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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with a Concentration in CRAFTS

OVERVIEW

The mission of the CSU-Fullerton Crafts concentration is to provide students with an intellectual landscaping of the media based traditions of the functional arts while introducing them to current technologies and processes interfaced with traditional approaches to the specific materials and practices of Crafts. Through instruction and correlating assignments, the goal is also to prepare the students to enter the contemporary professional world of practicing crafts artists.

The goal of the Crafts/Art program is to develop artists who use three-dimensional media as their principle media of expression. The program's main objective is to develop creative and productive artists with a professional attitude who can objectively evaluate their work. Technical competence is important and integral to the process but is not secondary to the ability of defining and creating unique and inspired solutions.

The program prepares students to be professional artists, designers in industry, museum specialists or writers/critics.

For program requirements, please see the University Academic Catalog.

Faculty

Christina Y. Smith, Professor of Art and Program Coordinator
Jennifer Monroe, Adjunct

In addition to teaching, our professors maintain their professional practice in the field of Jewelry and Metalsmithing. Their art has appeared in fine art galleries and private and museum collections throughout the nation such as the Museum of Contemporary Arts and Design, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Smithsonian American Art Museum - Luce Foundation, Victoria & Albert Museum, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Our faculty also shares and teaches its expertise at presentations and workshops nationwide.

Their work has been recognized and supported by grants from national foundations, and they have been published in magazines such as One of A Kind, Design Visions, Metalsmith, Ornament, American Craft and Architectural Digest Magazine. Additionally, they have been included in the Craft In America project, which includes a comprehensive historical traveling exhibition, an accompanying book, and a KCET sponsored PBS Series of the same name.

 

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