH 252 Visual Merchandising 1 LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
FSH 323 Fashion Trend Analysis Florence
FSH 350 Private Label Product Design LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
FSH 390 Professional Practices and Portfolio for Fashion LA 278 Seminar in France
Business LA 279 Seminar in Italy
LA 359 Urban Sociology

218 219
ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA 249 An Artistic and Intellectual History of the
LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century Renaissance
LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
Florence
CHOOSE TWO:
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
LA/LAN 117 Survey of Landscape Architecture
LA/LAN 277 Post Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA/IND 118 History of Industrial Design
LA 278 Seminar in France
LA 127 Topics in World Art
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
LA 128 The Body As Art: History of Tattoo & Body
LA 281/MPT 255 Film History 1: Pre-1940
Decoration
LA 282/MPT 256 Film History 2: 1940-1974
LA 129 History of Automotive Design
LA 283 Examining Film Noir
LA/GAM 131 History of Gaming
LA 284 Evolution of the Horror Film
LA 132/ANM 102 History of Animation
LA 319 History of Architecture: Modernity
LA 134/ANM 104 History & Technology of Visual Effects &
LA 327 Art of the Classical World
Computer Animation
LA 333 Art of the Middle Ages
LA/VIS 137 History of Visual Development
LA 361 The Artist in the Modern World
LA/PH 147 History of Photography
LA 382 Film History 3: Contemporary Cinema
LA/LAN 177 Pre-Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA 383 World Cinema
LA 182 Genres in Film
LA 384 Underrated Cinema
LA/ILL 195 History of Comics: American Comics
LA 385 Close-up on Hitchcock
LA/ILL 197 History of Comics: International and Alternative
LA 386 Exploring Science Fiction Cinema
Comics
LA 387 Women Directors in Cinema
LA/ARH 219 History of Architecture: Ancient to Gothic
LA 388 Survey of Asian Cinema
LA 220 American Art History
LA 408 Analog Before Digital: Punk/No Wave Film & Music
LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 420 Art of the Italian Renaissance
LA 222 20th Century Art
LA 421 Northern Renaissance Art
LA 224 Women, Art & Society
LA 422 Italian Baroque Art
LA 226 /IAD 230 Survey of Traditional Interior Architecture
LA 423 The Golden Age of Dutch Art
LA 229/IAD 231 Survey of Contemporary Interior Architecture
LA 432 Art of Spain: From El Greco to Picasso
LA 236/IAD 232 Survey of Bay Area Architecture
LA 433 18th & 19th Century European Art
LA 242/GR 242 History of Graphic Design
LA 434 History of Asian Art
LA 243/ILL 310 History of American Illustration
LA 464 Survey of Dada & Surrealism
LA/FSH 244 History of Fashion
LA/JEM 245 History of Jewelry and Metal Arts from Around
the World
LA/FSH 246 History of Textiles
LA 247 History & Techniques of Printmaking

220 221
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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FUNDAMENTAL MATH


Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA] in BFA FASHION PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT LA 255 College Math or LA Math Requirement
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
Fashion Product Development • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and CULTURAL IDEAS & INFLUENCES
CHOOSE ONE:
BFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist CHOOSE ONE:
MAJOR COURSEWORK for the Artist
LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 127 Topics in World Art
CORE 36 UNITS LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
• Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education
MAJOR 30 UNITS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CONTEXT & STYLE
requirements: LA 238 World Literature
+ ELECTIVES 9 UNITS
4 Art Historical Awareness courses CHOOSE ONE:
LA 292 Programming & Culture
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS
1 Written Communication: Composition course LA 343 Comparative Religion
LA 110 English Composition: Narrative Storytelling
TOTAL 120 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Context & Style course LA 368 Experiencing Culture: Anthropology for Today’s Artist
LA 133 Short Form Writing
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course LA 462 Power of Myth and Symbol
1 Historical Awareness course WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING
1 Fundamental Math EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course CHOOSE ONE:
LA 291 Designing Careers
1 Employment Communications and Practices course LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
Argument
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. LA 280 Perspective Journalism

HISTORICAL AWARENESS
BFA FASHION PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CORE CHOOSE ONE:
COURSES LA 171 Western Civilization
FSH 100 Drawing for Fashion LA 270 U.S. History
FSH 101 Fashion Design 1 LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
FSH 102 Drawing for Fashion 2 Florence
FSH 109 Introduction to Fashion Product Design LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology
LA 278 Seminar in France
FSH 161 Digital Techniques for the Fashion Business
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
FSH 164 Fashion Sewing Techniques
LA 359 Urban Sociology
FSH 209 Advanced Sketching and Line Development
FSH 210 Fashion Manufacturing
FSH 220 Construction/Draping/Flat Pattern
FSH 259 Pre-Production
FSH 390 Professional Practices and Portfolio for Fashion
Business

222 223
ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA 249 An Artistic and Intellectual History of the
LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century Renaissance
LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
Florence
CHOOSE TWO:
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
LA/LAN 117 Survey of Landscape Architecture
LA/LAN 277 Post Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA/IND 118 History of Industrial Design
LA 278 Seminar in France
LA 127 Topics in World Art
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
LA 128 The Body As Art: History of Tattoo & Body
LA 281/MPT 255 Film History 1: Pre-1940
Decoration
LA 282/MPT 256 Film History 2: 1940-1974
LA 129 History of Automotive Design
LA 283 Examining Film Noir
LA/GAM 131 History of Gaming
LA 284 Evolution of the Horror Film
LA 132/ANM 102 History of Animation
LA 319 History of Architecture: Modernity
LA 134/ANM 104 History & Technology of Visual Effects &
LA 327 Art of the Classical World
Computer Animation
LA 333 Art of the Middle Ages
LA/VIS 137 History of Visual Development
LA 361 The Artist in the Modern World
LA/PH 147 History of Photography
LA 382 Film History 3: Contemporary Cinema
LA/LAN 177 Pre-Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA 383 World Cinema
LA 182 Genres in Film
LA 384 Underrated Cinema
LA/ILL 195 History of Comics: American Comics
LA 385 Close-up on Hitchcock
LA/ILL 197 History of Comics: International and Alternative
LA 386 Exploring Science Fiction Cinema
Comics
LA 387 Women Directors in Cinema
LA/ARH 219 History of Architecture: Ancient to Gothic
LA 388 Survey of Asian Cinema
LA 220 American Art History
LA 408 Analog Before Digital: Punk/No Wave Film & Music
LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 420 Art of the Italian Renaissance
LA 222 20th Century Art
LA 421 Northern Renaissance Art
LA 224 Women, Art & Society
LA 422 Italian Baroque Art
LA 226 /IAD 230 Survey of Traditional Interior Architecture
LA 423 The Golden Age of Dutch Art
LA 229/IAD 231 Survey of Contemporary Interior Architecture
LA 432 Art of Spain: From El Greco to Picasso
LA 236/IAD 232 Survey of Bay Area Architecture
LA 433 18th & 19th Century European Art
LA 242/GR 242 History of Graphic Design
LA 434 History of Asian Art
LA 243/ILL 310 History of American Illustration
LA 464 Survey of Dada & Surrealism
LA/FSH 244 History of Fashion
LA/JEM 245 History of Jewelry and Metal Arts from Around
the World
LA/FSH 246 History of Textiles
LA 247 History & Techniques of Printmaking

224 225
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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS QUANTITATIVE LITERACY


Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA] in BFA FASHION STYLING DEGREE
CHOOSE ONE:
REQUIREMENTS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
Fashion Styling • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
LA 124 Physics for Artists: Light, Sound, and Motion
CHOOSE ONE: LA 146 Anatomy of Automobiles
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
BFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist LA 200 Introduction to Computer Programming
for the Artist
MAJOR COURSEWORK LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 233 Popular Topics in Health, Nutrition, & Physiology
CORE 36 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education LA 254 Human-Centered Design
MAJOR 30 UNITS requirements: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CONTEXT & STYLE
LA 255 College Math
+ ELECTIVES 9 UNITS 4 Art Historical Awareness courses CHOOSE ONE: LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Composition course
LA 110 English Composition: Narrative Storytelling LA 286 Discrete Mathematics
1 Written Communication: Context & Style course
TOTAL 120 UNITS LA 133 Short Form Writing LA 288 Vector, Matrices, & Transformations
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
LA 293 Precalculus
1 Historical Awareness course WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING LA 296 Applied Physics
1 Quantitative Literacy course
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course CHOOSE ONE:
CULTURAL IDEAS & INFLUENCES
1 Employment Communications and Practices course LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
Argument CHOOSE ONE:
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer LA 127 Topics in World Art
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. LA 280 Perspective Journalism LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 238 World Literature
HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA 292 Programming & Culture
BFA FASHION STYLING CORE COURSES LA 343 Comparative Religion
CHOOSE ONE:
FSH 105 Introduction to the Fashion Business LA 368 Experiencing Culture: Anthropology for Today’s Artist
LA 171 Western Civilization
FSH 108 Foundations of Fashion Journalism LA 462 Power of Myth and Symbol
LA 270 U.S. History
FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology
LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
FSH 145 Fashion Marketing 1 EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
Florence
FSH 168 Digital Tools for Fashion Media LA 291 Designing Careers
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
FSH 184 Styling
LA 278 Seminar in France
FSH 188 Editorial Makeup & Hair Styling
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
FSH 252 Visual Merchandising 1
LA 359 Urban Sociology
FSH 280 Personal Styling
FSH 391 Fashion Product Styling
FSH 484 Styling Portfolio & Promotional
PH 103 Digital Photography for Artists
or PRO PH510 Digital Photography: Shooting

226 227
ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA 249 An Artistic and Intellectual History of the
LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century Renaissance
LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
Florence
CHOOSE TWO:
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
LA/LAN 117 Survey of Landscape Architecture
LA/LAN 277 Post Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA/IND 118 History of Industrial Design
LA 278 Seminar in France
LA 127 Topics in World Art
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
LA 128 The Body As Art: History of Tattoo & Body
LA 281/MPT 255 Film History 1: Pre-1940
Decoration
LA 282/MPT 256 Film History 2: 1940-1974
LA 129 History of Automotive Design
LA 283 Examining Film Noir
LA/GAM 131 History of Gaming
LA 284 Evolution of the Horror Film
LA 132/ANM 102 History of Animation
LA 319 History of Architecture: Modernity
LA 134/ANM 104 History & Technology of Visual Effects &
LA 327 Art of the Classical World
Computer Animation
LA 333 Art of the Middle Ages
LA/VIS 137 History of Visual Development
LA 361 The Artist in the Modern World
LA/PH 147 History of Photography
LA 382 Film History 3: Contemporary Cinema
LA/LAN 177 Pre-Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA 383 World Cinema
LA 182 Genres in Film
LA 384 Underrated Cinema
LA/ILL 195 History of Comics: American Comics
LA 385 Close-up on Hitchcock
LA/ILL 197 History of Comics: International and Alternative
LA 386 Exploring Science Fiction Cinema
Comics
LA 387 Women Directors in Cinema
LA/ARH 219 History of Architecture: Ancient to Gothic
LA 388 Survey of Asian Cinema
LA 220 American Art History
LA 408 Analog Before Digital: Punk/No Wave Film & Music
LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 420 Art of the Italian Renaissance
LA 222 20th Century Art
LA 421 Northern Renaissance Art
LA 224 Women, Art & Society
LA 422 Italian Baroque Art
LA 226 /IAD 230 Survey of Traditional Interior Architecture
LA 423 The Golden Age of Dutch Art
LA 229/IAD 231 Survey of Contemporary Interior Architecture
LA 432 Art of Spain: From El Greco to Picasso
LA 236/IAD 232 Survey of Bay Area Architecture
LA 433 18th & 19th Century European Art
LA 242/GR 242 History of Graphic Design
LA 434 History of Asian Art
LA 243/ILL 310 History of American Illustration
LA 464 Survey of Dada & Surrealism
LA/FSH 244 History of Fashion
LA/JEM 245 History of Jewelry and Metal Arts from Around
the World
LA/FSH 246 History of Textiles
LA 247 History & Techniques of Printmaking

228 229
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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS QUANTITATIVE LITERACY


Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA] in BFA FASHION VISUAL MERCHANDISING
CHOOSE ONE:
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
Fashion Visual Merchandising • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
LA 124 Physics for Artists: Light, Sound, and Motion
CHOOSE ONE: LA 146 Anatomy of Automobiles
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
BFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist LA 200 Introduction to Computer Programming
for the Artist
MAJOR COURSEWORK LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 233 Popular Topics in Health, Nutrition, & Physiology
CORE 36 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education LA 254 Human-Centered Design
MAJOR 30 UNITS requirements: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CONTEXT & STYLE
LA 255 College Math
+ ELECTIVES 9 UNITS 4 Art Historical Awareness courses CHOOSE ONE: LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Composition course
LA 110 English Composition: Narrative Storytelling LA 286 Discrete Mathematics
1 Written Communication: Context & Style course
TOTAL 120 UNITS LA 133 Short Form Writing LA 288 Vector, Matrices, & Transformations
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
LA 293 Precalculus
1 Historical Awareness course WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING LA 296 Applied Physics
1 Quantitative Literacy course
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course CHOOSE ONE:
CULTURAL IDEAS & INFLUENCES
1 Employment Communications and Practices course LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
Argument CHOOSE ONE:
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal LA 280 Perspective Journalism LA 127 Topics in World Art
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA 238 World Literature
CHOOSE ONE: LA 292 Programming & Culture
BFA FASHION VISUAL MERCHANDISING CORE LA 343 Comparative Religion
LA 171 Western Civilization
COURSES LA 368 Experiencing Culture: Anthropology for Today’s Artist
LA 270 U.S. History
FSH 100 Drawing for Fashion
LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance LA 462 Power of Myth and Symbol
FSH 105 Introduction to the Fashion Business
Florence
FSH 120 Color Science and Fabric Technology EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATIONS & PRACTICES
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
FSH 145 Fashion Marketing 1 LA 291 Designing Careers
LA 278 Seminar in France
FSH 161 Digital Techniques for the Fashion Business
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
FSH 184 Styling
LA 359 Urban Sociology
FSH 252 Visual Merchandising 1
FSH 297 Visual Merchandising: Tools & Materials
FSH 307 Visual Merchandising: Creative Concepts
or FSH 397 Visual Merchandising: Mannequins, Forms, &
Fixtures
FSH 323 Fashion Trend Analysis
FSH 377 Visual Merchandising 2
FSH 390 Professional Practices and Portfolio for Fashion
Business
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ART HISTORICAL AWARENESS LA 249 An Artistic and Intellectual History of the
LA 120 Art History through the 15th Century Renaissance
LA 121 Art History through the 19th Century LA 274 Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Renaissance
Florence
CHOOSE TWO:
LA 276 Seminar in Great Britain
LA/LAN 117 Survey of Landscape Architecture
LA/LAN 277 Post Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA/IND 118 History of Industrial Design
LA 278 Seminar in France
LA 127 Topics in World Art
LA 279 Seminar in Italy
LA 128 The Body As Art: History of Tattoo & Body
LA 281/MPT 255 Film History 1: Pre-1940
Decoration
LA 282/MPT 256 Film History 2: 1940-1974
LA 129 History of Automotive Design
LA 283 Examining Film Noir
LA/GAM 131 History of Gaming
LA 284 Evolution of the Horror Film
LA 132/ANM 102 History of Animation
LA 319 History of Architecture: Modernity
LA 134/ANM 104 History & Technology of Visual Effects &
LA 327 Art of the Classical World
Computer Animation
LA 333 Art of the Middle Ages
LA/VIS 137 History of Visual Development
LA 361 The Artist in the Modern World
LA/PH 147 History of Photography
LA 382 Film History 3: Contemporary Cinema
LA/LAN 177 Pre-Industrial Urban Open Spaces
LA 383 World Cinema
LA 182 Genres in Film
LA 384 Underrated Cinema
LA/ILL 195 History of Comics: American Comics
LA 385 Close-up on Hitchcock
LA/ILL 197 History of Comics: International and Alternative
LA 386 Exploring Science Fiction Cinema
Comics
LA 387 Women Directors in Cinema
LA/ARH 219 History of Architecture: Ancient to Gothic
LA 388 Survey of Asian Cinema
LA 220 American Art History
LA 408 Analog Before Digital: Punk/No Wave Film & Music
LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context
LA 420 Art of the Italian Renaissance
LA 222 20th Century Art
LA 421 Northern Renaissance Art
LA 224 Women, Art & Society
LA 422 Italian Baroque Art
LA 226 /IAD 230 Survey of Traditional Interior Architecture
LA 423 The Golden Age of Dutch Art
LA 229/IAD 231 Survey of Contemporary Interior Architecture
LA 432 Art of Spain: From El Greco to Picasso
LA 236/IAD 232 Survey of Bay Area Architecture
LA 433 18th & 19th Century European Art
LA 242/GR 242 History of Graphic Design
LA 434 History of Asian Art
LA 243/ILL 310 History of American Illustration
LA 464 Survey of Dada & Surrealism
LA/FSH 244 History of Fashion
LA/JEM 245 History of Jewelry and Metal Arts from Around
the World
LA/FSH 246 History of Textiles
LA 247 History & Techniques of Printmaking

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS QUANTITATIVE LITERACY


Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA] in BFA FOOTWEAR & ACCESSORY DESIGN
CHOOSE ONE:
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: COMPOSITION
Footwear & Accessory Design • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and
LA 124 Physics for Artists: Light, Sound, and Motion
CHOOSE ONE: LA 146 Anatomy of Automobiles
LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist or 108 Composition
BFA UNIT REQUIREMENTS LA 107 Writing for the Multilingual Artist LA 200 Introduction to Computer Programming
for the Artist
MAJOR COURSEWORK LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 233 Popular Topics in Health, Nutrition, & Physiology
CORE 36 UNITS • Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education LA 254 Human-Centered Design
MAJOR 30 UNITS requirements: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CONTEXT & STYLE
LA 255 College Math
+ ELECTIVES 9 UNITS 4 Art Historical Awareness courses CHOOSE ONE: LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
+ LIBERAL ARTS 45 UNITS 1 Written Communication: Composition course
LA 110 English Composition: Narrative Storytelling LA 286 Discrete Mathematics
1 Written Communication: Context & Style course
TOTAL 120 UNITS LA 133 Short Form Writing LA 288 Vector, Matrices, & Transformations
1 Written Communication: Critical Thinking course
LA 293 Precalculus
1 Historical Awareness course WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CRITICAL THINKING LA 296 Applied Physics
1 Quantitative Literacy course
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course CHOOSE ONE:
CULTURAL IDEAS & INFLUENCES
1 Employment Communications and Practices course LA 202 English Composition: Creative Persuasion &
Argument CHOOSE ONE:
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal LA 207 Persuasion & Argument for the Multilingual Writer LA 127 Topics in World Art
Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. LA 280 Perspective Journalism LA 221 California Art in Cultural Context