Art Education & Fine Art

The BFA in Art Education and Fine Art (Double Major) program provides a pathway to becoming an art teacher in classrooms, museums and community-based art programs. Through the Art Education coursework and fieldwork, students will learn how to develop successful curricula and art lesson plans for a wide range of audiences. Through the fine art major, students will develop a portfolio that will showcase their high level of artistic skill and their ability to solve creative problems through the synthesis of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual knowledge.

 

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Art Education & Fine Art Double Major Degree

The Art Education major focuses on the Science of teaching and will require our students to research, investigate and test educational theories and provide practical evidence for their effectiveness in a classroom.

The Fine Art major will help develop the Art of teaching and will be anchored in our students’ maturity as visual Artists. The BFA requires students to develop an Art portfolio which shows an evolution of artistry. As Fine Art students struggle and evolve through their own creative process, they are better able to guide their future students to a high level of artistic success.

Teaching itself is a creative act; our Double Major students will approach their instructional strategies and curriculum choices with developed discipline, creativity and both traditional and innovative ideas.

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