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...