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Art Education Track

The BFA Program is considered to be the professional degree for those students interested in graduate school or pursuing other career opportunities in the visual arts. The intensity of this degree results in students becoming proficient in a specific studio area while augmenting it with studio areas outside their concentration.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
A1: ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3
E1: HIST 1111 OR 1112

World History

3
F: ART 1006 OR 1009

Design I (2D) or Design II (3D)

3
F: ART 1007

Drawing I

3
D2: Mathematics, Science, and Quantitative Technology
3
C1: Fine Arts 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1101; Required to earn C or higher.
  • Complete ART 1006, 1007 (C or better).
  • Earn 18 or more credit hours.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
A1: ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3
A2: MATH 1001 OR 1111

Quantitative Skills & Reasoning or College Algebra

3
E2: HIST 2111 OR 2112

US History

3
F: ART 1006 OR 1009

Design I (2D) or Design II (3D)

3
D1: Non-Lab Science
3
F: ART 1008

Drawing II

3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1102; Required to earn C or higher.
  • Complete ART 1008, 1009 (C or better).
  • Earn 18 or more credit hours.

18 Fall Credit Hours + 18 Spring Credit Hours = 36 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
ART 3301

Beginning Ceramics

3
ART 3601 OR 3602

Painting I: Watercolor or Painting II

3
ART 3011

Art Education Foundations

3
F: ART 2201 OR 2202

History of Western Art: Ancient to Medieval or History of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary

3
D1: Science + Lab 4
B2: Institutional Options 2

Milestones:

  • Student should apply to the BFA in Art (Art Education).
  • Earn 18 or more credit hours (C or better in Art Classes).

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
ART 3801

Printmaking I: Survey

3
ART 3901

Introductory Sculpture

3
F: ART 2201 OR 2202

History of Western Art: Ancient to Medieval or History of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary

3
ART 3012

Processes and Materials for Art Education

3
E3: POLS 1101

American Government

3
B1: ART 2000

(Recommended) Oral Communication and the Visual Arts

3

Milestones:

  • Students should complete Teacher Education Admission.
  • Earn 18 or more credit hours (C or better in Art Classes).

18 Fall Credit Hours + 18 Spring Credit Hours = 36 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
ART 4010

Instructional Planning and Pedagogy for Art

3
ART 3701 OR 3700

Introduction to Photography or Survey of Photography

3
ART 4078

Mid-Program Review

0
Art Studio Elective

Any 3000/4000 Level Art Studio Class

3
Art History Elective

Any 3000/4000 Level Art History Class

3
EDUC 2120

Exploring Sociocultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts

3

Milestones:

  • Complete Mid Program Review, BFA in Art (Art Education).
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours (C or better in Art Classes).

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
ART 4009

Curriculum and Assessment for Art

3
ART 4998

Senior Capstone Experience I

1
Art Studio Elective

Any 3000/4000 Level Art Studio Class

3
Art Studio Elective

Any 3000/4000 Level Art Studio Class

3
Art History Elective

Any 3000/4000 Level Art History Class

3
C2: Humanities 3

Milestones:

  • Earn 16 or more credit hours (C or better in Art Classes).
  • Complete Capstone I.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 31 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
ART 4999

Senior Capstone Experience II 

2
Art Studio Elective

Any 3000/4000 Level Art Studio Class

3
Art Studio Elective

Any 3000/4000 Level Art Studio Class

3
SPED 3715

The Inclusive Classroom: Differentiating Instruction University

3
E4: Social Science 3

Milestones:

  • Complete Capstone II.
  • Apply for Graduation.
  • Earn 14 or more credit hours (C or better in Art Classes).

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
ART 4011

Internship in Art Education

3
ART 4012

Internship in Art Education

3
ART 4013

Internship in Art Education

3

Milestones:

  • Complete Internship in Art Education.
  • Earn 9 or more credit hours (C or better in Art Classes).
  • Complete 126 credit hours (Graduate).

14 Fall Credit Hours + 9 Spring Credit Hours = 23 Credit Hours

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Enroll in Art Foundations Courses.
  • Start taking University Core courses such as ART 1201, and remember it is important to take a mix of Art and University Core throughout your 4 years!
  • Attend the Art Program Gathering (The Gathering).
  • Meet with your Art Mentor (one will be assigned).
  • Visit the Center for Academic Success (if you want some extra help).
  • Talk with your mentor about the BA and the BFA degree plans.

Middle Years:

  • Continue taking University Core classes.
  • Secondary Art Core.
  • Choose your concentration.
  • Mid-Program Review.
  • Continue meeting with art mentor.
  • Take ART 2000, ART 2201, and ART 2202.

Last Year:

  • Finish University Core classes.
  • Capstone 1 & 2.

Find Your Place

First Year:

  • Join the Art Student Union.
  • Attend Art Infuse and Art Incend.
  • Meet with art mentor.
  • Explore what the University has to offer: Ingram Library, UREC, etc.

Middle Years:

  • Volunteer to help out at Art Infuse and Art Incend.
  • Continue meeting with art mentor.
  • Attend visiting artist presentation.
  • Enter work into The Eclectic.

Last Year:

Broaden Your Perspectives

First Year:

  • Go to an Art Exhibition Reception.
  • Attend a capstone exhibition.
  • Attend the Faculty or Alumni Exhibition and Reception in the Fall.

Middle Years:

  • Participate in Critique with a Visiting Artist.
  • Attend a visiting artist lecture.
  • Initiate an SRAP grant with art faculty.
  • GPA 3.2 or above? Consider applying to the Honors Program.

Last Year:

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

Middle Years:

Last Year:

Take Care of Yourself

First Year:

  • Focus on time management: make sure that in addition to doing well in all of your classes that you are making time for yourself throughout the week. 

Middle Years:

Last Year:

Pave Your Path

First Year:

  • Investigate the concentrations offered in ART.
  • Passionate about more than one subject? Consider a minor within CACSI.

Middle Years:

  • Draft Artist Statement and think about Resume development (experience, skills, exhibitions).
  • Submit work to the Juried Student Exhibition.
  • Take part in the Art Atelier.
  • Apply for a Student Assistant position.

Last Year:

  • Prepare Resume/Portfolio.
  • Apply for Jobs/Graduate School.
  • Hold a leadership position ie. ASU President.
  • Explore residency opportunities.

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