The Arts Major: Studio Art/Art Education Option (B.A.)

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The program in art education is organized into a five-year, teacher-education sequence. This curriculum is designed to prepare teachers of art in the public schools. The satisfactory completion of the B.A. studio art curriculum for art education students and required education courses, in conjunction with the fifth-year internship, will satisfy the initial certification requirements for teachers of art in the public schools of New Hampshire and in most other states. These requirements may change by the time students apply for certification and the students are required to fulfill the then-current requirements. Art education students may take accredited crafts courses at other institutions as art electives.

Students selecting to work toward a bachelor of arts degree in studio art/art education must complete a minimum of 14 courses (56 credits), with a minimum grade of C in each course. The following courses are required:

ARTS 480Introduction to Art History4
or ARTS 574 Introduction to Architectural History
ARTS 501Introductory Ceramics4
ARTS 532Introductory Drawing4
ARTS 546Painting Design I: Perceptual Painting and Color Theory4
ARTS 552Introductory Digital Photography4
ARTS 567Introductory Sculpture4
ARTS 632Intermediate Drawing4
or ARTS 633 Life Drawing
Select one of the following:4
Introductory Woodworking
Introduction Printmaking: Intaglio
Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography
Select three additional courses in a studio concentration at the 600 level or above (one must be an advanced 700-level course or third workshop of the same medium)12
Select one additional studio or art history elective4
Select two 600-level art history courses; if ARTS 574 is not taken, at least one 600-level must have depth of content that addresses 20th-21st century art 8
Total Credits56

The following three courses are also required for certification:

EDUC 500Exploring Teaching4
ARTS 791Art Education (Elementary)4
ARTS 792Art Education (Secondary)4
Total Credits12

The Discovery Program capstone requirement may be fulfilled by completing a 600-level or above course in the studio concentration. The student will work with the course's instructor to complete a mutually agreed upon capstone project associated with the course's medium.

The required minimum overall GPA in major coursework is 2.0.

Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of each individual major program. Bachelor of arts candidates must also satisfy the foreign language proficiency requirement.

Major department courses may not be used to satisfy Discovery category requirements except in the case of a second or dual major.