Jan 27, 2023  
2021-2022 General Catalog 

Art Education (B.F.A.)

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Construct intellectual and applicable pedagogical responses in the form of lesson plans and formative/summative assessments that utilize the national and state educational standards.
  • Develop an understanding of, and a skillset to meet requirements for Utah teaching licensure. Additionally students will be introduced to professional requirements in teaching, education in a museum environment, and art therapy.
  • Learn to analyze works of art/design perceptively and to evaluate them critically.
  • Present work that demonstrates perceptual acuity, conceptual understanding and technical facility at a professional entry level in their chosen field(s).
  • Develop an understanding of the common elements and vocabulary of art/design and of the interaction of these elements and be able to employ this information in analysis. Acquire the ability to place works of art/design in historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts.
  • Gain functional competence with principles of visual organization (two-dimensional design), including the ability to work with visual elements in two and three dimensions; color theory and its applications; and drawing.
  • Become familiar with the historical achievements, current major issues, processes, and directions of their field(s).
  • Be afforded opportunities to exhibit their work and to experience and participate in critiques and discussions of their work and the work of others.
  • Acquire the ability to place works of art/design in historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts. In certain areas of specialization, it is advisable to require that students study the historical development of works within the specialization.
  • While synthesis is a lifetime process, by the end of undergraduate studies students should be able to work independently on a variety of art and/or design problems by combining, as appropriate to the issue, their capabilities in studio, analysis, history, and technology.
  • Students must acquire a working knowledge of technologies and equipment applicable to their areas of specialization.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the major.
  • Transfer students must complete at least 50% of their art credits at SUU.

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Art Education Curriculum (58 Credits)

Art Foundation (31 Credits)

Advanced Art (12 Credits)

Select One of the Following (3 Credits)

Select One Track (15 Credits)

2-D Focus Track

Select 6 Credits from the Following

  • Any ART or ARTH 3000- or 4000-level courses

3-D Focus Track

Select One of the Following

New Media Focus Track

Select 6 Credits from the Following

  • Any ART or ARTH 3000- or 4000-level courses

Art Education (30-33 Credits)

To qualify for a teaching license in Art Education, students must also complete an adapted sequence of professional education courses through the Department of Teacher Education . Some classes required for the licensure cannot be taken until the teacher candidate has been admitted to the College of Education and Human Development. Please consult your advisor or the Department of Teacher Education for further instruction.

Select One Option (6-9 Credits)

Art Therapy Option

K-6 Endorsement Option

Museum Education Option

Free Electives (0-8 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.F.A. Degree: 120-126