This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Visual Arts Education

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
ENG160 Composition I (Composition 1)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
ARS100 Drawing: Visual Thinking I3
ARH201 Art of the Western World I (ART)3
ARS102 Design: Color3
Total15
CourseCredits
ENG180 Composition II (Composition 2)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
ARS101 Drawing: Visual Thinking II3
ARS103 Design: Form (ART)3
ARH202 Art of the Western World II (ART)3
Total15

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
EDS372 Dev. Adolesc. or EDS371 Child Psych & Dev. (SSCI)3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Basic Studio6
Total15
CourseCredits
EDS340 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education (USST)3
ARE200 Art Criticism (ART)3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Basic Studio3
Total15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
ARE190 Contemporary Approaches Art Ed3
ARE191 Fieldwork in Art Education I1
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Upper-division Art History - Contemporary Art (by advisement)3
ARE316 Learning in Digital Visual Cultures3
Upper-division Art Studio3
Total16
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
ARE302 Curriculum and Instruction3
ARE391 Fieldwork in art Education II1
Upper-division Art History - Non-Western Art (by advisement)3
Upper-division Art Studio3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Total16

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
ARE303 Theory and Practice4
ARE305 Disability Studies in Art Education3
Basic Studio3
Upper-division Art Studio3
Gen Ed: Writing Intensive (WI)3-4
Total16-17
CourseCredits
ARE405 Student Teaching in Art Pre-K-66
ARE406 Student Teaching in Art 7-126
Total12

Total Credits: 120-121