AAEP Courses

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The Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy offers comprehensive, critical, and interdisciplinary coverage of the two primary fields of of study in the department - Art Education and Arts Policy and Administration. Our courses and programs promote understanding of the arts and other forms of visual culture, policy, and education for all students through a curriculum that is research-based, interdisciplinary, and intent on collaboration with communities within the University, state, nation and world. Content is explored through pedagogical theory and practices, critical inquiry of historical and contemporary artwork; the analysis of public and educational policy in the arts and cultures; and inquiry in the philosophical, historical and policy foundations of art education, arts management, and cultural policy administration. Our curriculum includes attention to understanding multimedia technologies in cultural production, critique of policies, teaching, learning, assessment and awareness of comparative international practice.

AAEP offers a number of popular GE courses, including two of the most popular in the College of Arts and Sciences: ARTEDUC 1600: Art and Music Since 1945 and ARTEDUC 2367.03: Criticizing Television.

This is a comprehensive list of all courses offered within AAEP. Many of the upper level and graduate courses are offered on a biannual or triannual basis. Those offered on a yearly basis are denoted with an asterisk (*) though this is subject to change. For the schedule of courses being offered for a future term, visit the Student Resources page. The summer and autumn course schedules will be posted to the Student Resources page during spring semester while a spring course schedule will be posted during autumn semester.

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ARTEDUC 6998: Research for Non-Thesis*
Instruction Mode: In Person and Distance Learning

Research for non-thesis purposes only. 1-9 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 6999: Research for Thesis*
Instruction Mode: In Person and Distance Learning

Research for thesis purposes only. 1-9 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 7000.10: Concepts, Theories and Issues in Art Education*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Review of analytical reading and writing; overview of topics for art education research; graduate faculty research; national and international issues; research resources. Must be taken during the first year of graduate study. 2 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7000.20: Concepts, Theories, and Issues in Arts/Culture Policy*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Review of analytical reading and writing; overview of topics for arts policy & admin. research; graduate faculty research; national and international issues; research resources. Must be taken during the first year of graduate study. 2 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7000.30: Issues, Frameworks and Theories for Art Educators*
Instruction Mode: Distance Learning

This course is a required introductory course in Art Education. In this online course, we will critically analyze articles that provide an overview of topics for art education research; graduate faculty research; national and international issues, and research resources. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7100: Histories & Policies of Arts Education*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Students explore arts/education history while developing skills in researching cultural practices, programs and protocols, and analyzing the impact of arts programs/initiatives and social interventions on citizens and communities. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7200.10: Introduction to Research Methodologies & Methods*
Instruction Mode: In Person and Distance Learning

Introduction to research philosophies, methodologies and methods in arts education, policy, and administration. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7200.20: Overview of Research Planning for Arts Policy & Administration*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Introduction to a range of research resources and methods applicable to APA students including historical, case studies, surveys & interviews. Using the literature to frame research questions, build a conceptual framework and inform research plan. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7200.30: Overview of Research for Arts Educators
Instruction Mode: In Person

Introduction to a broad range of qualitative educational research methodologies in the field of art education, mainly in an art teacher's classroom, a museum setting, or community arts space. Includes research terminology and methodologies, data collection methods, and discusses the power of teachers as researchers in their own classrooms. Practices collecting and analyzing data. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7300: Introduction to Teaching Arts Education at the College Level*
Instruction Mode: In Person

An introduction to theories, methods and issues related to teaching arts education at the college level. 2 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7604: Teaching of Studio Activities
Instruction Mode: Distance Learning

Exploration of instructional application of various art materials for educational settings. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7606: Technology and Digital Texts
Instruction Mode: Distance Learning

Theory and practice of engaging others in technologies and digital texts relative to art education practice. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7607: Curriculum Planning and Assessment in Art Education
Instruction Mode: Distance Learning

Introduction to curriculum development including artmaking practices and assessment strategies. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7681: Arts/Cultural Institutions, Organizational Theories & Management Practice
Instruction Mode: In Person

Building on organizational theories, this course examines the purpose and function of arts and cultural institutions and current management practices in the creative sector. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7701: Contemporary Theory & Art Education*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Investigation of contemporary theory from an interdisciplinary perspective and the implications for art education. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7707: Action Research Theory and Practice
Instruction Mode: In Person and Distance Learning

Exploration of action research theories and practices in school, community, and organizational settings. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7708: Universal Design for Learning: Disability Studies and Art Education
Instruction Mode: Distance Learning

This course explores Universal Design for Learning in Art Education for the purposes of enhancing the learning experiences of students with disabilities and all learners and makes practical applications to classroom experiences. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7709: Arts-Based Education Research Approaches
Instruction Mode: In Person

Survey a range of arts-based research methods in the multiple arts and education fields. Explore/develop and analyze innovations in data gathering, analyses, performance/presentation and publication. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7710: Experimental Writing in Qualitative Research
Instruction Mode: In Person

Offers readings, discussion, and practice in writing new texts that expand the conception of qualitative research. Students engage in workshops with peers and established arts-informed writers. Completion of one qualitative research course is recommended but not required for enrollment. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7711: Designing and Writing Research Proposals*
Instruction Mode: In Person

This course is designed to assist in understanding the nature and purpose of the dissertation proposal as well as the strategies necessary to conceive of it and construct it. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7725: Re-Imagining Writing through Creative Inquiry*
Instruction Mode: In Person

This trans-disciplinary writing seminar encourages graduate researchers to develop a philosophy and practice of writing that reflects a full range of scholarly expression. Beginning with a review of expository writing, students engage with the theory and practice of shaping new ways to conceive of and write scholarly research in their respective disciplines. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7735: Art Museum History, Theory, and Practice
Instruction Mode: In Person

Critical examination of the historic and theoretical foundations of art and other museums as an institution, drawing on multiple disciplinary perspectives. Counts toward Museum Education specialization. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7736: Teaching and Learning in Art Museums
Instruction Mode: In Person

A theoretical and practical study of teaching and learning in and through museums. Counts toward Museum Education specialization. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7748: Art Museum Education & Administration Practicum
Instruction Mode: In Person

An examination of the role of education in art museums through an in-depth experience in a museum setting. Counts toward Museum Education specialization. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7767: Critical Analysis of Multicultural Art Education
Instruction Mode: Distance Learning

Investigation and analysis of multicultural theories, issues, and practices for art education. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7775: Social and Cultural Theories in Art and Art Education*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Critical investigation of theoretical, artistic, and pedagogical concepts related to diversity. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 7777: Research to Advocacy*
Instruction Mode: Distance Learning

This course engages practicing arts educators in developing effective advocacy strategies, arguments and approaches grounded in reliable research and assessment measures. Educators clearly communicating these measures can effectively leverage them in persuading administrators, parents and policy makers to energetically support and advance the critical work of arts education. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 8193: Individual Studies*
Instruction Mode: In Person and Distance Learning

Individual studies. 1-5 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 8911: Research Problems in Art Education*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Research problems in Art Education. 1-9 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 8191.01: Internship in Arts Management*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Supervised professional experience in performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, or museum/historical organization. 1-9 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 8191.02: Art and Cultural Policy Internship*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Supervised professional experience in government arts or a cultural agency at any level - local, state, regional, national, or international - or within a trade or professional association engaged in arts advocacy. 1-9 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 8191.03: Internship: Engaging with Art Museums & Communities*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Supervised professional experience within a museum or public gallery that provides educational services. 1-9 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 8191.04: Community Arts Internship*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Supervised professional experience in a community setting that provides programs addressing arts education. 1-9 credit hours. 

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 8998: Research for Candidacy*
Instruction Mode: In Person and Distance Learning

Research for candidacy examination. 1-9 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 8999: Research for Dissertation*
Instruction Mode: In Person and Distance Learning

Research for dissertation purposes only. 1-9 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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ARTEDUC 1600: Art and Music Since 1945*
Instruction Mode: Distance Learning and hybrid

A survey of the visual arts and music in the western world since 1945, based on live and recorded performances and exhibitions. 3 credit hours.

GE VPA course.


ARTEDUC 2100: Introduction to Arts Management*
Instruction Mode: In Person

This Introduction to Arts Management is a survey of non-profit and for profit arts management topics and issues. Students will examine members of the creative sector in various fields within the arts and cultural sector and what their impact is on the global marketplace. Using scholarly articles and various media, students will identify examples of these individuals around the world. 3 credit hours. 

Required for Arts Management major


ARTEDUC 2250: Introduction to Art Education*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Ideas, issues, and career possibilities in art education explored through readings, dialogue, and site visitation. 3 credit hours.

Bachelor of Art Education (BAE) Prerequisite


ARTEDUC 2367.01: Visual Culture: Investigating Diversity & Social Justice*
Instruction Mode: In Person and Distance Learning

A study of the artists, the artworks, and art worlds from diverse ethnic cultures in North America. 3 credit hours.

GE writing and communications course: level 2 and VPA and diversity social diversity in the US course.


ARTEDUC 2367.01(H): Visual Culture: Investigating Diversity & Social Justice
Instruction Mode: In Person

A study of the artists, the artworks, and art worlds from diverse ethnic cultures in North America. 3 credit hours.

GE writing and communications course: level 2 and VPA and diversity social diversity in the US course.


ARTEDUC 2367.02: Writing Art Criticism
Instruction Mode: In Person

Focuses on critical literacy and writing about contemporary American art by a variety of artists with diverse points of view. 3 credit hours.

GE writing and communications course: level 2.


ARTEDUC 2367.03: Criticizing Television*
Instruction Mode: In Person and Distance Learning

A critical analysis of a wide variety of television programs through viewing, discussing, reading, and writing. 3 credit hours.

GE writing and communications course: level 2 and diversity social diversity in the US course.


ARTEDUC 2520: Digital Artmaking
Instruction Mode: In Person

Introductory study of digital artmaking through interpreting contemporary artists, constructing a language of art critique, and producing images using graphic design software. 3 credit hours.

GE VPA course.

This course will no longer be offered after spring 2022


ARTEDUC 2550: Introduction to Visual Culture: Seeing and Being Seen*
Instruction Mode: Hybrid

An introduction to issues of representation, spectacle, surveillance, and voyeurism, explored through a range of visual images and sites. 3 credit hours.

GE Cultures and Ideas; GE Diversity: Social Diversity in the US


ARTEDUC 3680: Exploring the Creative Industry: Art Issues in the 21st Century*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Explores the relationships within the creative sector; Artistic workforce, contemporary art trends, organizational structure and variety within the industries. 3 credit hours.

Not open to students without credit for 2100 who are also enrolled in the Arts Management program.


ARTEDUC 3681: Managing Non-profit Arts Organizations: Balancing Continuity & Change*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Introduces the purposes of non-profit organizations and their functions such as governance, program planning, marketing, and fundraising; encourages critical thinking in managerial decision making through practical assignments. 3 credit hours.

Not open to students without credit for 2100 who are also enrolled in the Arts Management program.


ARTEDUC 3690: Arts Entrepreneurship
Instruction Mode: In Person

This course helps students gain skills toward using creativity and artistry to solve problems and identify their personal sites of expertise as they begin to think about their future careers. Identifying opportunities in the arts can take on aspects of using artistic skill to address social problems, create economic value, and bring aesthetic solutions to social, cultural, and business problems. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 3900: Art & Curriculum Concepts for Teachers*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Problems of teaching in terms of personal knowledge about art, insight into children's art work, and understanding of elementary school curriculum. 2 credit hours.

Not open to art education teacher-candidates.


ARTEDUC 4000: Pedagogies of Critical Multiculturalism in Teaching Visual Culture*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Investigating the interrelationship of social and visual cultural issues and their impact on the curriculum and teaching practice. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Art Education Licensure students, or permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 4100: Processes of Making and Responding to Art*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Interpreting and writing critically about contemporary art, methods, and strategies that enhance student artmaking. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Art Education Licensure students, or permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 4189.02: Teaching Practicum: PreK-12*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Field-based teaching practicum at the prekindergarten through Grade 12 levels. 12 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Art Education Licensure students, or permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 4191: Internship*
Instruction Mode: In Person and Distance Learning

Students intern at various sites to synthesize and apply what they have learned in the classroom through concentrated practice in the field. 1-9 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Jr standing or above, and permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 4193: Individual Studies*
Instruction Mode: In Person and Distance Learning

Individual studies and project work in specified problems in the field of art education. 1-9 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 4200: Concepts for Planning Art Education Curricula*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Planning for and management of the social and physical environment of art education. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Art Education Licensure students, or permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 4300: History & Philosophy of Art Education, Schools, and Society*
Instruction Mode: In Person

History of the field with an emphasis on major ideas in philosophy and learning theory that affect current trends. 3 credit hours. 

Prerequisite: Art Education Licensure students, or permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 4400: Art Education for Children with Special Needs*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Strategies that can be used in teaching art to students with special needs and lesson planning for inclusion. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Art Education Licensure students, or permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 4491: Applied Research*
Instruction Mode: In Person and Distance Learning

Studies in empirical, philosophical, curriculum, and studio problems in art education. 1-6 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 4495: Seminar on Topical Issues in Art Education
Instruction Mode: In Person

Topic: Arts and Entertainment Planning. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 4500: Clinical Experience*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Contact with practicum sites and collaborative work with cooperating teachers to plan and deliver instruction. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Art Education Licensure students, or permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 4674: The City as Art
Instruction Mode: In Person

This course will examine the ways that cities throughout the world integrate arts and culture into their planning, as well as whether being a cultural city can build the brand, draw new residents and attract visitors. Students will investigate cultural tourism, urban cultural policy and temporary built culture such as festivals and fairs. Team-taught w/ faculty in City and Regional Planning. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Jr or Sr standing.


ARTEDUC 4900: Teaching Seminar*
Instruction Mode: In Person

Concurrent to teaching practicum. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Art Education Licensure students, or permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 4998: Creative Activity in Art Education: Undergraduate Scholarship (Individual Studies)*
Instruction Mode: In Person and Distance Learning

Undergraduate scholarship. 1-9 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


ARTEDUC 4999: Thesis Research
Instruction Mode: In Person and Distance Learning

A program of reading and research arranged for each student, with individual conferences and reports and thesis. 1-9 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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ARTEDUC 5367: Reel Injuns: Identity and Representation
Instruction Mode: Distance Learning

Introduces broad range of issues, theories, and practices of visual culture within the gaze of American Indians and how reaction to or rejection shapes indigenous identities, as well as non-Native understandings of American Indians. This course will explore action research practices, historical research methodologies, and critical readings. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 5670: Public Policy and the Arts
Instruction Mode: In Person

Introduction to the purposes, rationales, interests, issues, political dynamics, and performance of agency/programs in the U.S. cultural policy system. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 5671: Organizational Leadership in the Nonprofit Arts
Instruction Mode: In Person

Students will be assisted in enhancing their knowledge and ability to take responsible leadership roles in non-profit arts organizations and as a major constituent of public arts agencies. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 5672: Managing Cultural Policy Change
Instruction Mode: In Person

Planning and executing strategic change in public arts agencies. Explores implications of shifting from a supply/demand to a value-based cultural policy paradigm. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 5674: The Creative Sector and Creative Cities
Instruction Mode: In Person

Examines policy experiences of U.S. and other countries pertaining to the composition, workforce, and support systems of the creative industries across non-profit, commercial, community, and embedded settings. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 5675: International Cultural Relations
Instruction Mode: In Person

Explores cultural exchange as a policy tool of international cultural engagement, nation branding, and cultural diplomacy. Also considers international festival and exhibitions, cultural trade, and international collaboration. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 5682: Nonprofit Arts Institution Governance and Board Leadership
Instruction Mode: In Person

Research-based, practical exploration of nonprofit boards critically examines governance policies and practices; specifically focusing on management, board and staff relations and issues of accountability. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 5683: Developing Art Careers: Positioning Passion
Instruction Mode: In Person

Prepares students as entrepreneurs to enter nonprofit, commercial, public and/or academic careers through independent investigation, dossier development, research proposals, and grant writing. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 5684: Arts Participation, Cultural Literacy, & Audience Development
Instruction Mode: In Person

Building on empirical and theoretical research, this course constructs a framework to understand audience participation, understanding and reception of specific art forms. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 5685: Arts/Cultural Organizations: Resource Management & Revenue Streams
Instruction Mode: In Person

An analysis of current issues in resource management and revenue streams available to arts & cultural organizations, and its application to marketing and development practice. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 5686: Cultural Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
Instruction Mode: In Person

Research of program theory, design, and their application implementation. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 5687: Social World of the Arts
Instruction Mode: In Person

We often think about the arts as primarily aesthetic endeavors, but the social world around the creation, production, distribution, and reception of art are key in understanding the role of art and of artists in society. In this class, students will use a sociological lens to examine how individuals and groups create, produce, distribute, and consume art. 3 credit hours.


ARTEDUC 5795: Seminar on Topical Issues in Art Education
Topic: 21st Century Museums
Instruction Mode: In Person


ARTEDUC 5795: Seminar on Topical Issues in Art Education
Topic: Marketing, Communications, and Social Media in Nonprofit Institutions
Instruction Mode: In Person


ARTEDUC 5795: Seminar on Topical Issues in Art Education
Topic: Grantsmanship
Instruction Mode: In Person


ARTEDUC 5795: 
Topic: Global Indigenous Arts: Education for Settlers
Instruction Mode: In Person


ARTEDUC 5797.02: Exploring Jamaican Arts and Culture
Instruction Mode: Distance Learning

Focuses on arts and cultural practices in schools, colleges, museums, and cultural institutions in Jamaica. Students explore and analyze policies, practices, content, and pedagogies of the arts in Jamaica in comparison and contrast with our understandings of such in the United States. 3 credit hours.