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Art Education


Students enrolled in the Art Education Option Program acquire strong knowledge and skills through both Studio Arts and Art Education curricula employing a wide range of 2D and 3D as well as digital and graphic design media and processes. Students gain a conception of art education that integrates art making, art history, visual culture, art criticism, philosophies of art, art education theory, social-justice influences, and community-based artistic engagements. Also addressed in the curriculum are the ways interdisciplinary aspects of art education can affect societal beliefs, values, and behaviors.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Exhibit a competency to lead visual art activities for children or adults
  • Exhibit knowledge of art history, art curriculum, and program development
  • Demonstrate the ability to design an individualized course of study that explores ways of reaching art students in and through the arts.
  • Demonstrate through art education the intrinsic societal value of the visual arts.
  • Demonstrate analytical skills and explore relationships of the arts to other sectors in education.
  • Create a portfolio of visual art exercises to be used in classes.