Program Requirements

Hours: 54

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 - 54 hours

AED 290Comprehensive Art Ed I (3)

AED 390Comprehensive Art Education II (4)

ART 100Art & Design Foundation Seminar (1) A

ART 101Foundation Drawing I (3) A/CAM

ART 102Foundation Drawing II (3) A/CAM

ART 103Design Foundation I (3) A/CAM

ART 106Design Foundation II (3) A/CAM

ART 110Foundation Portfolio Review (0)

ART 121World Art (3) A/CAM

ART 140Ceramics (3) A/CAM

ART 160Introduction Computer Graphics (3) A

ART 217Painting (3) A

ART 281Photography I (3) A/CAM


ART 380Digital Photography (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)


Choose one Advanced studio course in Thesis Concentration (3)

ART 400Senior Art Seminar: Capstone (1) CAP

ART 495Thesis (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.

Program Outcomes

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.

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***