Art Education

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education provides studio art and design coursework, classroom art methods and curriculum design strategies for teaching art in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The Visual Art department is committed to the ideas and objectives of a liberal arts education as they apply to both interdisciplinary study and practice of the visual arts. Our program will encourage you to think critically and speak about issues related to arts education and design. You will develop a range of technical skills that can be used to organize materials into objects that express the aesthetic qualities and design concepts that you wish to communicate through your work. You will be exposed to professional standards in your discipline through course work and internship opportunities in the community. Your energetic involvement in the Visual Art department at Stritch will foster a desire for lifelong learning and an active visual participation in your chosen career.

Art studio courses include drawing, painting, digital design, photography, sculpture and ceramics. The art education student will experience academic and practicum experiences in both public and private school environments. In addition to their art courses, art education students complete their certification requirements in the College of Education and Leadership. The faculty are working artists, designers, photographers and educators who will guide and prepare students for a variety of careers in the visual arts and design profession.

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Program Details

●  Credits: 120
●  Tuition/Semester: $14,422 (2017-18)
●  Tuition/Year: $28,844 (2017-18)
Bachelor of Arts in Art Education PK-12 (57 credits)
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education will provide studio art and design coursework, classroom art methods and curriculum design strategies for teaching art in Preschool through 12th grade. Art studio courses include drawing, painting, digital design, photography, sculpture and ceramics. The art education student will experience academic and practicum experiences in both public and private school environments. In addition to their art courses, art education students complete their licensure requirements in the College of Education and Leadership. (See College of Education and Leadership for licensure requirements.)
 
Visual Art Core:                     (18 cr.) ART 101, 115,123,131,147,150
Art History:                              (12 cr.) ART 141, 142, 344, 415
Art Studio:                               (18 cr.) ART 111, 125, 129, 133, 135 or CS 118, ART 223 or 225
Art Methods/Curriculum:(6 cr.) ED 318, ART 453
Senior Seminar:                    (3 cr.) ART 447
Exhibit:                                     Required
 
B.A./B.F.A. Visual Art Core Portfolio Review
The purpose of the Visual Art Core (VAC) portfolio review is to provide aesthetic feedback and career guidance for all art department undergraduate majors. All students enrolled in a B.A. or B.F.A. program in the Visual Art Department participate in the VAC portfolio review.
 
The Art department will conduct a portfolio review as needed each fall semester. The portfolio must represent art and design work completed in the Visual Art Core (15-18 cr.) while at Cardinal Stritch University. In addition to their portfolio of selected works, the students must submit a written statement of intent regarding the anticipated major they will follow while at Stritch. Upon successful completion of the VAC portfolio review the student is formally admitted into a BA or BFA major. A transfer student must have completed a minimum of 9 credits of studio coursework in the Visual Art Department of Cardinal Stritch University before participating in the portfolio review process.  Detailed information on the VAC portfolio review is available in the Visual Art Department office, CFA 110.
 

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, with at least 30 major course credits taken at Cardinal Stritch University. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution and applied to fulfill major course requirements.

In the admission process you will need to provide transcripts from each college or university you attended. We will review the courses you already took to find out what will transfer to Stritch. Download our guide that explains credit acquisition or view a list of institutions we partnered with to establish articulation agreements.

Stritch’s Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery provides exceptional educational opportunities for art students by exhibiting the works of local and regional contemporary artists. The NM Art Gallery also provides exhibition opportunities for all art majors and minors through the annual juried student exhibition. Our internship program connects our students with real work experiences in gallery management, graphic design, photography, communication design and art education experiences for those students seeking on-the-job experiences. 

Admission Requirements


Freshman Applicants

  • Complete the Admissions Application
    Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online.
  • Request Transcripts
    Have official high school transcripts delivered directly to the Office of Admissions from your school. We will also review GED scores of 250 or above.
  • Send ACT or SAT Scores
    Provide an official score report from the ACT or SAT. High school graduates out of school for over one year do not need to submit scores.
  • Information for International Students
    If your prior education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency with acceptable scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or an ESL program. Review the language and academic requirements to know if you are prepared for studying at Stritch. Review the We can also help you obtain an F-1 student visa.

Transfer Student Applicants

  • Complete the Admissions Application 
    Submit the  admissions application which is free to complete online.
  • Request Transcripts
    Have official transcripts from each college or university delivered directly to the Office of Admissions. 
  • Information for International Students
    If your prior education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency with acceptable scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or an ESL program. Review the  language and academic requirements to know if you are prepared for studying at Stritch. Review the We can also help you  obtain an F-1 student visa.

Contact Admissions


Our counselors know that each student is unique, which is why they are ready to help you throughout the entire process. Get started by reaching out to the Office of Admissions.

Office of Admissions 

6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217 
Phone: (414) 410-4040 or (800) 347-8822
Email: admissions@stritch.edu  

Funding Your Education

The undergraduate degree programs are competitively priced to make your education affordable. Our counselors in the Financial Aid Office know how to help students locate all options available for funding their education. Learn more about our tuition and the financial aid process.
 

Alumni Network

Students, families, and employers know Stritch as a university that helps students find their mission, develop new skills, gain relevant career experience, and expand their professional networks. With a network of more than 34,000 graduates, our alumni are successful in their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.

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