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USC Catalogue 2015-2016 
USC Catalogue 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Art (BA)

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The Bachelor of Arts program offers a more flexible and broad academic education than the bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree while still providing a meaningful experience in the studio area and preparation for many designand art-related careers. The degree provides the student with the opportunity to double major or to combine an art major with a minor in various fields. Some possibilities for minors include communication, multimedia, education, business, film, animation and many other options.

Curriculum Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) requires a total of 128 units including 64 units of fine arts requirements. In addition to the fine arts required courses, BA students should select electives based on their personal and professional goals and in consultation with academic advisers. Electives are typically clustered in a particular field, but may be spread across different areas.

One course from the following:

Fine Arts electives:

Select 12 additional units from any 100–299 studio courses, no “x” classes

Select 24 additional units from the following:

300–499 studio. At least four units must be from one of the following classes:

Total units: 64

General Education Requirements

The university’s general education program provides a coherent, integrated introduction to the breadth of knowledge you will need to consider yourself (and to be considered by other people) a generally well-educated person. This program requires six courses in different categories, plus writing, foreign language and diversity requirements, which together comprise the USC Core. See The USC Core and the General Education Program  for more information.

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