Art and Design Education, BFA
Within the BFA in Art and Design Education, students can opt to pursue two different paths: one in art and design education with New York State certification and one in community art and design education. Both paths provide the following core experiences:
Students take a sequence of 18 studio credits in an art or design discipline beginning in their sophomore year. Through individual advisement sessions, students choose the core studio discipline based on their experiences in the foundation year and evolving studio interest, and examine their progress in the core as they move from one semester to the next.
Students pursuing both degree paths—certification and community art and design education—take courses that immerse them in fieldwork and student teaching in K-12 public schools and other settings. In their junior year, students decide which path they want to pursue. Students who choose the certification path fulfill their additional student teaching requirements in public schools, and students in the community art and design education track fulfill their student teaching requirements in community-based settings.
All students teach in Saturday Art School, a laboratory school for students from Brooklyn’s many neighborhoods. For over a century, Saturday Art School has provided children and adolescents with a quality arts program. Partnering with the Center for Art, Design, and Community Engagement K-12, students collaborate with children and young people attending this out-of-school program in art and design. Students learn to integrate the knowledge, skills and values of their studio-core or major to inform art and design projects conceived and developed in concert with young people. Supervised by faculty, students support children and young people in the conceptualization and realization of studio-based projects over the course of the semester culminating in a curated exhibition.
Students complete a capstone course that supports students as they integrate their studio core with their teaching experiences through reflection and research in the field of art and design education. The capstone course in students’ senior year provides a space for students to reflect and build on their learning by investigating a topic in art and design education and developing a senior exhibition and catalog.
In order to be recommended for NYSED Initial/Professional Certification in Visual Arts, Pre-K–12, candidates must have completed the following procedures, workshops, and tests as you move through the program so that by the time you have finished your last semester you will have completed everything you will need to apply for certification. Please note: The fees for the workshops and tests/assessments will be charged as part of your cost of tuition and will therefore be part of your student loan package as needed.
- You will be required to be fingerprinted in preparation for observing and teaching in New York City’s public schools ($135, sophomore semester, fall).
These workshops must be taken with a provider approved by NYSED.
- Child Abuse Identification Workshop ($45, sophomore semester, spring)
- School Violence Prevention and Intervention Workshop ($45, sophomore semester, spring)
- Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention ($85, sophomore semester, fall)
Tests and Assessments
- Educating All Students-EAS ($92, junior semester, fall)
- Content Specialty Test—CST ($134, junior semester, fall)
- Education Teacher Performance Assessment—EdTPA ($300, senior semester, fall)
|FDC-150||Space, Form, Process||3|
|FDC-160||Light Color Design Lab||3|
|HMS-101A||Literary and Critical Studies I||3|
|HAD-111||Themes in Art and Culture I||3|
|FDC-161||Light Color Design Studio||3|
|FDC-180||Time and Movement||3|
|HAD-112||Themes in Art and Culture II||3|
|Social Science “Global” Core Elective||3|
|ADE-201||Youth in the City||3|
|HAD-346||Art Since the Sixties||3|
|Social Science “Thinking” Core Elective||3|
|ADE-200||From Studio to Classroom I||3|
|HMS-201A||Literary and Critical Studies II||3|
|SS-391||Child And Adolescent Development||3|
|Math/Science Core Elective||3|
|ADE-300||From Studio to Classroom Methods in Art Education||3|
|ADE-301||The Inclusive Classroom Methods in Art Education||3|
|ADE-302||Media and Materials I Methods in Art Education||3|
|Pratt Integrative course||3|
|History of Art and Design Elective||3|
|ADE-303||Media and Materials II Methods in Art Education||3|
|ADE-304||Teaching in the NYC Public Schools||3|
|SPAN-501||Conversational Spanish I||3|
|Liberal Arts Post Core Elective||3|
|Photography and Community Collaboration
or Professional Practices
or Student Teaching
|ADE-405||Saturday Art School I||3|
|Liberal Arts Post Core Elective (300/400 Level)||3|
|All Institute Elective||3|
|ADE-406||Saturday Art School II||3|
|Liberal Arts Post Core Elective (300 400 Level)||3|
|All Institute Electives||6|