Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 095: Visual Arts Education

Test Overview

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test (CBT) and paper-based test (PBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time
  • CBT: 2 hours 30 minutes*
  • PBT: up to 4 hours 30 minutes
    (up to 2 partial-session tests may be taken in one test session—test session information is on your test's information page)
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Objectives

Table outlining test content and subject weighting by sub area and objective.
Subarea Range of Objectives Approximate Percentage of Questions on Test
I Creating Visual Art 001–008 33%
II Aesthetic Knowledge and Critical Analysis of Art 009–0014 25%
III Art in Historical and Cultural Context 015–020 25%
IV Art Education 021–024 17%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Subarea I—CREATING VISUAL ART

Objective 001—Understand tools, materials, processes, and techniques used in drawing, painting, graphic design, and other two-dimensional media.

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Objective 002—Understand tools, materials, processes, and techniques used in the two-dimensional media of printmaking and photography.

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Objective 003—Understand tools, materials, processes, and techniques used in the three-dimensional media of sculpture, product design, environmental art, and installation art.

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Objective 004—Understand tools, materials, processes, and techniques used in ceramics, fibers, and metalwork.

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Objective 005—Understand tools, materials, processes, and techniques used in contemporary and emerging visual art forms (e.g., performance art, electronic imaging, videography, film).

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Objective 006—Understand methods of visual arts presentation.

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Objective 007—Demonstrate knowledge of how organizational structures are used in creating visual art.

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Objective 008—Understand artistic processes involved in creating works of art.

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Subarea II—AESTHETIC KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF ART

Objective 009—Understand the visual arts as a form of communication.

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Objective 010—Understand the role of visual arts in society and the community.

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Objective 011—Understand the effects of culture and gender on visual art.

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Objective 012—Understand the basic components of media literacy.

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Objective 013—Demonstrate knowledge of major traditional and contemporary styles, periods, and theories of art and design.

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Objective 014—Understand the basic principles of analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of works in visual art.

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Subarea III—ART IN HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT

Objective 015—Understand works of art from Africa from ancient times through the present.

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Objective 016—Understand works of art from Asia and Oceania from ancient times through the present.

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Objective 017—Understand works of art from Europe from ancient times through the present.

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Objective 018—Understand visual art from North America from ancient times through European contact.

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Objective 019—Understand visual art from North America from European contact through the present.

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Objective 020—Understand works of art from South America from ancient times through the present.

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Subarea IV—ART EDUCATION

Objective 021—Understand the foundations of art education.

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Objective 022—Understand artistic development in students.

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Objective 023—Understand the selection and use of curricula, strategies, and materials for art education.

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Objective 024—Understand the relationship between visual art education and the general curriculum.

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