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BFA Art Education

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
30106 USD
National
13640 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 50 USD
Department
School of Art Education
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550
SAT (avg)1390
ACT (avg)31

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About this course

The curriculum in art education requires 130 credit hours and prepares students for positions as teachers of art in the public and private schools, grades kindergarten through twelve. The program places emphasis on theory, methods, materials, processes, and practice teaching in Illinois schools.

Illinois law and Council on Teacher Education policy require that all candidates for a teacher education program pass the Illinois Certification Testing System Test of Basic Skills prior to admission. In order to be recommended for certification, candidates are required to maintain a UIUC cumulative grade-point average of 2.5, content area course GPA of 3.0, and professional education course GPA of 3.0 (A=4.0). Candidates should consult their art education advisor or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grade-point averages.

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Eligibility Criteria

English Language Requirement-
TOEFL IBT- 80

IELTS Academic-

  • Overall Score 6.5
  • Listening 6
  • Writing 6
  • Reading 6
  • Speaking 6

PTE Academic

  • Overall Score 54 
  • Listening 47
  • Writing 56
  • Reading 51
  • Speaking 53 

TOEFL PBT

  • Total Score 550 

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Course Modules

Art Education Requirements
Art education courses are applicable to professional education requirements for teacher certification.

  • ARTE 201 Foundations of Art Education 3
  • ARTE 202 Methods of Teaching Art 3
  • ARTE 203 Everyday Arts Lab 3
  • ARTE 204 Practicum Teaching Experience 4
  • ARTE 301 Early Field Art Teaching 3
  • ARTE 302 Public School Art Programs 3

Professional Education

  • PSYC 100 Intro Psych 4
  • EPS 201 Foundations of Education 3
  • EPSY 201 Educational Psychology 3

Student Teaching

  • ARTE 401 Teaching Seminar 4
  • EDPR 438 Educational Practice in Special Fields 5
  • EDPR 442 Educational Practice in Secondary Education 5

Art Foundation

  • ARTF 101 Contemporary Issues in Art 2
  • ARTF 102
    & ARTF 104 Drawing I
    and Drawing II 6
  • ARTF 103
    & ARTF 105 Design I
    and Design II 6

Art and Design Requirements

  • ARTS 250 Life Drawing 3
  • ARTS 251 Painting I 3
  • ARTS 254 Painting II 3or ARTS 252 Making and Meaning

Art History
Select two of the following (all meet a general education requirement; credit will not be given for both ARTH 112 and ARTH 115): 8

  • ARTH 111 Ancient to Medieval Art 
  • ARTH 112 Renaissance to Modern Art 
  • ARTH 113 Introduction to African Art 
  • ARTH 114 Introduction to East Asian Art 
  • ARTH 115 Art in a Global Context

Advanced art history (200-level or above) 3
Electives
Art and Design electives (Art and Design courses not in Art Education requirements or used in Arts and Design requirements) 1 18
Open electives as needed to total 130 hour degree in consultation with advisor 35
Total Hours 130

 

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How to Apply

Here's What You Need:
First Year applicants must meet these four core requirements to complete an application:

  • The Common Application online including the UIC-specific questions and essays under the My Colleges tab. See application tips for details. Printed applications will not be accepted.
  • The $50 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver
  • Official high school transcript*, submitted electronically or via mail, along with the Common Application School Report 
  • ACT/SAT scores, submitted electronically or printed on official transcripts

*Please note that our mailing address changed recently. Check with your counselor or registrar to ensure that they send documents only to the following address.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions (MC 018) 
University of Illinois at Chicago 
1200 West Harrison Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60607-7161  

Other requirements
Additional requirements may apply to the following applicants:

  • Early Action applicants. Must have their Common Application, transcript, and test scores submitted by November 1. Applicants should select the Early Action option in the "preferred admission plan" question on UIC's Common Application Member's page.
  • Honors College and Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions (GPPA) applicants. Must be admitted as undergraduates prior to review. The following supplemental documents are required for Honors College and GPPA applicants: An essay for each program submitted with the application.
  • Two recommendations submitted through the Common Application or via mail.
  • International applicants. Must meet the core First Year requirements as well as display evidence of English competency and financial certifications. First Year applicants with international coursework will also be assessed the $30 international credential evaluation fee. See Undergraduate International Admissions Requirements for details. 

Homeschooled students. Must satisfy all of the above requirements. Acceptable homeschool transcripts must include: a list of all subjects/courses attempted by year

  • Grades and/or examination results received (both passing and failing)
  • Maximum and minimum grades obtainable
  • Number of units earned

High School graduates who have attended another college or university since graduating. Must meet the Transfer Admission Requirements and will not be considered for First Year admission. High School graduates who have never attended another college or university must submit evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or submit passing scores on the General Educational Development (GED) test.

Most Transfer applicants must meet the following core requirements to apply:

  • Use the UIC web application or the Common Application. Printed applications will not be accepted.
  • The $50 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver.
  • Official college/university transcripts*, submitted electronically or via mail, from every college/university you’ve attended.

Additional requirements may apply to the following applicants:

  • Advanced Placment (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores are encouraged, particularly if they may count towards credit that satisfies your program's prerequisites. 
  • ACT or SAT test scores may be required for the following applicants:
  • Any transfer applicant with fewer than 36 hours of credit at the time of enrollment.
  • Applicants to the BA in Urban Education program within the College of Education are required to submit ACT/SAT plus writing scores.
  • International applicants. Must meet the core transfer requirements as well as display evidence of English competency and financial certifications. Transfer applicants with international coursework will also be assessed the $30 international credential evaluation fee. See Undergraduate International Admissions Requirements for details. 
  • Honors College applicants must be admitted as undergraduates prior to review and include the following with their application: 
  • An essay submitted with the application.

Applicants to the programs below must submit supplemental documents with their Common Application or UIC Web Application (see Upload Guide).

  • Nursing
  • Nutrition Coordinated Program
  • Nutrition Science
  • Health Information Management
  • Public Health
  • Urban Education requires ACT/SAT plus writing scores

Non-residential fees- 29262

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