Community-Based Art Education Minor

for the minor in Community-Based Art Education


minor office: 129 Art and Design Building, Champaign, IL 61820

minor advisor: Jennifer O'Connor

email: bergmar1@illinois.edu

phone: (217) 244-7467


school catalog page: Art & Design

school website: School of Art & Design

school faculty: Art & Design Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Fine & Applied Arts

college website: Fine & Applied Arts


The Community-Based Art Education Minor is designed for students who seek to study the role of the visual arts in a variety of locations including cultural centers, museums, hospitals, nursing homes, adult day care centers, schools, recreation centers, and other community settings. In addition to the completion of the required art education foundation courses, students choose electives in art education, art history, design, and art studio.  Throughout their course of study, students will engage Art Education as it meets the challenges of the 21st century, including emerging technologies, new social formations, and new forms of cultural expression.

This minor does not lead to Illinois State Board of Education K-12 certification to teach art.

Minimum required major and supporting course work: Students must meet the following course requirements for a total of 18 hours. A minimum of six hours must be completed at the 300 or 400 level.

ARTE 201Foundations of Art Education3
ARTE 202Facilitating the Art Experience3
Electives from Art Education Division Offerings
Select 6 to 12 hours from the following:6-12
Introduction to Art
Museums in Action
Artistic Development
Popular Visual Culture
Electives from the School of Art and Design in the following areas: ART, ARTD, ARTE, ARTH, ARTS0-6
Total Hours18