Courses

  • CFA AR 610: Teaching Art to Special Populations (Online Only)
    Provides an examination of approaches to the education of children with special needs. Designed to help the art specialist integrate special youngsters into heterogeneous school settings; coursework includes the study of behavior, assessment, linguistic needs, classroom management, and different modes of interdisciplinary and intercultural learning.
  • CFA AR 620: Art Curriculum Planning (Online Only)
    The study of contemporary techniques for implementation of goals in planning curricula and programs of study for all levels Pre-K-8 and 5-12. Instruction includes consideration of scope and sequence in relation to stages of development, and community and individual needs. A substantial terminal written project is required.
  • CFA AR 621: Site-spec. Art
    This graduate level elective will be interdisciplinary and open to students in all majors, both in the Visual Arts program and all other schools in the university. The course aims to instruct students in the professional practice of making site-specific art commissions for public and private clients. The students will gain professional skills in the development of a site-specific work of art that will require the utilization of a variety of media, an interdisciplinary approach and team work. Students will also learn how to work and negotiate with prospective clients who wish to contract site-specific art for particular settings and architectural environments. Credit amount varies.
  • CFA AR 670: Advocacy and Policy in Arts Education (Online only)
    This course is intended to address policy issues and advocacy strategies for leaders in the arts. Local, State and National Arts Education policies and advocacy programs will be addressed. Students will research agencies, partners and other organizations beyond the schools that serve as sources for advocacy and often influence policy. Students in this course should develop the knowledge and expertise in understanding needs for change and developing plans for advocacy.
  • CFA AR 680: Insightful and Creative Leadership in Arts Education
    This course is designed to acquaint and prepare in service art teachers with the basic skills and organizational strategies of leadership and management that are needed to serve within school systems and arts educational organizations. Our goal is to prepare in-service art teachers for insightful and strategic leadership within arts educational settings and to be effective agents of change along with being effective teachers and researchers. The course is grounded in theory as well as practice and brings together a community of art educators who will come together ' virtually' through collaborative exercises as well as will have opportunities to work with their own school leadership teams. This course will also bring in guest speakers, exemplary practitioners, researchers and policy makers from academia, public schools and school districts, charter schools and education management organizations, private and independent schools, business, and other organizations to share their experience, research, and insights about effective leadership practices.
  • CFA AR 690: History of Art Education (Online Only)
    This course is intended to enrich art educators' understanding of the origins and on-going development of Visual Arts education in the United States. It will acquaint students with the rich history of their field through discussion, research and writing a historical paper. Beginning with the emergence of art education through an early apprenticeship model and progressing through the centuries to a Contemporary understanding of what Visual Art Education means and is, grounds the content of this course.
  • CFA AR 747: Advanced Printmaking (Variable credit)
    This course offers intensive professional study in printmaking techniques to students who wish to focus on the print as they expand their personal visual statement, through workshop practice, critique and the refinement of critical thinking. Students may also add basic techniques to their vocabulary. Experimentation is encouraged while students develop technical skill and independent problem solving through print. In addition to demonstrations and hands-on guidance, the opportunity to combine printing applications and experimental media will be an option, as well as the opportunity to print at large scale. The class will be introduced to contemporary artists engaged in print practice through presentations, field trips to exhibitions and visiting artists.
  • CFA AR 765: Practicum Pre K-8
    Graduate studio teaching majors complete student teaching at the pre-K - grade 8 levels. The student intern, who is supervised by art education faculty in collaboration with the cooperating teacher, completes an eight-week practicum. A preliminary visit by the supervising faculty member occurs during the first two weeks and is followed by three announced formal observations recurring on a two-week cycle during which the student assumes responsibilities for one-third, two-thirds, and the full cooperating teacher's duties.
  • CFA AR 766: Practicum 5-12
    Graduate studio teaching majors complete student teaching at the preK -- grade 8 levels. The student intern, who is supervised by art education faculty in collaboration with the cooperating teacher, completes an eight-week practicum. A preliminary visit by the supervising faculty member occurs during the first two weeks and is followed by three announced formal observations recurring on a two-week cycle during which the student assumes responsibilities for one-third, two-thirds, and the full cooperating teacher's duties.
  • CFA AR 767: Clinical Practicum
    Graduate studio teaching majors complete an action research student teaching experience at the preK -- 12 grade levels. The student intern, who is supervised by art education faculty in collaboration with the cooperating teacher, completes a sixteen-week practicum. The student intern selects a topic and designs thematic lessons and units, in collaboration with the collaborating teacher and supervising faculty, for a curriculum document to be taught to one grade level (preK -- 8) or course (high school). The supervising faculty member schedules a preliminary visit during the first month and three announced formal observations, one each during the second, third, and fourth months.
  • CFA AR 821: Graduate Sculpture 1
    Concentration on the development of a personal mode of sculptural expression. Students will work on an individual body of work and research materials and their practical application.
  • CFA AR 822: Graduate Sculpture 1
    A continuation of CFA AR821. Concentration on the development of a personal mode of sculptural expression. Students will work on an individual body of work and research materials and their practical application.
  • CFA AR 823: Graduate Sculpture 2
    Further concentration on developing a personal direction in sculpture. Students will work to prepare an individual body of work in preparation for the thesis exhibition at the end of the year.
  • CFA AR 824: Graduate Sculpture 2
    A continuation of CFA AR823. Further concentration on developing a personal direction in sculpture. Students will work to prepare an individual body of work in preparation for the thesis exhibition at the end of the year.
  • CFA AR 841: Graduate Painting 1
    Intensified professional study; emphasis on an original contemporary statement; picture structure and interpretation of concepts, forms, and symbols in today's art.
  • CFA AR 842: Graduate Painting 1
    A continuation of CFA AR841. Intensified professional study; emphasis on an original contemporary statement; picture structure and interpretation of concepts, forms, and symbols in today's art.
  • CFA AR 843: Seminar and Discussion 1
    Planning, execution, and discussion of comprehensive original projects in various media and techniques; contemporary trends in art and their relation to the art of the past; problems of teaching painting. Students submit original work on completion of course.
  • CFA AR 844: Painting Seminar and Discussion 1
    Planning, execution, and discussion of comprehensive original projects in various media and techniques; contemporary trends in art and their relation to the art of the past; problems of teaching painting. Students submit original work on completion of course. 2 cr, each semester.
  • CFA AR 845: Painting Seminar and Discussion 2
    Prereq: CFA AR 843, 844. Discussion and execution of original projects; various aesthetic problems concerning the contemporary artist. 2 cr, each semester.
  • CFA AR 846: Painting Seminar and Discussion 2
    Discussion and execution of original projects; various aesthetic problems concerning the contemporary artist. 2 cr, each semester.