California State University, Fullerton

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Whether developing the talents of fine artists, animators, illustrators or exhibition, graphic, and web/interactive designers it is a long held belief at Fullerton that success is best achieved when a strong curricular foundation is prepared and effectively delivered.

The core curriculum of each of our eleven baccalaureate degree programs is supported by two-dimensional and three-dimensional design and beginning drawing and painting courses. Four courses serve this foundational role, and unlike many art school programs where a portfolio is required for admittance, here at Fullerton we prefer to measure the strength of a student’s preparedness by their successful completion of the following courses, all taken in the freshman year of study, where achieving a ‘B’ average (3.0 GPA) allows one to declare as their objective one of nine BFA program concentrations:

ART 103 Two-Dimensional Design
ART 104 Three-Dimensional Design
ART 107A Beginning Drawing
Art 107B Beginning Painting

We encourage you to visit the University Academic Catalog to become more familiar with the curriculum.


Bryan Cantley, Professor, Three-Dimensional Design
Joe Forkan, Associate Professor, Drawing
Lawrence Yun, Associate Professor, Two-Dimensional Design
Joe Biel, Associate Professor, Two-Dimensional Design
Andrew Dickson, Assistant Professor, Beginning Painting