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

Kevin Jenkins - Golden Eagle Award

Kevin Jenkins, Ph.D. student in Art Education in the College of Visual Arts + Design, received an inaugural Golden Eagle Award on April 18, 2016. The Golden Eagle Award is the most prestigious university-wide award that UNT bestows on a student leader. Recipients of the award are recognized for their exceptional leadership, high academic achievement, meaningful impact on the UNT community through significant commitment to co-curricular involvement, and positive and considerable engagement in service to UNT and greater communities.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Kevin Jenkins, Ph.D. student in Art Education in the College of Visual Arts + Design, received an inaugural Golden Eagle Award on April 18, 2016. The Golden Eagle Award is the most prestigious university-wide award that UNT bestows on a student leader. Recipients of the award are recognized for their exceptional leadership, high academic achievement, meaningful impact on the UNT community through significant commitment to co-curricular involvement, and positive and considerable engagement in service to UNT and greater communities.

Alumni accomplishments

Shana Thompson

Congratulations to Art History MA (2014) alumna Shana Thompson on the publication of her paper “Land, Water, Woman: Place, Identity and Coudrette’sMélusine in Late Medieval Poitou” in Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The publication was based upon her MA Research Project with Dr. Mickey Abel.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Congratulations to Art History MA (2014) alumna Shana Thompson on the publication of her paper “Land, Water, Woman: Place, Identity and Coudrette’sMélusine in Late Medieval Poitou” in Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The publication was based upon her MA Research Project with Dr. Mickey Abel.