The art education concentration at Longwood is designed to give students the knowledge and skills needed to teach at the K-12 level.
Art education concentratees take stimulating studio art courses that offer a wide variety of media and techniques. Students take drawing, painting, printmaking, art history, sculpture, photography, crafts and design courses that combine traditional and contemporary emphasis.
Students pick one studio (or art history) that particularly interests them and create an in-depth mini-concentration in that area.
In addition to art history and studio classes, students take art education methods classes that help to prepare them for the most effective job in the classroom. Students use video taping and role-playing in classes to hone their teaching skills.
In their practicum experiences, they perform a variety of roles as teacher, aide and observer in the schools of this community as well as the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts outreach experiences for children and the community.
- ART 155 Basic Processes and Principles of Photography/3 credits
- ART 213 Ceramics I/3 credits
- ART 216 Fibers: Weaving/3 credits
or ART 217 Fabrics: Surface Design/3 credits
- ART 250 Printmaking I/3 credits
- ART 270 Painting: Acrylic and Water-Based Media/3 credits
- ART 313 Jewelry and Metal Work/3 credits
- ART 381 Sculpture I/3 credits
- ART 441 The Teaching of Art in the Secondary Schools/3 credits
- ART 442 The Teaching of Art in the Elementary Schools/3 credits
Select all 9 credits from any one category:
- Art History
- Graphic Design
- Drawing and Printmaking
TOTAL 27 Credits