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Undergraduate Bulletin 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Photography - B.A.


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The photography major places an emphasis on using the medium as a tool for individual investigation and expression within a broader humanist dialogue of study. It is perceived as the direct extension of the individual in a world requiring the articulation of the visual image as a necessary part of conducting one’s personal and professional life. Photography is taught in the context of being the parent medium of cinema, video, and digital expression. Photography majors are engaged in critical thought and self-motivated practice.

Art and Design Foundation Core


Visual literacy is at the heart of the foundation core. In a world of increased and accelerated visual imagery, with greater numbers of people having the resources to create their own images, it is important to be able to understand how images work, both psychologically and physiologically.

Foundation courses offer students the perceptual and technical knowledge required to effectively create and control their own images. Survey courses in art history set up a historical context for students’ own work and help lay the groundwork for further study in art history, theory, and criticism.

Prospective majors are advised to consult with a member of the art faculty in planning their program and to complete the foundation core as soon as possible.

Core Requirements (24 hours):

Additional Requirements:


A minimum of 24 hours in the major field must be completed at Dominican. These hours must include ART 315 , ART 405 , and ART 445 

Art Education


Teacher Licensure: Art Education grades K-12


Art and design students who wish to teach art in kindergarten through 12th grades complete their chosen major and complete the School of Education’s Teacher Education Program for K-12 licensure. 

Additional Art Education Requirements

  • Students must complete one of the art and design majors
  • Art education students must take ART 206 , ART 260 , and ART 270 .

Teacher Education Program

  • Three state tests: the Test of Academic Proficiency, the Elementary/Middle Grades content test, and the grades K-9 Assessment of Professional Teaching

  • 100 hours of field experience

  • Professional portfolio

  • Clinical practice (one full semester) split between an elementary and either a middle or a secondary school classroom

For more information about K-12 licensure, see the School of Education  section of this bulletin.

Teacher Licensure: Elementary Education


Students who wish to teach grades K-9 may also major in art and complete the School of Education’s Teacher Education Program for elementary licensure. In addition to an elementary license, students would be eligible for a middle school endorsement in art. Students complete an art and design major and the following:

  • Professional education courses as outlined in the School of Education  section of this bulletin

  • One life science and one physical science course; one of these must have a lab (one of the courses will count toward the natural science areas studies requirement)

  • Three state tests: the Test of Academic Proficiency, the Elementary/Middle Grades content test, and the grades K-9 Assessment of Professional Teaching

  • 100 hours of field experience

  • Professional portfolio

  • Clinical practice (one full semester) in an elementary or middle school classroom.

For more information about the elementary licensure program, see the School of Education  section of this bulletin.

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