Jul 20, 2024  
2021-2022 University Bulletin 
2021-2022 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Painting - B.A.

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Painting and drawing majors take most of their course work in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Additional courses in art history, design, photography, and sculpture extend the scope of the major. Students acquire the technical proficiency needed to begin to set up and define their personal directions. A central focus of the major is the study of drawing as a means to organize thoughts, feelings, and images.

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

Seven courses (21 credit hours):

Additional Requirements:

A minimum of 24 hours in the major discipline must be completed at Dominican. These hours must include ART 304 ART 380 , and ART 460 .

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.

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