undergraduate admissions

How to Apply

To apply for undergraduate admission to SDSU, you need to apply online at CalState Apply. If you cannot apply online, you should contact the Office of Admissions to make special arrangements to apply electronically with campus assistance. At the time of application, prospective students can select their pre-major as Art. If students enter SDSU as undeclared majors, they will need to follow the catalogue’s graduation requirements based on the year they declare either their major or pre-major.

A major in art may be planned with an emphasis in applied design (with specialties in ceramics, furniture design and woodworking, and jewelry and metalwork), art history, graphic design, interior architecture, multimedia,  painting and printmaking, sculpture, or studio arts. A broad spectrum of courses for both majors and nonmajors in art history and visual culture, art appreciation, and foundations in drawing, art, and design are also available. For more information on Art and Design programs, please see the catalog.

Applications are accepted between October 1 and November 30 for the following fall.

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Undergraduate Minors

If you are a current student at SDSU and you are interested in an undergraduate minor in art or art history, please contact [email protected] from your SDSU email with your RedID number for assistance.

Art Education Single-Subject Teaching Credential

This major may be used by students in teacher education as an undergraduate major for the B.A. degree in applied arts and sciences. In addition to the catalog course requirements, students must also pass the CSET examination to complete the degree. If you are interested in learning more, please visit the School of Teacher Education.

Financial Aid

Learn more about how you can fund your education with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.