Communication and Visual Arts Department information
Program advisor: F. Wagonlander
The Bachelor of Visual Arts Education, as a K-12 certification, has the following requirements, which differ from those of secondary programs in other disciplines. In unusual circumstances, courses may be taken out of sequence with consent of the Art Department.
Professional requirements are to be completed in three phases, in sequence, during which the student creates an Individual Major Portfolio. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in each course.
In addition, for progression from phase to phase and completion of the program, a minimum GPA of B (3.0) or higher in the discipline and minimum GPAs of B- (2.7) or higher in the professional coursework and overall, are required.
- Art history (12 credits).
- ARH 111 , ARH 112 .
- One from ART 116 , ART 120 , ARH 140 , ARH 325 , ARH 331 , ARH 410 .
- ARH 411 .
- Studio art (39 credits).
- Two-dimensional Design. ART 141 (3 cr.).
- Three-dimensional Design. ART 142 (3 cr.).
- Beginning drawing: ART 131 , ART 132 (6 cr.).
- Computer Graphic. ART 252 (3 cr.).
- Life drawing. ART 359 or ART 361 (3 cr.).
- Six additional credits, chosen to include two of the following two-dimensional disciplines: drawing (ART 103 , ART 359 , ART 361 , ART 362 ), painting (ART 263 , ART 307 , ART 309 , ART 353 , ART 354 , ART 360 , ART 366 , ART 385 , ART 386 , ART 393 , ART 407 , ART 408 ), photography (ART 214 , ART 218 , ART 302 , ART 304 , ART 316 , ART 326 , ART 327 , ART 329 , ART 404 , ART 405 ), graphic design (ART 232 , ART 252 , ART 330 , ART 406 ), printmaking (ART 235 , ART 337 , ART 338 , ART 339 , ART 341 , ART 343 , ART 344 , ART 490 ).
- Six additional credits, chosen to include the following three-dimensional disciplines: sculpture (ART 269 , ART 270 , ART 350 , ART 355 , ART 367 , ART 368 , ART 369 , ART 371 , ART 372 , ART 373 , ART 374 , ART 471 , ART 472 ), ceramics (ART 281 , ART 367 , ART 378 , ART 381 , ART 382 , ART 383 , ART 384 , ART 388 , ART 389 , ART 472 , ART 481 ).
- Nine credits beyond the 100 level in an area of concentration (i.e., painting and drawing, sculpture, graphic design, photography, printmaking or ceramics).
- All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Science degree, including General Education requirements .
- Course requirements.
Phase I - Foundational (15 credits). ENG 112 or EHS 120 ; PSY 100 ; HIS 220 or HIS 221 ; SEC 200 , ART 101 , ART 102 .
Phase II - Pre-professional (12 credits). PSY 313 , SEC 320 , SEC 445 ; a course in the history or culture of an American ethnic group from: AFA 270 /SOC 270 , AFA 331 , AFA 334 /HIS 334 , EDE 305 , ENG 213 , ENG 374 , EDE 432 /PUB 438 .
Phase III - Professional. (18 credits). ART 300 /EDE 342 , ART 303 , EDE 469 (5 cr.), SEC 469 (4 cr.), SEC 499 (3 cr.).
- Transition requirements.
Acceptance to Phase II.
- Completion of at least 55 credits (junior standing), including at least 18 credits in the major and 12 in the minor.
- Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions.
- Successful completion of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination (PRE).
- Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase II, including a felony/misdemeanor form.
Acceptance to Phase III.
- Completion of at least 85 credits (senior standing).
- Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio.
- Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase III, including a felony/misdemeanor form.
Recommendation for teacher certification.
- Completion of at least 124 credits, including all major requirements.
- Exit interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the completed Individual Major Portfolio and results of the Student Teaching Evaluation.
- Completion of the MTTC (Michigan Test for Teacher Certification) subject area test in the major and minor (where applicable), with a passing score on the major area test.
- Completion of an advanced and valid course in first aid and adult and child CPR from an approved provider.
- Completion of all paperwork necessary for certification, including a felony/misdemeanor form.
Prospective candidates should also study the section entitled General Requirements for Teacher Certification .
Minimum Credits For the Degree. 124 credits