B.A. On Campus

Visual and Public Art

California State University Monterey Bay

48 months
5742 USD/year
5742 USD/year
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The Visual and Public Art major offered by the California State University Monterey challenges and supports you as you develop enduring skills and perspectives.


The Visual and Public Art curriculum offered by the California State University Monterey combines studio work and public art processes. Theory and practice cover artistic production, exhibition, ethical interpretation, visual literacy and reciprocal community engagement. Through a rich interdisciplinary curriculum comprised of painting and mural techniques, sculpture and installation, integrated media and photography, arts educations and museum studies, you will graduate prepared to engage in individual and collaborative art methodologies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Including the ability to research, define, analyze and critically formulate positions on issues in visual and public art from contemporary, historical, ethical and sociopolitical perspectives.
  • Including the ability to investigate and develop their own individual aesthetics within a critical and reflective framework of personal experiences and perspectives in the context of their work.
  • Including the ability to define and investigate cross-cultural and community issues, problem solve and respond with community-sensitive work.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Major ProSeminar
  • Visiting Artist Series
  • Materials and Methods
  • Mixed Media
  • Beginning Sculpture
  • Regional Art History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements


  • You must be a high school graduate
  • Have taken the SAT or the ACT and have an Eligibility Index of at least 2950 using SAT or 694 using ACT, nonresidents must have 3570 based on the SAT or 842 using ACT
  • Have completed the A-G requirements with grades of C or better
  • High school diploma equivalent or certificate of graduation
  • Official high school transcript (official record of marks/scores/grades)
  • National Test Scores (if required by home country)
  • SAT or ACT scores required for students who graduate from a US high school or a US accredited international school
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit accepted but not required

Tuition Fee

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    5742 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5742 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5742 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5742 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Seaside

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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