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Program Description

Our program acknowledges teaching and learning in broad terms spanning infancy to the elderly, in sites that include schools, universities, art colleges, museums, community sites, and international settings. We embrace a diversity of students representing cultures within and outside the United States who bring unique insights and richness to our community. Our work with students draws upon deep knowledge in the practice and history of art, design and popular culture, understanding and engagement with contemporary movements and debates, and well-grounded insights about artistic development and the worlds that contextualize individual lives. We expect that our students will be able to translate their knowledge into curricular and instructional practices that nurture human development and challenge learning across a diversity of life spans.

The program’s curriculum and courses cross-pollinate theory and practice in fresh and innovative ways. Working with traditional and digital tools and materials, we foster our students’ personal development as artists, researchers, reflective thinkers, and imaginative educational practitioners. To these ends we reach out to other programs in the College for the contributions of their distinctive disciplines, and we design conferences and symposia that invite individuals and groups to engage with us in dialogue on contemporary issues, cultures, and practices. We maintain a lively schedule of Macy Art Gallery exhibitions and professional development offerings each year that allows us to confront themes, ideas, and practices representing the varied worlds of art and education.

Research holds a critical and central place in our program, as faculty and students identify questions and engage problems that define our discipline today and anticipate future concerns. Working collaboratively through a series of seminars, our doctoral candidates “make new knowledge” through rigorous scholarship and critical reflection, forging new directions in the field. Our master's students and student teachers engage in classroom and other forms of grounded and action-based research and produce the kinds of insights needed to move the praxis of art education forward. Above all, we recognize that for artists and art educators, research necessitates exploring and experimenting with multiple ways of knowing and varied ways of presenting research in art and art education.

The faculty of the program are experienced scholars and practitioners who work closely with students to design individual programs that meet and support particular needs and goals. The vast cultural resources of New York City also offer students opportunities to enrich and expand their programs of study in vibrant ways.

OPTIONAL AREAS OF FOCUS

(for M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D., and Ed.D.C.T. students—not available for M.A. init students):

Museum Education:

Students may choose to take a Museum Education area of focus as part of their degree. This area of focus explores the art museum as a civic and educational institution, examines the role of museum education departments, and introduces students to innovative museum education programs and pedagogical practices. The museum area of focus consists of four courses selected from the list below, which must be taken in addition to other master’s or doctoral requirements:

  • A&HA 5090 Museum Education: Social and Cultural Issues
  • A&HA 5085 The Museum Education Department: Function, Scope, Possibilities
  • A&HA 4090 Teaching in the Art Museum
  • A&HA 5804 Museum Experiences Across Disciplines
  • A&H 4000 Inquiry in the Museum: Bridging Gallery and Studio

Students in this area of focus must secure and complete an internship or residency in a museum or gallery, in consultation with their advisor. References to this area of focus will not appear on student transcripts or records.

Studio Art Pedagogy:

Students who seek to sharpen their expertise designing pedagogically sound, imaginative studio art learning opportunities may complete the Art Pedagogy area of focus. This area of focus equips students to teach people of different ages in different learning contexts—schools, museums, community centers, and beyond. It combines courses in the artistic development of children and adolescents, curriculum development, studio-based practice with applications for teaching, cultural diversity in art education, and special education, along with an optional art teaching internship.

Note: The Art Pedagogy area of focus does not lead to New York State P-12 art teacher certification. Students who wish to become certified art teachers should apply to the Art and Art Education Program’s M.A. with Initial Teacher Certification program.

The Art Pedagogy and Teaching  area of focus consists of the courses listed below, which must be taken in addition to other master’s or doctoral requirements:

  • A&HA 4080 - Artistic development of children
  • A&HA 4281 - Field observations (two semesters)
  • A&HA 4088 - Artistic development: Adolescence-adulthood
  • A&HA 4087 - Processes and structures in the visual arts
  • A&HA 4089 - New media new forms: Technological trends in art education
  • A&HA 4081 - Curriculum design in art education
  • A&HA 4102 - Challenging thinking: Lesson planning
  • A&HA 4079 - Exploring cultural diversity: Implications for arts education
  • A&HA 5202 - Fieldwork in art education (optional)

Note: Students who wish to also learn how to become clinical supervisors of art teachers in schools must complete, in addition to the courses above: A&HA 4722 Supervised teaching in art education: Elementary, A&HA 4702 Supervised teaching in art education: Secondary, and A&HA 6520 Seminar in clinical supervision in the arts: K-12. References to this area of focus will not appear on student transcripts or records.

Creative Technologies:

Students may choose to take a Creative Technologies area of focus as part of their degree. This area of focus explores and strengthens the relationship between art, technology, and education. The goal is to prepare artists and art teachers to be leaders in educational ecologies that interweave digital tools and creative materials in multi- and cross-disciplinary, collaborative, and playful pedagogies. The state-approved advanced certificate is a 15-credit point offering. Students who complete the certificate requirements will receive official acknowledgement of certificate completion on their records.

Required courses:

  • A&HA 4089 New media, new forms
  • A&HA 4084 Digital foundations in creative technologies
  • A&HA 5128 Studio in creative technologies
  • A&HA 5125 Inquiry-based art & design
  • A&HA 5063 Adv. studio in creative technologies
  • A&HA 5120 Creative technologies research seminar
  • A&HA 5601 Creative technologies colloquium

Degrees

  • Master of Arts

    • Points/Credits: 40

      Entry Terms: Fall Only

      Certification:

      • NY State Initial: Visual Arts Pre-K-12

      Degree Requirements

      Required Courses in Art Education (34 points):

      • A&HA 4079 - Exploring cultural diversity: Implications for art education (2 points)
      • A&HA 4080 - Artistic development of children (2 points) with co-requisite A&HA 4281 Field observations in art education 1 (1 point)
      • A&HA 4081 - Curriculum design in art education (3 points)
      • A&HA 4085 - Historical foundations of art education (2 points)
      • A&HA 4087 - Processes and structures in the visual arts (2 points)
      • A&HA 4088 - Artistic development: Adolescence to adulthood (2 points) with co-requisite A&HA 4281 - Field observations in art education 2 (1 point)
      • A&HA 4089 - New media, new forms (2 points)
      • A&HA 4860 - Cross-cultural conversations in the arts (1 point)
      • A&HA 4102 - Challenging thinking: Plan lessons (3 points)
      • A&HA 4702 - Supervised student teaching in art education: Secondary (3 points)
      • A&HA 4722 - Supervised student teaching in art education: Elementary (3 points)
      • A&HA 4202 - Fieldwork in art education - edTPA workshop (0 points, with corequisite Supervised student teaching)
      • Three studio courses (2 points each)

      Required courses outside the program (6 points):

      Students in the M.A. with Teacher Certification program must take six (6) points offered outside the Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College. Any course that does not start with A&HA qualifies as an out-of-program, or breadth, course. Students going for certification must earn three (3) credits in a Special Education course (required by the NYSED for certification) as part of the out-of-program requirement.

      Note:

      Members of each student teaching cohort are also required to attend student teaching seminars, participate in resource workshops on documenting and evaluating their practicum teaching, and mount a Macy Gallery exhibition combining their own artwork with that of the pupils taught during their practica. Note: To be certified by New York State, there are additional requirements. Please see below and consult the Office of Teacher Education website for details.

      Certification Information

      To gain Initial Teacher Certification students must:

      1. In accordance with the New York State Education Department (NYSED), and as outlined by the Office of Teaching Initiatives (OTI), all students seeking Teacher Certification as a pre-requisite must have completed (3) three undergraduate credits in English, Math, Science, History and Foreign Language. If you have not completed these courses as part of your undergraduate education, you may do so while in the program, or you may choose to take a College Level Examination Program test (CLEP) in addition to your program coursework. (If you have foreign language proficiency, as a result of personal experience, you will be required to document this proficiency through a language CLEP test or through being tested by a Language Professor working within a Language Department of an accredited college or university.) For more information on meeting the Liberal Arts & Sciences Core requirements, please contact the Office of Teacher Education (OTE) at Teachers College.
      2. Complete all degree requirements, including two terms of student teaching and 3 credits in Special Education.
      3. Get fingerprinted through the New York City Department of Education.
      4. Provide proof of negative TB status.
      5. Take NY State examinations and fulfill portfolio requirements.
        Requirements Beginning with 2013 Graduates: edTPA Performance Assessment (Portfolio), Written Assessments, Content Specialty Test(s), Writing Skills, Educating All Students
      6. Complete online tutorial: Child Abuse and Violence Detection.
      7. Complete Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.

      Students will receive all pertinent information to complete items 1-7 in the Supervised Teaching seminar.

    • Points/Credits: 34

      Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall

      Certification:

      • Non-Certification Track

      Degree Requirements

      Required courses in Art Education:

      • A&HA 4080 - Artistic development of children OR A&HA 4088 - Artistic development: Adolescence-adulthood (2 points)
      • A&H 5001 - Research methods in arts and humanities (3 points)
      • A&HA 5086 - Art in visual culture (2 points)
      • A&HA 5922 - Master’s seminar in art education (2 points)
      • A&HA 6510 - Advanced seminar (2 points)
      • Three studio courses (2-3 points each)

      Required courses outside the program (6 points minimum): Chosen with advisor approval.

      Students in the M.A. program must take six (6) points offered outside the Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College. Any course that does not start with A&HA qualifies as an out-of-program, or breadth, course.

      Additional courses within and outside the Program:

      To be planned in consultation with the advisor and in support of individual needs and interests.

      Students in this M.A. program are required to complete an advisor-approved integrative project on a theme or research topic arising from their interests.

    • Points/Credits: 32

      Entry Terms: Summer Only

      Degree Requirements

      Required courses in Art and Art Education (26 points):

      • A&HA 4040 Studio practice and seminar for artist-educators 1 (3 points) 
      • A&HA 4041 Studio practice and seminar for artist-educators 2 (3 points) 
      • A&HA XXXX Studio (6 points, 2 courses for 3 points each)
      • A&HA 4902 Research and independent study (2 points, 2 courses for 1 point each) 
      • A&HA 5045 Professional practice for artists (3 points)
      • A&HA 5063 Advanced studio (6 points, 2 courses for 3 points each)
      • A&HA 5086 Art in visual culture (3 points)
      • A&HA 6999 Presentation rating (0 points)

      Required courses outside the program (6 points): 

      • A&H 4043 Exploring teacher/practitioner life stories through the arts (3 points)
      • A&HF 4092 Education and the aesthetic experience (3 points)

      Students in this M.A. program are required to assemble an advisor-approved body of studio work completed in the program and present it through public exhibition.

  • Master of Education

    • Points/Credits: 60

      Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall

      Certification:

      • Non-Certification Track

      Degree Requirements

      Required Art Education courses:

      • A&HA 4080 - Artistic development of children (2 points) OR A&HA 4088 - Artistic development: Adolescence to adulthood (2 points)
      • A&HA 5001 - Research methods in arts and humanities (3 points)
      • A&HA 5086 - Art in visual culture (2 points)
      • A&HA 5922 - Master's seminar in art education (2 points)
      • Three studio courses (2-3 points each)
      • A&HA 6510 - Advanced seminar in art education research (2 points)

      Required courses outside the Art and Art Education Program (6 points minimum):

      Students in the Ed.M program must take six (6) points at Teachers College offered outside the Art and Art Education Program. Any course that does not start with A&HA qualifies as an out-of-program, or breadth, course.

      Additional courses within and outside the Program:

      To be planned in consultation with the advisor and in support of individual needs and interests.

      Students in this Ed.M. program are required to complete an advisor-approved integrative project on a theme or research topic arising from their interests.

  • Doctor of Education

    • Points/Credits: 90

      Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall

      Certification:

      • Non-Certification Track

      Degree Requirements

      Required Dissertation Seminar Sequence in Art Education (15 points):

      • A&HA 5504 Proseminar in Art Education, Part 1
      • A&HA 5504 Proseminar in Art Education, Part 2
      • A&HA 6510 Advanced Seminar in Art Education, Part 1
      • A&HA 6510 Advanced Seminar in Art Education, Part 2
      • A&HA 7502 Dissertation Seminar

      Required Research Methods Courses (4 points minimum)

      Two courses minimum:

      1. A course that offers an overview of various research methods.
      2. A course that focuses on a specific methodological approach.

      Required Content Courses in Art Education (12 minimum suggested points)

      To be selected in consultation with the advisor.

      Required Studio Courses in Art Education (6 points minimum)

      Optional Concentration Courses

      Students enrolled in a concentration must fulfill all courses required for that specific concentration.

      Required Courses Outside the Program (flexible points)

      To be selected in consultation with the advisor.

      Presentation Requirement: A&HA 6999 - Exhibition Rating (0 points):

      • Exhibition OR
      • Publication OR
      • Conference Presentation

      Notes:

      To complete doctoral certification, students must fulfill all course and doctoral/dissertation seminar requirements and successfully pass faculty review of doctoral qualifying papers and the dissertation proposal. Students are also required to offer a professional presentation. This may include--in consultation with the student’s advisor--a conference presentation, a published article, a gallery exhibition, or some other equivalent advisor-approved professional presentation. The doctoral certification process is accomplished through faculty review; students must complete each level satisfactorily before they are given permission to write the dissertation. Candidates should be in touch with the Office of Doctoral Studies to be certain of complying with the latest procedures and deadlines.

  • Doctor of Education in College Teaching

    • Points/Credits: 90

      Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall

      Certification:

      • Non-Certification Track

      Degree Requirements

      Required Dissertation Seminar Sequence in Art Education (15 points):

      • A&HA 5504 Proseminar in Art Education, Part 1
      • A&HA 5504 Proseminar in Art Education, Part 2
      • A&HA 6510 Advanced Seminar in Art Education, Part 1
      • A&HA 6510 Advanced Seminar in Art Education, Part 2
      • A&HA 7502 Dissertation Seminar

      Required Research Methods Courses (4 points minimum)

      Two courses minimum:

      1. A course that offers an overview of various research methods.
      2. A course that focuses on a specific methodological approach.

      Required Content Courses in Art Education (flexible points)

      To be selected in consultation with the advisor.

      Required Studio Courses in Art Education (6 points minimum)

      Optional Concentration Courses

      Students enrolled in a concentration must fulfill all courses required for that specific concentration.

      Required Courses in Art College Teaching (7 points)

      • A&HA 5081 Advanced Curriculum Design in Art Education (3 points)
      • A&HA 6002 Teaching and Administration of the Arts in College (3 points)
      • A&HA 6482 Internship in the Teaching of College (1 point)

      Required Courses Outside the Program  (15 points minimum)

      A.  Higher/Adult Education  (4-6 points minimum)

      At least two courses in higher education/adult education each for 2 credits minimum, to be selected in consultation with the advisor.

      Suggestions:

      • ORLD 4051 How Adults Learn
      • ORLD 4053 Facilitating Adult Learning

      B.  Other Courses Outside the Program  (9-11 points)

      To be selected in consultation with the advisor.  Must be taken at Teachers College.

      Presentation Requirement: A&HA 6999 - Exhibition Rating (0 points):

      • Exhibition OR
      • Publication OR
      • Conference Presentation

      Notes:

      To complete doctoral certification, students must fulfill all course and doctoral/dissertation seminar requirements and successfully pass faculty review of doctoral qualifying papers and the dissertation proposal. Students are also required to offer a professional presentation. This may include—in consultation with the student’s advisor—a conference presentation, a published article, a gallery exhibition, or some other equivalent advisor-approved professional presentation. The doctoral certification process is accomplished through faculty review; students must complete each level satisfactorily before they are given permission to write the dissertation. Candidates should be in touch with the Office of Doctoral Studies to be certain of complying with the latest procedures and deadlines.

  • Advanced Certificate

    • Points/Credits: 15

      Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall

      Degree Requirements

      The Creative Technologies Certificate (CTC) is a new curriculum expansion at Teachers College, Columbia University. It explores and strengthens the relationship between art, technology, and education. The goal is to prepare artists and art teachers to be leaders in educational ecologies that aptly interweave digital tools and creative materials in multi- and cross-disciplinary, collaborative, and playful pedagogies. The state-approved advanced certificate is a 15-credit point offering within the Art and Art Education program. 

      The Creative Technologies Curriculum is designed for individuals with work experience and/or undergraduate or graduate degrees in studio art, art education, art history, media design, or instructional technology, among others. Candidates for the CTC would ideally be art educators, artists, designers, technologists, and others who wish to incorporate creative technologies in various educational settings.

      New media and digital technologies have changed the making, teaching, learning, and accessibility of art. These changes have influenced formal and informal learning environments such as universities, schools, libraries, community centers, after school programs, and art studios. Consequently, the landscape of traditional art itself is changing as a new creative reality steeped in media, technology, and social experience emerges.

      The CTC strengthens and explores the relationship between art, technology, and education. This critical trifecta is an interdependent force at the forefront of educational efforts in primary, secondary, and university-level teaching and learning. In a world of increasing digital fabrication and social practice, it is more essential than ever to demonstrate proficiency beyond any one skill set. The CTC provides this diverse training to participants so that they may become leaders in this interdisciplinary movement. 

      Course Sequence

      Required Courses (15pts)

      • A&HA 4089 New Media, New Forms 2pts
      • A&HA 4084 Digital Foundations in Creative Technologies 2pts (Elective)
      • A&HA 5128 Studio in Creative Technologies 2pts
      • A&HA 5125 Inquiry-based Art & Design 2pts
      • A&HA 5063 Adv. Studio in Creative Technologies 2pts
      • A&HA 5120 Creative Technologies Research Seminar 3pts
      • A&HA 5601 Creative Technologies Colloquium 0pts

      Elective Course

      Students should consult with their advisors to select a relevant elective course of 2pts to complete the 15 required credits.  This course needs to address creative technologies integration across the curriculum and be taken from the Art & Art Education Program and other TC programs (see list of courses in the TC catalog or online).

      Course Load and Program Timeline

      Students must plan their schedules carefully, as some courses are only offered in the Fall (F) semester and others in the Spring (Sp). Some courses are offered in Summer (Su) session A and/or B as well.

      Transfer Credit

      Credit points from other institutions may not be transferred into the certificate/concentration.  

      Statement on Satisfactory Progress

      Students are expected to make satisfactory progress toward the completion of degree requirements. Program faculty will review each student’s progress annually. Where there are concerns about satisfactory progress, students will be informed by the program faculty. If a student is performing below expectations he/she may be required to complete additional coursework. The Program will provide a plan and timeline for remediation so students know the expectations for their continuance in the Program. If satisfactory progress is not maintained a student may be dismissed from the Program.

      For more information see the CTC Checklist.

Faculty

  • Faculty

    • Judith M. Burton Macy Professor of Education
    • Mary Claire Hafeli Professor of Art and Art Education
    • Olga Marta Hubard Orvananos Associate Professor of Art Education
    • Richard Jochum Associate Professor of Art & Education
  • Lecturers

    • Iris Robin Bildstein Lecturer

Courses

  • A&H 4000 - Inquiry in the Museum: Bridging Gallery and Studio
    An immersive course focused on inquiry learning across the art museum and the art studio. This course examines how inquiry-driven museum and studio experiences can inform and enrich each other, and how these processes matter in education and across disciplines. The qualities of generative gallery and studio teaching are considered.
  • 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
    This studio course introduces students to the foundations of physical computing, electronics, and creative coding. In this course, students will learn how to use sensors, micro-controllers, and actuators to create interactive objects and digital experiences that extend beyond the computer screen. Students will develop a critical and creative eye for interactive forms of artistic expression. Weekly hands-on labs, assignments, and readings will help students gain technical proficiency with digital materials and making. Prerequisite: none.
  • 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
    This studio course invites students to survey the many creative possibilities of new media in art education. By engaging in a hands-on dialogue with digital materials, students will explore the impact of technology in the art room, the changing role of the art educator, and the new importance of making in the curriculum. The outcome is a playful and transformative inquiry into new media and how we can utilize them to create new forms. Prerequisite: none.
  • A&HA 4090 - Teaching in the Art Museum
    An examination of how educators can facilitate meaningful encounters between people and works of art. This course explores a series of issues central to the work of gallery teachers including the layered interpretations of art objects, balancing audience’s responses and “official” information, culturally-responsive teaching with works of art, and the inclusion of non-discursive activities in museum teaching.
  • 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 sculptural processes such as 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 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 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 - 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.
  • 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 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 - Shaping Priorities
    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 - The Museum Education Department: Function, Scope, Possibility
    An introduction to the roles and functions of museum education departments. This course offers an overview of the scope of programs and initiatives that education departments oversee within and beyond the museum’s walls, with consideration of what it takes to launch and sustain them in the real world. Attention is given to the realities of actual institutions and to what might be possible.
  • A&HA 5086 - Art in Visual Culture
    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: Social and Cultural Issues
    An introduction to the art museum as an educational institution: its spaces, history, and mission. With an emphasis on museum education, this course examines social and cultural issues central to the museum’s evolving purpose. Students are sensitized to the necessity of making change in the 21st century museum, and are encouraged to develop a critically reflective and empathetic practice.
  • 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 - 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 - Inquiry-Based Art and Design
    Teachers who search for their own questions inspire students to do the same. They transform their curiosity into knowledge, empowering others to learn and grow with them. This course provides educators with ways to integrate technology into various learning environments. Students will utilize project-based learning, design-thinking and maker-centered learning to develop maker-projects and curricula for a diverse set of communities. The course will enable students to look at contemporary and historic examples of art, design, and technology &mdash as well as the social context in which these works were produced. Prerequisite: none.
  • A&HA 5128 - Studio in Creative Technologies
    This studio course enables students to work on technology-infused art and design projects. Students will learn multiple aspects of digital fabrication, 2D and 3D design. Facilitated by an instructor with an extensive background in maker-education, this course provides a rich support structure and the opportunity for peer learning. Workshops will give students the expertise needed to pursue their projects with knowledge and skill. Weekly meetings will allow students to share their processes and to receive feedback. Interested students will have the opportunity to participate in a gallery exhibition. Prerequisite: none.
  • A&HA 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 - 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 - Museum Experiences Across Disciplines
    Focus on interdisciplinary learning in the museum. This course prepares museum educators and classroom teachers to engage learners of various ages across a spectrum of disciplines and learning modalities within museum settings. Emphasis on how traditional curricular boundaries might be upended to create cross and interdisciplinary learning centered on art objects and museum spaces.
  • 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. This course includes an additional 36 weekly hours to develop Special Project research 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 - 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. Requires an additional 36-40 hours per week of work outside the classroom.
  • A&HA 6510 - Advanced Seminar in Arts Education Research
    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. This course includes an additional 36 weekly hours to conduct research for and write the Special Project. 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 - Independent Studio Work: Sculpture
    Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited. For advanced independent study. Noncredit for majors only.
  • A&HA 6903 - Independent Studio Work: 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 - Independent Studio Work: 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 - Independent Studio Work: 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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