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 ART 103, Two-Dimensional Design; ART 104, Three-Dimensional Design; ART 107A, Beginning Drawing; and Art 107B, Beginning Painting, 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.



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



We encourage you to visit The University Academic Catalog to become more familiar with the undergraduate BA and BFA curricula.




Learning Goals


Program/Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs:
Master of Arts in Art
Master of Fine Arts in Art

Additional Programs:
Minor in Art
Certificate in Museum Studies
Postbaccalaureate Unclassified