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Bachelor of Arts
Art Education: Composite (B.A.)
As an Art Education Major, you will have the opportunity to study a variety of art studio processes as well as how to teach them. You will learn how to inspire future students in art techniques, self-expression, and creativity.
Professor teaches in an art class where students practice drawing heads.
Make a Difference Through Art
As an art education student, you will develop skills in artistic creation in media, such as drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, and more. You will also learn methods for teaching those artistic processes, curriculum development, strategies for assessment, and classroom management. The Art Education Composite Degree is designed to prepare students to earn Idaho teacher certification with an endorsement in Art in grades K-12.

Students can choose one of five areas to focus on:

  • Drawing and Painting
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Three Dimensional
"I loved my time at BYUI especially being in the art program. I felt that I had a great variety of classes and teachers to choose from. Being in the art-ed program allowed me to pick exactly what fine art courses I wanted to take on top of taking education classes that I found interesting and valuable to my career. My education professors were inspiring and guided me to be a better teacher. I love being an art teacher, I feel that I am providing a great way for young students to learn problem solving and creativity."

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Art Education have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Art teacher K-12
The Art Education Degree prepares students to become art teachers in public education. Most opportunities are at the secondary level (middle or high school), but there are also some at the elementary school level.
Curators administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens from museums or other institutions. They may also conduct instructional, research, or public service activities.
Art Director
Art directors formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual productions and media, such as print, broadcasting, video, and film. They also work in artwork and layout design.

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