Art Education

 

Art Education

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CBU Art Education program is authored and taught by professional Christian artists and K-12 educators actively working at the highest level in their fields.  Educational Best practices, deep technical knowledge, developed artistic craft, and teaching acumen are embedded into the instruction and mentorship – all with the intention of sending graduates as credentialed K-12 Art Educators.

The Art Education major will prepare students for visual art teaching careers working in the context of K-12 education. Candidates for the Art Education major will complete the state-approved Visual Art Single Subject Matter Program, which will satisfy the subject-matter competency requirement from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Art Education majors will be eligible to obtain a California teaching credential, by completing the professional methods courses with fieldwork and student teaching after applying and being admitted to the Preliminary Single Subject credential program under the School of Education.

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Degrees Offered

CBU Art Education program offers a structured curriculum leading to a state approved Visual Arts Single Subject Matter Credential, all while allowing artistic medium flexibility which allows for the student to receive a solid foundation, and built on it with their choice of emphasis.

Studio Art Tracks

CBU Art Education offers a variety of upper-division studio art tracks, allowing students to specialize and distinguish themselves as artists who demonstrate professional excellence and personal integrity, are servant leaders in their communities, and who live Biblically-based, missional lives within the profession.

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B.A. Art Education

The Art Education major will prepare students for visual art teaching careers working in the context of K-12 education. Candidates for the Art Education major will complete the state-approved Visual Art Single Subject Matter Program, which will satisfy the subject-matter competency requirement from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). As a state-approved teacher preparation program, the requirements for the Visual Art Single Subject Matter Program are subject to revision at any time by state or federal law. Art Education majors will be eligible to obtain a California teaching credential, by completing the professional methods courses with fieldwork and student teaching after applying and being admitted to the Preliminary Single Subject credential program under the School of Education.

Students choosing the Art Education major must additionally be admitted into the Credential program for Preliminary Single Subject Credential. Students who do not meet the credential requirements may not be able to complete the major due to accreditation requirements.

Candidates must complete all credential and state requirements to be eligible for a credential. Credential requirements can be obtained from the School of Education credential program advisors.

General Education Courses

The general education requirements will follow the curriculum set forth for other university programs. Some general education requirements will be met through specific major requirements.

Lower Division Requirements

ART 201 Principles of Design and Color

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

An introduction to the principles of two-dimensional design and color theory and their use as tools for effective visual communication.

ART 202 Art Appreciation

Units: 3. Offered: As Offered.

The class will discuss art in its broadest context. Students will recognize and appreciate their impulse to create by considering the role of the artist through history, across cultures, and in our own time. The students will develop a working familiarity with art in general so art becomes a natural component of understanding the world.

ART 208 Studio Drawing I

Units: 4. Offered: Spring.

This course functions as the introductory drawing course for Art Majors and Minors. In it, the perceptual and technical skills, and the basic media of drawing are introduced and exercised. Drawing as an historic art form is studied and used to develop a sophisticated awareness of its current expressive potential.  Credit cannot be earned for ART 204 and ART 208.

ART 225 Sculpture I

Units: 3. Offered: Fall (Odd Years).

Basic elements of sculpture. Creating forms in clay, plaster, paper and multi-media techniques.

ART 232 Ceramics I

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

Introduction to working with clay, using pinch, coil, slab and wheel; applying glazes, exploring decorating techniques using oxides. History of clay as an art form.

ART 242 Global History of Art: Renaissance to Present

Units: 3. Offered: Fall (Even Years).

A survey of the history of western art from the Renaissance in the Fifteenth Century in Italy to the Twentieth Century in America. Lecture and slides.

ART 283 Painting I

Units: 4. Offered: Fall (Even Years).

Projects introduce traditional painting methods in oils or acrylic paints. Applied studio work, slide lectures, group discussions, and field trips are possible. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: ART 201 or ART 204.

DES 110 Creativity: Process and Purpose

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

This course provides an introduction to creativity through discussion and project-based learning. The course provides overview and practice of creative processes (e.g. ideation, research, empathy, proto-typing, etc), in-depth discussion of the theological foundations for creativity, and practice for developing creative habits.

PHO 105 The Camera

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

Students will understand, and become comfortable, with the foundational use of the camera by understanding exposure through metering and the relationship between – ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed. Students will begin to implement foundational design elements through composition, and compression through different lens focal lengths. Students will produce and analyze photographs by employing professional photographic techniques and the introduction of a digital workflow.

Upper Division Requirements

ART 300 Advanced Art

Units: 4. Offered: Fall (Even Years).

An essential course for the serious art student. Projects in painting, drawing and digital media. Emphasis on developing skills and concepts. Course is designed to be repeated for credit. Section (a), emphasis in painting and drawing; section (b), emphasis in digital media using the Macintosh platform; section (c), Senior Exhibit preparation. Section (c) must be taken during student’s graduating semester. May be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: ART 201 or 204.

ART 354 Printmaking

Units: 4. Offered: As Offered.

This is a studio course designed to facilitate the creation of original prints using a variety of advanced printmaking techniques. Methods such as monotype, relief (woodcut, linoleum), and intaglio will be explored.

ART 415 Aesthetics and the Classroom

Units: 3. Offered: As Offered.

An upper division and graduate level course for the classroom teacher and liberal studies major. Also meets the art history requirement for Visual Arts. Studies assumptions we make about art, investigates our difficulties in understanding art, builds skill in perceiving and communicating about art, and connects lessons learned to practical classroom application.

ART 430 Art and the Bible

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

A study of the dynamic relationship, which has historically existed between the content of Biblical texts and visual art, with consideration also being given to select examples of music and literature.

DES 310 Creativity: Collaboration and Context

Units: 3. Offered: Fall.

This course builds on a foundational understanding of creativity’s process and purpose. The aim of the course is for students to apply these foundations to the act of completing interdisciplinary creative projects in context. Prerequisite: DES 110.

GDM 341 Video Fundamentals

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

This course explores the tools and implementations of Adobe Premiere Pro through assigned projects and exercises. Techniques will be explored and explained. Best practice work-flows will be taught. The goal of this course is for the student to have a working knowledge of the Adobe Premiere Pro editing software.

Art Studio Electives

Complete three to twelve (12) units from the following:

ART 301 Color, Theory and Application

Units: 4. Offered: Spring (Even Years).

This is a combination studio/lecture course that focuses exclusively on issues of color, it’s aesthetic, symbolic and psychological dimensions, as related to visual expression. This content is applicable to both fine art and design-related fields. Prerequisite: ART 201 or ARC 122.

ART 305 Figure Drawing I

Units: 4. Offered: Fall (Even Years).

This course is dedicated to developing facility at rendering the human form in a variety of dry media. The context for this is drawing from live models (clothed), augmented with anatomical drawing exercises It will also introduce students to the metaphorical/expressive possibilities of the human form. Prerequisite: ART 204.

ART 314 Drawing II

Units: 4. Offered: Spring (Odd Years).

This course is a continuation and expansion of more advanced techniques in drawing. There will be an emphasis on concept building and storytelling through visual imagery. Students will explore new ways to think and approach drawing and the drawing surface. Prerequisite: ART 204.

ART 323 New Genre

Units: 3. Offered: As Offered.

This course is an introduction and exploration in inter-media art. It will encourage interface and comparison within art and other disciplines.

ART 325 Sculpture II

Units: 4. Offered: Spring (Even Years).

Sculpture II is an expansion of Sculpture I. There will be an emphasis on scale and new materials such as wood, metal and found object assemblage. A large scale collaborative object for community outreach also gets explored in this class as well as a history in object making and their various functions. Pre-requisite: ART 225.

ART 353 Ceramics II

Units: 3. Offered: Spring .

Developing clay as an art form; study of properties of clay, glaze and their origin; fusion of materials; stacking and loading kiln, emphasis on wheel throwing. Prerequisite: ART 232.

ART 383 Painting II

Units: 4. Offered: Spring (Even Years).

Projects further develop skills learned in Painting 283. Applied studio work, slide lectures, group discussions, and field trips are possible. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: ART 283.

ART 385 Film as Visual Art

Units: 3. Offered: As offered.

Film as Visual Art is a study of masterworks of cinematic art with an emphasis on visual aesthetics and cultural influences. The class will examine selected International cinematic classics, focusing on the film’s director, or ‘auteur’. The French idea of “camera as style” (pen) will be explored through the film director’s use of camera angles, composition, editing and lighting will be explored will be deconstructed, in a manner consistent with traditional forms of visual art. Also under consideration will be the way that these visual elements stand in dynamic/creative tension with the visual culture of their national origin or context. Included in this would be fashion, art, politics and philosophy.

ART 405 Figure Drawing II

Units: 4. Offered: Spring (Even Years).

This is a studio course whose aim is to develop increased mastery of the perceptual, technical and compositional skills involved with figure drawing. Prerequisite: ART 305.

PHO 120 Fine Art Photography

Units: 3. Offered: Fall.

This introductory course explores the conceptual and expressive principals of Fine Art Photography through lectures, discussions, assignments and field trips. Students will submit their work for critique, refining the theoretical and practical skills needed to create meaningful imagery. Prerequisite: PHO 105.

Upper Division Art History / Theory Coursework

Complete three (3) units from the following:

ART 326 Contemporary Art Issues

Units: 3. Offered: Spring (Odd Years).

Students will be reading writings by a variety of cultural theorists and historians, site visits, guest speakers, experiments and class discussions. Topics of Fine Art vs. Visual Culture (mass culture, printed matter, etc.) will be major points of exploration and discussion. This course is not a studio class but a class which discusses studio practices and ideas.  Pre-Requisite: ART 241 or ART 242

ART 347 Contemporary Art History

Units: 3. Offered: As offered.

This course critically examines visual art and design on a global scale from 1945 to the present. We will consider art in the broader framework of “visual culture” which includes performance, installation, print media, video and propaganda. Prerequisite: ART 241 or ART 242

ART 351 Museum Studies or ART 350 Gallery Methods

Units: 3. Offered: Fall (Odd Years).

The course will examine the pivotal role that the curators play in museums, and the ways in which the expanding art- world functions today. It will introduce students to aspects of museum work, with an emphasis on the role of the fine arts curator and curatorial theory and how this can integrate with becoming a professional arts administrator. May be repeated one time for credit. ART 241 or ART 242 or PHO 140.

ART 381 Women in the Arts

Units: 3. Offered: As Offered.

This course will focus on women both as the subjects and the creators of art. It will be organized chronologically and thematically. This will involve a historical survey of women artists and their artistic contributions, as well as an examination of the religious, mythological and secular images of women in art. Extensive attention will be given to the creation, modification and persistence of these images throughout history, due to their respective religious, social, economical, psychological and intellectual conditions. Prerequisite: ART 241 or ART 242

PHI 312 Aesthetics

Units: 3. Offered: Spring.

An introduction to philosophical aesthetics, which has been marginalized and often ignored in philosophical discourse during the past four hundred years. During the last few decades the questions posted by aesthetics have moved back into the center of the philosophical discussion, including the use of the concept by “post-modern” thinkers. The course seeks to bring the student into the longer conversation concerning beauty, “retrieve” important elements that have been lost, and provide a basis for further study. Prerequisite: ARC 210, ART 242, DES 310, FLM 250, GDM 310, ILL 210, PHI 213, or PHO 330.

Preliminary Single Subject Credential

EDU 407 Reading and Writing in the Context Areas

Units: 3. Offered: As Offered.

Focusing on the attainment of skills as a teacher of literacy, this course requires students to demonstrate content reading and writing competencies, such as determining reading readiness, applying readability formulas, evaluating textbooks, and developing strategies for vocabulary, critical thinking, and comprehension. Focus is placed on the preparation of lessons using PAR: pre-reading, assistance during reading and reflection after reading. Students are also introduced to beginning reader strategies.

Fieldwork: 20 hours of fieldwork required
Prerequisite(s): Credential program acceptance, EDU 409, and 411

EDU 409 Educational Psychology

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

This course will equip candidates to appraise the relationship between the theories and practices of human development and teaching and learning methods. Specifically, candidates will examine the manner in which world view perspectives of developmental forces impact classroom policies and procedures. The role of assessment in determining student needs and designing appropriate pedagogical strategies will also be emphasized. This course will solidify understanding of the strengths-based approach to making the pedagogical decisions required in the TPA process.

Fieldwork: 4 hours of fieldwork is required

EDU 411 Theories and Methods of Teaching Diverse Students

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

This course will equip candidates with the theories and practices connected to working with diverse student populations. Candidates will examine the manner in which societal and cultural forces have impacted current perspectives of equity especially as they relate to special needs and English language learning students. The role of assessment in determining student needs and designing appropriate pedagogical strategies will also be emphasized. This course will solidify understanding of the strengths-based approach to making adaptations required in the TPA process.

Fieldwork: 10 hours of fieldwork is required

EDU 440 Classroom Management and Ethics

Units: 3. Offered: As Offered.

This course explores the context and best practices of teacher ethics and classroom management. The course equips students to navigate the implicit and explicit ethical dilemmas inherent in the routine decisions teachers make every school day in a manner consistent with the profession’s code of ethics. The course also equips students with a variety of classroom management and ethics strategies and techniques to optimize the learning environment for all students.

Fieldwork: 10 hours of fieldwork is required
Prerequisite(s): Credential program acceptance
Pre- or Co- Requisite(s): EDU 409

EDU 490V Subject Area Specialization: Visual Art

Units: 3. Offered: As Offered.

Students learn research-based methodologies that are specific to Visual Art content area instruction. Students engage with relevant information from textbooks, experts, and professional journals associated with Visual Art and secondary instruction. In addition, students participate in fieldwork hours that take them into both middle and high schools.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 497 and permission of the Program Director

EDU 497 Secondary Methods

Units: 3. Offered: As Offered.

This course examines various research-based instructional techniques, planning strategies, methods, and assessment practices for the secondary schools, both public and private. Twenty (20) hours of structured observation is required, equally divided between the middle school and high school classroom. This course will introduce the California TPA process.

Prerequisite(s): Credential program acceptance
Pre- or Co- Requisite(s): EDU 409 and 411

 

EDU 498 Student Teaching and Seminar

Units: 14. Offered: As Offered.

Teaching experience in a school setting under the guidance of a University supervisor with a cooperating teacher in the school. Open to general education or dual credential teacher candidates who have completed the course, testing, and document requirements.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Program Director
Concurrent Requisite(s): EDU 499

EDU 499 Student Teaching Portfolio

Units: 1. Offered: As Offered.

Teaching candidates complete the TPA portfolio as a comprehensive assessment of the Teacher Performance Expectations.  Students are required to take this course concurrently with EDU 498 – Student Teaching and Seminar.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Program Director
Pre- or Co- Requisite(s): EDU 498

ETC 407 Technology and Learning

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Candidates will examine and apply various instructional theories and technologies to enhance student engagement and achievement. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency in various computer, web, and mobile device applications for the K-12 classroom and evaluate their relative effectiveness in relation to student achievement.

Student Learning Outcomes

Art Education Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

  1. Faith Integration: Students majoring in Art Education will apply a Christian worldview to the moral and ethical questions inherent in the Visual Arts Education.
  2. Visual Literacy: Students majoring in Art Education will demonstrate a critical and working familiarity with the themes and concerns of Visual Arts.
  3. Creative Thinking: Students majoring in Art Education will demonstrate the ability to engage in associative/spatial thinking dynamically channeled through various media through directed formal and conceptual problems as well as self-determined projects.
  4. Media Fluency: Students majoring in Art Education will demonstrate an ability to command the inherent dynamics of two and three-dimensional media as applied to the principles of professional techniques and best-practices workflows.
  5. Professional Awareness: Students majoring in Art Education will integrate educational concepts with professional and pedagogical decisions within the practice of Visual Arts education.
CURRICULUM PATH

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Art in Service of Community

CBU Art programs not only provides a high quality visual arts education, but are also dedicated to instilling in students the role that art can play in community, and in service of community.  From the formal gallery, to popular art festivals, to service projects locally and globally, CBU Art students serve through their art.

CBU Gallery

Located at the heart of campus, the CBU Gallery allows CBU Art students to both showcase work and gain hands on experience in gallery management.

Community Service

CBU Art is dedicated to art in community and art in service of community. On a regular basis CBU Fine Art students bring their artistic talents out of the classroom and into the community.  Pictured left is a community service project whereby Fine Art students painted a mural on a local elementary schools play yard.

Community Art

CBU Art is an active part of the Riverside and Inland Artistic community. From local festivals to art fairs, CBU Fine Art students are making, displaying, and showcasing original works. Pictured right is a free-standing light sculpture for the annual Riverside Lights festival.

Art Club

CBU Art club brings together visual artists to simultaneously produce art in community, and serve the community.  From community art projects, to utilizing art to raise funds for community projects, the CBU Art club serves.

International Service Projects

CBU is committed to fulfilling Jesus’ mandate in the Great Commission “to go and make disciples of all nations.” To this end, CBU believes that God bestows upon every student gifts and passions to accomplish their purpose. To that end, CBU sends out more students worldwide than any other college in the country.  For more information see the Office of Mobilization.