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Bachelor of Arts
Art Education Composite: Graphic Design (B.A.)
In this emphasis, you will be prepared to teach graphic design with a versatile curriculum. You will learn about how to employ various mediums of art and about relevant skills for graphic design. This emphasis will prepare a candidate for teaching in K-12 programs and for other endeavors in art and graphic design.
Advanced Graphic Design students in a class taught by Brian Memmott dealing with how a user interacts with a product.
Make a Difference Through Art
Art teachers help students to creatively express themselves by teaching them to use various mediums like drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, and more. To prepare for this position, you will be taught artistic processes, curriculum development, strategies for assessment, and classroom management. You will also specifically learn about the foundations of graphic design, such as typography, Adobe software, and more. With this degree, you will 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 teaches art at an undergraduate institution or graduate school. Their 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
An art director formulates design concepts and presents 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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