History of VCU VCU’s founding date was 1838, from the year the Medical College of Virginia was created as the medical department of Hampden-Sydney College. MCV became independent in 1854 and state-affiliated in 1860. Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park Campus began in 1917 as the Richmond School of Social Work and Public Health. In 1925, it became the Richmond division of the College of William and Mary; and in 1939, its name was changed to Richmond Professional Institute. It separated from William and Mary in 1962 to become an independent state institution. In 1968, Gov. Mills E. Godwin Jr. signed VCU into existence, based on recommendations set forth in a 1967 report developed by a legislative commission led by Edward A. Wayne Sr., president of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank.
Interesting Facts • Official colors: Black and Gold Virginia Commonwealth University Tuition : $9,885 • Mascot: Ram Student Population: 31,899 Location: Richmond, VA Campuses: Monroe Park Campus MCV Campus VCUarts is ranked #1 public university arts & design program in the country
My Career My Career: Art Education Goal: Master of Art Education Degree + Licensure There are two tracks that you could do at VCU for the Master of Art Education degree. The first track is for teachers who are already licensed and who wants to grow in their knowledge of Art Education (MAE). The second track is for those who have a BA, BFA, or related degree and who would like to earn both a master’s degree in Art Education and a teaching license at the same time (MAE + Licensure).
Certifications For BFA requirements: • General Studies 30 credits • Professional Education 24 credits • Studies in Art and Design 66 credits = 120 Credits MFA + licensure: Program pattern Credits • Art education graduate courses 12 (minimum) • Approved electives 15 • Issues and methods of inquiry 3 • Thesis or project option or nonthesis option 6 =36credits Also needs a written exam, 6hrs of graduate course work in the Department of Art Education, and a comprehensive exam
Tuition • Fall 2012-Spring 2013 • Undergraduate - Monroe Park Campus • In-state • Full-time • Gladding Residence Center - Apartments, Double • No meal plan selected • Tuition, 12-18 credits $3,930.00 Overload Fee of $327.50 per hour required for more than 18 credits. • University Fee, 12-18 credits $828.73 • Activity Fee, 12-18 credits $45.00 • Technology Fee, 12-18 credits $41.50 • Health Fee, 12-18 credits $97.50 • Gladding Residence Center - Apartments, Double $133.00 Communications Fee • Gladding Residence Center - Apartments, Double $2,765.00 • No meal plan selected $0.00 • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • $7,840.73 • For MFA – tuition is $9,583 (On both of them I didn’t include the meal plan, which adds over $1000 more.)
Timeline For a BFA: The time needed to complete the degree can take from 2-4 years depending on if you do the classes full or part time. For an MFA: The time needed to complete the degree depends on how many courses you take each semester and the time taken to conduct research and complete a thesis. Full time students who are already licensed and take 9-12 hours per semester and hours in the summer may expect to complete their degree in 2 years. Part time students should expect the degree to take longer.
Employment Outlook Art Educator $62,040 Job in recent demand! Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Jobs 72,100 73,890 76,810 80,790 86,860 The highest paying Jobs are in Riverside – San Bernadino- Ontario, CA at $96,960 Fresno, CA at $96,370 New York,-White Plains- Wayne, NY at $90,930 Some Companies that are hiring now are Art Institute of Los Angeles, CA for Faculty and ITT Technical Institute in Duluth, GA for an Art Instructor.
I would like to pursue this career in Art Education because it sounds interesting. I want to learn different Art techniques that I haven’t learned in high school and I want to teach to children that love Art like me. • The personality traits I have that best match this career is: • patience, artistic, friendly, and love kids • The advantages of working within this career field is that I get to work with kids and do what I love to do, Art. • The disadvantages are all the hours that you have to do and all the money for tuition to get your Masters degree and that I am on my own away from my family. • One interesting fact that I discovered during this research was how expensive and long it takes to get a degree. • Sources: • www.vcu.edu, www.myfuture.com, and www.careers.org