Course of Study

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 consists of 120 semester credit hours during which you will garner significant experience and skills in art making, art history, and pedagogical practice. You will spend time observing both an elementary and secondary arts classroom, and reflect upon these experiences prior to your final semester, during which you will be a full-time student teacher.

Please note that all courses completed towards your degree requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better. All professional development courses also require a GPA of 2.75 or better.

For certification, you will need to pass the TExES examinations in both Art and Professional Practices. For more information, go to Matthews Hall 105. After passing these exams and the successful completion of your degree, you will need to apply for certification through the state. You can do this online through the Texas Education Agency. For more information on this process, see UNT’s College of Education.

Don’t forget to meet regularly with CVAD advising to make sure that you are on the right path to graduation!

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Student accomplishments

Annalisa Giannotti participates in 2016 Mellon Summer Academy at MFAH

Annalisa Giannotti was selected as one of fifteen students to participate in the 2016 Mellon Summer Academy at the MFAH in Houston. The Mellon Summer Academy consists of behind-the-scenes art museum tours, workshops with art museum professionals, tours of exhibitions with MFAH curators, conversations with artists, art historians, and collectors.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Annalisa Giannotti was selected as one of fifteen students to participate in the 2016 Mellon Summer Academy at the MFAH in Houston. The Mellon Summer Academy consists of behind-the-scenes art museum tours, workshops with art museum professionals, tours of exhibitions with MFAH curators, conversations with artists, art historians, and collectors.

Alumni accomplishments

Danielle Naylor

Congratulations to Danielle Naylor (MA Art Education, Art Museum Education Certificate) on her upcoming position as the Administrative and Programs Assistant at the Greater Denton Arts Council! She will provide support for the Executive Director, staff, board of directors, and GDAC educational efforts. She will assist with programming coordination and special events, and in recruiting, training, and scheduling of volunteers/interns.

Art Education and Art History
Interior Design

Congratulations to Danielle Naylor (MA Art Education, Art Museum Education Certificate) on her upcoming position as the Administrative and Programs Assistant at the Greater Denton Arts Council! She will provide support for the Executive Director, staff, board of directors, and GDAC educational efforts. She will assist with programming coordination and special events, and in recruiting, training, and scheduling of volunteers/interns.