Degrees Offered: B. A. Animation, Video/Digital art, Graphic Design, Illustration; M. A. Art, Studio Art Option with Video/Digital Art Concentration; Visual Communication Option with Illustration or Video/Digital Art Concentration; M. F. A. Art, Studio Art Option with Video/Digital Art Concentration; Visual Communication Option with Illustration, Video/Digital Art Concentration or Graphic Design Concentration
Tuition Information: Undergraduate in-state $5,076, non-residents $14,004 (12 units per semester); graduate in-state $6,060, non-residents $14,988 (12 units per semester) for the 2010 – 2011 school year
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Scope of Program:
Bachelor’s degree students take a common core of art courses, including 2D and 3D design, world arts, drawing and visual technology. They then begin to specialize in their concentration areas. Graphic design students focus on typography, graphic design, computer graphics and publishing and web design. Illustration students concentrate on traditional and computer illustration. Video/Digital Art students take courses in web design, digital technology and visual effects. Internships and study abroad opportunities are available.
Master’s degree candidates take coursework in studio problems, history and philosophy of art, art analysis, their concentration(s) and a M. F. A. seminar. Directed research and a thesis are required.
California State University Northridge is an “impacted campus,” which means many more prospective students apply than can be accepted. As such, California State University Northridge 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. Graduate teaching fellowships, merit-based scholarships and need-based scholarships are available.