Department of Art
Portfolio Requirements for BFA in Art Education
Spring 2020 Portfolio Review and Admission
All students entering the Art Department as majors are admitted under either the B.A. in Art or the B.A. in Art History, Theory, and Criticism. After completing the foundation courses and one other course in ART, CDES, or ARTH, those wishing to pursue the B.F.A. in Art or the B.F.A. in Communication Design will be required to pass a formal portfolio review for admittance.
Portfolio submissions must be completed by the end of the 6th week of the fall and spring semesters. Faculty will conduct reviews and students will be notified of the results in time to make registration decisions for the following semester. Refer to portfolio submission deadlines below.
Spring 2020 Portfolio Submission Deadlines
Portfolios are to be submitted electronically to msudenver.slideroom.com by Friday, February 28, 2020 at midnight. Application opens on Sunday, February 9, 2020.
Applicants will be notified via their msudenver.edu email accounts of their acceptance status no later than, Friday, March 13, 2020.
Portfolio Submission Workshops
Students interested in learning more about the Art Education Program portfolio submission process are encouraged to attend one of the following workshops or arrange an individual advising appointment with their Faculty Advisor- Carlos Fresquez, Sandra Lane, Leslie Boyd, Marin Abell, Natascha Seideneck, Tsehai Johnson, Jade Hoyer, Mathew Jenkins, Rachael Delaney or Anne Thulson. If you don’t know who your advisor is please call the Department of Art office at 303-615-0300.
Spring 2020 Workshops:
- February 3, 2020 at 4pm in AR173
- February 10, 2020 at 11am in AR189
- February 19, 2020 at 11am in AR189
For more information:
Contact Tsehai Johnson, Studio Program Coordinator with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art Education
Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Art Education concentration fuses a progressive 21st century approach in the discipline of Art Education with your development as an artist. Within the discipline of Art Education, students focus on generative, authentic, contextualized exploration where inquiry is driven by socially engaged research and contemporary art practices. You will learn how to apply issues and themes poetically, building curriculum to discover the possibilities of what it means to instruct through an idea versus about an idea. As a future artist-teacher, you will put into practice informed research while working in the K-12 classroom. Combining artistic practice, educational studies, and field experience as an educator, you will be prepared to bring about creative change in the world through the lives of your students.
In addition to the learning outcomes listed for the BFA in Art, instruction in the Art Education degree should prepare students to:
- Successfully teach in an art classroom applying and testing principles and methods of diverse age appropriate instructional approaches and curriculum development that illustrates respect and professionalism for the field of teaching.
- Assess aptitudes, experiential backgrounds and interests of individuals and diverse groups of students, and devise learning experiences to meet assessed needs.
- Develop and present a professional portfolio of work including lesson plans, examples of student work and an art education philosophy statement that demonstrates current best practices in the field.