Art (Art Education) (BFA)

The BFA program in art with a concentration in art education involves:

  • art learning strategies and processes
  • facilitation of the teaching of art
  • policymaking in art
  • the study of art

The program focuses on public and private K-12 instruction, art in higher education and educational programs in art museums. Students investigate issues in art teaching and learning from multiple perspectives, including:

  • art inquiry
  • context
  • development
  • studio
  • visual culture

In addition to their art education coursework, students are required to take coursework in the various studio programs offered in the School of Art.

Students must submit a BFA declaration form after successful completion of the art foundational coursework to be admitted to the major.

Degree Offered

Art (Art Education) (BFA)
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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Information about this program

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Career Outlook

Graduates who also complete the state certification requirements for an art specialist certificate can teach in public and private elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. Graduates who do not seek state certification may find opportunities for jobs with art museums and recreational or community service groups that offer art instruction.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary10.8%$64,300
Education Administrators, Postsecondary8.7%$88,390
Craft Artists0.6%$31,080
Education Teachers, Postsecondary9.1%$59,720
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 5.8%$54,120
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators3.1%$43,890
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education5.9%$50,600
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.9%$54,940
Tutors 6.8%

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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