Cal Poly Pomona


As an art and/or graphic design major you should register for at least two art classes each quarter. It is very important to take courses sequentially since most have prerequisites. As a freshman, you should follow the recommended four year sequence of courses in each program.

The university catalog provides the following course information:
Complete list of Art Department courses
Curriculum sheets
Graphic Design Curriculum Map
Art History Curriculum Map
Fine Art Curriculum Map


Curriculum Sheet / Graphic Design Electives / Fine Art or Art History Electives

Graphic Design Approved Electives for Graphic Design Major (download PDF)

(last modified: Winter 2012)

Art 200 Special Study
Art 275A Introduction to Digital Photography
Art 299 Special Topics
Art 347A Digital Illustration*
Art 352A Graphic Design II (May be repeated once)
Art 356A Web Design II
Art 375A Photography as an Expressive Media
Art 400 Special Study
Art 450A Book Arts*
Art 452A Graphic Design III (May be repeated once)
Art 453A Package Design*
Art 454A Environmental Graphic Design*
Art 455A Motion Graphics I (May be repeated once)
Art 456A Motion Graphics II
Art 458 Internship—(May be repeated for a total of 4 units)
Art 464 Professional Practices in Graphic Design (May be repeated once)
Art 499 Special Topics
ENV 200 Special Study
ENV 299 Special Topics
ENV 499 Special Topics
ENV 400 Special Study
Com 232 Publications Photography
Com 280 Understanding Photographic Image
Com 306 Professional Selling
Com 431 Digital Photography
IBM 302 Marketing Strategy
IBM 306 Integrated Marketing
IBM 402 Product and Brand Management
IBM 411 Buyer Behavior
TH231/231A Principles and Practices of Theatrical Design
TH337/337A Scene Design
TH381/381A Stage Costume Design & Construction

* (available once per academic year)

Fine Art or Art History Electives for Graphic Design Major
Courses in Fine Art
Please consult with your advisor.

Courses in Art History
Art 211 Arts of Africa, Oceania and Native America
Art 216 History of Asian Art
Art 309 Japanese Art History
Art 310 Art of the United States
Art 312 Visual Arts in the 20th Century
Art 313 Contemporary Art
Art 314 Art of Mexico, Central and South America
Art 315 Art of Ancient Egypt and the Near East
Art 316 Art of the Classical World
Art 317 Art of the Middle Ages
Art 318 Art of the Italian Renaissance
Art 320 Art of the Baroque Period
Art 407 Art and Architecture of India
Art 418 Art History Seminar


Curriculum Sheets & Road Maps

Art History Approved Electives for the B.A. in Art History
Your choice of upper-division courses (300- and 400-level) from among the following subject areas:
ANT (Anthropology)
COM (Communications)
ENG (English)
FL (Foreign Languages)
FRL (Finance, Real Estate, and Law)
HST (History)
IBM (International Business and Marketing)
MHR (Management and Human Resources)
PHL (Philosophy)
PLS (Political Science)
TH (Theater)
Some approved elective courses can be used to fulfill requirements for minors. Consult minor-program requirements.