Art (Art Education), BFA

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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 declare their BFA concentration at the time of their ASU admission. Following admission, if students wish to change their BFA concentration, they may meet with their School of Art academic advisor.

Program offered

Art (Art Education), BFA

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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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 some charter schools, art museums, nonprofit art spaces and recreational or community-oriented 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, Postsecondary 12%$66,930
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 10.1%$92,360
Craft Artists4.3%$34,940
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 10.3%$64,020
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 7.4%$57,160
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators6.6%$49,520
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education7.9%$54,230
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$57,720
Tutors 9.9%

* 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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