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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Art, B.S.


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B.S. Degree with Studio Concentration


The B.S. in Art, with a concentration in Studio Art, has several pathways and is intended for students who are interested in art but who do not plan on pursuing a career as a professional artist. The goal of this degree is to prepare students to pursue either graduate work or career opportunities in art-related disciplines where the B.F.A. degree and/or educational licensure is not required. These areas might include material cultural studies, forensic arts, art therapy, recreational use of art in extracurricular educational settings, or marketing and business. Students in any concentration within the art department must receive a grade of C or better in any course that counts toward the major.

Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)


For more information see Core Curriculum .

Art History Courses (6 credits)


Studio Requirements (21 credits)


  • Six semester hours of 2-dimensional (2-D) studio courses.
  • Six semester hours of 3-dimensional (3-D) studio courses.
  • Nine additional hours selected from 2-D or 3-D studio courses.

B.S. Degree Requirements (6-10 credits)


Any College of Visual and Performing Arts course chosen in consultation with an advisor, except an art course.

General Electives


It is recommended that the remaining credit hours  be taken in a discipline relevant to one of the five pathways: education without licensure, material culture, entrepreneurship, therapeutic sciences, or interdisciplinary arts. These areas include: psychology, criminal justice, business, sociology or anthropology, theater, music, dance, or recreational therapy. Students should consult their advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 hours required for graduation.

Total Credits Needed for Degree (120)


B.S. Degree with Teacher Licensure in Art Education


The art major who desires a professional degree in art education should pursue the Bachelor of Science degree with an art education concentration. The art education program focuses on professional level artistic development along with appropriate courses in professional education. Students participate in field experience and student teaching under the careful supervision of the art education faculty. This experience also leads to certification in art education. All of the requirements for majors pursuing this concentration are outlined below. Students in any concentration within the art department must receive a grade of C or better in any course that counts toward the major.

Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)


For more information see Core Curriculum .

Art History Courses (6 credits)


Six semester hours of additional ARTH courses.

Art History or Studio Electives (6 credits)


Six semester hours chosen from 2-D or 3-D studio courses and/or Art History courses except ART 100 .

B.S. Degree Requirements


B.S. Degree requirements are met through completion of professional education courses.

Total Credits Needed for Graduation (121/122)


In addition to completing the required courses listed above, students pursuing the art education concentration must complete requirements for the Teacher Education Program. Admission to the Teacher Education Program requires, but is not limited to the following:

  • Completion of 45 semester hours of course work.
  • A minimum 2.5 grade point average on all work completed at Radford and on all work attempted in the major.
  • Completed admission application submitted to the educational unit.
  • Passing scores on the basic skills test required for licensure by the State of Virginia.

Professional review is required of the candidate before student teaching. This includes:

  • Passing Scores on Praxis I, VCLA, and Praxis II.
  • Portfolio review for artistic and educational competency.
  • Completion of a departmental interview and screening examination.
  • Other requirements as outlined by the Educational Unit.

Please refer to the College of Education and Human Development catalog sections regarding admissions requirements, admissions procedures, retention procedures, eligibility for student teaching, licensure and graduation requirements. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the College of Education and Human Development Center for Advising and Licensure, Peters Hall.

 

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