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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

BA - Creative Arts

San José State University -to- Napa Valley College

Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.

Lower Division Course Requirements

Community College Course Equivalents

STAR Act (SB 1440):

This department accepts the AA-T in Art History, Global Studies, Music, Social Justice Studies, Studio Arts, or Theatre Arts for transfer into this major. We recommend transfer students complete the following courses, which are required for this major at SJSU, as part of their AA-T program. Students should take courses which clear the American Institutions requirement and a second course in English composition as part of their CSU GE or IGETC requirements for the AA-T degree (doing so will increase greater choice in the 60 units of SJSU course work to be taken after transfer).

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingENGL 123 Critical Thinking About Literature
   OR
ENGL 125 Critical Thinking and Composition
or
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENGL 121 Reading and Composition 2
   OR
ENGL 123 Critical Thinking About Literature

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

CA 060 Creativity MattersNo Current Equivalent

Six semester (or nine quarter) units of lower division non-studio, non-activity courses in history or theory from two disciplines selected from the following:

Art; Art History; Comparative Literature; Dance; Design; English; Music, RTVF/T (Television, Radio, Film and Theatre Arts), and others approved by the CAP Advisor, such as:
ARTH 011 Modern Art HistoryNo Current Equivalent
   OR
ARTH 070A Art History, Prehistoric to MedievalArth 105 Art History: Prehistoric to Medieval
   OR
ARTH 070B Art History, Renaissance to ModernArth 106 Art History: Renaissance to Modern
   OR
ARTH 070C Arts of AsiaARTH 130 History of Asian Art
   OR
ARTH 072 Design in SocietyNo Current Equivalent
DANC 010 Dance AppreciationNo Current Equivalent
ENGL 010 Great Works of LiteratureENGL 121 Reading and Composition 2
   OR
ENGL 022 Fantasy and Science FictionNo Current Equivalent
   OR
ENGL 040 Contemporary World FictionNo Current Equivalent
ENGL 078 Introduction to Shakespeare's DramaEngl 220 Shakespeare: Introduction
MUSC 010A Music AppreciationMusi 112 Survey & Appreciation of Music
MUSC 012 Medieval and Renaissance MusicNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 019 Music in World CulturesNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 081 Concert Listening INo Current Equivalent
RTVF 082 Introduction to Film HistoryNo Current Equivalent
RTVF 030 Introduction to Film/TV ProductionNo Current Equivalent
RTVF 031 Film and Television AestheticsNo Current Equivalent
TA 010 Theatre AppreciationThea 100 Introduction to Theater
   OR
Huma 170 Introduction to Theater
TA 011 Script AnalysisNo Current Equivalent

The Creative Arts Program is interdisciplinary. Lower division requirements of the Major include the following:

Six semester (or nine quarter) units of activity or studio courses in visual or performing arts or creative writing, such as the articulated equivalents of:
ART 012 Two-Dimensional Design and Color ConceptsArts 101 2D Foundations
ART 013 Three-Dimensional Design ConceptsArts 102 3D Foundations
ART 024 Drawing IARTS 110 Fundamentals of Drawing
ART 026 Drawing IINo Current Equivalent
ART 046 Introduction to Ceramics
approved by CAP Advisor
Arts 140 Beginning Ceramics: Handbuilding
ART 074 Introduction to Digital Media
approved by CAP Advisor
DART 120 Introduction to Digital Art and Graphic Design
DANC 040A Topics in Modern Dance IDANS 138 Modern Dance Level I
DANC 042A Topics in Jazz Dance IDANS 136 Jazz Dance I
ENGL 071 Creative WritingEngl 200 Introduction to Creative Writing 1
   OR
ENGL 201 Introduction to Creative Writing 2
   OR
ENGL 202 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
TA 005 ActingTHEA 110 Technique of Acting
TA 015 Voice and Diction
approved by CAP Advisor
No Current Equivalent
TA 017 Intermediate ActingThea 210 Intermediate Acting
TA 048 Voice & Movement for the ActorNo Current Equivalent
TA 064 Make-up for Performing Arts
approved by CAP Advisor
No Current Equivalent


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

Admission to San Jose State is competitive in all majors. SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. Because of this, SJSU is an impacted campus with impacted programs. For the most current information regarding admission impaction at SJSU please visit our website SJSU Impaction Information page.

Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility (except majors which have an approved CSU GE A3 waiver). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units, students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. The lower division major courses for this major are shown above.

2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at www.assist.org under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses may be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Some SJSU majors which meet GE requirements within the majors are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.

3. Second Course in English Composition highly recommended:
All students are strongly encouraged to complete a second English composition course as part of their lower division GE prior to transferring to SJSU (either to meet CSU GE Area A3 or C2) for the greatest success in passing the Writing Skills Test (WST) at SJSU. Complete this course with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at: testing.sjsu.edu.

4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at www.assist.org under the link "CSU U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.

5. Graduation Requirement - Physical Education (PE):
All undergraduate students who matriculate at SJSU are required to complete two units of physical education from Kinesiology/Dance activity courses, unless the major program has an approved PE waiver. Majors which have approved PE waivers are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog.