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Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts and Education (Art Education)

Engaging and Empowering Youth Through the Visual Arts

When you complete majors in both studio arts and education, you'll be prepared to teach visual arts in K-12 settings, evincing the importance of creative expression and the arts to the children who are 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 Studio Arts and all of the requirements needed to apply for a state teaching license.

What will I study?

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts and Education

Foundation program studio courses (12 credits)

  • ART 110: Drawing and Design I  (3 credits)
  • ART 210: Drawing and Design II  (3 credits)
  • ART 206: Color Theory and Application  (3 credits)
  • ART 255: Photography I  (3 credits)

Art history courses (12 credits)

  • ARH 235: Survey of Western Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance  (3 credits)
  • ARH 236: Survey of Western Art II: Baroque to Contemporary  (3 credits)
  • ARH 344: The Modern World or ARH 346 The Contemporary Scene  (3 credits)
  • One 300 level ARH courses  (3 credits)

Studio art courses (21 credits)

  • ART 201: Basic 3-D Design  (3 credits)
  • ART 221: Introduction to Painting  (3 credits)
  • ART 200: Sculpture I or 203 Ceramic I (3 credits)
  • ART 490: Senior Seminar  (1 credit)
  • ART 491: Senior Portfolio and Professional Practices  (2 credits)
  • Three additional ART courses  (9 credits)

Sample four year plan (pdf)

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