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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Education Major, B.F.A.

All students entering the department wishing to pursue the B.F.A. in Art, the B.F.A. in Art Education, or the B.F.A. in Communication Design will be admitted under the B.A. in Art. Entrance into the B.F.A. programs is contingent on passing a formal portfolio review upon completing 21 credits in ART, CDES, or ARTH, inclusive of the 18 hours of foundations courses required for all students in the department. Students must earn a minimum of a 2.75 G.P.A. in this coursework in the major at the time of portfolio review and have completed the Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy General Studies requirements.

A grade of “C-” or better is required in ART, ARTH, CDES, and ARTE courses before progressing to subsequent courses. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. A grade of “C” or better is required for required classes in the School of Education. Students wishing to obtain the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art or the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design should consult the catalog description for that degree.

The B.F.A. in Art Education is an extended major; no minor is required. Art majors who elect to take a minor may not minor in Studio Art. Students who are not admitted to the B.F.A. degree and who continue in the B.A. in Art must select a minor. Art majors who minor in Art History, Theory and Criticism, Digital Media, or Industrial Design should be aware that coursework used to meet requirements for the major may not be used to meet requirements for a minor. Art History, Theory and Criticism is a distinct academic discipline from Art, Art Education, or Communication Design, although all reside within the Department of Art and share common foundational requirements.

Foundation courses are prerequisites for upper-division courses within the studio program. Check each course description for specific prerequisites or corequisites.

Specific General Studies Requirements

Post-foundation Courses Required for all B.F.A. in Art Education Majors

Studio Emphasis

Complete 9 credits in one of the studio areas listed below. Complete an additional 6 credits on a complementary studio area. If the emphasis is in a two-dimensional area, the complementary area would be one of the three-dimensional areas; if the emphasis is in a three-dimensional area, the complementary area would be one of the two-dimensional areas. Students must take at least two intermediate studio courses: one in the emphasis and one in the complementary studio area. Please see the sections below for courses in each emphasis.

Studio Emphases: Two-Dimensional

Studio Emphases: Three-Dimensional

Technology Requirement

Choose at least one course (3 credits) from the following courses. These courses may be applied to either emphasis or, where appropriate, to the integrated media requirement.


Total for the Major - 90 credit hours

Foundations - 18

Post-foundation requirements - 51

Studio Emphasis - 9

Complementary Area - 6

Integrated Media - 6

Technology Requirement- 3 (counted elsewhere in the major)

General Studies - 33-34

Total for the Degree - 123-124

Additional Information

*The multicultural requirement will be fulfilled by ARTH 3300 Multiculturalism and American Art.

Students must also achieve satisfactory scores on the state licensure examination. See your advisor for more information. Students seeking teacher Iicensure should read the teacher licensure sections of this Catalog.