The Department of Art, Media, and Design (AMD) offers a B.A. degree with two options:
Minors in the AMD Department:
The ethos of AMD is interdisciplinary. The two options share both lower division and upper division curriculum and allow for the cross-pollination of traditional and new media at every level. We encourage filmmakers to be sculptors and studio-based practitioners to explore digital worlds. These crossovers are important to the development of well-rounded creatives. AVC allows students to specialize in traditional media such as painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, while DAMA is the track for those whose primary interests lie in digital video, photography, interactive and media design. The two options support and feed into one another and it is entirely possible to begin on one track and switch to the other. Both options incorporate contemporary issues and new topics in art and include course offerings such as screenwriting, Chicano/a border art, art and science, and feminist art. Upper division coursework allows students to focus on areas of interest while providing more directed pragmatic and theoretical skills-building. At all points in your academic career we encourage you to seek out an AMD faculty advisor to discuss your degree path.
David Avalos: Chicana/o Art, Chicacno Park Mural Art and Artists, Border Art, Dia de los Muertos, Assemblage Sculpture, Installation Art, Collaborative Art, Politically-engaged Mass Media Interventions
Jonathan Berman: Independent Documentary and Fiction Film/Video, US and International Film Styudies, Cal State Systemwide Opportunities in Film, Video and the Arts, Interships and Career Path Planning in Media
Misael Diaz: Photography, Interdisciplinary Art & Research, Border Art & Culture, Chicanx/Latinx and Latin American Art, Regional Graduate Programs in the Arts
Kristine Diekman: Film, Video, Media Arts, Audio Arts, Sound Studies, Internships (Film/Video Production Minor)
Judit Hersko: Sculpture, Installation Art, Art and Science, Art and Climate Change
Kristin Moss: Contemporary Art and Cultural Theory, Public Art, Visual Culture Studies, Community Based Art, Museum Studies and Curation, Art and Activism
Lucy HG Solomon: Media Design, Interactive Design, Art and Science, Environmental Art, STEAM Ambassadors
For general advising, including university/graduation requirements and General Education advising, please schedule a time to meet with a staff advisor in the Office of Academic Advising.
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