Fine Arts Major, Fine Arts Education Concentration with Teacher Certification in Art (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2011 University Catalog

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Program Overview

The Art Education Concentration is a professional degree option within the university’s teacher preparation program that leads to qualification for the initial instructional certificate to teach P-12 art in New Jersey’s (as well as our nation’s) schools. Art Education students will participate in a combination of professional education courses and field experiences, basic studio and art history courses, and P-12 art classroom methods courses.  The degree is appropriate for students who wish to teach art in various settings including museums and community centers, in addition to public and private schools for grades P-12.

Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification in Art must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Information regarding the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures may be found on the Teacher Education Program Web site. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

For further information: Art & Design webpage

Curriculum Requirements 

All university students must fulfill a set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree (for further information, click here.)  In addition, students pursuing Fine Arts Education must complete the requirements below.


FINE ARTS EDUCATION CONCENTRATION

Complete 60 semester hours including the following 5 requirement(s):

  1. CORE REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following for 18 semester hours:

    ARDW 200 Drawing, Beginning I 3
    ARFD 122 Foundations II: 2D Design 3
    ARFD 123 Foundations III: Visual Organization - 3D Design 3
    ARFD 125 Foundations V: Color, Light and Time 3
  2. FINE ARTS REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete the following for 27 semester hours:

    ARCE 200 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning I 3
    ARGD 200 Graphic Design, Beginning I 3
    ARMJ 200 Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning I 3
    ARPA 200 Painting, Beginning I 3
    ARPH 200 Photography Beginning I: Contemporary Art Form 3
    ARPM 200 Printmaking, Beginning I 3
    ARSC 200 Sculpture, Beginning I 3
  3. STUDIO REQUIREMENT

    Complete 1 of the following studio options:

    1. CERAMICS

      Complete 2 requirement(s) for 9 semester hours:

      1. 2 courses for 6 semester hours:

        ARCE 210 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning II 3
        ARCE 300 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Intermediate 3
      2. 1 course for 3 semester hours:

        ARCE 400 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Advanced 3
    2. DRAWING

      Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours:

      ARDW 210 Drawing, Beginning II 3
      ARDW 300 Drawing, Intermediate 3
      ARDW 400 Drawing, Advanced 3
    3. GRAPHIC DESIGN

      Complete 2 requirement(s) for 9 semester hours:

      1. 2 courses for 6 semester hours:

        ARGD 210 Graphic Design, Beginning II 3
        ARGD 300 Graphic Design, Intermediate 3
      2. 1 course for 3 semester hours from:

        ARGD 400 Graphic Design, Advanced I 3
        ARGD 423 Advertising Design 3
        ARGD 424 Publication Design 3
        ARGD 434 Package Design 3
    4. METALWORK/JEWLERY

      Complete the following for 9 semester hours:

      ARMJ 210 Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning II 3
      ARMJ 300 Metalwork and Jewelry, Intermediate 3
      ARMJ 400 Metalwork and Jewelry, Advanced 3
    5. PAINTING

      Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours:

      ARPA 210 Painting, Beginning II 3
      ARPA 300 Painting, Intermediate 3
      ARPA 400 Painting, Advanced 3
    6. PHOTOGRAPHY

      Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours:

      ARPH 210 Photography Beginning II: Contemporary Art Form 3
      ARPH 300 Photography Intermediate: Contemporary Art Form 3
      ARPH 400 Photography Advanced: Contemporary Art Form 3
    7. PRINTMAKING

      Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours:

      ARPM 210 Printmaking, Beginning II 3
      ARPM 300 Printmaking, Intermediate 3
      ARPM 400 Printmaking, Advanced 3
    8. SCULPTURE

      Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours:

      ARSC 210 Sculpture, Beginning II 3
      ARSC 300 Sculpture, Intermediate 3
      ARSC 400 Sculpture, Advanced 3
  4. METHODS COURSE

    Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

    ARED 301 Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education I: P-12 3
  5. ELECTIVES

    Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list

    ARCE 450 Independent Study in Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture 3
    ARDW 450 Independent Study in Drawing 3
    ARGD 410 Interactive Multimedia Design 3
    ARGD 422 Advanced Computer Graphics 3
    ARGS 350 Independent Study 1-6
    ARGS 441 Externship in Studio 2-8
    ARMJ 450 Independent Study in Metalwork and Jewelry 3
    ARPA 450 Independent Study in Painting 3
    ARPH 451 Independent Study in Photography: Contemporary Art Form 3
    ARPM 450 Independent Study in Printmaking 3
    ARSC 450 Independent Study: Sculpture 3

Course Descriptions:

ARCE200: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning I

Introduction to the development of works in clay, studio forming methods, clay compositions, glazing and firing, design/aesthetic/stylistic concerns, historical and contemporary ceramics. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. (6 hours studio.) 3 sh.

ARCE210: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning II

Continuation of ARCE 200. (6 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARCE 200.

ARCE300: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Intermediate

Continuation of ARCE 210. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARCE 210.

ARCE400: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Advanced

Continuation of ARCE 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARCE 300 or departmental approval.

ARCE450: Independent Study in Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture

Topics for investigation selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARCE 300 or departmental approval.

ARDW200: Drawing, Beginning I

Basic elements of line, tone, composition, and perspective; exploration of traditional and experimental media and materials; and investigation of still life, landscape, life drawing, portraiture, and abstraction. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. (6 hours studio.) 3 sh.

ARDW210: Drawing, Beginning II

Continuation of ARDW 200. (6 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 200.

ARDW300: Drawing, Intermediate

Continuation of ARDW 210. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 210.

ARDW400: Drawing, Advanced

Continuation of ARDW 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 300.

ARDW450: Independent Study in Drawing

Topics for investigation selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 300 or departmental approval.

ARED301: Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education I: P-12

Philosophical and theoretical basis of fine arts education; the sources of creativity, concepts of visual literacy and the role of art in individual human experience and in society; organization and presentation of experience, curriculum construction and application of theory to the school, museum, community center, adult education and other teaching situations. For fine arts education majors in the Teacher Education Program. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 210 or READ 210 or EDFD 210; EDFD 220 and 221; or EDFD 200 or PSYC 200.

ARFD122: Foundations II: 2D Design

Foundations II introduces students to the principles of 2-dimensional design in a variety of media. Major principles covered include composition, line, shape, volume, movement, value, rhythm, repetition, variation, scale, size, perspective, proportion, texture, balance, unity, harmony, and contrast. The course content consists of a variety of projects focusing on critical, theory-based problem solving, together with lectures and demonstrations. (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

ARFD123: Foundations III: Visual Organization - 3D Design

An introduction to the 3rd dimension of the world that we inhabit ("made" things, natural forms, and the occupation of space). Three-dimensional sensibility is progressively developed when basic components are manipulated by the effective use of direction, balance, axis, orientation, and relationship; in other words, organization (composition). Assignments in light, shape, shadow, depth, form, and movement are examined in a natural progression from 2D knowledge to 3D. Activities include lectures, conceptualization, observation, creation, discussion, and critical analysis for each project. The aesthetic consideration of materials and tools in this context add to the expressive output of three-dimensional study. The process may begin with concept, material or observation; it continues by way of lecture, demonstration, critical analysis and class discussion until each project is crafted to completion. (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 121.

ARFD125: Foundations V: Color, Light and Time

Color functions in many ways - as a visual phenomenon of light, as a perceptual occurrence, as a pigment with specific mixing properties, and as an element with powerful expressive and symbolic potential. It is important that artists and designers understand the principles and properties of color for use in their work in any medium. This course introduces students to the history, theory, and interdisciplinary use of color and color systems via lectures, demonstrations, and exercises. (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 121.

ARGD200: Graphic Design, Beginning I

Introduction to graphic design principles. This course is involved in taking basic design information and translating it into a graphic design context, with main emphasis on communicating original ideas in a creative manner. Projects deal with graphic design principles, i.e., visual communication of information, composition, color, type, illustration, materials and methods of graphic design. Introduction to critique and presentation, along with the principle of the designer/client relationship. (6 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 122.

ARGD210: Graphic Design, Beginning II

Focuses on creative design development within various graphic design specializations: print (flat and folding); packaging; product & environmental graphics; and graphics for interactive media. Students explore typeface choice and proper use of typography, as well as professional methods of comping and presentation by hand and with industry standard software: this begins development of a student's graphic design portfolio. (2 hours lecture, 3.75 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 200.

ARGD300: Graphic Design, Intermediate

Builds upon the skills and processes learned in previous graphic design courses with emphasis on concept development and typographic systems. Proper production using industry standard software is stressed. Students prepare a portfolio of their work for evaluation at the end of the semester. This portfolio must include evidence of research, conceptual development, preliminary comps, and final designs for each class project. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 211, ARGD 210 and ARGD 221.

ARGD400: Graphic Design, Advanced I

Class emphasis is on reinforcing the design process, along with learning the business of design, i.e., bidding, contracts, scheduling and client presentation. In-class work time is divided between studio and computer lab. Student will develop a portfolio of their work for final review. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 300.

ARGD410: Interactive Multimedia Design

This course is an introductory experience in multimedia design on the Macintosh computer. It provides students with a conceptual background and the working knowledge necessary to produce a variety of interactive multimedia materials for the Web and presentation visuals. The focus of the course is on developing the skills, techniques, and creative components needed to create interactive and animated visuals, including the integration and editing of audio and video components. Current predominant software will provide the instructional course platform. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 210 or permission of instructor.

ARGD422: Advanced Computer Graphics

Advanced problems in graphic design on the Macintosh computer. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing the Macintosh for solving design problems. Advanced page layout and graphic programs will be explored. Course is oriented toward the graphic designer. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 210 and 211.

ARGD423: Advertising Design

The specific nature of advertising and its connection to graphic design. What is involved in creating an advertising campaign. How designers work with advertisers and copywriters. A brief history of advertising and advertising agencies. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 300.

ARGD424: Publication Design

How to effectively design a publication so that it easily communicates the client's needs. Combining type, photography and illustration in a page layout. Variations and limitations encountered in designing a publication. Design systems used in creating publications. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 300.

ARGD434: Package Design

A survey of the state of the art in packaging. Course projects will be based on the consumer product industry. Graphic problems for three-dimensional objects and display. Package design comprehensive techniques for art director and client presentation. Grasping product essence and interpreting client needs and the demands of the marketplace. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 300.

ARGS350: Independent Study

Topics for investigation are selected with approval of the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12.0 credits. () 1 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: A 300 level studio course and departmental approval.

ARGS441: Externship in Studio

Involvement beyond the campus in a museum, art institution, or industry or gallery, participation in inner city programs or study with an independent artist/craftsperson. Approval by supervising faculty, shall not exceed eight credit hours in total per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. () 2 - 8 sh.

Prerequisites: A 300 level studio course and departmental approval.

ARMJ200: Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning I

Introduction to metal working and jewelry techniques traditionally used in the shaping of useful articles. (6 hours studio.) 3 sh.

ARMJ210: Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning II

Advanced design concepts and metalworking techniques. (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARMJ 200 or ARID 111 or departmental approval.

ARMJ300: Metalwork and Jewelry, Intermediate

Traditional techniques, advanced design concepts and techniques. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARMJ 200 or ARMJ 210.

ARMJ400: Metalwork and Jewelry, Advanced

Coninuation of ARMJ 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARMJ 300.

ARMJ450: Independent Study in Metalwork and Jewelry

Topics for investigation selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 9.0 credits. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARMJ 300 and departmental approval.

ARPA200: Painting, Beginning I

Exploration of painting media and modes of expression. Reading, gallery and museum visits. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. (6 hours studio.) 3 sh.

ARPA210: Painting, Beginning II

Continuation of ARPA 200. (6 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 200.

ARPA300: Painting, Intermediate

Continuation of ARPA 210. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 210.

ARPA400: Painting, Advanced

Continuation of ARPA 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 300.

ARPA450: Independent Study in Painting

Topics for investigation selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 9.0 credits. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 300 and departmental approval.

ARPH200: Photography Beginning I: Contemporary Art Form

The essentials of the photographic process including developing, enlarging, and exhibiting. Trips, films, discussions, lectures, criticism and demonstration. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. (6 hours studio.) 3 sh.

ARPH210: Photography Beginning II: Contemporary Art Form

The essentials of the photographic process including developing, enlarging, portfolio creation, exhibiting, trips, videos, discussion, lecture, critiques, and demonstrations. A continuation of ARPH 200, Photography Beginning Level I: A Contemporary Art Form. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPH 200.

ARPH300: Photography Intermediate: Contemporary Art Form

Continuation of ARPH 210. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPH 210.

ARPH400: Photography Advanced: Contemporary Art Form

Workshop, discussion, lecture, demonstrations, criticism; photography as an intensive learning experience; light sensitive materials, controls, photographic approach, selection, system and view camera. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPH 300.

ARPH451: Independent Study in Photography: Contemporary Art Form

Topics for investigation selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 9.0 credits. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPH 300 and departmental approval.

ARPM200: Printmaking, Beginning I

Woodcut, screen printing and monoprints; etching, drypoint and lithography. Exploration of new and advanced techniques. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. (6 hours studio.) 3 sh.

ARPM210: Printmaking, Beginning II

Consideration of printmaking media; particular attention to the growth and development of art-making concepts as they relate to the printmaking processes. (6 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 200.

ARPM300: Printmaking, Intermediate

Continuation of ARPM 210. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 210.

ARPM400: Printmaking, Advanced

Continuation of ARPM 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 300.

ARPM450: Independent Study in Printmaking

Topics for investigation selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 9.0 credits. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 300 and departmental approval.

ARSC200: Sculpture, Beginning I

Sculptural concepts using materials like plaster, metal, plastics, stone and wood. Gallery and museum visits. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. (6 hours studio.) 3 sh.

ARSC210: Sculpture, Beginning II

The course will focus on the figure (working from life) with auxiliary experiences in mold-making and casting. The materials will be clay (plasticine), plaster and armatures. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. (6 hours studio.) 3 sh.

ARSC300: Sculpture, Intermediate

Continuation of ARSC 200 and ARSC 210. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 200 and ARSC 210.

ARSC400: Sculpture, Advanced

Continuation of ARSC 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. (4 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 300 or permission of instructor.

ARSC450: Independent Study: Sculpture

Topics for investigation selected with approval of the instructor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 9.0 credits. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 300 and departmental approval.