Prepare for Success
If you like art, and you like children, a career combining the two might be for you. To succeed, you should be organized, flexible, creative (as both an artist and a teacher) and enthusiastic. You should also have a positive attitude and excellent communication skills. To prepare for the program in high school, it is helpful to get involved in community art activities and school volunteer programs. We also encourage you to participate in high school art classes, community art programs and classes and/or private lessons.
Your First Year
As an art education major, you will begin the four-year program with general university requirements and Department of Art and Design core art courses. During your first year, you will complete courses in:
- World Art and Culture
- Visual Communication
- Drawing I-II
- Design Process
- Art History
You will also choose a studio emphasis in one of the following areas:
- Graphic Design
- Interactive Design
- Photography/Digital Imaging
You will apply for admission into the Teacher Education Program in the
Education to complete the upper-division education courses during your junior and senior years that lead to teacher certification.