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 their degree plans 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 scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Exams, or SAT, or ACT Test 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, and a completed Teacher Education Application available here: TED Form for Interdisciplinary Studies Students (Grades EC-6 or 4-8th). 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.

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

Jungwan Kim - Art History

Art history student Jungwan Kim took second place in the Arts & Humanities category of the Scholars Day writing competition. Jungwan's paper, "The Image of Mexico in Letters from Mexico: Hegemonic Relations between the US and Mexico in the Late Nineteenth Century," features research completed during her art history senior research seminar. CVAD is pleased to announce that Jungwan has decided to pursue her Master's degree in art history here in the fall.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Art history student Jungwan Kim took second place in the Arts & Humanities category of the Scholars Day writing competition. Jungwan's paper, "The Image of Mexico in Letters from Mexico: Hegemonic Relations between the US and Mexico in the Late Nineteenth Century," features research completed during her art history senior research seminar. CVAD is pleased to announce that Jungwan has decided to pursue her Master's degree in art history here in the fall.

Alumni accomplishments

Lynda Wilbur AEAH

Lynda Wilbur enjoys providing meaningful gallery and art-making experiences for students and adults at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. As Manager of Tour Programs, she coordinates school tours, teaching resources, and works with a team of educators to engage visitors with innovative tours and workshops. Program launches this year include Skype distance learning school tours and "Scope out Sculpture" on Periscope.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Lynda Wilbur enjoys providing meaningful gallery and art-making experiences for students and adults at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. As Manager of Tour Programs, she coordinates school tours, teaching resources, and works with a team of educators to engage visitors with innovative tours and workshops. Program launches this year include Skype distance learning school tours and "Scope out Sculpture" on Periscope.