Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Art Education B.F.A.

*Admission currently suspended*

Admission to Art Education B.F.A. is currently suspended. Only students accepted to Rhode Island College prior to Fall 2019 can continue in this program.

Admission Requirements

Students apply to the art education program while enrolled in or after completing ARTE 303: Introduction to Art Education by completing the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD) online application (see link below) and following the FSEHD admission application instructions. The Department of Art forwards recommendations to FSEHD through this online application. Applicants are then formally accepted into both the FSEHD 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 and see www.ric.edu/feinsteinschooleducationhumandevelopment/Pages/Admission-Requirements.aspx.
  2. Art education program-specific admission requirements, as follows:
    1. Completion of a plan of study approved by assigned advisor.
    2. Completion of a Declaration of Major Form, indicating studio concentration.
    3. Completion of all studio foundations courses, with a portfolio review resulting in a minimum grade of B- in each course.
    4. Completion of ARTE 303: Introduction to Art Education, with a minimum grade of B-.
    5. Three letters of recommendation from art faculty: one from the student’s 2-D or 3-D synthesis instructor, one from the student’s ARTE 303 instructor, and one from another art studio or art history faculty member.
    6. Completion of the Studio I course in the concentration, with a minimum grade of B.
    7. Submission of a B.F.A. application.
    8. 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 Alex and Ani Hall.
    9. Submission of Art Content Portfolio.

Note: For information on transferring credit for art studio courses taken at another institution or credit for advanced placement courses, see Transfer Portfolio Guidelines at www.ric.edu/art/Pages/Transfer- Students.aspx or obtain guidelines in the main office of Alex and Ani Hall.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B in all studio concentration courses, and a minimum grade of B- in all other required studio and art history courses and in all teacher education courses. (A portfolio review demonstrating minimum grade equivalency is required for program credit for studio art courses taken at another institution or credit for advanced placement courses.)
  3. Completion of ARTE 404 and ARTE 405, with a minimum grade of B in each course.
  4. In order to student teach, students must successfully complete the FSEHD and the art education program requirements for a Preparing to Teach Portfolio; students must then complete all Student Teaching requirements. See www.ric.edu/feinsteinschooleducationhumandevelopment/Pages/Student-Teaching.aspx.

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

Course Requirements

Studio Foundations

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 101Drawing I: General Drawing

4

Fall, Spring.
ART 104Design I: Two-Dimensional Design

4

Fall, Spring.
ART 105Drawing II

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 107Foundations in Digital Media

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ART 114Design II: Three-Dimensional Design

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 204Synthesis/Three-Dimensional Emphasis

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 205Synthesis/Two-Dimensional Emphasis

3

Fall, Spring.

Art History

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 231Prehistoric to Renaissance Art

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ART 232Renaissance to Modern Art

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ART 337Twentieth-Century Art

3

Spring, Summer.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 331Greek and Roman Art

3

Spring.
ART 332Renaissance Art

3

Fall.
ART 333Baroque Art

3

Spring.
ART 334American Art and Architecture

3

Fall.
ART 336Nineteenth-Century European Art

3

Fall.
ART 338History of Photography

3

Spring.

Courses in Concentration

Students select a studio concentration in ceramics, digital media, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.

Painting: X=1; Ceramics: X=2; Sculpture: X=3; Graphic Design: X=4; Metalsmithing and Jewelry: X=5; Photography: X=6; Printmaking: X=7; Digital Media: X=8.

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
Studio I (one 200-level course)

3

Studio II (one 200- or 300-level course)

3

ART 400Issues for the Studio Artist

4

Fall, Spring.
ART 40XStudio III

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 41XB.F.A. Studio III

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 42XStudio IV

3

Fall, Spring
ART 43XB.F.A. Studio IV

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 44XStudio V

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 45XB.F.A. Studio V

3

Fall, Spring.

Additional Studio Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 202Painting I

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 206Ceramics I

3

Fall, Spring.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 208Printmaking: Intaglio and Monotype

3

Spring.
ART 217Introduction to Photography

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 218Printmaking: Lithography and Relief

3

Fall.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 221Metalsmithing and Jewelry: Basic Fabrication/Forming

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 223Metalsmithing and Jewelry: Casting/Duplication Processes

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 234Sculpture: Wood and Alternate Materials

3

Spring.
ART 235Sculpture: Metal Fabrication

3

Fall.

Electives

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ONE ADDITIONAL STUDIO COURSE at the 200- or 300-level

3

Professional Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ARTE 303Introduction to Art Education

3

Fall, Spring.
ARTE 404Secondary Practicum in Art Education

3

Fall, Spring.
ARTE 405Elementary Practicum in Art Education

3

Fall, Spring.
ARTE 426Student Teaching in Art Education

7

Spring.
ARTE 464Student Teaching Seminar in Art Education

3

Spring.
CEP 215Introduction to Educational Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 101Introduction to Teaching and Learning

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 246Schooling for Social Justice

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SPED 333Introduction to Special Education: Policies/Practices

3

Fall, Spring.
TESL 401Introduction to Teaching Emergent Bilinguals

4

Fall, Spring.

CHOOSE ONE of the following:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SPED 433Special Education: Best Practices and Applications

3

Fall, Spring.
TESL 402Applications of Second Language Acquisition

3

Fall, Spring.

Total Credit Hours: 121