BA in Art Education
What Type of Experience Do Students Engage In Within the Art Education
Students acquire an understanding of schools, teachers, and students through supervised observations and teaching experiences. They also develop a professional portfolio. A capstone experience comes in the final semester of the program when the students apply their knowledge and ideas to a real classroom setting as student teachers.
Students in the art education program develop both as artists and as teachers. They engage with teaching and curriculum development as well as hands-on studio work. In their study of art history and contemporary art, students immerse themselves in critical questions about life and creativity. Graduates from the are prepared to work as art specialists, equipped with the skills to teach in primary and secondary schools as well as in other non-school settings. Many former students have also used their art education background for exciting work in museums and galleries or as professional consultants and critics.
Art education builds on the creativity and artistic interests of its students. Pre-major students are required to complete the freshman core courses in drawing, figure drawing, and design in their freshman year. Applicants to the program must submit a slide portfolio of their work and a short essay about their experience and interest in education. Foundation classes in drawing, photography, and two- and three-dimensional design familiarize students with the basic principles, concepts, and techniques of various studio areas. Students develop the ability to teach proficiently in several areas of artistic expertise, i.e. drawing, photography, sculpture, painting, graphic design, computer graphics, ceramics, printmaking, film, new media/genre, installations, and relational aesthetics/social and public engagements.
Students must be admitted to Brigham Young University to apply to the Department of Visual Arts.
To apply to the Department, students must declare themselves as Visual Arts Pre-Majors and take the required prerequisites courses. After completing the prerequisite courses, students are to complete an application. There are two application periods during the year.
New Applicant Application
Begins: October 31st
Deadline: November 30th
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL ENROLLMENT
Begins: February 28th
Deadline: March 30th
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While completing the BA in Art Education students will complete a variety of courses in addition to their General Education classes. Students will study studio art practices, art history, as well as courses in art education and curriculum.
Students will also participate in Practicum classes where they have real world experiences in the classroom while teaching real students.