Sep 26, 2017
The Department of Art and Art History offers a program of Art and Education courses to prepare students for K-12 Art Education licensure in North Carolina. Students should contact the Arts Education Specialist as soon as possible for advising. A decision later than freshman year to seek licensure may result in a delayed graduation date. Forms for the degree requirements and licensure requirements are available in the department office or on the Department of Art and Art History website.
Additional Admission Requirements
Students interested in pursuing the B.F.A. in Art with a concentration in Art Education must submit an entrance Portfolio the Spring semester before their anticipated start date in Fall. The Portfolio consists of original works of art created by the student. Specific guidelines about presentation, selection, and submission can be found online at art.uncc.edu. Once a student passes their entrance Portfolio, they begin coursework in the B.A. in Art. A second Portfolio is required during the sophomore year to transition into the B.F.A. and the Application to Teacher Education is submitted to the College of Education. After successfully completing both requirements, the concentration in Art Education is added and the student progresses with upper-level coursework.
General Education Courses (37 credit hours)
For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program . One Writing Intensive (W) course and the Oral Communications (O) course are fulfilled by courses in the major.
Foreign Language Courses (8 credit hours)
Select two semesters of the same foreign language with course numbers such as 1201 and 1202, or at least three years of the same language in high school.
Major Courses (43 credit hours)
Foundation Courses (12 credit hours)
Art History Courses (9 credit hours)
Studio Courses (21 credit hours)
- ARTP 2131 - Painting 1 (3)
- or ARTD 2139 - Drawing 2 (3)
- ARTR 2161 - Print Media 1: Silkscreen, Relief, and Mixed Media (3)
- ARTM 2105 - Digital Media (3)
- One 2000-level class from ARTC (Ceramics), ARTF (Fibers), or ARTZ (Sculpture) (3)
- One more 2000-level class from a different area than above of ARTC, ARTF, or ARTZ (3)
- Any two studio classes at the 3000-level from ARTC, ARTD, ARTF, ARTG, ARTL, ARTM, ARTP, ARTR, ARTT, or ARTZ (6)*
BFA Portfolio Review Course (1 credit hour)
Concentration Courses (39 credit hours)
* Transfer students must take these courses at UNC Charlotte.
Degree Total = 127 Credit Hours
Students must receive a grade of C or above in all courses applied to the major.
For details about the Arts + Architecture Honors Program, visit the AAHP program page .
For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu. Consultation with an advisor is required.