Visual Arts Major, School and Community Settings Concentration (B.A.)

Program Overview

This concentration is designed for art students who would like to prepare to teach in public-service organizations such as museums or community organizations that don’t require state certification. The degree does not issue licenses, registrations or certifications when the program is completed. You may elect pre-professional study in one or more clusters including Art Therapy, Museums & Galleries and/or School and Community Settings. The program is based within the Department of Art and Design. For further information, go to: Visual Arts – School and Community Settings Concentration (BA).

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Visual Arts Requirements
Core Requirements
ARFD 100Perceptual Drawing3
ARFD 101Process and Media I - Surface3
ARFD 102Drawing as Research3
ARFD 103Color and Light3
ARFD 104Process and Media II - Space3
Concentration Requirements
ARFD 106Digital Literacy3
ARFD 200Process and Media III - Time3
ARHT 102Visual Culture3
ARHT 101Art in Non-Western Societies3
ARHT 105Art in Western Civilization: Ancient Through Medieval3
ARHT 106Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance through Modern3
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
EDFD 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
or SASE 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
Studio Electives
Complete 5 courses from the following (complete 6 courses if choosing the Child Advocacy & Policy certificate option):15-18
Objects in Clay
3D and Extended Media
Accessory Design
Cooperative Education Experience I
Visual Arts Studio
ARST 301Integrative Studio I: Interdisciplinary Process3
ARST 311Integrative Studio II: Research, Making and Collaboration3
ARST 401Integrative Studio III: Prototyping and Digital Strategies3
ARST 411Integrative Studio IV: Senior Thesis Project3
ARHT 401Introduction to Art Theory and Practices3
School and Community Settings Requirements
Select one of the following options:15-18
Select two of the following clusters:
Art Therapy Cluster
Introduction to Art Therapy
Studio Techniques in Art Therapy
Group Art Therapy
Museums and Galleries Cluster
Exhibition Workshop I
Museum Practice
Externship in Museum Studies
Community-School Settings Cluster
Art in the Community
Urban Arts Program Planning
Designing Learning Environment
Child Advocacy Certificate Requirements
Complete courses with minimum GPA of 2.00
Introduction to Child Advocacy
Child Abuse and Neglect
Children and Justice
Forensic Interviewing of Children
Current Social Issues in Child Advocacy
Recommended Minor
As recommended by department advisor
Total Credits96