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I'm getting my Masters in Art History and a certificate in Museum and Curatorial Studies.
I applaud your interest in a degree in Art and your desire to further your education!
The Art Department at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, has the goal of supporting you in your journey to becoming a young professional. We strive to enable you to develop and refine your path of interest, and gain skills that will be needed for your adventure ahead.
Los Angeles is a city that is driven by many and varied creative people and fields. Your education at Mount Saint Mary’s University will prepare you with both technical and cognitive skills needed to participate at a high level as you begin your career in Art. There are many benefits to enrolling in our Art program, some of which are highlighted below.
Please contact me if I can provide additional information about our program. I look forward to meeting you!
Chair, Art Department
Mount Saint Mary’s University Associate Arts programs in
Graphic Design and Media Communication will prepare the diligent student
for a career in a varied world of visual media. These include graphic
design, publishing, film and television, and related careers from
corporate to freelance. At the end of the two year program, students
will be prepared to present a portfolio based upon their choice of
Graphic Design or Media Communication that will show competence in
publishing, graphic production, visual communication including film, all
with an emphasis in visual literacy. A strong foundation in design,
competence with computer literacy, a continuous development of drawing
skills and the understanding of mass media are central to the programs.
The AA Degree Program in Graphic Design or Media
Communication Students entering both programs are urged to work with an
advisor to plan a two year schedule to clearly understand the best
sequencing of courses. Depending on date of entry to the program and
students’ interests and goals, students entering the program in the
second semester may need to attend summer school to complete the
First Year Fall
Spring and following semesters
Nine courses from the list below
* Graphic Arts Internship - transfer students from the
AA program to the BA program are not required to take Graphic Arts
Internship, Art 35.
Graphic Arts Internship may be taken either Fall and/or
Spring of the second year. In addition, General Studies requirements
and electives totaling 60 semester units are needed for the degree.
Total of 39 – 42 units plus additional
units sufficient to complete the AA degree. Note that many of the
courses required in the major will also double count for the AA degree. *
Graphic Arts Internship - transfer students from the AA program to the
BA program are not required to take Graphic Arts Internship, Art 35.
A student majoring in art may choose between two emphases, Fine Art or Graphic Design.
In both the goal is to provide the undergraduate student with a
thorough and comprehensive understanding of art as an essential human
activity. It prepares students who wish to continue as professional
artists, graphic designers, teachers, or in a related field.
The Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Art offers
the students a thorough foundation through applied course work. As
applied proficiency is gained, a personal direction is encouraged and a
conceptual foundation is developed.
Art courses are offered on both the Chalon and Doheny
campuses with the purpose of enriching the liberal arts experience,
expanding the general studies offerings, and providing a comprehensive
program for the major.
One course from the following:
Students are encouraged to take all Art History courses
(*must be completed during final year)
Total units, emphasis in Fine Art: 42
Students with an Emphasis in Fine Arts are
encouraged to take a minimum of three semesters in at least one of the
following medium: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics,
plus general studies requirements and electives totaling 124 semester
units, including modern language requirements.
(*must be completed during final year)
Total units, emphasis in Graphic Design: 42
Plus general studies requirements and electives totaling 124 semester units, including modern language requirements.
A minimum of six courses (18 units) in Art:
Total units in Art: 18
A minimum of three courses(9 units) from the following:
Total of 18 units
A minimum of six courses (18 units) including 12 units of Art History, Design I and any other applied course:
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