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The Visual and Media Arts Practice Major

The Visual and Media Arts Practice Major

Note: A grade of not less than C (2.0) is required in each course comprising the major.

12 units, including

Group A: Foundation Requirements - 4 Units
Foundations are prerequisites for all upper level Visual and Media Arts Practice classes
and should be taken first and as early as possible. Art History Surveys should be taken
prior to spring of junior year.

ARTH 121 Survey I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages
ARTH 122 Survey II: Renaissance to the Present
VMAP 211 Foundations in Visual and Media Arts Practice A
VMAP 212 Foundations in Visual and Media Arts Practice B

Class Group B: Intermediate & Advanced Visual and Media Arts Practice - 5 Units
Five electives, including at least one course at the 300-level, chosen from

VMAP 250 Drawing Techniques and Concepts
VMAP 251 Human Figure Drawing
VMAP 252 Observational/Representational Painting: The Figure and Its Spaces
VMAP 253 Painting: Abstract, Conceptual, Process, and Material
VMAP 254 Sculpture Methods: Materials and Processes
VMAP 255 Sculpture Methods: Computer Modeling and Fabrication
VMAP 256 Printmaking Techniques and Concepts
VMAP 257 Artist's Book
VMAP 258 Darkroom Photography
VMAP 259 Digital Photography
VMAP 260 Thematic Explorations in Sound and Video Art
VMAP 261 Independent Film and Video: Curatorial Practice and Presentation
VMAP 279 Selected Topics
VMAP 300 Drawing Media Studio
VMAP 302 Painting Media Studio
VMAP 304 Sculpture Media Studio
VMAP 306 Printmaking Media Studio
VMAP 308 Photography Media Studio
VMAP 310 Time-Based Media Studio

Group C: Capstone Sequence - 3 Units

VMAP 351 Contemporary Theory and Practice for Artists*
VMAP 375 Contextual Practice*
VMAP 465 Advanced Studio Practice**
VMAP 466 Senior Thesis Exhibition***

*Offered only in spring semesters. Should be taken in the spring of junior
year.
**Offered only in fall semesters. Must be taken in the fall semester of
senior year.
***Enrollment in this course is contingent upon individual student plans

***Education minors, for example, can choose to opt our of this exhibition centered course, in order to perform student teaching for their Education degree AND upon faculty approval. While it is not required for completion of the Visual and Media Arts Practice Major, it is highly recommended for students planning to develop careers in the visual and media arts.

The Visual and Media Arts Practice Minor

The Visual and Media Arts Practice Minor

Note: A grade of not less than C (2.0) is required in each course comprising the minor.

7 units, including

Group A: Foundation Requirements - 3 Units
Foundations are prerequisites for all upper level Visual and Media Arts Practice classes
and should be taken first and as early as possible. One Art History Survey should be
taken before entering junior year.

VMAP 211 Foundations in Visual and Media Arts Practice A
VMAP 212 Foundations in Visual and Media Arts Practice B

One Art History unit, chosen from:

ARTH 121 Survey I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages
ARTH 122 Survey II: Renaissance to the Present

Group B: Intermediate and Advanced Art Practice - 4 Units

Four electives, including at least one course at the 300-level, chosen from:

VMAP 250 Drawing Techniques and Concepts
VMAP 251 Human Figure Drawing
VMAP 252 Observational/Representational Painting: The Figure and Its Spaces
VMAP 253 Painting: Abstract, Conceptual, Process, and Material
VMAP 254 Sculpture Methods: Materials and Processes
VMAP 255 Sculpture Methods: Computer Modeling and Fabrication
VMAP 256 Printmaking Techniques and Concepts
VMAP 257 Artist's Book
VMAP 258 Darkroom Photography
VMAP 259 Digital Photography
VMAP 260 Thematic Explorations in Sound and Video Art
VMAP 261 Independent Film and Video: Curatorial Practice and Presentation
VMAP 279 Selected Topics
VMAP 300 Drawing Media Studio
VMAP 302 Painting Media Studio
VMAP 304 Sculpture Media Studio
VMAP 306 Printmaking Media Studio
VMAP 308 Photography Media Studio
VMAP 310 Time-Based Media Studio