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Art Major (ART)

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Required: 128 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Available Concentrations and AOS Codes:
Art Education I, U107
Art Education II, U109

All studio art students who seek teacher licensure in art must take a B.F.A. under one of two concentrations: Art Education I offers academic breadth, Art Education II offers concentration in a studio discipline. Junior transfers cannot expect to complete these programs in two years.

Program Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Fine Arts (GFA)
required: ART 100 or 101

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
required: HEA 201 and PSY 121

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major Requirements

Art Education I (General Art) Concentration (18 semester hours)

  1. ART 100* or 101*
  2. Four additional courses in Art History above the 100 level
  3. ART 120, 140, 150, 220, 221
  4. Painting, Design: 3 s.h. in each
  5. Crafts: 6 s.h.
  6. Art or related electives: 7 s.h.
  7. Art Education courses: 360 (junior year); 363, 365, 463 and 465 (senior year)
  8. Concentration in one studio area (Design, Painting, or Sculpture) of 15 s.h. above the 100 level

This is a summary list from the studio requirements.

Art Education II (Studio Art) Concentration (18 semester hours)

  1. Same as Art Education I, numbers 1* through 7
  2. Single studio specialization, including at least 6 s.h. of independent studio in this specialty: 15 s.h.

This is a summary list from the studio requirements.

*ART 100 or 101 satisfies GFA.

IV Related Area Requirements


(See Teachers Academy for full explanation.)

  1. GEC requirements as identified within each major
  2. TED 120 or LIS 120 Introduction to Instructional Technology for Educational Settings
  3. HEA 201* Personal Health
  4. ELC 381 The Institution of Education
  5. TED 450 Psychological Foundations of Education
  6. TED 470 Reading Education

*HEA 201 satisfies GSB.

V Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 128 semester hours required for the degree.

VI Admission to Student Teaching:

During the junior year students must apply for student teaching. Art Education methods courses 363 and 365 are prerequisites to student teaching and are taken in the fall semester of the senior year. Student Teaching 463 and 465 are taken in the spring semester.

Admission requirements for Teacher Education include the following:

  1. Medical clearance
  2. Grade point average of at least 2.70
  3. Passing scores on Praxis I exam, unless scores are waived (SAT 1100; ACT 24)
  4. Art 360, Foundations of Art Education, which includes pre-student-teaching practicum
  5. Evidence of skills, knowledge, dispositions, and competencies as set and evaluated by the department