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Global Arts Studies, Visual Studies Emphasis, B.A.

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Requirements for the Global Arts Studies Major

In addition to adhering to General Education Requirements  and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Requirements , the Global Arts Studies major requires at least 52 units (some of which simultaneously meet general education requirements). Courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade, and specifically may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis.

Lower Division Requirements [12 Units]

Common Foundations Courses [8 Units]

Complete the following two courses:

Lecture/Seminar Elective [4 Units]

Complete one additional lower division GASP course from the following course ranges:

*Visual Studies Emphasis students may take GASP 007 or GASP 050-069.

Upper Division Requirements [16 Units]

Complete the following four courses. Note: GASP 192 must be taken for 4 units.

Visual Studies Emphasis

The Visual Studies Emphasis has been designed for students seeking to focus on visual culture, art history, curatorial practices, and art production. The emphasis structured around the four core areas of visuality, art history, studio art, and museology, allows majors to concentrate on image-based media within a highly interdisciplinary curriculum offered by GASP. The Visual Studies Emphasis is also designed to prepare students to pursue graduate studies in Art History, Film Studies, Museum Studies, and Media Studies.

Additional Foundations Courses [8 units]

Complete the following courses:

Upper Division Elective [8 units]

Complete one course from the following course ranges:

  • GASP 100-108
  • GASP 150-169

Complete one additional course from the following course range:

  • GASP 150-169

Studio/Ensemble Requirements [12 units]

Music or Dance Requirement/Ensemble [4 units]

Complete four units chosen from the following course ranges:

  • GASP 025-039
  • GASP 125-139

Visual Arts Studio [8 units]

Complete eight units chosen from the following course ranges:

  • GASP 010-029
  • GASP 110-129

Transfer Students

Transfer students who wish to major in Global Arts Studies should complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) at their community college. Below are the current Transfer Selection Criteria for the GASP Major.

Transfer Selection Criteria

To be admitted to the Global Arts Studies major transfer students must meet the following requirements:

Applicants will, at the time of admission have completed at minimum the following course (or its  equivalent) with a “C-” or better:

  • At least two UC-Transferable arts courses (e.g. film, music, theater, visual art)

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