Undergraduate

Our Visual Art Studies degree program leads to a B.F.A. with all-level teacher certification in art, accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification. The program offers a comprehensive approach that includes study of the theory and practice of art criticism, art history, aesthetics and art making at the EC-12 levels. The Visual Art Studies undergraduate program prepares students to go on to pursue teaching careers in EC-12 school environments.

Training may also be applied to careers with non-profit arts organizations and serve as a foundation for advanced study in related fields, such as museum education.

Students with an undergraduate degree in Visual Art Studies will examine global artistic production, relevant technologies, critical methods, teaching and learning theories, and innovative approaches to pedagogy and knowledge acquisition. The Visual Art Studies program aims at creating a citizenry well informed on educational issues, high-quality graduates in art education and a workforce well prepared for teaching in a global economy.

For more information, contact Associate Professor of Art Education and Undergraduate Program Coordinator for Art Education, Nadine Kalin.

Student accomplishments

Banan Al-Ansari

Congratulations to Art Education PhD student Banan Al-Ansari on the recent publication of her article “On Crits” with Professor Terry Barrett, which was published in the journal Visual Arts Research.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Congratulations to Art Education PhD student Banan Al-Ansari on the recent publication of her article “On Crits” with Professor Terry Barrett, which was published in the journal Visual Arts Research.

Alumni accomplishments

Linda East - Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Linda East is the new Lectures and Concerts Assistant at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. She will be helping to plan and implement lectures that accompany exhibits, films, and other special events through the Learning and Interpretation Department.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Linda East is the new Lectures and Concerts Assistant at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. She will be helping to plan and implement lectures that accompany exhibits, films, and other special events through the Learning and Interpretation Department.