This minor is intended to introduce Studio Art & Art History students to the basic knowledge of teaching visual art in multiple social contexts through discussions, readings, projects, designing curriculum, and in-class teaching. Teaching visual art requires the artist-teacher to encourage students in visual cultural expression, contextualize contemporary visual communication, and provide a historically relevant understanding of visual literacy.
This minor is intended for students who are interested in working in settings such as community arts programs, museum education, and cultural centers. It does not lead to Michigan public-school teacher certification.
This minor consists of 16-17 credits, including ART 305 , ART 306 , ART 307 , any 200-level Studio Art course, and any 200 or 300- level Art History course or the Paris May Term. Studio Art and Art History courses required for the Community Arts Pedagogy minor may not count towards both a Studio Art or an Art History major or minor.