Department of Art and Art History Art Education + Visual Art Studies

Undergraduate Program Overview

Undergraduate students who pursue the BFA in Visual Art Studies degree prepare to strengthen art education schools and communities through their coursework. Currently, there is a growing need for quality art teachers in schools and communities throughout the U.S. Preparation of art teachers includes an understanding of art education history, philosophy, student development, teaching strategies, standards, objectives, and evaluation procedures. Field observations and practical classroom teaching are required of all students in our programs.

Degree Offered

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Visual Art Studies

The BFA in Visual Art Studies degree is structured to prepare students for service as arts teachers and programmers with 33 hours of general education, 57 hours of arts courses, and 30 hours towards teacher certification.