B.S. in Art Education

Admission Requirements

Students apply to the art education program through the Department of Art while enrolled in or after completing Art Education 303: Introduction to Art Education. The Department of Art forwards recommendations to the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD). Applicants are then formally accepted into both the art department and to the teacher preparation program in art education. For acceptance into the teacher preparation program in art education, students must fulfill the following requirements by the end of the semester in which they apply for admission:

1. All FSEHD admission requirements. Please refer to the FSEHD section of this catalog or go to www.ric.edu/feinsteinSchoolEducationHumanDevelopment/undergrad_requirements.php.

2. Art education program-specific admission requirements:

a. Completion of a plan of study approved by assigned advisor.

b. Completion of a Declaration of Major Form.

c. Completion of all studio foundations courses, with a minimum grade of B- in each course. (Studio foundations courses and other course requirements may be met by a positive portfolio review. The portfolio must include work from studio foundations courses and the introductory studio art course in the concentration. Portfolios are reviewed once per semester. Review dates are posted in the Art Center.)

d. Completion of Art Education 303: Introduction to Art Education, with a minimum grade of B-.

e. Three letters of recommendation from art faculty: one from the student’s 2-D or 3-D synthesis instructor, one from the student’s Art Education 303 instructor, and one from another art studio or art history faculty member.

Note: For information on transferring credit for courses taken at another institution or credit for advanced placement courses, see Transfer Portfolio Guidelines at www.ric.edu/art/transfer.php or obtain guidelines in the main office of the Art Center.

Retention Requirements

1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.67, both overall and in the art education major.

2. Completion of all required studio art and art history courses, with a minimum grade of B-.

3. Completion of Art Education 404 and 405, with a minimum grade of B in each course.

4. In order to student teach, students must successfully complete the FSEHD and art education program’s requirements for a Preparing to Teach Portfolio.

The Art Education Advisory Committee will review records of students who do not maintain these criteria. Such students may be dismissed from the program.

Course Requirements

Course No. Course Title Credits

Studio Foundations

ART 101Drawing I: General Drawing4
ART 104Design I4
ART 105Drawing II3
ART 114Design II: Three-Dimensional Design3
ART 204Synthesis/Three-Dimensional Emphasis (*)3
ART 205Synthesis/Two-Dimensional Emphasis (*)3
*Students are strongly advised to complete both synthesis courses for a better foundation in 2-D and 3-D concepts.

Art History/Aesthetics

ART 231Prehistoric to Renaissance Art4
ART 232Renaissance to Modern Art4
PHIL 230Aesthetics4
Two courses from
ART 331Greek and Roman Art3
ART 332Renaissance Art3
ART 333Baroque Art3
ART 334American Art and Architecture3
ART 336Nineteenth-Century European Art3
ART 337Twentieth-Century Art3
ART 338History of Photography3
ART 461Seminar in Art History3

Studio Art

ART 202Painting I3
ART 206Ceramics I3
One course from
ART 208Printmaking: Intaglio and Monotype3
ART 217Introduction to Photography3
ART 218Printmaking: Lithography and Relief3
One course from
ART 221Metalsmithing and Jewelry: Basic Fabrication/Forming3
ART 223Metalsmithing and Jewelry: Casting/Duplication Processes3
ART 234Sculpture: Wood and Alternate Materials3
ART 235Sculpture: Metal Casting and Fabrication3
One course from
ART 226Pixel-Based Digital Design3
ART 227Vector-Based Digital Design3
One course from
ART 302Painting II3
ART 306Ceramics II3
ART 324Graphic Design II3
ART 347Photography II3
Level II printmaking or sculpture by special arrangement and with consent of department chair3
One additional course at the 200- or 300-level3
ART 491Studio III: Topic1-6

Professional Courses

ARTE 303Introduction to Art Education3
ARTE 404Secondary Practicum in Art Education3
ARTE 405Elementary Practicum in Art Education3
ARTE 426Student Teaching in Art Education10
ARTE 464Student Teaching Seminar in Art Education2
CEP 315Educational Psychology3
FNED 346Schooling in a Democratic Society4

Total Credit Hours


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