B.F.A. Teaching Certification Option

Art with Teaching Certification Option - BFA

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
CIP 50.0702
ACCREDITED BY: National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
Note: B.A. degree is required unless specifically exempted by department chair. Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a grade of C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.


University Studies Requirements............................. 38-41 hrs

University Studies selections must include:
•Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship:
PSY 180 General Psychology
•University Studies Electives:
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development

EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education


Core Courses.....................................................................60 hrs
ART 099 Transitions
ART 101 Drawing I: Introduction to Drawing
ART 111 Two-dimensional Design
ART 112 Three-dimensional Design
ART 201 Drawing II: Life Drawing
ART 298 Mid-Degree Review1
ART 399 Professional Practices
ART 498 B.F.A. Practicum Exhibition
    Three of the following:
ART 300 Drawing III
ART 330 Introduction to Painting I
ART 350 Introduction to Graphic Design I: Digital Art
ART 379 Introduction to Printmaking I
ART 382 Introduction to Photography I
ART 393 Special Topics in 2-D
    Three of the following:
ART 309 Introduction to Metalsmithing I
ART 310 Introduction to Furniture Design I
ART 360 Introduction to Sculpture I
ART 370 Introduction to Ceramics I
ART 394 Special Topics in 3-D
Five sequential courses from one of the following areas: drawing, painting, graphic design, printmaking, photography, metalsmithing, furniture design, sculpture, or ceramics, with advisor approval.
    One of the following:
ART 356 Art of Non-Western Cultures
ART 425 Art of Asia
ART 491 Special Problems in Art History
ART 501 Special Topics in Art History

or one course from: ART 415, 416, 418, 419, 428, 429, 430
    One of the following:
ART 415 Greek & Roman Art
ART 416 Medieval Art
ART 418 Renaissance Art
ART 419 Baroque Art
    One of the following:
ART 428 Nineteenth-Century Art
ART 429 Art from 1900 to 1960
ART 430 Contemporary Art, 1960 to the Present

Teaching Certification Option...........................................30 hrs
ART 330 Introduction to Painting I1
ART 341 Fundamentals of Elementary School Art
ART 342 Fundamentals of Secondary School Art
EDU 403 Structure and Foundations of Education
EDU 422 Student Teaching Seminar
ELE 421 Student Teaching
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools
SEC 421 Student Teaching
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

Total Curriculum Requirements2 ............................128-13 hrs

1Students must choose ART 330 as part of the core for teaching certification.

2The baccalaureate degree is not awarded automatically upon completion of any required number of courses or units of credit. The progress and status of students in the program is regularly assessed through reviews. All students are required to register for ART 298 the semester after they complete 30 credit hours of ART courses. After passing ART 298, students may form a B.F.A. jury and track in the B.F.A. requirements. Students tracking in the B.F.A. with Enhanced Art History must include an art history faculty as a member of their jury. A final review, ART 498, is conducted by B.F.A. jury in conjunction with fulfilling the senior B.F.A. Practicum Exhibition requirement. B.F.A. students must maintain a 3.00 GPA in the area of their studio concentration.


The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

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