Art and Design Education B.F.A./M.S.
Bachelor of Fine Arts/Master of Science in Art and Design Education
The mission of graduate Art and Design Education is the preparation of artists and designers as accomplished educators who can work effectively with pupils in diverse cultural contexts and apply interdisciplinary perspectives in a variety of educational settings, including schools, museums, and community organizations. Students work collaboratively with their peers, community members, and professionals in the field, while they learn to develop lessons and construct environments that promote critical inquiry and creative practice. Students engage in individual and community practices as artists, educators, and researchers. The department exposes students to educational design and teaching practice in a range of settings from schools to museums through an integrated curriculum, providing opportunities for research and development of independent projects.
- Graduates are competent and qualified in their content knowledge and instructional planning.
- Graduates are competent and qualified in their pedagogical knowledge and instructional practice.
- Graduates will apply their knowledge of the history and current trends in the fields of art and design education, as well as the broader social and cultural contexts of the profession, to shape their stances as educators, artists, and researchers and contribute to their educational endeavors.
- Graduates will be able to adapt to a variety of career opportunities and the realities of teaching in diverse settings, and continue their professional development and engagement.
Combined degree in Art and Design Education (BFA/MS)
159 credit degree program. Students accepted to the combined degree in Art and Design Education can earn a BFA and an MS in Art and Design Education in five years (may include summer sessions), and so save time and expense. Students may apply to the program by selecting this option on the freshman or transfer admissions application or by applying in the second semester of the junior year of the undergraduate degree in art and design education.
Students must remain in good academic standing to continue at the graduate level. They will also need to meet all requirements for graduate level study including graduate academic standing requirements (a cumulative GPA of 3.0). Students will be considered for a graduate scholarship, and if they complete the FAFSA, will be packaged for graduate financial aid which consists of loans for the entire cost of attendance for graduate study. Tuition and fees will be charged at the graduate level.
Both the BFA in Art and Design Education and the combined BFA/MS in Art and Design Education lead to New York State Initial Certification in Visual Arts, Pre-K–12.
Requirements for BFA/MS in Art and Design Ed, 159 TOTAL CREDITS, 2013
FDC-157 3-Dimensional Design I
FDC-163 Light/Color/Design I
FDC-180 4-D Design I
HA-115 Survey of Art I
HMS-101A Introduction to Literary and Critical Studies
FDC-158 3-D Design II
FDC-164 Light/Color/Design II
FDC-181 4-D Design II
HA-116 Survey of Art II
HMS-103A Introduction to Literary and Critical Studies
HA-215 Survey of Art: Nineteenth Century
CH-300 World Civilizations I
ADE-215A Fieldwork in Art & Design Education
HA-216 Survey of Art: Twentieth Century Art
SS-391 Child And Adolescent Development
CH-400 World Civilizations II
ED-406 American Urban Education: Issues and Contexts
SPAN-501 Conversational Spanish I
ADE-521 Student Teaching I: Saturday Art School OR
ADE-524 Student Teaching: Galleries
TAKE 3 CREDITS OF MATH/SCIENCE
ADE-522 Student Teaching II Saturday Art School OR
ADE-523 Student Teaching: After School
ADE-420 The Art of Teaching Art and Design
SPAN-502 Conversational Spanish Ii
COMPLETE 2 CREDITS OF HISTORY OF ART ELECTIVE
COMPLETE 3 CREDITS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE/PHILOSOPHY
ED-400 Foundations in History And Philosophy of Education
ADE-517 Directed Research in Art and Design Education
TAKE 3 CREDITS OF MATH/SCIENCE
ADE-531A Student Teaching: Public School, Preschool-Kindergarten-High School OR
ADE-531B Student Teaching: Public School, Pre-K-Hs, Special Populations OR
ADE-532A Student Teaching Seminar
ADE-616B Fieldwork in Art & Design Education With Special Needs Populations
ED-602 Survey of Art Education Literature OR