The art education concentration at Longwood is designed to give students the knowledge and skills needed to teach at the K-12 level.
Art education's comprehensive curriculum blends historical and contemporary theory with practical application. Students will experience intensive studio training, art historical study and educational practice with an emphasis on blending the boundaries to create a truly integrated art experience. Art education students have a social responsibility to nurture every child and learn how to adapt their pedagogy and assessments.
Students pick one studio or art history that particularly interests them and create an in-depth mini-concentration in that area.
In addition to art history and studio classes, students take art education methods classes that help to prepare them for the most effective job in the classroom. Students use video taping and role-playing in classes to hone their teaching skills.
In their fleld experiences, they perform a variety of roles as teacher, aide and observer in the schools of this community as well as the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts outreach experiences for children and the community.
- ART 155 Basic Processes and Principles
of Photography/3 credits
- ART 213 Ceramics I/3 credits
- ART 217 Fabrics: Surface Design/3 credits or
ART 324 Papermaking/3 credits
- ART 250 Printmaking I/3 credits
- ART 270 Painting: Acrylic
and Water-Based Media/3 credits
- ART 313 Jewelry and Metal Work/3 credits
- ART 366 Non-Western Art History/3credits
- ART 381 Sculpture I/3 credits
- ART 441 The Teaching of Art
in the Secondary Schools/3 credits
- ART 442 The Teaching of Art
in the Elementary Schools/3 credits
Select all 9 credits from any one category:
- Art History
- Graphic Design
- Drawing and Printmaking
39 total credits