Department of Art Education
College of Fine Arts
Web Page: http://arted.fsu.edu/
Chair: David E. Gussak; Professors: Gussak, McRorie, Rosal, Villeneuve; Associate Professor: Broome; Assistant Professors: Cuyler, Fendler, Love, Scott Shield, Van Lith
The Department of Art Education is the oldest department of its kind in the South. The distinguished faculty in the Department of Art Education is composed of nine members, each of whom holds the doctoral degree.
The graduate curricula lead to the Master of Arts (MA) in Arts Administration, which includes the newly developed program, Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Exhibition; the Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MS) in Art Education; Master of Science (MS) in Art Therapy; Specialist (EDS), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and Doctor of Education (EdD) degrees in Art Education, including specialization options in Art Therapy and Arts Administration.
Admission to the Master’s Degree Program
Applicants for admission to any of the options of the master’s degree program should have an undergraduate major related to art, art education, arts administration, or thirty semester hours in art and/or art education coursework. Deficiencies may be made up after acceptance into the program, and in fact, it is expected that many candidates for option II will find this to be necessary. Additional admission requirements include: the completion of a questionnaire, official transcripts from all previous coursework, results from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), three letters of recommendation, a portfolio (slides or CD-ROM) of the candidate’s studio work (and the candidate’s student work if applicable) in a clear plastic sheet, an academic writing sample, and a 1,000-word biography that should include career goals and why the applicant is applying to this program. Candidates must achieve either 1000 on the combined verbal/quantitative portions of the GRE or a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale for all hours after the first sixty semester hours of undergraduate education for admission to the program. In addition, two years of teaching experience is desired of applicants for option I. An interview is required of students applying for option III.
Financial assistance is available through federal and state financial aid programs, departmental assistantships, and the college and University fellowships. Certain fellowships are available only to new Florida State University graduate students. Consulting work through the Teacher Education Center Office on campus is also available.
Applications for fellowships and scholarships should be made before January 1st preceding the year the applicant intends to enter. Teaching and research assistantships in the Department of Art Education are available. Applications submitted will be considered after the student has been accepted into the program. Teaching and research assistantship applications should be made to the department preceding the intended entrance to the program.
Requirements for the Five Year Combined BA in Art/Master of Science (MS) Degree in Art Education
The primary mission of the five year combined BA in Art/Master of Science degree in Art Education is to build upon the students’ knowledge obtained from the coursework expected from the BA from the Department of Art, and to provide coursework that will prepare art teachers for public and private school service who possess knowledge and skills in the arts, advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in art education, and understanding of the roles of education within wider contexts of culture and society. Certification requirements for teaching and administration are incorporated into individual programs of study to make the candidate eligible for K-12 certification in art in the state of Florida. Someone interested in pursuing this track will have already been advised by the Department of Art. Course of study is available upon request.
Requirements for the Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MS) Degrees in Art Education
Currently, this program is being revised to incorporate the new five year combined BA in Art/MS in Art Education program. The primary mission of the these degrees is to prepare art teachers for public and private school service who possess knowledge and skills in the arts, advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in art education, and understanding of the roles of education within wider contexts of culture and society.
Option I. Art Education Certification
Art Education with Certification provides comprehensive knowledge and skills in formal education systems. Students in this option are integrated into the track of students who are already progressing through the five year combined program. Certification requirements for teaching and administration are incorporated into individual programs of study to make the candidate eligible for K-12 certification in art in the state of Florida. Remediation of art courses is determined by individual deficiencies at the bachelor degree level.
Option II. Comprehensive Art Education
The Art for Life option is designed to develop knowledge and skills of contemporary theory, practice, and research in art education through artistic and scholarly inquiry and by exploring current and historical issues in art education, particularly in art education for social justice and environmental issues. This degree can be tailored to meet the student’s individual needs and interests, and can include studies that lead to a museum education and/or community arts certificate. In addition to the core requirements, courses may be selected from studio art, art history, and courses from the arts and humanities.
Requirements for the Master of Science (MS) in Art Therapy
This degree is designed to explore the theory and practice of therapeutic techniques in art and to provide clinical experiences that translate theory into practice for the development of professional art therapists. The program is of particular interest to people serving special populations, individuals who work in community health facilities, and those who wish to meet Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB) requirements for registration. The program is constructivist in nature, requiring students to develop a unique approach to the use of art therapy with a diverse range of individuals. The degree emphasizes art therapy theory (ARE 5555, 5557, 5640, 5649); art therapy practice (ARE 5382, 5460, 5551, 5552, 5556); and clinical internships (ARE 5940L, 5941, 5942, 5943). Candidates for the degree will be required to write a thesis (a minimum of six semester hours) or complete a culminating project (a minimum of three semester hours) as part of the degree requirements in addition to completing the department requirements for master’s level students (ARE 5245, 5641, 5745).
The program of studies in art therapy adheres to the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) guidelines for education and is an AATA-approved program. The program includes both academic content and clinical experience. In addition to thirty semester hours of art or art education pre-requisites, twelve semester hours of psychology prerequisite courses are required and may include CLP 4143, PSY 2012, 4604, or DEP 3103, 3305. Candidates meeting graduate admissions standards will be invited to interview for the program.
Requirements for the Master of Arts (MA) in Arts Administration
The master’s degree in arts administration provides leadership training for arts agencies, community arts organizations, and visual and performing arts institutions. The degree emphasizes interactions among the visual arts, music, dance, and theatre. Study centers on management and administrative responsibilities and strategies. Course options include the areas of public and private support systems, structures of arts agencies, fundraising, grant writing, personnel management, marketing, education, and programming. The program, requiring a minimum of three semesters to complete, consists of a minimum of thirty-nine semester hours and includes: four courses in the arts administration core (ARE 5262, 5253, 5665, and 5865); a minimum of nine hours in general core requirements (ARE 5245, 5641, 5745, or 5935); nine hours in interdisciplinary coursework such as marketing, accounting, public administration, and human resources management; and nine hours of internship. The remainder of the program is based upon the needs of the individual student and the degree requirements of the College of Fine Arts. Applicants need not submit a portfolio.
Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Exhibition
Beginning in Fall of 2014, the Arts Administration program began offering a specialization in Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Exhibition under the MA in Arts Administration program. This program will soon be offered as its own program degree designation (MA in Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Exhibition). The coursework will include Visitor Studies, Museum Education, Art Museum Education, Visitor-Centered Exhibitions, Managing the Arts Organization, and an optional semester at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota in which to complete the designated internship. Currently, Visitor Studies and Visitor-Centered Exhibitions are designated as Special Topics in Art Education.
Special Studies Programs
The Arts and Community Practice
The special studies program in the arts and community practice is designed for students who wish to develop a focused concentration on the application of the arts to community development. This is inclusive of groups and families, and addresses all stages of human development. Particular attention is given to prevention, enrichment, and response to social concerns.
Students must apply through the program in which they are currently enrolled. Applicants for the specialist studies program will be accepted from degree-seeking students who are in the MSW or PhD program in social work, MFA program in dance, or MA/MS or PhD program in art education/therapy. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be accepted into the program.
The program requirements are based on the integration of the theoretical and practical aspects of dance, art education/therapy, and community-based generalist/clinical social work. The requirements include specified coursework in dance, art education/therapy, and social work totaling twelve semester hours with at least three semester hours taken from each program and the completion of a major paper or project linking theory and practice. The program of studies for the specialist studies program must be approved by the student’s school or departmental representative.
This is an interdepartmental program leading to a specialist studies designation in museum studies for graduate students who wish to supplement their academic knowledge with specific expertise and training in the museum field. Graduates of the program may seek employment in various types of museums and related institutions.
Students must fulfill departmental prerequisites for a graduate degree and complete four museum studies core courses, a six semester hour internship, electives and special requirements as stipulated by participating departments. In addition, students are strongly encouraged to partake in regularly scheduled museum career activities. Students must apply to the museum studies program, College of Fine Arts.
Requirements for the Specialist Degree in Art Education (EDS)
The Specialist in Art Education (EDS) is offered for those who wish to continue study without pursuit of the doctorate. This is a research and master-teacher degree for students with an extensive background in art education who wish to continue service in public education. Requirements and procedures are similar to the doctorate except for the substitution of a project for the dissertation.
Admission to the Doctoral Degree Program
The art education doctoral admissions requirements and procedures are subject to all regulations specified for graduate studies in the University’s Graduate Bulletin for the academic year in which the doctoral student first matriculates.
Specifically, admission requirements include taking the Graduate Record Examinations and achieving a score of 1000 or more, or a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale on a master’s degree from an accredited institution. The baccalaureate degree must be from an accredited college or university in art, art education, or related fields. Deficiencies may be made up. The applicant must be in good standing in the institution of higher education last attended. Additional admission requirements include: the completion of a questionnaire, official transcripts from all previous coursework, results from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), three letters of recommendation, a portfolio (slides or CD-ROM) of the candidate’s studio work (and the candidate’s student work if applicable) in a clear plastic sheet, an academic writing sample, and a 1,000-word biography that should include career goals and why the applicant is applying to this program.
Requirements for the Doctoral Degree in Art Education
Purpose of the Program
The program is designed to produce leaders in instruction, research, and administration in art education, art therapy, and arts administration and to encourage students to make a significant contribution to the body of knowledge that constitutes the teaching/learning and administrating processes in art. The objectives of the program are sought through the following:
- Selective admission procedures
- A curriculum that is interdisciplinary and adaptive to deepening knowledge in a particular subspecialty
- Continuous evaluation to ascertain achievement level and potential of the student for further development
- Research opportunities and support
- Close faculty-student relationships
In general, there are two major roles in the fields of art education, art therapy, and arts administration for which advanced graduate studies have relevance. The first role is that of practitioner in which the art professional concentrates on teaching, supervision, or administration. The second role is one in which it is the task of the art professional to produce historical, philosophical, or scientific theory applicable to art education, art therapy, and arts administration.
The doctoral program may lead to either the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Education (EdD) degree. Many of the recipients of the doctoral degree are now teaching on the faculties of colleges and universities throughout the United States as well as internationally, or are administering arts programs in educational or arts institutions and agencies.
Program of Studies
The three major area specialties in which the program is divided anticipate the spectrum of scholarship in this expanding field. The student may choose a concentration from one of the following areas of inquiry: art education, art therapy, or arts administration.
Residency requirements for the PhD entail that, after earning a master’s degree, the student must be continuously enrolled on the University campus or in one of its teaching centers for a minimum of twenty-four graduate semester hours in any period of twelve consecutive months.
Residency requirements for the EdD entail that after earning a master’s degree, the student must be continuously enrolled on the University’s campus or in one of its teaching centers for a minimum of thirty hours in a period of eighteen consecutive months. The remaining years of study for either the PhD or EdD need not be continuous.
Diagnostic Examination. The applicant must meet University requirements for admission and pass a departmentally administered diagnostic examination.
Research Tool Requirements. The research tool requirement normally consists of sixteen semester hours including a research survey, statistics, and some combination of quantitative and/or qualitative methods tailored to meet the student’s needs. These may include but are not limited to: historical methods; ethnography and other observational strategies; evaluation research; experimental, survey, and correlational methods; a foreign language; and/or philosophical inquiry. The research tool requirement is selected in consultation with the student’s advisory committee and the graduate coordinator.
Three academic years of graduate study beyond the master’s degree are usually required. All requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed within five calendar years from the time the student passes the preliminary examination or a new preliminary examination will be set by the committee.
Definition of Prefix
Note: Five-year BA in Art/MS in Art Education combined degree courses are currently awaiting curriculum review and do not appear in the following course listing. Contact the department for more information.
ARE 5046. Art Education Theory and Practice I (3). Prerequisite: ARE 5358. Corequisite: ARE 5940. This course provides pre-service art education students with the practical knowledge and experiences of planning for learning, teaching methods, classroom management, discipline, and adapting and modifying for learning in art for diverse learners. Students learn the application of state and national standards to teaching art in K-12. Observation and participation in the K-12 public schools is required.
ARE 5047. Art Education Theory and Practice II (6). Prerequisites: ARE 5358 and 5046. Corequisite: ARE 5940. This course continues the themes and concepts learned in ARE 5358 and ARE 5046. The practice of teaching art is studied in combination with studio practice and methods within the context of environment and culture. The course requires extensive field components and prepares students for their student teaching experience.
ARE 5145. Human Development and Learning in Art (3). Prerequisite: Admission to the Art Education Teacher Certification Program. Corequisite: ARE 5046. This course provides a theoretical foundation for understanding what children know and learn through artistic inquiry and expression. The course emphasizes practical application of the knowledge to curriculum development and lesson planning. Observation in the public schools is required.
ARE 5245. Program Development for Educational and Community Contexts (3). In this course, students learn through the exploration and development of curricular and/or program development in the arts in formal and informal educational settings.
ARE 5246. Contemporary and Historical Issues in Art Education (3). Prerequisite: Admission to Art Education program. Corequisite: ARE 5046. This course is an exploration of current and historical issues in art education. In that context, the goal of this course is to present a conceptual overview of significant concepts and issues in art education through examining primarily current and historical writings and writers in the field. In addition, methods of historical and contextual research as well as issues related to writing history are also examined. All course assignments and experiences are formulated to encourage reflection and explorations between personal interests and experiences, artistic practices, scholarly inquiry, and interdisciplinary thinking.
ARE 5253. Arts in Community Engagement (3). This course introduces students to the practice and theory of arts-based community engagement. The course also includes service-learning fieldwork with a local cultural organization.
ARE 5256r. Visitor-Centered Exhibitions (3-6). Corequisite: ARE 5257. This course is designed to explore current visitor-centered theories, research tools, and practices in museum exhibition planning coinciding with hands-on curatorial experience.
ARE 5257r. Visitor Studies (3-6). Corequisite: ARE 5256. This course is designed to explore current visitor-centered theories, research tools, and practices in museum exhibition planning coinciding with hands-on curatorial experience.
ARE 5258. Museum Education (3). Prerequisite: Must be currently enrolled in a graduate-degree program in a department participating in the Museum Studies Certificate Program, or have a graduate degree in a related discipline. This course is an in-depth investigation of exemplary practices in contemporary museum education. Students study educational materials produced by exemplary museums, their use as models, current and potential uses of technology in the museum for interactive learning, researching of museum-school partnerships, including outreach and networking procedures and preparation of appropriate educational programming materials.
ARE 5262. Principles of Arts Administration (3). In this course, students study theories of the processes critical for establishing and sustaining non-profit cultural organizations including strategic planning, nonprofit organizational behavior and legal structures, life stages, and boards of directors.
ARE 5295. Art Museum Education (3). Prerequisite: ARE 5258. This course builds on a base established in the prerequisite course ARE 5258 Museum Education, and addresses education in the art museum context.
ARE 5304. Art in Childhood Education (3). This course is a theoretical examination of the elementary art program; study of significant literature and research in the field, and inquiry into methods and materials.
ARE 5358. Art for Life (3). Prerequisite: Admission to Art Education program. Corequisite: ARE 5046. This course consists of an examination of issues and concepts in art education, particularly from an Art for Life perspective, for pre-service art teachers. Course content includes exercises in aesthetic and critical inquiry related to art and visual culture as appropriate for K-12 educational theory and practice in art education.
ARE 5382. Introduction to Counseling for Art Therapists (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course examines the uniqueness of artistic expression in therapy. Implications for practical applications are presented for varying therapeutic needs. Methods of interactions with clients are explored with emphasis on building rapport, establishing trust, facilitating communication, initiating problem solving, and implementing termination of treatment.
ARE 5458. Computer Graphics in Art Education (3). Prerequisite: Admission to the Art Education Teacher Certification Program. This course is an introduction to computer functions for pre-service art teachers. The primary emphases are on the development of visual technological literacy through practice and adaption of computer processes, including the use of graphic software and Web site design for teaching and learning in art.
ARE 5460. Therapeutic Use of Art Materials (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course is designed to give students fundamentals of how art materials are used therapeutically in educational, community, and clinical settings. Included in the course is a survey using art materials as a means of growth and discovery.
ARE 5551. Art Therapy and Group Counseling (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. In this course, emphasis is placed on group processes and the unique characteristics that art brings to group work. Group art therapy is examined from a theoretical perspective. The practical application of conducting art therapy groups with differing populations is explained.
ARE 5552. Assessments for the Practice of Art Therapy (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course emphasizes the use of projective and art-based assessment instruments for the art therapist. Students learn to write reports based on individual assessments and become familiar with medical charting, record keeping, and treatment planning.
ARE 5554. Special Populations (3). This course focuses on the use of art therapy with various special populations. Observation and participation opportunities are afforded so that students can develop skills in human relations, art therapy assessment and art therapy treatment planning for children and adolescents with special needs.
ARE 5555. Advanced Art Therapy (3). This course is a survey of art therapy through examination of its history, literature, populations, and professional opportunities.
ARE 5556. Using Personal Symbols in Therapy (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course explores the use of visual symbols and metaphors to facilitate communication, problem solving and termination of treatment, and verbal interaction skills. The uniqueness of artistic expression in therapy is examined through experiential and theoretical modes. Implications for practical applications are discussed for various special populations.
ARE 5557. Interpretation of Symbols in Art Therapy (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course expands the study of the interpretation of symbols through the exploration of psychological frameworks, social contexts, and etiological and developmental references through a therapeutic focus. The study of defense mechanisms (or coping styles) and ethical issues related to symbolic art expression through interpretation and practice related to client art is explored. Instructional format is varied with lectures, discussions, case studies, and art experiences illuminating theoretical and practical applications of the significance of art symbols.
ARE 5558. Multicultural Issues in Art Therapy (3). In this course, students gain knowledge in a number of areas related to multicultural trends and issues. Additionally, students are challenged to explore their beliefs and experiences relating to being part of a multicultural society and develop a self-awareness of how this affects them professionally. Through pedagogical instruction, class readings, resultant group discussions as well as personal reflections, students learn about multicultural sensitivities instrumental to developing appropriate counseling behaviors.
ARE 5640. Ethics and Professional Issues (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course content incorporates the code of ethical responsibility of the American Art Therapy Association. This code addresses the responsibility, competence, qualifications, standards, continuing education, confidentiality, client welfare, use of client expressions, and professional relations in art therapy. Current issues related to the national certification exam and licensure of art therapists in Florida provide insight for professional development.
ARE 5641. Critical Analysis (3). This course discusses critical appraisal of historical, philosophical, and contemporary trends and issues in the arts and art education.
ARE 5649. Theories of Art Therapy (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course introduces the history of the development of theoretical structures for the practice of art therapy. Content is linked to multiple psychological perspectives including psychoanalytic, analytic, cognitive, and behavioral approaches. Theory and practice are presented through lectures, demonstration tapes, and studio experiences.
ARE 5665. Leading the Arts Organization (3). This course explores the consideration of the manager as a leader, individual styles of managing, functions of the manager of the arts, and typical problems in the various arts.
ARE 5745. Research Survey (3). This course is a survey of research in teaching, learning, and administration in the arts in formal and informal settings; survey of resources and published studies; proposal and grant writing and evaluation.
ARE 5865. Cultural Policy (3). This course conditions students to evaluate and proactively respond to the political environment and public policy issues that affect arts and culture at the city, county, state, national, and international levels.
ARE 5867. Grant Writing and Development in the Arts (3). This course explores the fundamental processes that influence the conceptualization, design, development, review, and management of a grant funded project in a nonprofit cultural organization. The course also features a service-learning component that allows students to prepare their assignments on behalf of and in consultation with a local nonprofit cultural organization.
ARE 5906r. Directed Individual Study (1–3). May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.
ARE 5910r. Supervised Research (1–5). (S/U grade only). May be repeated to a maximum of five semester hours. A maximum of three hours may apply to the master’s or doctoral degree.
ARE 5930r. Special Topics in Art Education (1–3). This course discusses topics in art education, arts administration, and art therapy and varies from term to term. May be repeated to a maximum of fifteen semester hours within the same term.
ARE 5934r. Special Topics: Art Therapy Issues (1-3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course varies content to offer intensive study regarding specific topics relevant to the practice of art therapy. These topics may include but are not limited to: treating sexual abuse, confronting substance abuse, coping with loss, utilizing family systems, and addressing multicultural issues. Please check with the Department of Art Education office for current topic(s). May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.
ARE 5935r. Seminar: Current and Comparative Studies in Art Education (3). This course is an exploration of current issues in art education: 1) theory, research, and practice in the field, 2) teaching comprehensive art education. Currently, these courses include contemporary historical issues in art education, grant writing, multicultural issues in art therapy, qualitative research and visual arts research. May be repeated to a maximum of fifteen semester hours. May be repeated in the same term.
ARE 5940. Supervised Teaching (9). (S/U grade only).
ARE 5940L. Field Studies (1–3). (S/U grade only). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course introduces practicum experiences in school, community, or clinical settings. These work experiences are supervised by on-site personnel (i.e. art therapists, special educators, psychologists, counselors) and by university faculty with ATR-BC credentials. Supervision, equivalent to ten hours for every one 100 hours of field work, is integral to this practicum. Supervision sessions include discussion of assessment and implementation of client programs and progress, directed readings relevant to site participation, and professional development of the student art therapist.
ARE 5941. Practicum I (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course content is comprised of practicum experiences in a school, community, or clinical setting. These work experiences are supervised by on-site personnel (i.e. art therapists, special educators, psychologists, counselors) and by university faculty with ATR-BC credentials. Supervision, equivalent to ten hours for every 100 hours of field work, is integral to this practicum.
ARE 5942. Practicum II (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Please refer to ARE 5941 above for course description.
ARE 5943. Practicum III (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Please refer to ARE 5941 above for course description.
ARE 5944r. Field Laboratory Internship (1–9). (S/U grade only). May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.
ARE 5950. Seminar and Professional Practices in Art Education (3). Prerequisites: ARE 5358 and 5047. Corequisite: ARE 5940. This course enables students to engage in professional development and critical reflection assignments, document their progress in mastering the twelve Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAP) by preparing professional portfolios for both the elementary and secondary art teaching, modify curricula for diverse learners and contexts, and participate in online peer discussions. The class meets on campus during the first and eighth semester weeks.
ARE 5971r. Master’s Thesis (3–6). (S/U grade only). Minimum of six semester hours required.
ARE 5972r. Specialist Thesis (3–6). (S/U grade only). Minimum of six semester hours required.
ARE 6380. Doctoral Seminar (3). This course focuses on the teaching-learning process in art education.
ARE 6905r. Directed Individual Study (1--3). (P/F grade only). May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
ARE 6937r. Doctoral Seminar (3). This course focuses on the foundations of art education and the structure and communication in art education. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours within the same term.
ARE 6980r. Dissertation (1–12). (S/U grade only). May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.
ARE 8962r. Specialist Comprehensive Examination (0). (P/F grade only.)
ARE 8964r. Preliminary Doctoral Examination (0). (P/F grade only.)
ARE 8966r. Master’s Comprehensive Examination (0). (P/F grade only.)
ARE 8976r. Master’s Thesis Defense (0). (P/F grade only.)
ARE 8977r. Specialist Thesis Defense (0). (P/F grade only.)
ARE 8985r. Dissertation Defense (0). (P/F grade only.)
see also Asian Studies; Classics