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If you are already accepted to Letters & Science at UCSB as undeclared or in a major other than Art, you must take at least 3 Lower Division Art classes and receive a letter grade (C or better) for each. These should include 1A, and Drawing if possible, but NOT 1C. After you have completed three classes, you may fill out the form to declare a major, which is available in the Art Office, and submit it to the Academic Adviser along with an unofficial copy of your transcripts, available from GOLD. There is no portfolio requirement at this time.