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Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Creative Arts: Studio Arts and Education (Art Education)

Engaging and empowering young people through the visual arts.

Visual and creative arts double majors in studio arts and education evince the importance of visual arts to the education of our young people and to the future of our society.

Why choose art education at Marian?

Your preparation for becoming an art educator, who makes a difference, combines the advantages of uniting the broad-based curriculum of a liberal arts degree with courses in education, studio arts, and art history. As a double major, you will choose a creative discipline and receive methods instruction from The Educators College.

Our program assists you with articulating a mission and vision as an artist-educator through real-world student teaching experiences and professional art opportunities. Advanced studio studies culminate with a senior exhibition, professional communication materials, and a comprehensive portfolio ready for graduate school application or entry into the education profession. You will graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in VCA: Studio Arts and all of the requirements needed to apply for a state teaching license.

What will I study?

Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Creative Arts: Studio Arts and Education

Foundation program studio courses (12 credits)

  • ART 110 Drawing and Design I  (3 credits)
  • ART 120 Drawing and Design II  (3 credits)
  • ART 206 Design and Color Theory (3 credits)
  • ART 255 Photography I  (3 credits)

Art history courses (10 credits)

  • ARH 240 Survey of Western Art  (4 credits)
  • Two 300 level ARH courses  (6 credits)

Studio art courses (15 credits)

  • ART 201 Basic 3-D Design  (3 credits)
  • ART 221 Introduction to Painting  (3 credits)
  • ART 490 Senior Seminar  (1 credit)
  • ART 491 Senior Portfolio and Professional Practices  (2 credits)
  • Two Additional ART courses  (6 credits)

Studio arts and education sample four year plan (pdf)

For more information

Department of Visual and Creative Arts
(317) 955-6381


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