Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Entertainment Art/Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration; M. F. A. Design – Graphic Design and Illustration Concentrations
Tuition Information: Undergraduate in-state $5,076 non-residents $14,004 (12 units per semester); graduate in-state $6,108 non-residents $15,036 (12 units per semester) for the 2010 – 2011 school year
800 N. State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92831
Scope of Program:
California State University Fullerton Entertainment Art/Animation students take courses designed to provide them with hands-on animation experiences. The school has partnered with Nickelodeon Animation Studios to develop the Entertainment Art/Animation program. Students study color, drawing, design, digital painting, 3D digital animation, traditional animation and motion graphics. They also create a reel or portfolio and participate in an internship. Graphic Design students concentrate on life drawing, lettering, typography, writing for the visual arts, photography, computer graphics and illustration. They, too complete an internship. Illustration students focus on life drawing, descriptive drawing, graphic design, illustration, cartooning and special studies in illustration. Illustration students create a portfolio and complete an internship.
M. F. A. candidates in Graphic Design must pass a portfolio review to be admitted to the Master’s degree program. They focus on studio experiences, art theory and history and independent research. Students must complete a capstone research project and studio project and create a one-person exhibition.
California State University Fullerton is an “impacted campus,” which means many more prospective students apply than can be accepted. As such, California State University Fullerton must restrict the number of incoming freshmen and transfer students it accepts, particularly from outside its state-designated “local area.” This is typically accomplished by imposing additional eligibility standards (e.g. higher standardized test score/grade point average combination, called the “eligibility index”).
Non-residents pay a tuition rate of $372 per semester hour in addition to in-state registration fees. Merit-based and need-based scholarships are available.