Art Education, B.F.A.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to make art using two and three-dimensional materials appropriate for use in elementary and early childhood settings.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to make art using two and three-dimensional materials appropriate for use in secondary settings.
- Students will write an arts unit of instruction centered on relevant themes and demonstrates the ability to write learning outcomes that match assessment.
- Students will recall the kinds of assessment used in the elementary and secondary art classroom and demonstrate its use in the arts unit of instruction by creating various assessment tools.
- Students will recall various teaching strategies used for challenging different kinds of learners and integrative learning.
- Students will develop communication skills and motivational strategies for teaching.
- Students will gain expertise in curriculum development and lesson planning.
- Students will successfully develop and teach two demonstration lessons as part of the Young Artists Workshop.
- Students will begin to master successful teaching skills and behaviors and become aware of how such skills and behaviors are measured through the ADEPT assessment instrument, which student teachers and all first year teachers in South Carolina must successfully master.
- Students will gain knowledge of the Collaborative Educational Leader and be able to describe each element of the framework.
- Students will observe or practice teaching in a school setting for at least 3 hours each week for a total of 30 hours.
- Students will record observations of teaching content, interaction patterns, classroom management, use of technology, use of time and space, and knowledge of students.
- Students will write reflective papers and or a case study on a specific issue or situation that they observe between K-12 students and the teacher.
- The student will discuss appropriate dispositions that underlie the knowledge and practice required of candidates: Integrity, Intellectual Spirit, Justice, and Stewardship.
- Students will create digital artworks by utilizing contemporary interactive technologies.
- Students write original scripts for their animation and video films.
- Students will develop curriculum outlines for integrating digital technologies in to the K-12 art curriculum.
- Students will analyze and respond to assigned course readings in writing.
- Students will present assigned course readings to class.
- Students will analyze historical and contemporary approaches to children’s artistic development through written responses. .
- Student will demonstrate a grasp of course readings via midterm test.
- Students will develop research skills by conducting art projects in an after school setting and documenting observations of children’s art making with field notes.
- Students will write a research paper based on their observations of children’s art making.
- Students will pass the praxis II exam and qualify for certification in the state of South Carolina
- Students will develop ways to apply the art curriculum to the public school classroom utilizing interdisciplinary approaches to plan and initiate a K-12 sequential curriculum that incorporates art production, art criticism, aesthetics, art history and art assessment, and conforms to National, State and local Visual and Performing Arts Standards for each grade level or course they teach.
- Students will develop and use effective classroom management strategies.
- Students will write and teach age/grade appropriate lesson plans for the grade levels assigned.
- Students will successfully complete the requirements of the ADEPT evaluation system for Adept Performance Standards one, two, three and ten.
- Document the student teaching experience through self-evaluation checklists, journal entries, lesson plans, and a visual record of student art making and art making processes (photographs).
New freshmen who meet University admissions standards are eligible for admission to degree programs offered by the college. A student who wishes to enter the College of Arts and Sciences from another college on the Columbia campus must be in good standing and have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher. A student who wishes to enter the College of Arts and Sciences from another UofSC campus must fulfill one of the following requirements:
- Be in good standing, meet the admission requirements for a baccalaureate degree on the Columbia campus, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher.
- Be in good standing and have completed 30 semester hours with a GPA of 2.00 or higher on a UofSC campus.
Some programs in the College of Arts and Sciences have special admission requirements established by the department or committee that supervises the specific degree program, for example, Cardiovascular Technology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Economics, Environmental Science, the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. These requirements are listed in the sections of this bulletin that describe department and special degree programs.
Degree Requirements (123-140 hours)
|1. Carolina Core||32-46|
|2. College Requirements||0-3|
|3. Program Requirements||42|
|4. Major Requirements||51|
Founding Documents Requirement
All undergraduate students must take a 3-credit course or its equivalent with a passing grade in the subject areas of History, Political Science, or African American Studies that covers the founding documents including the United State Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation and one or more documents that are foundational to the African American Freedom struggle, and a minimum of five essays from the Federalist papers. This course may count as a requirement in any part of the program of study including the Carolina Core, the major, minor or cognate, or as a general elective. Courses that meet this requirement are listed here.
1. Carolina Core (32-46 hours)
CMW – Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written (6 hours)
must be passed with a grade of C or higher
- any CC-CMW courses
ARP – Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving (6-8 hours)
- any CC-ARP courses
SCI – Scientific Literacy (8 hours)
- Two 4-credit hour CC-SCI laboratory science courses
GFL – Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 hours)
Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language equivalent to the minimal passing grade on the exit examination in the 122 course is required. Students can demonstrate this proficiency by successfully completing Phase II of the Proficiency Test or by successfully completing the 122 course, including the exit exam administered as part of that course.
It is strongly recommended that students continuing the study of a foreign language begin college-level study of that language in their first semester and continue in that language until their particular foreign language requirement is completed.
GHS – Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 hours)
- any CC-GHS course
GSS – Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 hours)
- any CC-GSS course
AIU – Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)
Students must choose one course from:
CMS – Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component1 (0-3 hours)
- any overlay or stand-alone CC-CMS course
INF – Information Literacy1 (0-3 hours)
- any overlay or stand-alone CC-INF course
VSR – Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility1 (0-3 hours)
- any overlay or stand-alone CC-VSR course
Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements — Overlay-approved courses offer students the option of meeting two Carolina Core components in a single course. A maximum of two overlays is allowed. The total Carolina Core credit hours must add up to a minimum of 31 hours. At least one of these requirements must be satisfied by a course not applied elsewhere in general education. (3-9 Hours)
2. College Requirements (0-3 hours)
- Foreign language course (0-3 hours) - only if needed to meet 122-level proficiency
3. Program Requirements (42 hours)
Supporting Courses (42 hours)
The following professional courses in education are required for all students preparing to teach art in K-12 settings:
|ARTE 525||Elementary Methods for K-12 Art Certification 1||3|
|ARTE 525P||Elementary Methods for K-12 Art Certification Practicum 1||1|
|ARTE 530||Art of Children||3|
|ARTE 540||The School Art Program 2||3|
|ARTE 540P||Practicum in Art Education 2||1|
|ARTE 550||Incorporating New Media in Art Education||3|
|ARTE 560||Secondary Methods for K-12 Art Certification 3||3|
|ARTE 560P||Secondary Methods for K-12 Art Certification Practicum 3||1|
|ARTE 565||Field Experience Seminar 4||3|
|ARTE 571||Directed Teaching in Art 4||12|
|EDFI 300||Schools in Communities||3|
|EDPY 401||Learners and the Diversity of Learning||3|
|EDRD 500||Content Area Literacy PK-12||3|
|or EDEX 581||Teaching Reading in the Content Area to Adolescents with Reading Disabilities|
|Total Credit Hours||42|
4. Major Requirements (49 hours)
A minimum grade of C is required in all major courses.
|ARTS 103||Fundamentals of Art||3|
|ARTS 104||3-Dimensional Design I||3|
|ARTS 111||Basic Drawing I||3|
|Select a 200-400 level Drawing course from the following:||4|
|Introduction to Drawing|
|Figure Structure I|
|Figure Structure II|
|Intermediate Drawing I|
|Intermediate Drawing II|
|Advanced Drawing I|
|Advanced Drawing II|
|Select a 200 or above Painting course from the following:||4|
|Introduction to Painting|
|Beginning Painting II|
|Intermediate Painting I|
|Intermediate Painting II|
|Advanced Painting I|
|Advanced Painting II|
|Select a 200-400 level Printmaking course from the following:||4|
|Introduction to Printmaking|
|Intermediate Printmaking I: Relief|
|Intermediate Printmaking II: Screen|
|Advanced Printmaking I: Intaglio|
|Advanced Printmaking II: Lithography|
|Select a 200-400 level Ceramics course from the following:||4|
|Intermediate Ceramics I|
|Intermediate Ceramics II|
|Advanced Ceramics I|
|Advanced Ceramics II|
|Select a 200 or above Three-Dimensional Studies or Jewelry Making course from the following:||4|
|Introduction to Three-Dimensional Studies|
|Introduction to Jewelry Making|
|Intermediate Three-Dimensional Studies I|
|Intermediate Three-Dimensional Studies II|
|Intermediate Jewelrymaking I|
|Intermediate Jewelrymaking II|
|Advanced Three-Dimensional Studies I|
|Advanced Three-Dimensional Studies II|
|Advanced Jewelrymaking I|
|Advanced Jewelrymaking II|
|Select a 200-400 level Photography course from the following:||4|
|Introduction to Photography|
|Advanced Black & White Photography|
|Select any four hour 200 or above level ARTS course||4|
|Four additional courses in Art History|
|ARTH 105||History of Western Art I||3|
|ARTH 106||History of Western Art II||3|
|ARTH- one course in contemporary Art History||3|
|Total Credit Hours||49|
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