B.F.A. in Art Education

Admission Requirements

Students apply to the art education program through the Department of Art, while enrolled in or after completing Art Education 303: Introduction to Art Education. The Department of Art forwards recommendations to the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD). Applicants are then formally accepted into both the art department and to the teacher preparation program in art education.

For acceptance into the teacher preparation program in art education, students must fulfill the following requirements by the end of the semester in which they apply for admission:

1. All FSEHD admission requirements. Please refer to the FSEHD section of this catalog or go to www.ric.edu/feinsteinSchoolEducationHumanDevelopment/undergrad_requirements.php.

2. Art education program-specific admission requirements, as follows:

a. Completion of a plan of study approved by assigned advisor.

b. Completion of a Declaration of Major Form.

c. Completion of all studio foundations courses, with a minimum grade of B- in each course. (Studio foundations courses and other course requirements may be met by a positive portfolio review).

d. Completion of the Studio I course in the concentration, with a minimum grade of B.

e. Completion of Art Education 303: Introduction to Art Education, with a minimum grade of B-.

f. Three letters of recommendation from art faculty: one from the student’s 2-D or 3-D synthesis instructor, one from the student’s Art Education 303 instructor, and one from another art studio or art history faculty member.

g. Submission of a B.F.A. application.

h. A positive portfolio review. The portfolio must include work from studio foundations courses and the introductory studio art course in the concentration. Portfolios are reviewed once per semester. Review dates are posted in the Art Center.

Note: For information on transferring credit for courses taken at another institution or credit for advanced placement courses, see Transfer Portfolio Guidelines at www.ric.edu/art/transfer.php or obtain guidelines in the main office of the Art Center.

Retention Requirements

1. A minimum grade of B in all studio concentration courses, and a minimum grade of B- in all other studio and art history courses.

2. A minimum grade point average of 2.67 both overall and in the art education major.

3. Completion of Art Education 404 and 405, with a minimum grade of B in each course.

4. In order to student teach, students must successfully complete the FSEHD and art education program requirements for a Preparing to Teach Portfolio.

The Art Education Advisory Committee will review records of students who do not maintain these criteria. Such students may be dismissed from the program.

Course Requirements

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Page last updated: August 28, 2015