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The art program at California State University Channel Islands focuses on interdisciplinary studies in the visual arts and related media, emphasizing an innovative approach to artistic process and problem solving. The integration of traditional media with emerging digital technologies in graphic design, multimedia, fine art, art history and interdisciplinary studies focus on developing a solid foundation leading to advanced work in art media and theory.
Upper division Art History courses focus on the History of Art and Art Theory, Interdisciplinary Art Courses integrate academic study of Art with related content from other disciplines. ART Majors (in the Studio Option) are required to select a minimum of two Art History-Interdisciplinary Art Courses (total of 6 units). ART Majors (in the Art History Option) are required to select an additional four courses (for a total of 18 units) of upper division 300/400 level Art History-Interdisciplinary
One of the Art courses from the list below:
ART 435 Postmodern Visual Culture (3)
ART 436 Modern Art (3)
AND any Art courses from the list below:
ART 330 Critical Thinking in a Visual World (3)
ART 331 Art and Mass Media (3)
ART 332 Multicultural Art Movements (3)
ART 333 History of Southern California Chicana/o Art (3)
ART 334 The Business of Art (3)
ART 337 Art on Film and Film on Art (3)
ART 338 Psychology of Art and Artists (3)
ART 341 Visual Canons of the Ancient World (3)
ART 343 Medieval Art: Diversity, Faith and Power (3)
ART 351 The Baroque Eye: Art, Culture, Money, Power (3)
ART 433 Women in the Arts (3)
ART 434 The Museum: Culture, Business, Education (3)
ART 435 Postmodern Visual Culture (3) (If not taken above)
ART 436 Modern Art (3) (If not taken above)
ART 451 Diversity in the Visual Arts (3)
ART 480 - Advanced Issues in Art History, Theory and Criticism (3)
International Undergraduate Admission Requirements
The process for freshmen and transfer students is the same; however, as a transfer student additional criteria must be met. This additional criteria is marked with an *.
International Checklist & Application
To apply to CSU Channel Islands as an undergraduate, please submit an application and $55.00 application fee online through www.csumentor.edu
International Freshmen Checklist
International Transfer Checklist
Financial Affidavit for Undergraduate applicants (PDF, 232KB)
Submit all application documents to the Center for International Affairs.
*Transfer Students: We are currently accepting applications from all community colleges in the U.S. Please make sure that you have at least 60 units and have completed “Oral communication”, “Written communication”, “Critical thinking” and “College level mathematics/quantitative reasoning” with “C” or better. Please note that the Nursing programs are closed for international students.
Submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other acceptable test (see below for list of tests). Scores must be sent directly to CSUCI from testing agency.
Acceptable English Placement Exams
TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum Paper-Based score of 500, a minimum Computer Based score of 173 or a minimum Internet Based score of 61.
IELTS – International English Language Test System with an overall band score of 6.0.