Texas Tech University

MAE Program Curriculum

Art 5360 Art Seminar : Various topics

Art 5361 Critical Pedagogy in the Visual Arts : Introduction to curriculum materials and technology to develop awareness of and practice in innovative procedures for teaching visual arts disciplines.

Art 5362: Historical Survey of the Teaching of Art : Survey of the historic growth of art education in Europe and America.

Art 5363 Research Methods in the Visual Arts (core): A survey of research methods applicable to the visual arts.

Types of Related Art courses offered at the Junction Campus (select 3 or 4 courses):
            Digital Art
            Contemporary Art
            Graduate Drawing
            Graduate Painting
            Graduate Photography
            Graduate Printmaking
            Graduate Ceramics
            Graduate Metal and Jewelry Design

Examples of a Minor (select 2 or 3 courses outside of the School of Art):
            Education courses
            Anthropology courses
            Business courses
            Science courses
            Literature, Music, or Dance courses

Capstone 6 Credit Hours: (select thesis, professional report, or artistic/studio problem). The MAE committee serving for any of the 3 options should consist of 2 art education faculty from the TTU Art Dept. The 3rd member may be selected from TTU Art Dept. graduate faculty. Note:

The following 3 options are in lieu of a Comprehensive Exam.

Art 6000: Thesis (for those planning to pursue a Ph.D. and publication)
Proposal: Follow thesis proposal guidelines and submit proposal for committee approval.
Oral Presentation: In conjuction with a written document present your thesis to the committee.
Written Presentation: Follow thesis guidelines for format and style.
Art 6001: Professional Report (for those interested in developing a project)
Proposal: Submit a proposal for committee approval.
Oral Presentation: In conjunction with a written document present your project to the committee.
Written Presentation: Follow a consistent and recognized format and style.
Art 6002: Artistic/studio Problem (for those defining artistic problems within or across the media)
Proposal: Reflect upon prior coursework and personal development to articulate an artistic problem to pursue in two studio courses. Submit a proposal for committee approval.
Oral Presentation: In conjunction with an exhibit of art work present a statement of artistic intent.
Exhibit Art: Present an exhibit at Junction, Lubbock, or other prearranged site that shows the pursuit of an artistic problem.