Aug 18, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Art Education

  
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    AETE201 Art & Human Development 3 cr.


    An exploration of the cognitive and psycho-social development of learners through psychological, sociological, and anthropological theories. Theories of development and the nature of art-making are the focus of the course.

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Required, All College Elective
    Fall/Spring
  
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    AETE208 Seminar I: Contemporary Teaching Practices 3 cr.


    Seminar I and Seminar II run in tandem to provide a sophomore-level introduction to teaching and contemporary art. In Seminar I, visits to a variety of educational settings (including public schools, after-school programs, alternative programs, art spaces, and community centers) introduce students to teaching contexts. The course begins to prepare students for their responsibilities as teachers.

    Co-requisites: Seminar II: Contemporary Art Practices

    Lecture/Seminar
    Departmental Requirement
  
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    AETE209 Seminar II: Contemporary Art Practices 3 cr.


    Seminar I and Seminar II run in tandem to provide a sophomore-level introduction to teaching and contemporary art. In Seminar II, visits to a variety of art settings (including museums, galleries, and artists’ studios) introduce students to contexts where art is made and produced, exhibited, and experienced. The course begins to prepare students to be socially responsible artist/educators.

    Co-requisites: Seminar I: Contemporary Teaching Practices

    Lecture/Seminar
    Departmental Requirement
  
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    AETE221 Interdisciplinary Studio I 3 cr.


    The Interdisciplinary Studio in Art Education is the major studio course in the department.  This
    sequence of courses combine focused studio practice with critical research from life
    experience as learners, as teachers, and as artists. Substantive interdisciplinary projects
    allow students to experiment with and refine their personal artistic disciplines.  Art
    Education majors complete the Interdisciplinary Studio sequence by taking the course at each
    level (200, 300, 400) before enrolling in Capstone and Artist Teacher Studio.  The number
    of Interdisciplinary Studios required is determined by the student’s track in the
    department.

    Prerequisites: Art Ed Majors Only

    Hybrid Studio Critique
    Department Requirement
    Fall and Spring
  
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    AETE300 Seminar III: Issues and the Individual Learner 3 cr.


    An opportunity for students to explore skillful communication, particularly as it relates to expectations, beliefs, relationships, and management with children and youth. Also, an examination of contemporary readings and models that link diversity and art education. Fieldwork with a variety of learners is a significant component of the course.

    Prerequisites: AETE201, AETE208, AETE209

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall/Spring
  
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    AETE307 Saturday Studios Prepracticum I 3 cr.


    An intensive study of a variety of teaching models and their respective planning strategies. Reading and discussions will address writing lesson plans, conducting instructional sessions, and assessing student learning. Students make direct field observations in schools, community settings, and museums. Students will also be required to serve as research and teaching assistants to the Saturday Studios’ teachers on at least three Saturday mornings.

    Prerequisites: AETE201, AETE208, AETE209

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall/Spring
  
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    AETE322 Interdisciplinary Studio II 3 cr.


    The Interdisciplinary Studio in Art Education is the major studio course in the department.  This
    sequence of courses combine focused studio practice with critical research from life
    experience as learners, as teachers, and as artists. Substantive interdisciplinary projects
    allow students to experiment with and refine their personal artistic disciplines.  Art
    Education majors complete the Interdisciplinary Studio sequence by taking the course at each
    level (200, 300, 400) before enrolling in Capstone and Artist Teacher Studio.  The number
    of Interdisciplinary Studios required is determined by the student’s track in the
    department.

    Prerequisites: AETE-221

    Hybrid Studio Critique
    Department Requirement
    Fall and Spring
  
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    AETE400 Saturday Studios Prepracticum II 3 cr.


    A teaching experience to practice theories and models of teaching in the context of the Saturday Studios setting. Through readings, class discussions, and coaching sessions, students analyze communication skills and motivational techniques to inform their practice. Students reflect upon all aspects of their teaching and set goals to address challenges they encounter.

    Prerequisites: AETE307

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall/Spring
  
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    AETE404 Seminar IV: Creating Community 3 cr.


    An examination of a variety of community arts programs in order to understand how artists and arts administrators approach the design and implementation of art education programs in community settings. Students will design and implement a community art project as part of the course.

    Prerequisites: AETE307 (requisite - can be taken concurrently)

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall
  
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    AETE407 Student Teaching Practicum 6 cr.


    Students are placed for their practicum in area schools for either Pre-K - 8 or 5-12 licensure. They work closely with cooperating teachers
    designing, teaching, and evaluating lessons relating to the school curriculum.  They are supervised by Mass Art faculty and attend a
    weekly seminar on issues related to their teaching experience.  They compile a teaching portfolio and hang an exhibition of their students’ work.

    Prerequisites: AETE400, AETE412 or AETE 404

    Practicum/Mix
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall/Spring
  
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    AETE408 Seminar V: Designing Curriculum in the Visual Arts 3 cr.


    An exploration of the philosophical, socio-cultural, and personal issues that shape teaching practices. Through readings and critical analysis of existing models, students design individual solutions to curriculum problems in the visual arts. (This course is usually taken concurrently with the Student Teaching Practicum or the Community or Museum Internship.)

    Prerequisites: AETE400

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall/Spring
  
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    AETE411 Museum/Community Internship 3 cr.


    Provides a field-based setting for Museum and Community Education students. Students work with museum or community professionals and a college supervisor to build skills and insights that will advance their knowledge of the museum or community education profession.

    Prerequisites: AETE404 or AETE412

    Practicum/Mix
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall/Spring
  
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    AETE412 Seminar VI: Exhibitions: Concept, Context, and Audience 3 cr.


    This course explores the role and responsibilities of museums and galleries in presenting objects to the public. Coursework examines the history of museums and the rise of art collections for public viewing. Students work on a group project in which they develop an exhibition. In addition to creating artwork for the show, the students focus on curating, installing and developing educational materials for the public. The class examines the Looking to Learn gallery education program at MassArt and visits Boston area galleries and museums as part of the course work.

    Prerequisites: AETE301 or AETE406, AETE307

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Spring
  
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    AETE424 Interdisciplinary Studio III 3 cr.


    The Interdisciplinary Studio in Art Education is the major studio course in the department.  This
    sequence of courses combine focused studio practice with critical research from life
    experience as learners, as teachers, and as artists. Substantive interdisciplinary projects
    allow students to experiment with and refine their personal artistic disciplines.  Art
    Education majors complete the Interdisciplinary Studio sequence by taking the course at each
    level (200, 300, 400) before enrolling in Capstone and Artist Teacher Studio.  The number
    of Interdisciplinary Studios required is determined by the student’s track in the
    department.

    Prerequisites: AETE-322

    Hybrid Studio Critique
    Department Requirement
    Fall and Spring
  
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    AETE425 Capstone Studio 3 cr.


    Capstone Studio provides an opportunity for reflection on, refinement, and presentation of
    prior learning in the program; a search for lasting connections between creating and
    teaching. Students consider contemporary pedagogical concepts in direct relation to how
    artists experience making, viewing, and learning. This course further supports teachers in using
    their own art-making, personal sources of inspiration, and reactions to works of art in
    teaching. As students move through the Interdisciplinary Studio sequence, this course
    emphasizes focus on a cumulative artistic identity.

    Prerequisites: AETE-322

    Hybrid Studio Critique
    Department Requirement
    Fall and Spring
  
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    AETE426 Artist Teacher Studio 3 cr.


    Artist Teacher Studio is designed to help teaching interns navigate the balance between
    being an artist while being a teacher. Students collaborate to find ways to maintain their own
    art practice, to bring the works and practices of contemporary art into teaching, to create and
    participate in communities of support, and to use art and teaching engagement as foundations for
    research.[Formerly known as Portfolio:Artist/Teacher Seminar]

    Prerequisites: AETE-400 and AETE-425

    Hybrid Studio Critique
    Department Requirement
    Fall and Spring