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Bachelor of Arts
Art Education Composite: Drawing and Painting (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 processes, self-expression, and creativity. This emphasis will prepare students to teach in a Drawing and Painting program and other forms of art instruction.
Brother Bodily gives a painting demonstration during his Oil Painting class outside the Spori Building.
Make a Difference Through Art
As an art teacher, you can help shape the future and help students develop creative thinking, self-expression, and other essential skills. As an art education student, you will develop skills in artistic creation in media, such as drawing, painting, ceramics, and photography. 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 an Idaho teacher certification with an endorsement in Art in grades K-12.
"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.
Art Professor
An art professor works for teaching art at an undergraduate institution or graduate school. Typical responsibilities include guiding student projects or working with students trying to build a portfolio of work. They often work with students in a classroom or a fine arts studio.
Art Director
Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual productions and media, such as print, broadcasting, video, and film. Direct workers engaged in artwork or layout design.

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