Rhode Island College

2014-2015 Catalog


Art Education B.F.A.

Admission Requirements

Students apply to the art education program through the Department of Art, while enrolled in or after completing ARTE 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 http://www.ric.edu/feinsteinSchoolEducationHumanDevelopment/admission.php.
  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 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.

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/transfer.php or obtain guidelines in the main office of Alex and Ani Hall.

Retention Requirements

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

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.
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 may choose to concentrate in ceramics, digital media, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture)

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 491Studio III: Topic

1-6

Fall, Spring.
ART 492Studio IV: Topic

1-6

Fall, Spring.
ART 497Senior Studio

1-6

Fall, Spring.

ART 491, ART 492, ART 497: BFA students must complete a total of 6 credits for each advanced level, either in one semester or multiple semesters. 

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 Casting and 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

10

Fall, Spring.
ARTE 464Student Teaching Seminar in Art Education

2

Fall, Spring.
CEP 315Educational Psychology

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 346Schooling in a Democratic Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SPED 433Adaptation of Instruction for Inclusive Education

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Total Credit Hours: 111