Students must get naked in order to pass art class final at UC-San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA -- A mother is outraged after learning her daughter will have to get naked to pass a course final exam.

As part of course requirements, University of California-San Diego visual arts students are required to use their body as a canvas for a performance and body art assignment. One mother is now protesting, saying it's perverse and "wrong."

"To ... say you must be naked in order to pass my class, it makes me sick to my stomach," the mother, who didn't want to be identified, said to KGTV.

The professor in charge of the class says it's the first time in 11 years he's had a complaint.

"It's a standard canvas for performance art and body art," explained Ricardo Dominquez, art professor. "If they are uncomfortable with this gesture they should not take the class."

The professor says students know the expectation when they sign up for the class.