Bachelor of Science
The Department of Art offers a major in Art leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science with concentrations in Studio Art and Art Education. The minimum number of semester hours required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education is 120, while the minimum in the Studio Art concentration is 120. The minimum number of hours required in Art courses for certification in Art is 64 while in the Studio Art concentration is 58.
Students who wish to pursue the Bachelor of Science Degree with licensure (teacher certification) to teach Art in grades K-12 must seek formal admission to the program through the College of Education during the sophomore year. For a full statement of admission and retention requirements see the Teacher Education Program under the College of Education section in the undergraduate catalog. Students are required to student teach at both elementary and secondary schools to fulfill the certification requirements. Satisfactory completion of the program results in licensure for teaching grades K-12 in Tennessee public schools.
The studio program offers concentrations in:
- Graphic Design,
- and Sculpture.
To students in the studio/classroom, the faculty member acts as a facilitator, and the students act as active participants to create energy which have potent and positive effects on learning. Studios are natural learning communities where students, whether involved in group or individual projects, engage in formal and informal exchanges or ideas and constructive criticism both during and outside of class time.
End of semester critiques focus on an evaluation of students' projects and/or works of art. Individual, ongoing performance based critiques and reviews are the cornerstone of studio education. Additional art courses are required, depending on the degree program one pursues. For these courses, see the four year plans in the undergraduate catalog.