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Natasha Egan, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, speaking to students in the UNT art gallery in September of 2014.

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

Lucy Bartholomee - "Collapsing Boundaries"

Art Education Ph.D. student, Lucy Bartholomee, won the 2015 Graduate Student Scholarly Writing Award with a paper she wrote in Dr. Paula Lupkin's Architecture seminar in conjunction with her work with Dr. Tyson Lewis' Phenomenology class, titled "Collapsing Boundaries."

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Art Education Ph.D. student, Lucy Bartholomee, won the 2015 Graduate Student Scholarly Writing Award with a paper she wrote in Dr. Paula Lupkin's Architecture seminar in conjunction with her work with Dr. Tyson Lewis' Phenomenology class, titled "Collapsing Boundaries."

Alumni accomplishments

Bevin Butler

Art History BA (2010) and MA (2012) alumna Bevin Butler presenting her paper "Mutilated Martyrs: Torture, Misogyny, and "Becoming Male" in an Antepedium of Virgin Martyrs" at the 2014 International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Art History BA (2010) and MA (2012) alumna Bevin Butler presenting her paper "Mutilated Martyrs: Torture, Misogyny, and "Becoming Male" in an Antepedium of Virgin Martyrs" at the 2014 International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo.