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
ARS102 Design: Color3
ARH201 Art of the Western World I (ART)3
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 Studio - see Note 13
Basic Studio - see Note 13
Total15
CourseCredits
EDS340 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education (USST)3
ARE200 Art Criticism or ARS112 Art Seminar3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Basic Studio - see Note 13
Total15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
ARE300 Contemporary Approaches Art Education3
ARE390 Fieldwork in Art Education I1
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
ARE316 Learning in Digital Visual Cultures3
Upper-division Art History - Contemporary Art (by advisement)3
Upper-division Art Studio3
Total16
CourseCredits
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: Humanities (HUM)3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Total16

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
ARE303 Theory and Practice4
ARE305 Disability Studies Art Ed or SPE350 or SPE3853
Basic Studio - see Note 13
Upper-division Art Studio3
Upper-division elective3
Total16
CourseCredits
ARE405 Student Teaching in Art Pre-K-66
ARE406 Student Teaching in Art 7-126
Total12

Notes

Select one of the following:ARS210 Basic Ceramics, ARS220 Basic Metal, ARS230 Basic Digital Photography, ARS240 Basic Painting, ARS250 Basic Photography, ARS260 Basic Wood Design, ARS270 Basic Sculpture, ARS280 Basic Printmaking

Total Credits: 120