How to Become a Major

The undergraduate program in Art Education: Visual Art Studies welcomes both students who wish to pair a degree and art teacher certification with another degree (such as a B.F.A. in a studio concentration) as well as those who seek the stand-alone B.F.A. in Visual Art Studies. In order to become a Visual Art Studies major you need to:

  1. Be accepted as a student in the College of Visual Arts and Design. More information about how to apply can be found at CVAD Admissions.
  2. Enroll in AEAH 3753: Foundations of Visual Art Studies. Students wishing to pursue the Visual Art Studies major must enroll in AEAH 3753. Priority admission to this course is based on the successful completion of ART 1200 or 1301, 2350, 2360, 1440, 1450, 1500, and 1510 and at least 2 of the of the required studio courses beyond the CVAD Core.
  3. Complete degree plan during an announced class meeting of AEAH 3753: Foundations of Visual Art Studies.
  4. Review processed degree plan with CVAD advisor. You will need this for admission into Teacher Education within the College of Education.
  5. Please contact the Student Advising Office (940-565-2736) in the College of Education to determine the current appropriate exam scores on either the TSI, SAT, or ACT for the purposes of Teacher Education Admission.
  6. Make an appointment with the Student Advising Office in the College of Education (940-565-2736) to be admitted into Teacher Education in the College of Education. Admission requires junior status, a 2.75 grade point average (both UNT and cumulative). There are some limited possibilities for exceptions to this requirement (contact the art education undergraduate coordinator, Dr. Nadine Kalin for more details). Additional requirements include your official Degree Audit from CVAD Academic Advising, proof of your passing test scores in the form of an unofficial or official score report attached to your application, and a completed Teacher Education Application available here: https://www.coe.unt.edu/sites/default/files/1321/Secondary%20and%20All%20Level%20Application.pdf
  7. Take all these items to your appointment in Matthews Hall, Room 105.

Please note that you will not be admitted into your secondary suite of courses until after you have been officially accepted to the College of Education. Moreover, you must maintain a 2.75 GPA to ultimately be recommended for certification by the College of Education after graduation.

We are here to help with this process! If you have questions, contact Associate Professor of Art Education and Visual Art Studies Program Coordinator, Dr. Nadine Kalin.

Student accomplishments

Center for Creative Connections features David Herman, UNT Art Education Ph.D student

David Herman, Jr., UNT Art Education Ph. D student, featured as part of the Dallas Museum of Art's Center for Creative Connections Visiting Artists program. David is a conceptual artist, educator, and co-founder of Preservation LINK, an arts education non-profit. He is currently a Ph.D. Visual Culture Studies student at the University of North Texas and Artist-in-Residence at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

David Herman, Jr., UNT Art Education Ph. D student, featured as part of the Dallas Museum of Art's Center for Creative Connections Visiting Artists program.

David is a conceptual artist, educator, and co-founder of Preservation LINK, an arts education non-profit. He is currently a Ph.D. Visual Culture Studies student at the University of North Texas and Artist-in-Residence at the Dallas Museum of Art.

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.