Requirements for B.S. in Visual Arts
The Bachelor of Science degree with concentration in Visual Arts requires a minimum of seventy-seven (77) hours credit in art-related or studio courses, plus forty-nine (49) hours of general education and institutional required courses. Each student following this curriculum is required to present a one-person show and an approved portfolio of the most outstanding works produced for completion of degree requirements.
Requirements for B.S. in Art Education
The Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education focuses heavily on the student’s knowledge of art and art production, and on the articulation of that knowledge. Degree requirements include 50 hours in art (art studio, art history, art education) and 77 hours in professional education, general education, and institutional requirements. Prior to graduation, all art education students must present a comprehensive slide portfolio of work produced during the last two years of enrollment.
Students majoring in Art Education must make a formal written application to Teacher Education (see criteria for admittance listed under Admission to the School of Education.) Students are strongly urged to meet with their advisor, and then with an advisor in the School of Education early in their program. Required tests (Praxis Series) and scores, and other School of Education requirements for licensure will be clearly delimited at this time.
Students following the Art Education curriculum must take a comprehensive diagnostic examination prior to graduation. For guidelines concerning the comprehensive examination and portfolio, student should consult their advisor.