Dec 01, 2023  
General Catalog 2023-2024 
General Catalog 2023-2024

Single Subject Credential - Art

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Credential Program Requirements

The Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Art at California State University, Fresno educates candidates broadly and deeply in the making of art, art history, art criticism, aesthetics, the connections among the arts and other disciplines, theories of development in art, and connections to professional futures. The program builds a personal sense of enthusiasm and lifelong commitment to the study of these components of art and trains candidates to be educated, highly motivated, and sensitive practitioners of the teaching of art to a multi-cultural population in the California public schools.

The program includes (a) 42 semester units of core coursework in art subjects and related subjects that are commonly taught in departmentalized classes in California public schools and (b) 24 semester units of coursework that provide breadth and perspective to supplement the essential core of the program. These requirements are elaborated below.

Credential Program-Core Courses

The core of the program includes two-dimensional art, three-dimensional art, new and emerging art, media art, art history, art criticism, and the history and theories of learning in art.

Core Total: 42 Units

Breadth Courses: 24 Units

* Topics in Art History (European/Western.)

**Topics in Art History (Non-European/Non-Western.)

Advising Note

Students must earn no less than a C in all art classes required in the program. Students in the Subject Matter Preparation Program are required to meet with their faculty adviser for a portfolio assessment and interview at two points in their academic careers: (1) the lower-division review, including assessment of their portfolio and artist’s statement after completing ART 37  and (2) the upper-division review, including a portfolio assessment, presentation, and interview after completing ART 112  and prior to exiting the program.

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