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Art & Art Education

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A&H 4000 Art Museum Roundtable

This course guides students in the creation of interdisciplinary secondary-school curriculum inspired by artworks from New York City museums' collections. Far from making certain subject areas subservient to others, each discipline lends to the process its unique ways of knowing, contributing towards common educational goals.

A&H 5001 Research Methods in Arts and Humanities

An examination of research studies and strategies for conducting research in the arts and humanities.

A&HA 4061 Printmaking Processes

A basic course in printmaking for the beginning student. Each semester focuses on one topic of the following: Silkscreen, Japanese Woodblock or Lithography. Group and individual instruction to enhance the skills and aesthetic perception of each student. Limited registration.

A&HA 4062 Printmaking: Etching I

Intaglio is an ancient process in which artists cut, scratch, or etch the design into a matrix such as plastic or copper. Intaglio and etching produces three-dimensional surfaces using various techniques such as engraving, dry point, and etching, all of which will be explored in depth. This course encourages exploration of personal ideas through hands-on experiences with materials. Limited registration.

A&HA 4063 Introduction to Painting

Development of fundamental painting skills and understandings within the quest for individual expression and style. Acrylics, collage, and drawing employed.

A&HA 4073 Video Art

This class explores video as a medium for artistic expression and social inquiry. Students will learn how to produce video artworks incorporating aesthetic, conceptual and technical issues, designing visually effective and compelling video experiences. Technical components include all aspects of image production: image recording, basic editing and final output.

A&HA 4078 Art for Classroom Teachers: Teaching Art to Children

This course will combine hands-on materials explorations, discussions of curriculum, presentations of students’ artwork, and instructional approaches that support artistic learning and its role in the overall growth and development of infants and young children. Students will explore a variety of art media and techniques and apply what they learn about the unique properties of materials to lesson plans that make meaningful connections between classroom curricula and the arts. Ways in which art experiences can be used to promote and enrich social studies, language arts, math, and science will be discussed throughout the sessions, as well as adaptations for children who come with diverse experiences and special needs. Discussions will include ways to motivate, communicate, and respond to children’s artwork. 

A&HA 4079 Exploring Cultural Diversity: Implications for Arts Education

This course explores issues related to cultural diversity and examines their impact on the practices of art and art education. Students reflect about curriculum content, pedagogical approaches, and human relations in the diverse art classroom.

A&HA 4080 Artistic Development of Children

Recommended for all degree candidates in elementary education. An examination of the role of the senses, emotions, and intellect in artistic development and of the layered integrations they form over time. Discussion of ways in which developmental insights are basic to the design and implementation of exemplary visual arts lessons and offer critical starting points for research.

A&HA 4081 Curriculum Design in Art Education

Corequisite A&HA 4202. Introduction to curriculum theory and design in the larger context of education and schooling. The course also explores alternative conceptual models as reflected in different art curricula and engages students in review of curricular issues related to learning outcomes, standards, and assessment in art education.

A&HA 4084 Digital Foundations: Creative Technology

How do artists deploy technology in their art making and teaching? Digital foundations considers the place of technologies in art and art education through assignment-based explorations in programming, physical computing, and digital fabrication. The course introduces creative technologies hardware tools instrumental in the digital making process including laser cutters, 3D printers, microcontrollers, and time-based media, as well as their software components. ‌The overall objective of this class is to facilitate the creative use of technology in art and education for students without much prior knowledge of either.

A&HA 4085 Historical Foundations of Art Education

An introduction to major historical events and underlying beliefs, values, and practices that have influenced contemporary art and art education programs at all levels of instruction in the U.S. as well as internationally.

A&HA 4086 Current Issues and Practices in Art and Art Education

An analysis of current philosophies, theories, and practices in art and art education at all levels of instruction. Programs in public schools, higher education, museum education, and other non-traditional settings are examined, along with advocacy initiatives and policy issues appropriate to the various issues discussed.

A&HA 4087 Processes and Structures in the Visual Arts

Suggested for all students in all degree programs. Opportunity for in-depth and sustained exploration of the properties, structures, and expressive uses of selected art materials. The course aims to enrich and extend personal studio practice and, in parallel, provoke insights into the role of materials in supporting, integrating, and challenging the artistic growth of students in a variety of educational settings.

A&HA 4088 Artistic Development: Adolescence to Adulthood

Corequisite A&HA 4281. An examination of sensory, biological, affective, cognitive, and socio-cultural issues influencing continuing development in the visual arts. Discussion of ways in which developmental insights are basic to designing challenging lessons which enrich growth and learning as well as offering critical starting points for research. Required of all candidates seeking New York State Art Certification K-12.

A&HA 4089 New Media, New Forms: Technological Trends in Art Education

A big part of the creative process is the hands-on dialog with materials. What can this dialog look like when the materials in question are digital? New Media, New Forms explores the creative possibilities of new media in art education, the impact of technology in the art room, the changing role of the art educator, and the convergence of visual technologies. The outcome is a playful and transformative inquiry into new media and how we can utilize them to create new forms. No prior knowledge needed.

A&HA 4090 Museum Education Issues I: Culture of Art Museums

An examination of the challenges facing art museums in the twentieth century, with a focus on changing interpretations of objects and how museums respond to public need.

A&HA 4092 Introduction to Ceramics

Enrollment limited. For beginners only. Introduction to the basic techniques of hand building, the potters wheel, and slab construction with emphasis on personal expression. Surface decoration and three-dimensional design. Stoneware and earthenware clay bodies and firing procedures will be addressed.

A&HA 4093 Sculpture as Making

An exploration into the world of the third dimension through a range of styles and materials. There will be studio experimentation and discussion around working with various digital fabrication and sculptural processes such as laser etching/cutting, 3D printing, digital embroidering, mold making/casting, woodworking, and metalworking. Contemporary art practices and interdisciplinary practice will be a focus of the course, and one of the classes will meet at a museum or gallery. No prior experience required. 

A&HA 4094 Introduction to Digital Photography

This course is designed to introduce students to digital photography and the applications used to produce images. Digital cameras have become both the pastime and the instrument of choice for professional photographers. There have been more pictures taken this decade than in a century since its creation. The class will cover the fundamentals of the digital camera, the Photoshop application for image enhancement, and using the Epson photo printer to produce images on inkjet paper. We will review the multiple functions of digital cameras and how to apply this to creative image making. Technical terms ISO, white balance, file sizes, pixels,  resolution, and exposure compensation will be demystified. Through weekly presentations, we will familiarize ourselves with color, composition and thematic approaches. Students will also be introduced to contemporary photographers as we apply ourselves to our own unique vision. Please bring your camera to first class.

A&HA 4096 Photography for Educators

Exploration of basic photographic techniques and their application to learning in a variety of educational environments.

A&HA 4102 Challenging Thinking: Lesson Planning for K-12 Teachers of the Visual Arts

This lesson plan seminar aims to provide structure, format and context to the development of lesson, acknowledging the pedagogical purviews essential to good art teaching. Lecture and discussion topics are linked to extensions of other courses as a way for students to grasp the interrelatedness of their course studies.

A&HA 4193 A&HA 4173: Video and Art Education

Studio-based course that explores video methods as a creative tool for expression and learning in the studio art classroom. Students will learn aspects of image production, including recording, digitization, basic editing and final output. Tools and technologies addressed in the course include camcorders, I-pads, I-phones, animation cameras and diverse software (I-movie, I-stop motion, video-apps, and basic Final Cut Pro). The course focuses on the creation of art videos; as such, the class will screen video art from diverse artists, discuss these examples from the perspective of contemporary art and aesthetics, and participate in technical workshops to learn video technologies such as digital story telling, video animation, video journaling, and video sharing in the studio art classroom. In addition to other assignments through the course, students will produce a final art video project, including concept development, presentation, and research. Throughout the course, attention will also be given to issues of media literacy in art education as well as applications to teaching in studio art contexts.

A&HA 4202 Fieldwork in Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Professional activities in the field under faculty supervision.

A&HA 4281 Field Observations in Art Education

Required of art teacher certification majors. To be taken concurrently with A&HA 4080, Artistic development of children, and A&HA 4088, Artistic development: Adolescence to adulthood. Involves observations in schools of various types; videotaping of contrasting teaching styles and curricular approaches; analysis of perceptual, artistic, and societal assumptions implicit within programs observed.

A&HA 4702 Supervised Teaching in Art Education: Secondary

Prerequisites: A&HA 4080, A&HA 4081, A&HA 4085, A&HA 4087, A&HA 4088, and A&HA 4281. M.A. candidates should plan to take student teaching full-time in their last full year of the program towards completion of their degree. For majors only. A variety of supervised teaching experiences (7-12), supplemented by conferences, evaluation, and seminars. The student teacher completes 200 hours in each placement observing, assisting, teaching, and evaluating. Mandatory for those seeking state certification in art in New York State and other states.

A&HA 4722 Supervised Student Teaching in Art Education: Elementary

Prerequisites: A&HA 4080, A&HA 4081, A&HA 4085, A&HA 4087, A&HA 4088, and A&HA 4281. M.A. candidates should plan to take student teaching full-time in their last full year of the program towards completion of their degrees. For majors only. A variety of supervised teaching experiences (K-6) supplemented by conferences, evaluation, and seminars. The student teacher completes 200 hours in each placement observing, assisting, teaching, and evaluating. Required of those seeking state certification in New York State and other states.

A&HA 4860 Cross-Cultural Conversations in the Arts

Work conference or institute.

A&HA 4902 Research and Independent Study in Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Professional activities in the field under faculty supervision.

A&HA 4985 A&HA 4985: Crafts Experience at Haystack Mountain

Permission of instructor required.

A&HA 5005 Visual Arts Research Methods

This course explores research methods and methodologies grounded in the practices, theories, and contexts of the visual arts. Content includes examining current research paradigms, with a focus on art-based educational research and engaging with research as a visualizing practice. Students learn the basics of research, learn how to assess and recognize methodologies, and explore ways of creating and representing knowledge visually. The course is delivered through lectures, studio and writing workshops, and group seminars/presentations. Required for M.A. and Ed.M. and recommended for partial fulfillment of Ed.D. methods course requirements. 

A&HA 5060 Fundamentals of Drawing: Lines and Objects

Drawing from life, students learn strategies to generate lines, vary their marks, see and draw negative space, light, shadows, shapes, zones and compositions. We reframe our knowledge and habits to in order to see the raw sensory details needed to draw. New observation, concentration, creativity, and idea generation skills will be developed. Almost half the semester is figure drawing from a model -- gesture, volume, and portraiture. All levels welcomed. One class at a museum or gallery.

A&HA 5063 Advanced Studio

Artists capable of independent endeavor share their ideas and work in critiques and discussions and undertake advanced artistic problems suggested by the instructor or of their own devising.

A&HA 5064 Experiments in Content

An examination of new technologies, materials, concepts, attitudes, both in their current forms as well as future applications. Participants will investigate a personal topic through field experience, hands-on demonstration, observation, readings and lectures. The topic focuses for the course will be drawn from art and design/studio/research/ psychology/teaching.

A&HA 5065 Intermediate Painting

Permission of Instructor Required. This studio-based course is designed to assist students to continue exploring the diverse possibilities and various processes of using paint, painting media, digital media and tools to explore and construct painting languages, conceptual frameworks, and personal expressions.

A&HA 5070 Figure Drawing

This class both addresses the intimidation of figure drawing and lays out a number of different practical strategies for tackling it. The class is open to students who have experience drawing and those who are beginners.

A&HA 5081 Advanced Curriculum Design in Art Education

Prerequisite: A&HA 4081 or consent of instructor. This course will enable students to design, implement, and evaluate curricula in higher art education. It will address how the teaching, learning, and making of art has changed and how this affects curriculum design in theory and practice. Two questions will be assessed. What do students of art need to learn in order to grow and become successful in their profession? What do teachers need to know about their students in order to facilitate versatile and strong educators?

A&HA 5082 Philosophies of Art in Education

The course will provide participants with an introduction to historical and contemporary debates that frame art education and contemporary art practices. It will examine philosophical perspectives on art, the place of philosophical thinking in studio teaching, and models of reflective practices in art pedagogy. The goal is to introduce students of art and art education to seminal discussions in the field, to facilitate learning through critical thinking, and to help students develop their own philosophies of art in education.

A&HA 5085 Varieties of Visual Experience: Museums and Education

Participants will visit New York City museums and use the multiple resources of the museums to develop personalized curriculum materials. Enrollment limited.

A&HA 5086 Art in Visual Culture

Required seminar for Ed.M. and Ed.D. students. An examination of the role of visual culture in contemporary life, employing experiences from art works, museums, galleries and alternative spaces, readings, and discussion.

A&HA 5090 Museum Education Issues II: Missions and Standards

An examination of the changing purposes of museums, both American and international, as they confront new technologies and expectations for greater participation in education. Issues of ethics and standards for museum education will also be discussed in the context of the section reform movement.

A&HA 5092 Advanced Ceramics

Further studies of ceramics with an emphasis on individual projects on an advanced level. Educational aspects and personal expression in the medium along with marketing opportunities for the professional craftsperson will be discussed.

A&HA 5093 Advanced Sculpture: Mixed Media

Permission of instructor required. Further studies of sculptural elements with an emphasis on content, craft, and individual development. Advanced sculpture is designed to help those who have taken Introduction to Sculpture to develop a more independent practice.

A&HA 5094 Advanced Photography

This class is designed for students who already have a basic knowledge of the digital camera. The class will focus on a photographic project developed by the student. The project or theme could be documentary, portrait, landscape, or total conceptual image making.

A&HA 5120 A&HA 5120: Creative Technologies Research Seminar

In this course, students conduct independent-driven research in creative technologies to contribute to the field’s advancement. Under faculty supervision, students prepare their research for the course colloquium series. Students will consider hybrid practices, emerging research methodologies, and ethical implications of creative technologies. Addressing media theories and history, the course makes space for student research via inquiry-based projects that reach into communities within and beyond Teachers College.

A&HA 5125 A&HA 5125: Inquiry-Based Art and Design

This course enables a critical feedback and sequencing to A&HA 5128 Studio in Creative Technologies. Addressing the confluence and opportunities of art and design, students will engage in problem identification and creative resolutions related to working with technologies. Taking concepts from digital foundations, students will push the boundaries further as they learn to give and receive feedback on their work in the form of critique, creating multiple art and design projects and applying creative technologies.

A&HA 5128 A&HA 5128: Studio in Creative Technologies

Taught in conjunction with the Digital Fabrication workshop series, students enrolled in Studio in Creative Technologies select a focus in Coding, 2D and 3D Fabrication, Physical Computing, or Electronics to develop collaborative projects with studio faculty.

A&H 5181 The Arts in Education

An examination of ideas about the interdisciplinary role of the arts in traditional and nontraditional educational and administrative settings through analysis of programs, projects, policy issues, and political processes that involve the visual arts, dance, music, and theater.

A&HA 5202 Fieldwork in Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Professional activities in the field under faculty supervision.

A&HA 5601 A&HA 5601: Creative Technologies Colloquium

The Creative Technologies Colloquium is a critical supplement to A&HA 5120 Creative Technologies Research Seminar. Students in the Seminar are required to enroll in the Creative Technologies Colloquium, which meets six times over the course of the semester. At each Colloquium, students will have an opportunity to present their research in an academic setting to receive feedback from their peers. Furthermore, the colloquium will incorporate outside presenters to serve as a model for students developing their own practice-based research as well as act as a networking event to meet others in the Creative Technologies field.

A&HA 5804 Museums As Resource: Workshops at the Metropolitan Museum

Independent study at Teachers College combined with workshops, lectures, and seminars at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students work collaboratively with both Museum and College faculty to develop and carry out individual projects, which may lead to research and inquiry or to the development of instructional materials for different levels of schooling.

A&HA 5902 Research and Independent Study in Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Professional activities in the field under faculty supervision.

A&HA 5922 Master's Seminar in Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Required for all M.A. and Ed.M. students. Guided independent work in research, culminating in the development of a masters thesis proposal.

A&HA 6002 Teaching and Administration of Art Education in College

A practical and theoretical ground for the discussion, development, and implementation of pedagogical philosophies, strategies, and practices by which art and design specialists come to teaching in art and design programs in higher education. The course attends to pedagogical discourses and practices; the administration and leadership of art as a discipline; and studio practice and art teaching as professional development.

A&HA 6003 Critical Perspectives and Practices in the Arts

Students investigate their creative practice from several critical perspectives and produce personal profiles and arts projects within educational and cultural contexts.

A&HA 6010 A&HA 6010: Writing for Journal Publication in the Arts

In this course students learn how to transform completed research papers into publishable articles. Through drafting, editing, and revising their work, and through instructor feedback and peer review, students will, over the course of the semester, produce an article manuscript ready for submission to a scholarly journal.

A&HA 6021 Supervision and Administration: Arts in Education

Permission of instructor required. Prerequisite: Substantial teaching and/or arts administration experience. The function of supervision and administration: Effective programs in city, county, and state school systems; inservice education and workshop techniques; school and community relationships; nontraditional settings such as museums, arts councils, etc.

A&HA 6202 Advanced Fieldwork in Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Professional activities in the field under faculty supervision.

A&HA 6422 Internship in the Supervision and Administration of Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Qualified students work as interns with supervisors or administrators in selected sites. Provision is made for assessment of field-based competencies in fulfillment of program requirements.

A&HA 6482 Internship in the Teaching of College and Museum Programs

Permission of instructor required. Guided experiences in the teaching of the arts in departments of metropolitan area colleges and museums. Sections: (1) Teaching in art programs: college, (2) Teaching in art programs: museum.

A&HA 6502 Doctoral Seminar: Arts in Education

Required seminar for doctoral students who are completing qualifying papers, developing literature reviews, or exploring and applying research methods. The seminar includes faculty/student presentations, group discussions, and critiques.

A&HA 6510 Advanced Seminar in Arts Education Research

Seminar for master's students who are completing their theses or doctoral students who are completing qualifying papers, developing literature reviews, or exploring and applying research methods. May be repeated.


A&HA 6520 Seminar in Clinical Supervision in the Arts: K-12

Permission of instructor required. Seminar in classroom supervision and its application to student teaching and inservice training. On-site field experience, analysis of observation and assessment, readings and discussion. Participants must have a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience.

A&HA 6580 Problems in Art and Education

Specific problems of art and art education are examined. Different topics each semester. Permission of instructor required.

A&HA 6902 Studio Work in Art and Education: Sculpture

Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited. For advanced independent study. Noncredit for majors only.

A&HA 6903 Studio Work in Art and Education: Drawing

Permission of instructor required -- email your proposal for a concrete independent project with timelines before the semester begins. Meet as a group every other week with instructor and peers, also working on your own projects related to drawing (widely defined). Enrollment limited. For advanced independent study. Noncredit for majors only.

A&HA 6904 Studio Work in Art and Education: Painting

Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited. For advanced independent study. Noncredit for majors only.

A&HA 6905 Studio Work in Art and Education: Printmaking

Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited. For advanced independent study. Noncredit for majors only.

A&HA 6906 Studio Work in Art and Education: Ceramics

Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited. For advanced independent study emphasizing exploring personal expression in the medium. Noncredit for majors only.

A&HA 6907 Studio Work in Art and Education: Digital Media

Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited. Prerequisites: extensive experience in digital media and/or related technologies. For advanced independent study. Noncredit for majors only.

A&HA 6972 Research and Independent Study in Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Research and independent study under the direction of a faculty member.

A&HA 6999 Exhibition/Presentation Rating

Rating of certification Ed.M. and Ed.D. exhibitions offered in fulfillment of degree requirements. To be taken during the semester in which work is presented in the Macy Art Gallery.

A&HA 7502 Dissertation Seminar in Art Education

Two required seminar sessions for doctoral students to help develop or refine topics of inquiry for research. The teaching format is flexible and includes faculty/student presentations, group discussions, and critiques. Section 2 is required of all doctoral students in the program in the semester following successful completion of written qualifying papers and involves preparation and presentations of dissertation proposal for approval. Sections: (1) Qualifying papers preparation (fall), (2) Dissertation proposal preparation (spring).

A&HA 8900 Dissertation Advisement in Art Education

Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D. degree.

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