Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art (Art Education)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 125   
Major: 78 sch  

ART.BFA           CIP Code: 50.0701.00

Our comprehensive and balanced undergraduate art education degree program leads to the all-level (EC-12) certification. In addition to providing you with competencies in art education commensurate with the guidelines and standards of the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association, our program also will foster a broad knowledge of art history, art criticism, aesthetics and studio art production, while teaching you to apply that knowledge in a classroom setting.

Students must make a C or above in all art degree courses.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

Department Core (33 sch)

Students who have not taken a Global Perspectives course, will either need to take one in this section, or will need to add 3 hours to the overall degree and take one in another department.
Art History Foundation (12 sch)
ART 2403Western Art History I3
ART 2413Western Art History II3
ART 3053Global Perspectives in Art3
or ART 3343 Women in the Visual Arts
ART 4073Contemporary Issues in Art3
Studio Art Foundation (12 sch)
ART 1303Basic Drawing3
ART 1203Two-Dimensional Color and Design3
ART 1213Three-Dimensional Design3
ART 2223Digital Art Foundations3
Introductory Electives - Choose 9 sch9
Introduction to Ceramics
Introduction to Graphic Design
Introduction to Painting
Introduction to Photography
Introduction to Sculpture
Total SCHs33

 Advanced Studies

ART 3013Principles of Art Education3
ART 3223Elementary Art Education3
ART 3233Secondary Art Education3
ART 4133Approaches to Art Education3
12 sch of studio course electives at the 3000 and 4000 levels12
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum3
EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
EDUC 4816Student Teaching: All-Level Art6
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
Total SCHs50
First Year
ART Introductory Elective3
ART 1203Two-Dimensional Color and Design ARTS 13113
ART 1303Basic Drawing ARTS 13163
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness CAO Core2
 SCHs 15
ART 1213Three-Dimensional Design ARTS 13123
ART 2223Digital Art Foundations ARTS 23483
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
Mathematics Core3
Social/Behavioral Core3
 SCHs 15
Second Year
ART Introductory Electives6
ART 2403Western Art History I ARTS 13033
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
 SCHs 15
ART Elective3
ART 2413Western Art History II ARTS 13043
ART 3013Principles of Art Education 3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum 3
 SCHs 15
Third Year
ART Elective3
ART 3223Elementary Art Education 3
ART 4073Contemporary Issues in Art 3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development 3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Life and Physical Science Core3
 SCHs 20
ART Elective3
ART 3053 or 3343 (GP)Global Perspectives in Art 3
ART 3233Secondary Art Education 3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Creative Arts Core3
Life and Physical Science Core3
 SCHs 21
Fourth Year
ART Elective3
ART 4133Approaches to Art Education 3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
Component Area Option (Multicultural Women's Study)3
Language, Philosophy, and Cultural Core3
 SCHs 18
EDUC 4816Student Teaching: All-Level Art 6
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  125