The art education major provides a solid base in the areas of studio art and education. A degree in art education qualifies you to apply for a state license to teach art in grades K-12.
Major in art education and you’ll become knowledgeable with the aesthetic experience through a variety of hands-on practices gained in the classroom. Through the creation of artwork in various forms of media, students will expand on their ability to invent and experiment. The art education major provides preparation for teaching in the areas of ceramics, painting, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking, theory, art history, exhibition, and portfolio work.
Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers in K-12 art education.
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A Place to Practice and Teach
Join a dynamic creative learning community with intimate sized studio classes, an active studio environment, and a focused outcomes-based curriculum. The faculty are practicing artists that regularly model and communicate the compelling demands and rewards of creative study. Students emerge from the program as well-rounded, successful individuals who are prepared to teach others to be true artists.
The Education and Connections to Succeed
While still investing in your own artistic journey, it’s important to learn the best ways to translate your knowledge and pass on techniques through lessons. As an art education major, students dive into our new studio and gallery spaces and begin new experiences right away in their first year of study. By the last semester at BVU, students are fully prepared to student teach in K-12 classrooms. They may even complete a 3-week internship in an art classroom during J-term, or have another field experience under their belt to practice what they’ve learned in core education courses. After graduation, BVU students teach in a variety of grade levels and locations, including rural and urban settings across the country.
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