Fine Arts Major, Fine Arts Education Concentration with Teacher Certification in Art (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2010 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 MAJOR

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

  1. CORE REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following 6 courses 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
    ARHS 105 Art in Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval 3
    ARHS 106 Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance to Modern 3
  2. FINE ARTS REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete the following 9 courses for 27 semester hours:

    ARCE 200 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning I 3
    ARGD 200 Graphic Design, Beginning I 3
    ARHS 220 Art in Non-Western Societies 3
    ARHS 451 Contemporary Art 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 for 9 semester hours:

    1. CERAMICS

      Complete 3 courses:

      ARCE 210 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning II 3
      ARCE 300 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Intermediate 3
      ARCE 400 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Advanced 3
    2. DRAWING

      Complete 3 courses:

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

      Complete the following 2 requirements:

      1. Complete 2 courses:

        ARGD 210 Graphic Design, Beginning II 3
        ARGD 300 Graphic Design, Intermediate 3
      2. Complete 1 course from the following:

        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 3 courses:

      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:

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

      Complete 3 courses:

      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:

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

      Complete 3 courses:

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

    Complete the following course:

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

    Complete 1 course from the following for 3 semester hours:

    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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARCE210: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning II

Continuation of ARCE 200. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARCE 200.

ARCE300: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Intermediate

Continuation of ARCE 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARCE 210.

ARCE400: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Advanced

Continuation of ARCE 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARDW210: Drawing, Beginning II

Continuation of ARDW 200. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 200.

ARDW300: Drawing, Intermediate

Continuation of ARDW 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 210.

ARDW400: Drawing, Advanced

Continuation of ARDW 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 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 sh.

Prerequisites: Students following the new Teacher Education Program: CURR 210 or READ 210 or EDFD 210; EDFD 220 and 221; 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. 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. 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. 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. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 122.

ARGD210: Graphic Design, Beginning II

Focus on the various disciplines within graphic design: print (flat and folding), package, product and environmental graphics. Further exploration of typefaces and use of typography as well as advanced methods of comping and presentation. Emphasis on hand comping and computer typesetting. Beginning development of student portfolio. Overview of the history of design. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 200.

ARGD300: Graphic Design, Intermediate

Layout and mechanicals. Printing methods and proper preparation of mechanicals and computer files for pre-press and printing. Advanced comping methods (computer, printing papers, marker comping). Continued development of portfolio of student work. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 210 and 211.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

ARHS105: Art in Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval

The history of Western art and architecture from Prehistoric Europe through the Middle Ages. The course covers ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, Greece and Rome, then Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic art. Museum visits and extensive reading. Required for Fine Arts majors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. Meets the University Writing Requirement for ANIL, FAAH, FAED, FASF, FASH, FASI, FASL, FAST and GRDN majors. 3 sh.

ARHS106: Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance to Modern

The history of Western art and architecture from the fifteenth century to the present. Included are the arts of the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romantic, Impressionist and Modern periods. Museum visits and extensive reading. Required for fine arts majors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. Meets the University Writing Requirement for FAAH, FAED, FASF, FASH, FASI, FASL and FAST majors. 3 sh.

ARHS220: Art in Non-Western Societies

A consideration of the role of art in traditional non-western societies. The course includes an introduction to the geographic setting, and an examination of the integration of art into society as a whole - the economics, social order, politics, history, religion and philosophy. The role art plays in social change and how it is affected by social change. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

ARHS451: Contemporary Art

The work of major artists of the twentieth century with particular reference to the dominant ideas of the period; readings, museum trips, discussion of contemporary writing and criticism. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

ARMJ200: Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning I

Introduction to metal working and jewelry techniques traditionally used in the shaping of useful articles. 3 sh.

ARMJ210: Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning II

Advanced design concepts and metalworking techniques. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARMJ 200 or ARID 111 or departmental approval.

ARMJ300: Metalwork and Jewelry, Intermediate

Traditional techniques, advanced design concepts and techniques. 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. 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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARPA210: Painting, Beginning II

Continuation of ARPA 200. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 200.

ARPA300: Painting, Intermediate

Continuation of ARPA 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 210.

ARPA400: Painting, Advanced

Continuation of ARPA 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 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 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPH 200.

ARPH300: Photography Intermediate: Contemporary Art Form

Continuation of ARPH 210. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 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. 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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expresssion. 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. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 200.

ARPM300: Printmaking, Intermediate

Continuation of ARPM 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 210.

ARPM400: Printmaking, Advanced

Continuation of ARPM 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARSC300: Sculpture, Intermediate

Continuation of ARSC 200 and ARSC 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 200 and ARSC 210.

ARSC400: Sculpture, Advanced

Continuation of ARSC 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 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.