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2023-2024 General Catalog [Current] 
    
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current]

Art Education (B.F.A.)


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Program Summary

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art Education focuses on art and design, art history, and instructional methods. Students have ample opportunities to master various media, engage with artists, teachers, and museum professionals, and complete field experiences at K-12 schools. The degree prepares students to receive licensure at the secondary level (grades 7-12). In addition, as part of the degree, students may pursue an endorsement to teach at the elementary level (grades K-6) or explore museum education or art therapy options.

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 (0-10 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



 

Licensure Notification


This program typically leads to licensure/certification and was designed to meet such qualifications for the state of Utah. Students who are or may be planning to pursue licensure/certification in any other U.S. state or territory may need to meet additional education requirements. This is not a reflection of SUU’s accreditation or quality, as each state and territory regulates their own education requirements for occupational licensure.

Students enrolled in a teacher preparation program may potentially be able to use a Utah educator license to obtain licensure through reciprocity. Additional information may be found through the Department of Teacher Education’s reciprocity table.

An overview of all of SUU’s programs that lead to licensure/certification and the programs’ current determination statuses may be found at www.suu.edu/provost/licensure.html.

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