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. The department offers graduate art studio courses in day, evening and summer timeframes for art teachers seeking advanced knowledge and skills.
Major Courses - 57 hours
AED 290Comprehensive Art Ed I (3)
AED 390Comprehensive Art Education II (4)
ART 100Art & Design Foundation Seminar (1) A
ART 101Drawing Foundation I (3) A
ART 102Drawing Foundation II (3) A
ART 103Design Foundation I (3) A
ART 106Design Foundation II (3) A
ART 110Foundation Portfolio Review (0)
ART 121Art History: World Art (3) A
ART 130Lettering (3) A
ART 140Ceramics (3) A
ART 160Introduction Computer Graphics (3) A
ART 217Painting (3) A
ART 328ADrawing on Fabric (3) A
ART 330Art History: Art Criticism (3) A
ART 362ARelief Printmaking (3) A
ART 350AIndependent Study (1-3)
ART 395Pre-Thesis Independent Study (3)
ART 400Senior Art Seminar: Capstone (1) CAP
ART 495Thesis (3)
ART Choose one Advanced studio course in Thesis Concentration (3)
ART Choose two Art history courses (6)
Cognate Course - 3 hours
PHI 285Philosophy of Art (3) P
Minimum grade of C in all major/cognate courses.
Additional education hours required for licensure. See Education.
Students who successfully complete the art, art education or fine arts majors 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.