Visual Arts Courses (Grades 5–12)
Sequence of Districtwide Courses*

Grade Level
5 6 7 8
Arts 5th–6th
Art 7th 1,2
Art 8th 1,2
Grade Level
9 10 11 12
Art 1,2§
Design in Mixed Media 1,2§
Film Arts 1,2§
Individualized Art Studio 1,2§
Art History 1,2§
Ceramics 1,2§ **
Color and Design 1,2§
Design in Mixed Media 3,4§
Drawing and Painting 1,2§
Three-Dimensional Design 1,2§
Art History 1,2 AP§
Ceramics 3,4§
Drawing 1,2 AP§
2-D Art and Design 1,2 AP§
3-D Art and Design 1,2 AP§
Three-Dimensional Design 3,4§
Senior Art Studio 1,2§


* Pilot courses and courses approved by the Board of Education to be offered at specific sites only are also described in this section. Please note that other schools may not offer these courses without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

† For students in grade 5 at schools that use a secondary-type schedule.

§ This course is currently accepted by the University of California as meeting its f (visual and performing arts) entrance requirement. However, each district high school seeking recognition by the university of this course for its students must include the course on its individual UC-approved list.

** This course may be taken in grade 9 with teacher recommendation.