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

Jena Jones, Sarah Shivers, Rachel Hister - Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Workshop

Medieval Art History M.A. students Jena Jones, Sarah Shivers, & Rachel Hiser were accepted to the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Fall Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students. The workshop, titled “Introduction to Medieval Studies at the Newberry” was held on Nov 7th in Chicago at the Newberry Library.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Medieval Art History M.A. students Jena Jones, Sarah Shivers, & Rachel Hiser were accepted to the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Fall Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students. The workshop, titled “Introduction to Medieval Studies at the Newberry” was held on Nov 7th in Chicago at the Newberry Library.

Alumni accomplishments

Andrew Palamara

Andrew Palamara is the Assistant Director for Docent Learning at the Cincinnati Art Museum. He supervises a group of 120 volunteer docents that have been a fixture of the CAM for over half a century. He also organizes and leads the docents' training sessions by assessing their tour performance and providing them with resources. Andrew graduated from UNT in 2014 with a Master's in Art Education and the Art Museum Education Certification.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Andrew Palamara is the Assistant Director for Docent Learning at the Cincinnati Art Museum. He supervises a group of 120 volunteer docents that have been a fixture of the CAM for over half a century. He also organizes and leads the docents' training sessions by assessing their tour performance and providing them with resources. Andrew graduated from UNT in 2014 with a Master's in Art Education and the Art Museum Education Certification.