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Art Education

Student showing art to childrenThrough the B.F.A and B.S. programs in Art Education, registered with the state Education Department of New York, the student gains proficiency in the area of Fine Arts and, upon completion of the program, is eligible for initial Teacher Certification: Visual Arts Grades K-12.

The Art Education programs are interdisciplinary: in addition to studio foundations, art colloquia, and art history requirements described below, students completing these degrees take advanced studio electives and professional courses in Art Education and Psychology.

B.F.A. and B.S. Art Education candidates fulfill their internship requirement through student teaching. The state-approved degrees lead to full Teacher Certification: Visual Arts Grades K-12 once the student completes a Master's degree. The submission of a portfolio of 14 to 20 pieces is required for admission as a B.F.A. Art Education major. Freshman and transfer students entering the B.S. Art Education program may submit a portfolio for assessment, advisement, and consideration for an art scholarship.

Transfer students must complete at least 50 percent of their art courses in the Art Department at The College of New Rochelle.

Senior Show: Reconstructing the Self

Lena Fin and Maria Fiorenza
January 22 to February 14, 2015
Bridge Gallery, Mooney Center second floor

Lost by Maria FiorenzaPhoenix by Lena FinThis exhibition is comprised of female portraits that, through the lens of fantasy, show agency and the face of frustrations, anger and triumphs.

In images in popular culture, there is a pressure for women to convey a level of passivity and submissiveness. By using color, line, texture, and form, we manipulate the mood of the works, reconstructing images into portrayals of the inner self that express these extreme emotions as well as capture empowerment through their bold gestures.

In each body of work, we create feminine characters that are vocal and fully involved in the moment.  Through collage and digital media, we aim to portray an antithesis to the image of the blank-stare model.

(Left: Lost, by Maria Fiorenza. Right: Phoenix, by Lena Fin.)

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS | BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree requires 60 credits in Liberal Studies and 60 credits in Professional Studies and studio electives. In addition to studio foundations, colloquia, and art history requirements, students completing a B.F.A. degree in Art Education take advanced studio electives and professional courses in Art Education and Psychology. B.F.A. majors must complete an internship in the form of student teaching and may elect to complete a research paper. B.F.A. majors must participate in a group senior exhibition; a senior who has demonstrated outstanding competency may be chosen by the Art Department faculty to present a solo exhibition. (Please note: the B.F.A. degree program in Art Education requires more than 120 credits.)

Required Courses

I. Art Colloquia and Seminar - 12 Credits

  • ART 190/191 - Freshman Art Colloquium (1.5 cr. each semester)
  • ART 290/291 - Sophomore Art Colloquium (1.5 cr. each semester)
  • ART 390/391 - Junior Seminar (1.5 cr. each semester)
  • ART 490/491 - Senior Seminar (1.5 cr. each semester)

B.F.A. Art Education majors must pass colloquia and seminars with a minimum grade of C-.

II. Art History - 12 Credits

  • ARH 100 - Survey of Western Art 3 cr.
  • ARH 370 - Twentieth Century Art in Europe 3 cr.
  • ARH 375 - Art Since 1945 3 cr.
  • One of the following:
    • ARH 110 - Survey of Indian/Islamic Art 3 cr.
    • ARH 120 - Survey of Eastern Art 3 cr.
    • ARH 130 - Survey of African Art 3 cr.

III. Liberal Studies Electives - 15 Credits

  • PHL 267 - Philosophy of Education 3 cr.
  • PSY 242 - Adolescent Psychology 3 cr.
  • EDU 118 - Orientation to Teaching 3 cr.
  • EDU 120 - Education of Students with Diverse Needs 3 cr.
  • EDU 211 - Educational Psychology 3 cr.

IV. Physical Education - 0 Credits

  • PHE 169 - Health, Physical Education and Safety for the School-Age Child

Professional Studies

Included in the 60 credits in Professional Studies are the following required courses:

I. Professional Studio (Art Foundations) - 21 Credits

  • ART 103Z - Design Foundations I 3 cr.
  • ART 104Z - Design Foundations II 3 cr.
  • ART 105Z - Design Foundations III 3 cr.
  • ART 110Z - Fundamentals of Drawing 3 cr.
  • ART 111Z - Figure Drawing 3 cr.
  • ART 120Z - Fundamentals of Painting 3 cr.
  • ART 130Z - Fundamentals of Sculpture 3 cr.

II. Professional Studies (Art Education) - 12-17 Credits

  • EDU 370Z - Field Work in Art Education 1 cr.*
  • EDU 495Z/499Z - Observation and Student Teaching: Art 6-10 cr. (at least 6 credits required)
  • EDU 349Z - The Teaching of Art in Secondary School 3 cr.**
  • EDU 359Z - The Teaching of Art in Elementary School 3 cr.**

* EDU 370Z is required only for students who have not completed 100 hours of fieldwork within their other courses.

**Students in the Education Department gain valuable experience working in classrooms observing, assisting, and teaching school aged children under the supervision of experienced teachers. Fieldwork is required in designated courses and must be completed before student teaching, which is done during the final semester of study. Faculty assist in securing placements and provide supervision for these experiences. Students are required to obtain fingerprinting clearance by the New York state Education Department prior to working in most school districts.

III. Professional Studio (Advanced Electives) - 30 credits

Among the 30 credits of advanced studio electives, the B.F.A. major must take ART 370Z - Computer Graphics 3 cr.

IV. Senior Research, Senior Project, and Senior Exhibition - 3-6 Credits

All B.F.A. candidates must register for ART 497Z/499Zin their senior year. A candidate for the B.F.A. degree participates in a group exhibit that demonstrates proficiency with new work based on a theme or specialization in conjunction with a group theme. Seniors who demonstrate outstanding competency may be chosen by the faculty to present a solo exhibition. The senior exhibition requirement should be completed before beginning student teaching. B.F.A. candidates may also elect to enroll in EDU 496 Senior Research: Art Education (0-3 credits) and complete a research paper in Art Education.

The Bachelor of Science Degree

The Bachelor of Science degree requires 60 credits in Liberal Studies and 60 credits in Professional Studies and studio electives.  In addition to studio foundations, colloquia, and art history requirements, students completing a B.S. degree in Art Education take advanced studio electives and professional courses in Art Education and Psychology.  B.S. majors must complete an internship in the form of student teaching and may elect to complete a research paper.

Required Courses

Included in the 60 credits of Liberal Studies are the following required courses:

I. Art Colloquia and Seminar (12 credits)

  • ART 190/191 - Freshman Art Colloquium (1.5 credits each semester)
  • ART 290/291 - Sophomore Art Colloquium(1.5 credits each semester)
  • ART 390/391 - Junior Seminar (1.5 credits each semester)
  • ART 490/491 - Senior Seminar (1.5 credits each semester)

II. Art History –  (9 credits)

  • ARH 100 - Survey of Western Art (3 credits)
  • One of the following (3 credits):
    • ARH 370 - Twentieth Century Art in Europe  
    • ARH 375 - Art Since 1945
  • One of the following (3 credits):
    • ARH 110 Survey of Indian/Islamic Art
    • ARH 120 Survey of Eastern Art
    • ARH 130 Survey of African Art

III. Liberal Studies (15 credits)

  • PHL 267 Philosophy of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 242 Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
  • EDU 118  Orientation to Teaching (3 credits)
  • EDU 120 Education of Students with Diverse Needs (3 credits)
  • EDU 211 Educational Psychology (3 credits)

IV. Physical Education (0 credits)

  • PHE 169 Health, Physical Education and Safety for the School-Age Child

Professional Studies

Included in the 60 credits in Professional Studies are the following required courses:

I. Professional Studio (Art Foundations) (21 credits)

  • ART 103Z Design Foundations I (3 credits)
  • ART 104Z Design Foundations II (3 credits)
  • ART 105Z Design Foundations III (3 credits)
  • ART 110Z Fundamentals of Drawing (3 credits)
  • ART 111Z Figure Drawing (3 credits)
  • ART 120Z Fundamentals of Painting (3 credits)
  • ART 130Z Fundamentals of Sculpture (3 credits)

II.  Professional Studies (Art Education) (12-17 credits)

  • EDU 370Z Field Work in Art Education ( 1 credit) *
  • EDU 495Z/499Z  Observation and Student Teaching: Art (6 - 10 credits, at least 6 credits required)
  • EDU 349Z  The Teaching of Art in Secondary School (3 credits) **
  • EDU 359Z  The Teaching of Art in Elementary School (3 credits) **

* EDU 370Z is required only for students who have not completed 100 hours of fieldwork within their other courses.

** Students in the Education Department gain valuable experience working in classrooms observing, assisting, and teaching school aged children under the supervision of experienced teachers. Fieldwork is required in designated courses and must be completed before student teaching, which is done during the final semester of study. Faculty assist in securing placements and provide supervision for these experiences. Students are required to obtain fingerprinting clearance by the NY State Education Department prior to working in most school districts.

III. Professional Studio (Advanced Electives) (24 credits)

Among the 24 credits of advanced studio electives the B.S. major must take ART 370Z Computer Graphics I (3 credits)

IV. Senior Research, Senior Project, and Senior Exhibition (3-6 credits)

All B.S. candidates must register for ART 497Z/499Z Senior Project and participate in a group exhibition of a retrospective nature in their senior year.  B.S. candidates may also elect to enroll in EDU 496 Senior Research: Art Education (0-3 credits) and complete a research paper in Art Education.

For course descriptions, visit the catalog.

Art Scholarships

Students intending to major in art (studio art, art therapy, art education or art history) are invited to submit a portfolio of 14 to 20 pieces for review by the Art Department faculty. Portfolios should be appropriately mounted and protected — no glass or frames. Three-dimensional work is best represented in slides or digital images.

Scholarships of up to $4,000 may be awarded on a rolling basis, and are renewable.

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The Art Department at The College of New Rochelle offers a wide-ranging program and activities calendar.

Trips to New York galleries and museums are scheduled regularly, as well as trips to the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival. Trips take place as departmental events as well as in individual classes.

Extra-curricular opportunities augment CNR's on- and off-campus creative opportunities. Students may participate in Phoenix, an annual literary and graphic magazine; Tatler, the campus newspaper; and Annales, the College yearbook.

The Art Department sponsors a Visiting Artist lecture series. Artists have included Yoko Inoue, Willie Cole, Shazia Sikander, Alison Saar, Jane Hammond, Lynn Yamamoto, Joe Amrhein, Rina Banerjee, and Julie Heffernan. After the lecture, a reception gives students an opportunity to speak further with the artists.

For more information and photos about events, follow the Art Department on Facebook.

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