Wayne State University

Education Specialist Certificate

The Education Specialist degree is designed to assist teachers who possess certification in visual arts education in developing greater skills in various media, innovative teaching methods, and in curriculum development. It is particularly useful for students wishing to advance their abilities as artist/teachers, or for those considering doctoral level studies.

Plan of Work

The Plan of Work is defined and created during the first semester after the student’s admission to the College of Education with the Coordinator of Visual Arts Education, Dr. James Brown. You may call (313) 577-0902 to arrange an appointment. Advanced planning will help ensure the completion of your program in a timely fashion. Information about course The plan of work is not just a list of courses, or a program description that contain all the courses available. Each student’s plan of work is based on their previous coursework and may therefore different from every other student. All students are welcome to consult with Dr. Brown regarding coursework, sequencing, matriculation, certification, or any issues regarding graduation. It is to the student’s advantage to consult and seek advising on any part of their degree program to avoid taking courses not appropriate for their specific situation. Remember, the faculty and staff are here to serve you and to assist you getting the most from your educational experiences at Wayne State University. The Plan of Work is drawn from the courses listed below.

Visual Arts Education Studio/Methods Track

Predominantly scheduled in late afternoon / evening

AED 5160 Theory and Practice in Art Education 3 Cr.
AED 5890 Art of Indigenous Cultures 3 Cr.
AED 7500 Multicultural Issues in Art Education & Art Therapy 3 Cr.
AED 6300 Explorations in Art Therapy 3 Cr.
     
AED 5020 Painting: Methods and Materials 3 Cr.
AED 5280 Printmaking 3 Cr.
AED 7700 Advanced Problems in Printmaking 3 Cr.
AED 7700 Advanced Problems in Painting 3 Cr.
     
AED 5070 Methods and Materials: Sculpture 3 Cr.
AED 5230 Ceramics 3 Cr.
AED 5690 Collage, Assemblage, and Mixed-Media 3 Cr.
AED 5790 Applied Design in Visual Arts Education 3 Cr.
AED 6230 Ceramics Education 3 Cr.
AED 7700 Advanced Problems in Sculpture 3 Cr.
AED 7700 Advanced Problems in Ceramics 3 Cr.
AED 7700 Advanced Problems in Collage, Assemblage 3 Cr.

Courses that may be taken in the Department of Art and Art History

Predominantly scheduled during day time hours

Total Credit Hours for the Program: 30

Art History (AH)

5010 Alternative Media 3 Cr.

Exploration of media not normally dealt with in courses on modernism: such as video, performance, installations, and computer technologies.

 

5715 Modernism: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 3 Cr.

Prereq: A H 1110, 1120.

Origins of Modernism in the mid-nineteenth century; avant-garde art in Europe and the U.S. from 1850 to 1950; theories of Modernism in the visual arts.

 

5720 Twentieth Century Art 3 Cr.

Prereq: AH 1110, 1120.

European and American paintings, sculpture, and new media surveyed from 1900 to present.

 

5735 Art 1900-1945 3 Cr.

Prereq: AH 1110, 1120.

European and American avant-garde art, Dada and Surrealism, the interwar period, and Abstract Expressionism.

 

5745 Art Since 1945 3 Cr.

Prereq; A H 1110, 1120.

European and American art from the post-war period through movements including conceptualism, minimalism.

 

5780 Topics in Twentieth-Century Art 3 Cr.

Prereq: A H 1110, 1120.

Topics to be announced in Schedule of  Classes.

 

5820 Pre-Columbian Art of South and Central America 3 Cr.

Prereq: A H 1110, 1120.

Lecture-survey of art and architecture produced by the Pre-Columbian civilizations of Peru, Central America and Mexico, including the traditions of Chavin, Tiahuanaco, Inca, Maya,Olmec, Teotihuacan, Toltec and Aztec. 

 

5890 Museums in Art History 3 Cr.

Prereq: A H 1110, 1120.

The development and function of the art museum from 300 B.C.E. to the present with emphasis on the museum's role in the institutionalization of art history, collection and criticism.  

 

Ceramics (ACR)

5550 (ACR 2550) Advanced Ceramics (ACR 2560) (ACR 3550) (ACR 4550) (ACR 7550) 3 - 6 Cr. (Max. 12)

Prereq: ACR 4550.

Open only to art majors in ceramics. Election of more than three credits per semester requires consent of instructor. Individual research including kiln building, firing and studio management. Individual philosophy and group critics emphasized. Material fee as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

 

Drawing (ADR)

5060 Advanced Concepts in Drawing and Painting (ADR 7060) 3 - 6 Cr. (Max.15)

Prereq: ADR 3070 or APA 3120.

Emphasis on individual projects using any appropriate medium. Students select subjects and approaches under faculty guidance; may include lectures, demonstrations, off-campus visits.

 

5070 (ADR 2070) Advanced Life Drawing (ADR 3070) (ADR 7070) 3 - 6 C. (Max. 24)

Prereq: ADR 3070.

Election of more than three credits per semester requires consent of instructor. Continued study of human figure based on observation. Composition. Expressive interpretation of the figure through broad range of media. Material fee as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

 

5080 Landscape Drawing and Painting (ADR 7080) 3 - 6  Cr. (Max. 12)

Prereq: ADR 1060.

Election of more than three credits per semester requires consent of instructor. Drawing and/or Painting outside at a variety of urban and rural sites in the metropolitan Detroit area; students are expected to drive or carpool to locations within an hour of Detroit. Interpretation of landscape subjects through observation and imagination in any appropriate drawing or painting medium. This course will fulfill drawing and painting requirements.

 

5090 Anatomy 3 Cr.

Prereq: ADR 2070.

Superficial human anatomy including effects of muscular and skeletal systems. Drawing from booth models and skeletons, lectures, demonstrations. Material fee as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

 

5800 Directed Projects: Drawing  3- 6 Cr. (Undergraduate Max 15; Graduate Max. 30)

Prereq: Consent of Instructor.

Individual work supervised by faculty on arranged basis.

 

Interdisciplinary Electronic Arts (AIN)

5220 Interactive Art 3 Cr.

Prereq: AIM 4220

Overview of multimedia software for visual and performing arts; improvised and controlled interaction between the artist the computer, and interactive devices. Background and methodology for new media: web pages, CD-ROM's MIDI sound design, and virtual reality as art. Material fee as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

 

5830 Directed Projects: Computer/Video/Multimedia 3 Cr.

Prereq: Consent of Instructor.

Individual problems in electronic arts. Material fee as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

 

Painting (APA)

5060 Advanced Concepts in Drawing and Painting (ADR 7060) 3 - 6 Cr. (Max. 15)

Prereq: ADR 3070 or APA 3120.

Emphasis on individual projects using any appropriate medium. Students select subjects and approaches under faculty guidance; may include lectures, demonstrations off-campus visits.

 

5100 Painting Seminar 3 Cr. (Max. 6)

Philosophical and analytical inquiry into painting issues, past and present. Current values in art criticism and practice. Visits to studios, museums, galleries and private collections.

 

5110 (APA 2110) Advanced Painting: Water Media (APA 3110) 3 - 6 Cr. (Max. 18)

Prereq: APH 4420.

Election of more than three credits per semester requires consent of instructor. Individual development of work in water media. Representational or abstract compositions. Material fee as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

 

5120 (APA 2120) Advanced Painting: Oil and Other Media (APA3120) 3 - 6 Cr. (Max. 18)

Prereq: APA 3120.

Election of more than three credits per semester requires consent of instructor. Individual development in painting techniques. Material fee as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

 

5130 (APA 3130) Figure Painting Advanced: Water Media (APA 7130) 3 - 6 Cr. (Max. 12)

Prereq: APA 3130.

Election of more than three credits per semester requires consent of instructor. Individual development in water media based on observation of human figure. Material fee as indicated in Schedule of Classes.

 

5140 (APA 3140) Figure Painting Advanced: Oil and Other Media (APA 7140) 3 - 6 Cr. (Max. 12)

Prereq: APA 3140.

Election of more than three credits per semester requires consent of instructor. Individual development based on the human figure using any appropriate medium. Material fee as indicated in Schedule of Classes.

 

5810 Directed Projects: Painting 3 - 6 Cr. (Undergraduate Max. 15; Graduate Max. 30)

Prereq: Concent of Instructor.

Self-directed work in consultation with graduate faculty on an arranged basis.

 

Photography (APH)

5430 (APH 4430) Digital Color Photography II 3 - 6 Cr. (Max. 9)

Prereq: APH 4430

Election of more than 3 credits per semester requires consent of instructor. Open only to photography majors. Use of color as an expressive medium through a variety of lighting stations. Use of digital still cameras. Advanced adjustment and printing techniques. Material fee as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

 

5440 Experimental Photography 3 - 6 Cr. (Max. 9)

Prereq: APH 3410.

Election of more than 3 credits per semester requires consent of instructor. Open only to photography majors. Work in non-traditional processes including image and emulsion transfer, hand applied emulsions, laser copy and xerographic transfer. Material fee as indicated in Schedule of Classes.

 

Metals (AME)

5600 (AME 3600) Advanced Jewelry and Metalsmithing (AME 7600) 3 - 6 Cr. (Max. 24)

Prereq: AME 3600.

Election of more than 3 credits per semester requires consent of instructor. Intellectual and conceptual nature of student’s artwork; discussion and analysis. Methods of criticism. Material fee as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

 

5860 Directed Projects: Metal Arts 3 - 6 Cr. (Undergraduate Max 15; Graduate Max. 30)

Prereq: Consent of Instructor. Individual problems.

 

Printmaking (APR)

5480 Advanced Intaglio Printmaking (APR 7480) 3 - 6 Cr. (Max. 21)

Prereq: APR 3480.

Election of more than three credits per semester  requires consent of instructor. Advanced problems in intaglio. Multi-plate and rollup color printing. Photo intaglio techniques, experimental media. Material fee as indicated in Schedule of classes.  

 

5490 (APR 3490) Advanced Lithography (APR 7490) 3 - 6  Cr. (Max. 21)

Prereq: APR 3490.

Election of more than three credits per semester requires consent of instructor. Advanced problems in lithography. Black and white, multicolor, transfer methods. Material fee as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

 

5500 (APR 3500) Advanced Serigraphy (APR 7500) 3 - 6 Cr. (Max. 15)

Prereq: APR 3500.

Election of more than three credits per semester requires consent of instructor. Advanced problems in screen printing. Photo transfer multi-media approaches. Material fee as indicated in the Schedule of Classes                    

 

5510  (APR 3510) Advanced Relief and Experimental  Printmaking (APR 7510) 3 - 6 Cr. (Max. 21)

Prereq: APR 3500 and 5490.

Election of more than three credits per semester requires consent of instructor. Traditional relief methods:  woodcut, wood engraving, linocut; also mono-print and monotype, constructed prints, other experimental approaches. Material fee as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

 

Sculpture (ASL)

5150 (ASL 3150) Advanced Sculpture (ASL 7150) 3 - 9 Cr. Open only to sculpture majors.

Prereq: ASL 2150, 3150, 3170, 3190.

Development of personal and professional body of work. Discussions, lectures, assignments. Material fee as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

 

5170 (ASL 3170) Advanced Sculpture: Figurative 3 - 6 Cr. (Max. 18)

Prereq: ADR 3090 and ASL 3170.

Election of more than three credits per semester requires consent of instructor. Emphasis on advanced and self-directed problems in figurative sculpture. Material fee as indicated in the Schedule of classes.

 

5190 Metal Casting and Fabrication 3 - 6 Cr.

Prereq: ASL 3190.

Development of ideas and skills using either casting or fabrication or both. Material fee as indicated in the Schedule of classes.

 

5170 Special topics in Sculpture 1 - 6 Cr. Open only to sculpture Majors.

Prereq: ASL 2150, 3150, 3170 and 3190.