Art & Design – Visual Arts Education

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Visual Arts Education

This Visual Arts Education major is designed to secure students foundation knowledge in art and teaching application, practice, history, and theory. This State-of-Illinois Board of Education certified program prepares students to teach kindergarten to high school students.

Visual Arts Courses (33 semester hours)
ARTD 101 2-D Design Principles – 3 s.h.
ARTD 151 Introduction to Drawing – 3 s.h.
ARTD 152 Introduction to Painting – 3 s.h.
ARTD 201 3-D Design Principles – 3 s.h.
ARTD 257 Ancient, Medieval, Non European Art History – 3 s.h.
ARTD 258 Renaissance to Modern Art History – 3 s.h.
ARTD 321 Contemporary Art Practices 1 – 3 s.h.
ARTD 359 20th Century Art – 3 s.h.
ARTD 360 Film and Photography Visual Culture – 3 s.h.*
ARTD 450 Portfolio Development – 3 s.h.
ARTD 451 Visual Arts Seminar – 3 s.h.

Major Electives:
Student must select 12 hours from below listing (12 elective s.h.)

MCOM 122 Film Photography – 3 s.h.
ARTD 250 Screen Printing – 3 s.h.
MCOM 251 Intro to Graphic Communication – 3 s.h.
ARTD 254 Figure Drawing – 3 s.h.
ARTD 310 Typography 1 – 3 s.h.
ARTD 311 Digital Art – 3 s.h.
ARTD 319 Color Photography – 3 s.h.
ARTD 322 Sculpture – 3 s.h.
ARTD 413 The Photobook – 3 s.h.

Total Art and Design Hours: 45 total hours

Teacher Education Courses:
EDUC 121 Instructional Technology – 3 s.h.
EDUC 200 Transfer Seminar – 1 s.h.**
EDUC 210 Teaching in a Diverse Society – 3 s.h.
EDUC 389 Fine Arts Beginning Field Experience – 1 s.h.
EDUC 220 Educational Psychology – 3 s.h.
EDUC 230 Survey of the Exceptional Individual – 3 s.h.
EDUC 250 History & Philosophy of Education – 3 s.h.
EDUC 353 Intermediate Field Experience for Fine Arts – 2 s.h.
ARTD 389 Methods of Teaching Visual Arts 1 (K-5) – 3 s.h.
ARTD 390 Methods of Teaching Visual Arts 2 (6-12) – 3 s.h.
EDUC 476 Professional Growth Seminar – 1 s.h.
EDUC 482 Secondary (K-12) Field Experience for Fine Arts – 12 s.h.

* Course meets the department’s writing intensive requirement
** Transfer students only

Total Education Hours: 37-38 total hours

Visual Arts Education Major Total Hours: 82-83 s.h.