Program Requirements

Hours: 58

The B.A. in Art Education is designed for the student who plans to become a professional art educator. The comprehensive curriculum includes studio art, art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and an intensive two-semester course in the theory and practice of teaching visual arts. The art program, coupled with professional education coursework, may lead to Ohio licensure as a Visual Art Specialist, Pre-K-12. 

Major Courses - 52 hours

AED 290Comprehensive Art Ed I (3)

AED 390Comprehensive Art Education II (4)

ART 100Art & Design Foundation Seminar (1)

ART 101Foundation Drawing I (3) CAM

ART 102Foundation Drawing II (3) CAM

ART 103Foundation of Visual Thinking (3) CAM

ART 106Foundation 3-D Visual Communication (3) CAM

GRD 104Digital Literacy I (1)

ART 110Foundation Portfolio Review (0)

ART 127World Art:Magical & Spiritual (3) CAM

ART 129World Art:Heroes and Donors (3) CAM

ART 140Ceramics (3) CAM

ART 217Painting (3)

ART 281Digital Photography I (3) CAM

ART 330Art Criticism (3) CAM

ART 362Printmaking Workshop:Methods Survey (3) CAM

ART 395Pre-Thesis Independent Study (3)

ART 400Senior Art Seminar (1)

ART 495Thesis (3)

Choose one of the following:

ART 304Sculpt Wkshp:Figure Modeling (3)

ART 336Sculpture Wkshp:Sustainable Mixed Media (3) CAM

Choose one Art history course - 3 hours

Cognate Course - 3 hours

PHI 285Philosophy of Art (3) CP

Minimum grade of C in all major/cognate courses.

Additional education hours required for licensure. See Education.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the art, art education or fine arts major will:

  • engage in the creative art making process, using imagery, methods and media to express and communicate ideas, feelings, experiences and aspirations.
  • understand the formal, technical and expressive aspects in visual artworks, using critical skills to describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate such works.
  • understand and appreciate the historical, social and cultural contexts of the arts and artists in societies past and present, while being equipped to enter the dialogue.
  • acquire the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and values required to meet the visual art needs of Pre-K -12 students in a dynamic and diverse society.