Academic Degrees, Programs and Concentrations

Matt Haffner's Paper Moon Artwork Detail

Detail of Matthew Haffner's installation from the 2012 Paper Moon exhibition. Photo by Shane McDonald

BFA Art

This program prepares students for a variety of art and art related careers or graduate school by providing a thorough grounding in fundamental principles and techniques with opportunities for emphasis in one or more fine arts areas.

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Overview

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art is a highly competitive professional degree program. The BFA prepares students for a variety of art and art related careers or graduate school by providing a thorough grounding in fundamental principles and techniques with opportunities for emphasis in one or more fine arts areas. This degree focuses on intensive work in art or design supported by a program of general studies. The BFA degree offers a concentration in the following 6 areas:

Ceramics
Graphic Communication
Painting and Drawing
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture

All art and art education majors are required to take lower-division major requirements in art and art history before taking upper-division art or art education courses. ART 2990, Professional Practices & Portfolio Review, is required of all BFA art majors before submitting a portfolio for acceptance into a specific concentration area.

More information:

Semester schedules of art classes are available at the Registrar's Web Page.

Course requirements are also available online in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.

Advisement worksheet: PRINTABLE BFA ADVISING CHECKSHEET (ENACTED FALL, 2014)

General Education Curriculum

It is not recommended to complete all core curriculum requirements before enrolling in studio art courses. Please see an advisor to plan your schedule.

Area of Study (See official course catalog) Credits
Essential Skills 9
Social Issues 5
Humanities/Fine Arts 6
Science, Mathematics and Technology 10-11
Social Sciences 12

TOTAL

42

Course Title Credits
HPS 1000 Fitness for Living 3
KSU 1101 First Year Seminar
(or enrollment in a Learning Community)
3

TOTAL

3-6

Art Course Curriculum

Lower-Division Major Requirements (18 credits)

Course Title Credits
ART 1100 2-D Design and Color Theory 3
ART 1150 Drawing I 3
ART 1200 3-D Design 3
ART 2150 Drawing II 3
ART 2550 Computer Applications in Art 3
ART 2990 Professional Practices / Portfolio 3
Entrance Portfolio Submission

Art History (12 credits)

Course Title Credits

Two required courses and any two upper-division art history classes:

ARH 2750 Ancient-Medieval Art 3
ARH 2850 Renaissance-Modern Art 3

Any two courses from the following:

ARH 3000 Survey of Asian Art
3
ARH 3100 African Art 3
ARH 3150 Islamic Art 3
ARH 3200 Art of the Ancient Americas 3
ARH 3240 Native North American Art 3
ARH 3250 Latin American Art 3
ARH 3300 Ancient Egyptian Art 3
ARH 3320 Ancient Near Eastern Art 3
ARH 3350 Art of Ancient Greece 3
ARH 3370 Roman Art and Architecture 3
ARH 3400 Medieval Art and Architecture 3
ARH 3500 Italian Renaissance Art 3
ARH 3600 Baroque Art 3
ARH 3700 Nineteenth-Century Art 3
ARH 3750 History of American Art 3
ARH 3850 Art Since 1900 3
ARH 3990 Research Methods in Art Hist. 3
ARH 4000 Historical Studio Practices 3
ARH 4150 African-American Art 3
ARH 4400 Directed Study 3
ARH 4490 Special Topics in Art History 3
ARH 4500 Women in Art 3
ARH 4700 Victorian Art and Culture 3
ARH 4840 History of Graphic Design 3
ARH 4900 Contemporary Art 3
TPS 3493 Performance Art 3

Distribution Requirements (9 credits)

Course Title Credits

Select three from outside the concentration area. At least one 2-D and one 3-D area must be represented.

ART 3015 Electronic Illustration
3
ART 3120 Ceramics I 3
ART 3160 Painting I 3
ART 3300 Sculpture I 3
ART 3320 Jewelry and Small Metals I 3
ART 3400 Digital Photography 3
ART 3410 Film Photography 3
ART 3500 Printmaking I 3
ART 3550 Book Arts and Papermaking 3
ART 3990 Art As a Public Profession 3

One of the following courses:

ART 4990 Senior Exhibition
3
ART 4980 Senior Portfolio Project
(for Graphic Communication concentration only)
3

Also choose free elective courses for a total of 6 credits

6

Ceramics Concentration Requirements

Course

Title

Credits

ART 3150 Figure Drawing 3
ART 3120 Ceramics I 3
ART 3360 Ceramics II 3
ART 3380 Ceramics III 3
ART 4360 Advanced Study in Ceramics 3
ART 4360 Advanced Study in Ceramics (repeated) 3
ART 4360 Advanced Study in Ceramics (repeated) 3
Also choose electives in any ART, ARH, or ARED 3000- or 4000-level course for a total of 9 credits 9

Graphic Communications Concentration Requirements

Course

Title

Credits

ART 3011 Typography I
3
ART 3015 Electronic Illustration 3
ART 3020 Typography II 3
ART 3021 Publication Design 3
ART 3022 Pre-Press 3
ART 4021 Advertising and Packaging
3
ART 4022 Introduction to Web Design 3
ART 4023 Interactive Media Design 3
ART 4030 Design Practicum 3
ART 4024 Motion Graphics
(Or another elective course.
Check with your advisor for offerings.)
3

Painting and Drawing Concentration Requirements

Course

Title

Credits

ART 3150 Figure Drawing 3
ART 3160 Painting I 3
ART 3260 Painting II 3
ART 3265 Aqueous Media 3
Also choose electives in any ART, ARH, or ARED 3000- or 4000-level course for a total of 6 credits 6
12 credits in any combination from the following repeatable courses: 12
ART 4150 Advanced Study in Drawing
ART 4255 Advanced Study in the Figure
ART 4265 Advanced Study in Painting

Photography Concentration Requirements

Course

Title

Credits

ART 3150 Figure Drawing 3
ART 3400 Digital Photography 3
ART 3410 Film Photography 3
ART 3420 Lighting and Large Formats 3
ART 4410 Adv. Study in Photography 3
ART 4410 Adv. Study in Photography (repeated) 3
ART 4410 Adv. Study in Photography (repeated) 3
Also choose electives in any ART, ARH, or ARED 3000- or 4000-level course for a total of 9 credits 9

Printmaking Concentration Requirements

Course

Title

Credits

ART 3150 Figure Drawing 3
ART 3500 Printmaking I 3
ART 3510 Printmaking II 3
ART 3520 Planographic Techniques I 3
ART 3550 Book Arts and Papermaking 3
9 credits in any combination from the following repeatable courses: 9
ART 4510 Adv. Study in Printmaking
ART 4520 Planographic Techniques II
Also choose electives in any ART, ARH, or ARED 3000- or 4000-level course for a total of 6 credits 6

Sculpture Concentration Requirements

Course

Title

Credits

ART 3150 Figure Drawing 3
ART 3300

Sculpture I

3
ART 3310 Sculpture II 3
ART 4310 Adv. Study in Sculpture 3
ART 4310 Adv. Study in Sculpture (repeated) 3
ART 4310 Adv. Study in Sculpture (repeated) 3
ART 4310 Adv. Study in Sculpture (repeated) 3
Also choose electives in any ART, ARH, or ARED 3000- or 4000-level course for a total of 9 credits 9

BS Art Education

This single field program is designed to prepare students to become art teachers at all grade levels (Pre-kindergarten through grade 12). It leads to P-12 teacher certification in the teaching field of art in Georgia.

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Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Art Education leads to teacher certification in grades Pre-kindergarten through 12. This program is based on the Discipline-Based Art Education model with a curriculum that includes study in studio, art history, aesthetics and art criticism. The art education program is aligned with the National Standards in Visual Arts, the Quality Core Curriculum of Georgia, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The program provides students with a broad foundation in general education, extensive study in art, and professional education and field experiences.

This single field program is designed to prepare art teachers at all grade levels (Pre-kindergarten through grade 12). It leads to P-12 teacher certification in the teaching field of art in Georgia. Candidates complete the equivalent of a major in art and a second major in pedagogical studies with an emphasis on teaching art. Based on the Discipline Based Model of Art Education, the curriculum in the teaching field includes study in studio, art history, aesthetics and art criticism.

All art and art education majors are required to take art and art history foundation course work in lower division major requirements before taking upper division art or art education courses. ART 3000, the Professional Practices Seminar & Portfolio Review course, is required of all art and art education majors during the semester of completion of lower division major requirements or before the completion of six hours of upper level art or art education courses. All transfer students with transfer credit in lower division major requirements must take Art 3000 the first semester enrolled in upper level art or art education courses.

Each program of study is a sequentially-based curriculum beginning the first semester of the freshman year. Students who delay entering the major until completion of the General Education Core Curriculum may prolong their academic careers.

More information:
Semester schedules of art classes are available at the Registrar's Web Page.
Course requirements are also available online in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.

Advisement worksheets:

PRINTABLE ADVISING CHECKSHEET FOR ART EDUCATION

General Education Curriculum

It is not recommended to complete all core curriculum requirements before enrolling in studio art courses. Please see an advisor to plan your schedule.

Area of Study (See official course catalog) Credits
Essential Skills 9
Social Issues 5
Humanities/Fine Arts 6
Science, Mathematics and Technology 10-11
Social Sciences 12

TOTAL

42

Course Title Credits
HPS 1000 Fitness for Living 3
KSU 1101 First Year Seminar
(or enrollment in a Learning Community)
3

TOTAL

3-6

Art Education Curriculum


Lower-Division Major Requirements (18 credits)

Course Title Credits
ART 1100 2-D Design and Color Theory 3
ART 1150 Drawing I 3
ART 1200 3-D Design 3
ART 2150 Drawing II 3
ART 2550 Computer Applications in Art 3
ART 2990 Professional Practices / Portfolio 3
Entrance Portfolio Submission: All students must submit a portfolio of their work. Students must pass this review to be admitted as an art major and enroll in further art studio classes beyond ART 1100 and ART 1150

Teaching Field Requirements (9 credits)

Art education majors are required to apply for admission into the Teacher Education Program after taking EDUC 2110. Deadlines for Teacher Education Admissions are September 15, February 15, and April 15. Please refer to the TEAC Web site for further information and forms. Please see the Art Education Program Coordinator in the School of Art and Design for additional information.

Course Title Credits
EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education 3
EDUC2120 Sociocultural Influences on Teaching and Learning 3
EDUC2130 Exploring Teaching and Learning
3

Upper Division Major Requirements (29 credits)

The upper level studio courses are basic requirements. Art education students may elect to take additional course work in specific studio areas such as drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and graphic communications. Additional studio work is highly recommended for students planning to do graduate study.

Course Title Credits
ART 3120 Ceramics I 3
ART 3155 Art Education Life Drawing 3
ART 3160 Painting I 3
ART 3300 Sculpture I 3
ART 3400 Digital Photography 3
ART 3500 Printmaking I 3

Select two of the following courses in Art History for a total of 6 credits:

ARH 2750 Ancient-Medieval Art
3
ARH 2850 Renaissance-Modern Art 3
ARH 3850 Art Since 1990 3

The senior seminar and exhibition must be arranged at least two semesters in advance.
Contact the Zuckerman Museum and Galleries Office for specific details and for an application.

ART 4990 Senior Art Seminar and Exhibition 3

Professional Education (P-12) Requirements (30 credits)

Course Title Credits
ARED 3302 Teaching, Learning and Development in Visual Arts 3
ARED 3304 Teaching Art History, Criticism and Aesthetics 3
ARED 3308 Special Populations in Art Education 3
ARED 3306 Materials, Methods and Management for Teaching Art 3
ARED 4410 Intercultural Curriculum Model 3
ARED 4425 Teaching of Art: Practicum
Deadlines for ARED 4425 field experience:
for Fall, the previous March 15; for Spring, the previous August 30.
3
ART 4470 Student Teaching
Admission to Teacher Education must be completed and student must have a 2.75 GPA in order to take ARED 4470. Deadlines for ARED 4470 field experience:
for Fall, the previous January 30; for Spring, the previous August 30.
12

BA Art History

The Art History major introduces students to visual culture from a range of periods, regions, and contexts, and it teaches them how to analyze both objects and texts as historical evidence.

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Art History Minor

The Art History minor program welcomes students who are pursuing any major program of study at Kennesaw State! It helps students to achieve many career and professional goals.

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Classical Studies Minor

This interdisciplinary minor program in the language, culture, and society of Greece and Rome includes courses in anthropology, art history, dance, English, history, Latin, music, philosophy, and theatre and performance studies.

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MAT Art

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Art program is offered to meet the increasing demand for alternative initial certification routes of individuals already holding one of the following:
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
  • Professional undergraduate education degree in art
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science degree with a major in visual art
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Overview

Beginning in Summer, 2009 the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Art program will be offered to meet the increasing demand for alternative initial certification routes of individuals already holding one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
  • Professional undergraduate education degree in art
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in visual art
Expertise within the field of art will be demonstrated through a portfolio review process. The MAT Art is a 48-credit hour program aligned with MAT programs previously established in the Bagwell College of Education.

Unique program aspects include the following:
The MAT Art is based on the Comprehensive Arts Education model, focusing on the areas of production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics.

This program is aligned with the five standards defined by the National Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) as recognized in Rule 505-3-.11 Art Education Program in the State of Georgia. The program is also aligned to the six skills areas defined by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Standards. These standards along with the Georgia Quality Core Curriculum serve as the foundation for the primary objectives of the program.

This research-oriented program will emphasize theoretical studies and research projects in art education, with at least 15 semester hours required in art education and associated research areas to meet NASAD standards. It will also emphasize the gathering and processing of cutting edge information within the field of art education as well as a focus on diversity, global awareness and creativity.

The design of the program employs a series of practica in diverse settings, complemented by courses in which candidates will participate in reflection and dialogue, informed by their field experience and relevant research and guided by peers, mentor teachers, and faculty. Each semester of the five-semester program is designed around a theme.
  • Semester I – The Learner: Development, Psychology, and Diversity
  • Semester II – The Learner in the School: Curriculum, Assessment, and Management
  • Semester III – Teaching in Schools: Contemporary Issues in Art Education
  • Semester IV – The Teacher as a Professional: Reflective Inquiry, Research and Presentation of Artist Portfolio
  • Semester V – Teacher as Leader: Presentation of Research and Professional Educational Portfolio


Curriculum

SUMMER I

EDUC 6110: Adolescent Development and Learning (3 credits)
EDUC 6120: Diversity and Exceptionality (3 credits)
ARED 7705: Contemporary Issues in Visual Arts (3 credits)
ARED 6200: Curriculum, Assessment, & Classroom Management (3 credits)

FALL I

ARED 7704: Intercultural Art Education
ARED 6250: Materials, Methods, & Management for Art Classrooms P-5 (3 credits)
ARED 6251: Materials, Methods, & Management for Art Classrooms 6-12 (3 credits)
ARED 7702: Inclusion in Art Education (3 credits)

SPRING I

ARED 7701: Special Topics in Art Education (3 credits)
ARED 7706: Theory & Criticism in Art Education (3 credits)
ARED 6200L: Art Education Practicum II (3 credits)


SUMMER II

ARED 7720: Research in Art Education (3 credits)
ARED 7703: Technology & Computer Applications (3 credits)

FALL II

ARED 6300L: Art Education Practicum III (6 credits)
(Deadline for field placement is January 30. See CEPP website for application/requirements)

ARED 7730: Art Education Portfolio (3 credits)

TOTAL 48 CREDITS: 15 courses – 48 hours in 5 semesters


Courses

Summer I


EDUC 6110 - Adolescent Development and Learning
3 class hours | 2 lab hours | 3 credit hours
A study of life span development (with an emphasis on adolescents and young adults) addressing social, moral, emotional, physical, cognitive, and psychological development. Theories and principles of learning and motivation are examined and related to development. A 30-hour field experience is required in this course.

EDUC 6120 - Diversity and Exceptionality
3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
This course examines the demographic changes in America’s schools that influence teaching and learning. Attention is given to assisting candidates in developing a socio-cultural consciousness and the disposition that all students. Including those with disabilities can learn complex content. Candidates engage in in-depth study of students with disabilities and their educational needs as well as the creation of culturally responsive and inclusive classrooms that support all students.

ARED 7705 - Contemporary Issues in Visual Arts
3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
Historical and contemporary developments in the field of art education are presented, as a means to compose a teaching philosophy relevant to today’s art classrooms. In-depth exploration results in the integration of concepts and issues to create a comprehensive view of the field. Social, psychological, affective and psychomotor components of learning relevant to art education are a primary focus. Multicultural and inclusive content is included. Technological applications include the use of word processing, electronic portfolio development, presentation applications, and Internet research.
ARED 6200 - Curriculum, Assessment, Classroom Management in Art Education
3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
Candidates will explore techniques of the Discipline Based Art Education model including art production, art history, art criticism and aesthetics. This online and classroom course is designed to prepare art teachers to plan and organize effective art programs and curricula, to explore innovative and exemplary art programs, and to develop a rationale and strategy for articulating and promoting a quality art program. Candidates will explore how effective use of a variety of assessment techniques to evaluate teaching and learning promotes visual literacy.

Fall I


ARED 7704: Intercultural Art Education
3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
This course involves an exposure to art education literature that focuses on diversity issues in historical and contemporary contexts (including ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, exceptionalities, language, religion, sexual orientation and geography). Theories and models of contemporary art education practice are explored that strengthens the respect proper to all classroom diversities. Candidates will develop a concrete understanding of the importance of embracing an intercultural approach to art education then design culturally-based lessons on a chosen culture that will be adapted for a variety of diverse student populations.

ARED 6250 - Materials, Methods & Management for Art Education Classrooms P-5
3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
Specific strategies focus on differentiating developmental, behavioral, and managerial aspects relevant to best practices in the field of art education. Focus will be on advanced concepts and applications of method and materials for P-5 art classrooms. On-line and in class work involves development and analysis of art lessons including the development of related art projects for P-5 classrooms. Candidates are expected to display advanced skills in planning, organizing, and sequencing art lessons that are developmentally appropriate.

ARED 6251 - Materials, Methods, & Management for Art Education Classrooms 6-12
3 Class Hours 0 | Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
Specific strategies focus on differentiating developmental, behavioral, and managerial aspects relevant to best practices in the field of art education. Focus will be on advanced concepts and applications of method and materials for 6-12 art classrooms. On-line and in class work involves development and analysis of art lessons including the development of related art projects for 6-12 classrooms. Candidates are expected to display advanced skills in planning, organizing, and sequencing art lessons that are developmentally appropriate.

ARED 7702 - Inclusion in Art Education
2 Class Hours | 2 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
Course includesin-depth coverage of diagnostic categories, historical aspects, legal issues and art applications for students with exceptionalities. In addition to on-line course work, candidates develop and implement differentiated lessons for an inclusive art classroom. Primary expectations focus on the candidate’s ability to utilize Individualized Education Plans as a means to promote the inclusion and success of all students through relevant adaptations of content, materials, and workspace. Candidates should plan to spend three hours per week in the field. Verification of Liability Insurance is required.

Spring I


ARED 7701 - Special Topics in Art Education
3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
Emerging issues in the field of art education will be explored on a semester-by-semester basis. Through the examination of historical and contemporary art forms, candidates understand how aesthetic theories allow greater understanding of the quality, nature and value of diverse works of art, cultural art forms and visual culture. Candidates comprehend how all works of art have meaning including those from literature, theatre, dance, music and other subject areas thus revealing lessons about life, its paradoxes, contradictions, harmonies, unattractiveness, and beauty.

ARED 7706 - Theory & Criticism in Art Education
3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
Candidates will understand theory and criticism in art education by researching, critically reading and interpreting works of art within a historical/cultural context. Theories and models of contemporary art education practice are explored, which strengthen the respect proper to all classroom diversities. In addition to on-line course work, classroom work is required to carry out directed activities.

ARED 6200L - Art Education Practicum II
0 Class Hours | 9 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
This field experience is designed to provide the candidate with the opportunity to apply and reflect on concepts addressed in the pre-requisite course ARED 6200, Teaching Comprehensive Art Education. Candidates will be placed in appropriate school settings where they will carry out directed activities. Candidates will spend approximately nine hours per week in the field. Candidates must have a satisfactory practicum to continue in the MAT Art Education program without remediation. Verification of Liability Insurance is required.

Summer II


ARED 7720 - Research in Art Education
3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
Candidates examine research methodologies in art education focusing on qualitative and quantitative research methods and designs, and interpretations and applications relative to classroom practices. This advanced course is designed to prepare art teachers to effective plan and evaluate art programs and curricula, to explore innovative and exemplary art programs, to assess art learning, and to develop a rationale and strategy for articulating and promoting a quality art program. Candidates will understand how effective use of a variety of assessment techniques to evaluate teaching and learning promotes visual literacy. Topics include interactive discussion about literature critiques, professional organizations, and legal issues.

ARED 7703 - Technology & Computer Applications
3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
Candidates will focus on the identification and exploration of the use of current technologies including presentation applications, Internet research, online courseware, electronic portfolio, computer applications relating to the production of art including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and other programs. This course will offer art education majors the discipline-specific knowledge and skills necessary to identify, develop, and deliver effective instructional and management techniques in an art classroom.

Fall II


ARED 6300L - Art Education Practicum III
0 Class Hours | 18 Laboratory Hours | 6 Credit Hours
This course is the capstone experience for the Master of Arts of Teaching Art. Candidates will analyze how visual art teachers become creative choice-makers, reflective practitioners, and researchers forming curricular and instructional methods and strategies based on effective and efficient use of contemporary, intellectual and pedagogical resources. A teaching portfolio will be initiated on-line, focusing on strategies appropriate to educational connoisseurship. Emphasis will be placed on an extended internship in the art classroom. An exit portfolio will highlight the candidate's success as an educator of all art disciplines, thus illustrating the important career choice actualized by the intern. This course serves as a capstone experience toward initial certification in art education. Candidates should plan to spend 18 hours per week in the classroom. Verification of Liability of Insurance is required.

ARED 7730 - Art Education Portfolio
3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
This course is the capstone experience for the MAT. Candidates work independently under the supervision of the course instructor and the portfolio committee. The purpose of constructing the portfolio is to implement a systematic, reflection-in action approach to the candidate’s development as an art expert, facilitator of learning, and a collaborative professional. The portfolio documents this process as well as the candidate’s development as a teacher-researcher through the presentation and analysis of the research project. Technology utilized in this course may include imaging, online course environments, presentation applications, and electric portfolio development.

Portfolio Requirements


Content

The portfolio is composed of photographic images of your artwork. A total of twenty still images and/or moving images should be submitted. The MAT Art degree is based on the Comprehensive Arts Education model, focusing on the areas of production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. The program is also aligned with the five standards defined by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) as recognized in Rule 505-3-.11 Art Education Program in the State of Georgia. Thus, the portfolio should reflect art competencies in various media including but not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, computer images, models, mechanical drawings, or any other art work.


Format

Portfolios should be submitted as Powerpoint files. The file name should be the candidate’s name, last name first (“Smith Jane.ppt”). Images should be of high enough resolution to be crisp and clear. Poor image quality will negatively affect the evaluation of your portfolio. Standard 4x3 page setup is preferred, and background color should be black. Any moving images should use a commonly available player and be embedded in the Powerpoint file and should be no longer than two minutes.

All submissions must be on a CD or DVD that is Macintosh-readable. Disks should be sent in paper sleeves with your name legibly printed on the disks, the sleeves, and the envelope. If you would like your CDs or DVDs returned, you must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Portfolios without self-addressed, stamped envelopes will be held for 1 year after notification. If still unclaimed, the portfolio will be discarded.

Labeling

Each Powerpoint “slide” should be labeled at the bottom or left side in white 12-point Arial with the following information. Do NOT include your name with the individual images.

Title (titles are italicized, not put in quotation marks)
Dimensions (height, width--and depth for 3-D works)
Medium (only if the medium of the original work is photography should it be listed as such)
Year work was made

Examples:

Untitled Figure Study
18” X 24”
Charcoal on newsprint
2007

Montana Plains
8” X 10”
Photography--film negative, digital print
2006

Untitled
10’ X 8’ X 12’
Sculptural installation--steel, wire screen, & electronics
2006

Working with Time
24” X 36”
Digital media—Photoshop, Illustrator (screen capture)
2006

Glass Bottle Study
16” X 20”
Oil on canvas
2006

Anna Goodwin
12” X 16”
Pencil on paper
2007.

Evaluation Criteria

The portfolio review committee has determined that the following criteria be used to review portfolios:
  • Composition – Emphasis, focal point, eye movement, and balance
  • Craftsmanship – Basic fine motor skill and attention to detail
  • Conceptual Inventiveness – Effort to communicate and creativity
Each of these criteria will be assigned a value from the list below by the faculty reviewer:
  • Excellent – roughly equivalent to an A (4.0) grade
  • Good – roughly equivalent to a B (3.0) grade
  • Adequate – roughly equivalent to a C (2.0) grade
  • Weak – roughly equivalent to a D (1.0) grade
  • None – used if evidence of criteria is not evident or applicable
The Art Education Admission Committee will use this information in making the final decision regarding whether an applicant will be accepted as a MAT Art candidate.