BFA in Education

ISC - Long Island University, Post, United States
BFA in Education
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 5,940,402
Course Accredited By MSCHE
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree Up to 18% scholarship

The 120-credit Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Art Education prepares you to become an accomplished studio artist and a certified art teacher in New York state public and private schools.

The B.F.A. in Art Education (Birth to Grade 12) combines a knowledge base of the fine arts, art history, aesthetics, art criticism, education, philosophy, child development and art teaching methods into a comprehensive teacher preparation program. In addition to the college core requirements, all Art Education majors are required to complete a visual arts core, which includes traditional studio forms of drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking as well as digital formats for imaging, design and photography. Art history, art criticism, contemporary art and museum education are required program components.

You will have access to impressive studios, exhibition halls and labs to transform your ideas and concepts into professional works of art. Specialized facilities include a ceramics center, sculpture studio, printmaking workshop and papermill, digital art and design labs, and photography, drawing and painting studios. The Steinberg Museum of Art and the Hutchins Gallery, both located on campus, feature an ongoing series of exhibitions by professional and student artists. Many students and faculty showcase their work in galleries throughout Long Island and in New York City. Exhibiting artists are frequently brought to campus to discuss their work, conduct workshops and visit classes.

Art education majors complete a practicum (internship) at the Steinberg Museum of Art and have the opportunity to student teach in a regional public school. A senior exhibition of your work will be displayed in the Student Art Gallery. The culmination of this B.F.A. degree is a senior thesis exhibition and a professional artist/educator portfolio.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 75 or 79 (varies by program)
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 90 (Post) 
  • GPA: 2.0 – 2.5

English Language Institute

  • TOEFL (iBT) No official score required
  • IELTS Below 6.0 (Post) 
  • Pearson (PTE) Below 50
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English Under 90 (Post) 
  • GPA: 2.0 - 2.5

LIU Post Thematic Core Curriculum (32-33 credits)
POST 101 1 credit
First-Year Seminar 3 credits

  • Writing I 3 credits
  • Writing II 3 credit
  • Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits 
  • Scientific Inquiry & the Natural
  • World
  • 4 credits
  • Creativity, Media & the Arts 3 credits
  • Perspectives on World Cultures 3 credits 
  • Self, Society & Ethics 3 credits
  • Power, Institutions & Structures 3 credits
  • Additional course from one cluster 3-4 credits
    For a more detailed listing of these requirements, see the core curriculum section of this bulletin

Major Requirements
Required Fine Art Courses: 31 credits

  • ART 2 Studio Foundation I 9.00 Credit
  • ART 3 Studio Foundation 2 6.00 Credit
  • ART 20 Advanced Photography 3.00 Credit
  • ART 21 Printmaking 3.00 Credit
  • ART 31 Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture 1 3.00Credit
  • ART 35 Sculpture 1 3.00Credit
  • CGPH 16 Digital Imaging 3.00Credit
  • ART 103 Fine Arts Senior Seminar 1.00 Credit

Required Fine Art Drawing Courses: (3 credits)
Choose from one of the following:

  • ART 11 Life Drawing I 3.00 Credit
  • ART 12 Life Drawing 2 3.00 Credit

Required Fine Art Painting Courses: (3 credits)
Choose from one of the following:

  • ART 13 Painting 1 3.00 Credit
  • ART 43 Watercolor 3.00 Credit
  • Required Art History Courses: (9 credits)
  • ART 59 Survey of World Art I 3.00 Credit
  • ART 60 Survey of World Art 2 3.00 Credit
  • ART 72 Contemporary Art 3.00 Credit

Required Senior/Honors Tutorial: (3 credits)
Choose from one of the following:

  • ATE 385 Honors Tutorial 3.00 Credit
  • ATE 386 Honors Tutorial 3.00 Credit
  • ATUT 1 Senior Fine Arts Tutorial 3.00 Credit

Required Senior Project/Honors Thesis: (3 credits)
Choose from one of the following:

  • ATE 389 Honors Thesis 3.00 Credit
  • ATE 390 Honors Thesis 3.00 Credit
  • PROJ 3 Senior Project 3.00 Credit

Required Art Education Courses: (9 credits)

  • ATE 1 Introduction to Art Education: The Artist as Educator 3.00 Credit
  • ATE 2 Art Education Design and Practice in the Elementary School 3.00 Credit
  • ATE 3 The Art Museum as Educator: Interpreting Art for Education 3.00 Credit

Required Education Courses: (21 credits)

  • EDI 15A Psychological Perspectives: Teaching and Learning 3.00 Credit
  • EDI 16A Curriculum and Assessment for Pre service Teachers 3.00 Credit
  • EDI 35K Methods and Materials in Teaching Art 3.00 Credit
  • EDI 38 Supervised Student Teaching in Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12). 6.00 Credit
  • EDS 44 Introduction to the Study of the Exceptional Child 3.00 Credit
  • EDS 60 Literacy Development: Birth Grade 6 3.00 Credit

Free Elective Courses: (6 credits)
The students are required to do one of the following: a Foreign language course, American Sign Language (SPE 98), or Equivalent milestone (with permission from the department chair).
Required Teacher Certification Workshops

  • EDUX 100 PROJECT S.A.V.E.: Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act 
  • EDUX 200 Preventing Child Abduction; Safety Education; Fire and Arson Prevention 
  • EDUX 300 Preventing Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Substance Abuse 
  • CATX 100 Child Abuse Identification and Reporting 
  • DASX 100 Dignity in Schools Act

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