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CSU and UC Admissions: Does Graphic Design count as visual arts?

DjBoom777DjBoom777 Posts: 268Registered User Junior Member
edited September 2013 in College Admissions
What the title says...

I know Art and Photography meet UC's and CSU's visual/performing arts requirement. I only have been able to take Graphic Design I and II but does this class meet that requirement?
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Replies to: CSU and UC Admissions: Does Graphic Design count as visual arts?

  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Posts: 32,162Registered User Senior Member
    If you are in a California high school, look it up at http://doorways.ucop.edu to see which courses qualify.

    If you are in a non-California high school, try to find California high schools with similar courses in those listings.
  • DjBoom777DjBoom777 Posts: 268Registered User Junior Member
    So i found a high school on the california database with "Graphic Design 1" so i should be good? The general examples on the a-g requirements doesnt like graphic design but its also not in the "not accepted" listing
  • DjBoom777DjBoom777 Posts: 268Registered User Junior Member
    Doesn't list*
  • DjBoom777DjBoom777 Posts: 268Registered User Junior Member
    Anymore definitive answers?
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Posts: 32,162Registered User Senior Member
    Perhaps you can ask the admissions office of the campuses of interest to find out if it counts?
  • DjBoom777DjBoom777 Posts: 268Registered User Junior Member
    I called SDSU, CSU Fullerton, UC Irvine, UC Davis, Cal Poly SLO and UCSD.

    SDSU firmly said it DOES count.

    The FIRST call to UC Irvine got an unexplained yes

    UC Davis and Cal Poly SLO said no.

    UCSD was very helpful but wasn't sure but my counselor, Barbara, reassured me that missing the visual art credit won't "make or break my chances"

    A second call to UC Irvine finally got me a no.

    Fullerton then said yes saying alot of applicants use graphic design on their transcripts.

    So it looks more and more like:

    No for UC schools
    Yea for Cal State schools

    SFSU, Sac State, SJSU and Cal Poly Pomona weren't available to talk to...
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