Daniel Neuman, Dean
303 East Melnitz Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1427
The School of the Arts and Architecture at UCLA plays a vital role in the cultural and artistic life of the campus and community. Providing a full range of course offerings and degree programs, the school consists of six departments -- Architecture and Urban Design, Art, Design, Ethnomusicology, Music, and World Arts and Cultures (the recently merged Department of Dance and the World Arts and Cultures Program). Students have unparalleled opportunities to learn from and interact with distinguished faculty members who rank among the most innovative artists and architects of our time.
A balance of practice and theory, built on the academic foundation of the liberal arts, assures the understanding and appreciation of both the interdependence and integration of creativity, performance, and research. In educating the whole person, the school strives to empower and inspire the next generation of citizens to serve as cultural leaders of the twenty-first century.
Also under the School of the Arts and Architecture umbrella is an impressive array of public arts units, including the UCLA Center for the Performing Arts, one of the largest arts presenters in the nation, UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center which houses the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, and the renowned Murphy Sculpture Garden. These institutions offer extraordinary access to leading anthropological, historical, and contemporary visual arts exhibitions and collections, and presentations by the world's most outstanding performing artists.
In addition to providing a rich and diverse environment on campus, the school offers students the opportunity to participate in community outreach programs designed around concerts, exhibitions, symposia, and dance productions presented in cooperation with groups throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
The departments of the School of the Arts and Architecture are integral to the rich and varied cultural life of the campus. The Department of Architecture and Urban Design provides architecture students with a unique opportunity to study buildings, cities, and their interdependence in one of the most structurally and ethnically diverse cities in the world. Students in the Department of Art are taught to understand the broad panorama of the visual arts emphasizing experimentation; with current restructuring, ceramics is now an area of specialization within the department. The Department of Design focuses on electronic and digital imagery in visual communication design and on the computational devices and computer applications most likely to be sought by industry in the twenty-first century. Students in the Department of Ethnomusicology study the performance and context of music-making from a global perspective, and the Department of Music offers concentrations in composition, music education, performance, and jazz studies. The Department of World Arts and Cultures offers an innovative interdisciplinary arts curriculum based on the vital relationship between dance/performance and theory/criticism.
Informative brochures on the school are available from the Office of Recruitment and Outreach, 1100 Dickson Art Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1620 (310-825-9708).
Students interested in obtaining instructional credentials for California elementary and secondary schools should consult the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, 1009 Moore Hall (310-825-8328).
Architecture (M.Arch. I, M.Arch. II, M.A., Ph.D.)
Art (B.A., M.A., M.F.A.)
Dance (M.A., M.F.A.)
Dance/Movement Therapy (M.A.)
Design (B.A., M.A., M.F.A.)
Ethnomusicology (B.A., M.A., C.Phil., Ph.D.)
Music (B.A., M.A., M.F.A., M.M., C.Phil., D.M.A., Ph.D.)
World Arts and Cultures (B.A.)
Note: New students are not being admitted to the M.F.A. in Music at this time.
In addition to the University of California Undergraduate Application, departments in the School of the Arts and Architecture require auditions, portfolios, or evidence of creativity. Detailed information on departmental requirements is mailed to students on receipt of their application. Deadline date for applications is November 30, 1997, for admission in Fall Quarter 1998.
Each term the student Study List must include from 12 to 17 units. The school has no provision for part-time enrollment. After the first term, students may petition to carry more than 17 units (up to 20 units maximum) if they have an overall grade-point average of 3.0 (B) or better and have attained at least a B average in the preceding term with all courses passed. The petitions must be filed and approved by the Student Services Office by the end of the third week of instruction.
If students have not filed their Study List by the end of the second week of classes, they must obtain the consent of the Student Services Office to continue for that term.
Undergraduate students who wish to take courses numbered in the 200 series for credit toward the degree must petition for advance approval of the department chair and the dean of the school and must meet the specific qualifications. Courses numbered in the 400 and 500 series may not be applied toward the degree.
Enrollment at another institution or UCLA Extension while enrolled at UCLA is not permitted.
Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degrees
Each student must meet six kinds of requirements for the B.A. degree: University, school, and unit requirements, as well as residence, major, and scholarship requirements. The requirements are as follows.
For information on the Subject A or English as a Second Language (ESL) and American History and Institutions requirements, see Undergraduate Degree Requirements in the Undergraduate Study section of this catalog.
School of the Arts and Architecture students enrolled in English as a Second Language 33A, 33B, 33C, 35 must take the courses for a letter grade.
The general requirements of the School of the Arts and Architecture must be completed with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better.
General Education (GE) Course Requirements
Reciprocity with Other UC Campuses
Students who transfer to UCLA from other UC campuses and have met all general education requirements prior to enrolling at UCLA are not required to complete the School of the Arts and Architecture general education requirements. Written verification from the college dean at the other UC campus is required. Verification letters should be sent to the Student Services Office, School of the Arts and Architecture, 1100 Dickson Art Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1620.
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
Transfer students from California community colleges have the option to fulfill UCLA's lower division general education requirements by completing the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum prior to transfer. The curriculum consists of a series of subject areas and types of courses which have been agreed on by the University of California and the California community colleges. The IGETC significantly eases the transfer process, as all of UCLA's general education requirements are fulfilled when students complete it. If they select the IGETC, they must complete it entirely before enrolling at UCLA. Otherwise, students must fulfill the School of the Arts and Architecture general education requirements.
English Composition and Rhetoric
English 3 with a minimum grade of C must be completed by the end of the third term at UCLA and may not be taken on a Passed/Not Passed basis. An Advanced Placement (AP) Test score of 4 also meets this requirement.
Critical Reading and Writing
One course from English 4, Humanities 2A, 2B, 2C, or 2D with a minimum grade of C must be completed by the end of the second year at UCLA and may not be taken on a Passed/Not Passed basis. An Advanced Placement (AP) Test score of 5 also meets this requirement. Humanities 2A, 2B, 2C, or 2D may not be applied toward the humanities/literature requirement if taken to meet this requirement.
Students may meet this requirement by (1) scoring 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) foreign language test in French, German, or Spanish, or scoring 4 or 5 on the AP foreign language test in Latin, (2) presenting a UCLA foreign language proficiency examination score indicating competency through level three, or (3) completing one college-level foreign language course equivalent to UCLA's level three or above with a grade of Passed or C or better.
International students may petition to use an advanced course in their native language for this requirement. Students whose entire secondary education has been completed in a language other than English may petition to be exempt from the foreign language requirement.
One course (four units) in mathematics or statistics or an introductory course in computers selected from Computer Science 1, 2, Mathematics 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 31A, 31B, Program in Computing 1, 10A, 10B, 10C, Statistics 50. An SAT I mathematics score of 600 or better or an SAT II mathematics subject test score of 550 or better also meets this requirement.
Two courses (eight units) from different departments selected from Anthropology 7, 10, 12, 15, Astronomy 2A, 2B, 3, 3H, 4, 5, 6, 81, 82, Atmospheric Sciences 2, 2E, 3, 3E, 4, 5, 6, 6E, 8, 10, Biology 2, 5L, 10, 12, 13, 21, 25, 50, Chemical Engineering 2, Chemistry and Biochemistry 2, 11A, 11B, 15, Civil and Environmental Engineering 3, Earth and Space Sciences 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 20, Geography 1, 2, 5, Life Sciences 1, 2, 3, 4, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 6, 7, 10, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 30, 40, 70, 80, Physics 3A, 3B, 3C, 6A, 6B, 6C, 8A, 8B, 8C, 10, Physiological Science 3, 5, 6, 13, 27, Psychology 15.
Three courses (12 units), with at least one from each group. Courses with an asterisk indicate cross-listed courses which can fulfill GE requirements in only one group:
Group A. Economics 1, 2, 5, History 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 3A through 3D, 4, 5A, 5B, 8A, 8B, 8C, 9A through 9D, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B, 13A, 13B, 13C, 20, 21, 22, Political Science 10, 20, 30, 40, 50.
Group B. Afro-American Studies M5, American Indian Studies *10, Ancient Near East *10, Anthropology 8, 9, 33, 51, Chicana and Chicano Studies 10B, Communication Studies 10, Geography 3, 4, Psychology 10, Social Sciences 20, Sociology 1, 2, 3, 4, M5, 31, Women's Studies 10.
Three courses (12 units), with at least one course in three of the four groups. Courses with an asterisk indicate cross-listed courses which can fulfill GE requirements in only one group:
Group A: Arts. Art History 50, 51, 54, 55A, 55B, 56A, 56B, 57 (except art majors), Classics 42, 51, Design 10 (except design majors), Ethnomusicology 15, 20A, 20B, 20C, 106A, 106B, 106C, M108A, 108B, M110A, M110B, M111, 113, M115, M116, 117, 118, 120A, 120B, 121, 123, M124, M126, 128, 130, CM132, 136A, 136B, 146, 147, 156A, 156B, 157, 158A, 158B, 158C, 160A, 174 (except music and ethnomusicology majors), Film and Television 106A, 106B, 106C, 107, 108, 110A, 110C, 112, 113, 114, 116, M117, 127, Music 15, 136A, 136B, 136C, 158 (except music and ethnomusicology majors), Musicology 2A, 2B, 13, 130, 131, 133, 134, 135A, 135B, 135C, 139, 156, 189 (except music and ethnomusicology majors), Theater 101A, 101B, 101C, 102A through 102E, M103A, M103B, M103C, M103D (except world arts and cultures majors), M103E, 103F, M103H (except world arts and cultures majors), 104A, 104B, 104C, 105, 106, 107, 111A, 111B, 111C, World Arts and Cultures M103D, M103H, 128, 132A, C133, 134, 135, 144, 181A through 181D, 182, 183, CM184, C187 (except world arts and cultures majors).
Group B: Culture and Civilization. American Indian Studies *10, Asian American Studies 21, Bulgarian 99, Chicana and Chicano Studies 10A, Chinese 50, Classics 10, 20, *30, Folklore and Mythology 15, French 14, German 100A, 100B, 100C, Italian 42A, 42B, 46, Japanese 50, Jewish Studies 10, Korean 50, Near Eastern Languages 50A, 50B, 50C, Portuguese M42, M44, Romanian 99, Russian 99A, 99B, Slavic 99, Spanish M42, M44.
Group C: Literature. Classics *30, 40, 41, English 10A, 10B, 10C, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95A, 95B, 95C, 96, French 12, German 50A, 50B, 51, Humanities 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, Italian 50A, 50B, Portuguese 40A, 40B, Russian 25, Scandinavian 50, Spanish 60A, 60B, 60C, 61A, 61B, 61C, and selected upper division courses in English and in other language and literature departments. Humanities 2A, 2B, 2C, or 2D may not be applied toward the critical reading and writing requirement if taken to meet this requirement.
Group D: Philosophy/Religion. Ancient Near East *10, 130, Anthropology 156, Chinese 160, 175, Classics 88A, M145A, M145B, 166A, 166B, East Asian Languages and Cultures 60, Indic 175, Iranian 170, Islamics 110, Japanese C160, 161, 175, Jewish Studies 130, Korean 160, 175, Philosophy 1, 2, 4, 5A, 6, 7, 8, 9, 21, 22, 31, 32.
Additional Upper Division Nonmajor Requirements
In addition to the general education requirements, students are required to take a minimum of 12 units of upper division nonmajor courses. Courses that do not apply on this requirement are studio, performance, activity, independent study, debate, creative dramatics, internships, production, workshop, and field studies courses. Consult the school counselor prior to enrolling.
Students must complete for credit, with a passing grade, no less than 180 units and no more than 216 units, of which at least 64 units must be upper division courses (numbered 100 through 199). No more than 16 units of CED courses and eight units of freshman seminars or 300-level courses may be applied toward the degree. Credit for 199 courses is limited to 16 units, eight of which may be applied to the major. All 199 courses must be taken for a letter grade.
UCLA Extension courses with the prefix X on those numbered in the 1 through 199, 200, 300, 400, or 800 series may not be applied toward the degree.
Credit earned through the College Board Advanced Placement Tests may be applied toward the general education requirements. Portions of Advanced Placement Test credit may be evaluated by corresponding UCLA course numbers (e.g., History 1C). If students take the equivalent UCLA course, unit credit for such duplication is deducted before graduation.
Students may petition to be reviewed for a double major on an individual basis. Contact the Student Services Office for an outline of criteria required.
Students are "in residence" while enrolled and attending classes at UCLA as a major in the School of the Arts and Architecture. Of the last 45 units completed for the bachelor's degree, 35 must be earned in residence in the School of the Arts and Architecture. No more than 18 of the 35 units may be completed in UCLA Summer Sessions.
Courses in UCLA Extension (either class or correspondence) may not be applied toward any part of the residence requirements.
A major is composed of not less than 14 courses (56 units), including at least nine upper division courses (36 units). All majors include both lower and upper division courses. Those listed under "Preparation for the Major" (lower division) must be completed before upper division major work is undertaken.
Students must complete their major with a scholarship average of at least a 2.0 (C) in all courses in order to remain in the major. All courses in their major department must be taken for a letter grade.
As changes in major requirements occur, students are expected to satisfy the new requirements insofar as possible. Hardship cases should be discussed with the departmental adviser, and petitions for adjustment should be submitted to the dean of the school when necessary.
Any department offering a major in the School of the Arts and Architecture may require a general final examination.
Scholarship and Minimum Progress
A 2.0 (C) average is required in all work attempted at the University of California, exclusive of courses in UCLA Extension and those graded Passed/Not Passed. A C average is also required in all upper division courses in the major taken at the University, as well as in all courses applied toward the general education and University requirements.
Students are expected to complete satisfactorily at least 36 units during any three consecutive terms in residence; they are placed on probation if they fail to pass these units. They are subject to dismissal if they fail to pass at least 32 units in three consecutive regular terms in residence.
To receive Dean's Honors in the School of the Arts and Architecture, students must have at least 12 graded units per term with a grade-point average of 3.8 for less than 16 units of work (3.7 GPA for 16 or more units). The honor is posted on the transcript for the appropriate term. Students are not eligible for Dean's Honors in any given term if they receive an Incomplete or a Not Passed (NP) grade, change a grade, or repeat a course.
Honors at Graduation
Honors at graduation are awarded to students with superior grade-point averages. To be eligible, students must have completed 90 or more units for a letter grade at the University of California. The current levels of honors and the requirements for each level are cum laude, an overall average of 3.621; magna cum laude, 3.767; summa cum laude, 3.856. The minimum GPAs required are subject to change on an annual basis. Required GPAs in effect in the graduating year determine student eligibility. See the quarterly Schedule of Classes for the most current calculations of Latin honors.
Counseling and Program Planning
The School of the Arts and Architecture offers advising, program planning in the major and general education requirements, and individual meetings with departmental counselors. Prior to registration and enrollment in classes, each new student is assigned to a counselor in the major department. For further counseling information, contact the Student Services Office, School of the Arts and Architecture, 1100 Dickson Art Center (310-206-3564).
The advanced degree programs offered in the School of the Arts and Architecture provide graduate students with unique research opportunities when combined with special resources, such as the University Research Library, the special collections of the Arts and Music Libraries, and the University's exhibition and performance halls.
The School of the Arts and Architecture cooperates with the UCLA John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management in offering a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Entertainment Management. Participating students serve term-long internships with such professional arts organizations as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
A program in teaching is offered by the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies in each of the arts areas.
Fellowships, grants, and assistantships are available through the dean of the Graduate Division. The Graduate Affirmative Affairs Office provides counseling, academic support, and financial assistance to ethnic minority students.
In addition to requiring that applicants hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree of professional title from an international institution, each department in the school has limitations and additional requirements. In general, samples of creative work (auditions, portfolios, computer programs, etc.) are required. Detailed information can be found in the departmental listings in the Curricula and Courses section of this catalog.
For information on the proficiency in English requirements for international graduate students, refer to Graduate Admission in the Graduate Study section of this catalog.
Requirements to fulfill each degree objective vary according to the degree and the department. See the Curricula and Courses section of this catalog for introductory information and procedures. For a complete outline of degree requirements, see Program Requirements for UCLA Graduate Degrees available in the Student Services Office and accessible on the Graduate Division website at http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu.