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Metals and Jewelry graduate student Tamar Navama curated the 2014 exhibition Curator. Cold Connections, a selection of works by past and present students of the UNT Metals & Jewelry program.

Art Education: Visual Art Studies

Generally speaking, the discipline of Art Education concerns itself with the theory and practice of teaching art to others. UNT’s Art Education program is recognized for its development of art and museum educators and leaders in the field who have a broad understanding of contemporary and past visual art forms, teaching and learning in the arts, and research and innovation through a rigorous mix of theoretical and practical preparation.

At the undergraduate level, a degree in art education—the B.F.A. in Visual Arts Studies—prepares one for a career as an early childhood, elementary, middle and/or high school art teacher and for careers in community art programs and other educational facilities.

The M.A. in Art Education offers 3 separate program options, and offers M.A. students the opportunities to seek teaching certification, further their skills, or move into art museum education. A master's degree in Art Education allows students to further their knowledge of art education practice and research and to focus on a specific type of art education (such as art museum education). It is also possible to earn certification while pursuing the M.A.

Students pursuing a doctorate in Art Education research and develop new theories of art teaching and learning and prepare themselves to be researchers and professors of Art Education at colleges and universities. The Ph.D. is the terminal degree in Art Education and the University of North Texas is the only university in the state of Texas to offer it.

Student accomplishments

Sarah Travis, Art Ed PhD, published in Oral History Review journal

Congratulations go out to Art Education PhD student Sarah Travis on the publication of her review of Hilton Kelly's Race, Remembering, and Jim Crow’s Teachers in Oral History Review. Her review is featured in volume 4, issue 2, Summer/Fall 2014 of the journal. The review can be accessed via http://ohr.oxfordjournals.org/content/41/2/395.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=cKeLbOAAmkRXRpR. Nicely done, Sarah!

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Congratulations go out to Art Education PhD student Sarah Travis on the publication of her review of Hilton Kelly's Race, Remembering, and Jim Crow’s Teachers in Oral History ReviewHer review is featured in volume 4, issue 2, Summer/Fall 2014 of the journal. The review can be accessed via http://ohr.oxfordjournals.org/content/41/2/395.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=cKeLbOAAmkRXRpR.

Nicely done, Sarah!

Alumni accomplishments

Bevin Butler presented at Texas Medieval Association annual conference

Bevin Butler, Art History BA and MA alumna, presented at the Texas Medieval Association annual conference, which took place on the campus of UNT. She is pictured here with current Art History MA student LauraLee Brott.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Bevin Butler, Art History BA and MA alumna, presented at the Texas Medieval Association annual conference, which took place on the campus of UNT. She is pictured here with current Art History MA student LauraLee Brott.