The Arts Major: Studio Art/Art Education Option (B.A.)
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 480||Introduction to Art History||4|
|or ARTS 574||Introduction to Architectural History|
|ARTS 501||Introductory Ceramics||4|
|ARTS 532||Introductory Drawing||4|
|ARTS 546||Painting Design I: Perceptual Painting and Color Theory||4|
|ARTS 552||Introductory Digital Photography||4|
|ARTS 567||Introductory Sculpture||4|
|ARTS 632||Intermediate Drawing||4|
|or ARTS 633||Life Drawing|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|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 elective||4|
|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|
The following three courses are also required for certification:
|EDUC 500||Exploring Teaching||4|
|ARTS 791||Art Education (Elementary)||4|
|ARTS 792||Art Education (Secondary)||4|
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.