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Art Education B.A.

The Department of Art offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education. Art Education today includes research, the study of educational theory, the development of studio skills and art historical understanding as well as practice in teaching. Students who major in art education graduate with a liberal arts education that includes minors in studio art and art history.

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The Department of Art offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in History of Art. Students begin the program with two introductory courses that survey historically significant objects and monuments – including paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, pottery, photographs, film and video, and architecture – from ancient times to the present. These introductory courses consider the form, content and meaning of these works in terms of their social, political, economic, philosophical and cultural contexts.

The minor in Art History is designed to serve the needs of students from a broad range of fields. After studying a comprehensive survey of the Western Tradition, students may select upper level courses according to their interests. These courses include offerings in both the Modern era (1800 onward) and the Pre-Modern eras that preceded it.

Graphic Design Minor

In an era when digital technologies have brought professional design to the world at large, the Department of Art offers a minor in which students bring together aesthetics, design history, cultural studies, and internship possibilities in the professional world of Graphic Design. Students from all majors, particularly in Art, Communications, Business, New Media, Innovation Engineering, and other fields that use graphic data presentations, model building, and visual imagining will all find the minor as a vital complement to their field.

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K-12 Art Teacher Certification

The University of Maine offers a post-baccalaurete program for students seeking K-12 Art Certification in the State of Maine. This program requires the completion of all application materials associated with certification by the Maine Department of Education. These materials may be downloaded at http://www.maine.gov/education/cert/. Following the submission of the completed materials, the State of Maine will conduct a transcript analysis to ascertain what course work or other requirements need to be completed by the applicant prior to receiving K-12 art certification. The courses needed to fulfill these requirements are available at the University of Maine through the Department of Art and the College of Education and Human Development. To find out more information about courses that satisfy certification requirements for the State of Maine, contact either Dr. Laurie E. Hicks or Dr. Constant Albertson, art education faculty in the Department of Art.

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The University of Maine Department of Art Studio Program offers the B.A. and B.F.A. degrees in the lively context of a liberal arts education. The program has a great teacher-to-student ratio, providing students individual attention. The studio faculty are all active professionals, strongly committed to effective teaching. Fully engaged in their own creative research, the faculty also have an outstanding record of exhibiting their work in prestigious local, national and international venues.

The University of Maine Department of Art Studio Program offers the B.A. and B.F.A. degrees in the lively context of a liberal arts education. The program has a great teacher-to-student ratio, providing students individual attention. The studio faculty are all active professionals, strongly committed to effective teaching. Fully engaged in their own creative research, the faculty also have an outstanding record of exhibiting their work in prestigious local, national and international venues.

The minor in studio art is designed for non-majors who are interested in developing a basic understanding of art theory, processes, and media. A total of 21 credits is required. Transfer credit is subject to approval by the Department of Art studio faculty.

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Department of Art
5743 Lord Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207-581-3245 | Fax: 207-581-3276E-mail: um.art@umit.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System