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Requirements

The GASP major and minor enable students to explore art from three distinct yet related approaches: history (contextual analysis of visual, architectural, and aural formats), theory (critical and creative interpretation of texts) and practice (application of techniques and concepts).

The new GASP major is open to students in the class of 2019 and later. If you have questions about the major, please feel free to contact David Kaminsky, the GASP undergraduate advisor, during his office hours or by emailWe highly recommend that students interested in declaring a GASP major complete GASP 2 (Introduction to Music Studies) and GASP 3 (Introduction to Visual Culture) as soon as possible.

GASP Major Requirements [48 units]

  •  GASP 001: Introduction to Media and Performance Studies [4 units]
  •  GASP 002: Introduction to Music Studies [4 units]
  •  GASP 003: Introduction to Visual Culture OR GASP 006: Global Art History  [4 units]
  •  Lower Div Elective: GASP 7 OR GASP 050 — 089 [4 units]
  •  Visual Arts Studio: GASP 010 — 029 OR 110 — 129 [4 units]
  • Music/Dance Studio/Ensemble: GASP 025 — 039 OR 125 — 139 [4 units]
  • Elective Studio/Ensemble: GASP 010 — 049 OR 110 — 149 [4 units]
  • GASP 109: Image and Sound [4 units]
  • Upper Div Elective: GASP 100 – 108 OR GASP 150 – 189 [4 units]
  • Upper Div Elective: GASP 150 — 189 [4 units]
  • GASP 190: Theories of Expressive Culture [4 units]
  •  GASP 191: Senior Thesis [4 units]
  •  GASP 192: Internship in Global Arts [4 units]

GASP Minor Requirements [24 units]

  • At least two lower div GASP courses: GASP 002 — 108 [8 units]
  • At least four upper div GASP courses: GASP 109 — 191 [16 units]

GASP Catalog