Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Art Education B.S.

Admission Requirements

Students apply to the art education program while enrolled in or after completing ARTE 301: Art Education Concepts and Contexts 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:
    1. Completion of a plan of study approved by assigned advisor.
    2. Completion of a Declaration of Major Form.
    3. Completion of six studio foundations courses (ART 101, ART 104, ART 105, ART 107, ART 114, and either ART 204 or ART 205 with a minimum grade of B- in each course). 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.
    4. Completion of ARTE 301: Art Education Concepts and Contexts, 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 301 instructor, and one from another art studio or art history faculty member.
    6. 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. Completion of all required studio art and art history courses and all teacher education courses with a minimum grade of B-. (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 407 and ARTE 409, 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 these 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.
Note: ART 262: Encounters with Global Art recommended for Gen Ed Connections course.

Studio Art

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 202Painting I

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 206Ceramics I

3

Fall, Spring.

THREE COURSES at Studio Level I, in three different studio areas (ceramics, digital media, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture) from:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 202Painting I

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 206Ceramics I

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 207Digital Media I

3

Fall, Spring.
 

ART 208Printmaking: Intaglio and Monotype

3

Spring.
-Or-

ART 218Printmaking: Lithography and Relief

3

Fall.
 

ART 217Introduction to Photography

3

Fall, Spring.
 

ART 221Metalsmithing and Jewelry: Basic Fabrication/Forming

3

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

ART 223Metalsmithing and Jewelry: Casting/Duplication Processes

3

Fall, Spring.
 

ART 224Graphic Design I

3

Fall, Spring.
 

ART 234Sculpture: Wood and Alternate Materials

3

Spring.
-Or-

ART 235Sculpture: Metal Fabrication

3

Fall.

ONE COURSE at Studio Level II:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 302Painting II

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 306Ceramics II

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 307Digital Media II

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 324Graphic Design II

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 347Photography II

3

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

Level II metalsmithing and jewelry or printmaking or sculpture by special arrangement and with consent of department chair

3

ONE COURSE at Studio Level III:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 40XStudio III

3

Fall, Spring.
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.

Professional Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ARTE 301Art Education Concepts and Contexts

3

Fall, Spring.
ARTE 302Art Curriculum Design and Assessment

3

Fall, Spring.
ARTE 407Elementary Practicum in Art Education

4

Fall, Spring.
ARTE 409Secondary Practicum in Art Education

4

Fall, Spring.
ARTE 420Introduction to Art Education Student Teaching

2

Early 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.
 

SPED 433Special Education: Best Practices and Applications

3

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

TESL 402Applications of Second Language Acquisition

3

Fall, Spring.
Note: ART 101, ART 104, ART 231, or ART 232 fulfills the Arts—Visual and Performing (A) category of General Education, and CEP 215 fulfills the Social and Behavioral Science (SB) category.

Total Credit Hours: 95