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 Art 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. M.A. students have the opportunity to obtain state teaching certification, to further their teaching knowledge and skills, or to learn about art museum education. A master's degree in Art Education supports students in deepening their knowledge of art education practice, theory, and research while specializing in specific forms of art education (such as art museum education).

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

Rachel Hiser Newberry Paper

Rachel Hiser, MA student in Art History, has had her paper, "Leading the Eye: Space as A Didactic and Spiritual Tool in the Twelfth-Century Church of San Clemente, Rome," accepted for the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies 2016 graduate student conference. Her paper will be part of the panel "Cosmography, Space, Place," on Thurs, Jan 28, 1:30-3:00pm.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Rachel Hiser, MA student in Art History, has had her paper, "Leading the Eye: Space as A Didactic and Spiritual Tool in the Twelfth-Century Church of San Clemente, Rome," accepted for the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies 2016 graduate student conference. Her paper will be part of the panel "Cosmography, Space, Place," on Thurs, Jan 28, 1:30-3:00pm.

Alumni accomplishments

Tania Kolarik published in ATHANOR XXXIV

Art History graduate (MA, Fall 2015) Tania Kolarik’s article, “Vision of the Afterlife: The Heavenly Jerusalem of Santa Maria Maggiore,” has now been published in ATHANOR XXXIV, the journal of Florida State University, Department of Art History.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Art History graduate (MA, Fall 2015) Tania Kolarik’s article, “Vision of the Afterlife: The Heavenly Jerusalem of Santa Maria Maggiore,” has now been published in ATHANOR XXXIV, the journal of Florida State University, Department of Art History.