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Art Education

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Interested in an art education degree?

Art education occupies the overlap between visual expression and social responsibility. As an integrated, compound discipline, art education requires intensive training in studio art and art history while also reaching beyond art and education for its resources. The social and cognitive sciences provide a framework through which contemporary issues in visual culture and the transmission of cultural knowledge are explored. 

All course work for the art education degree has an accompanying practicum, designed to provide preservice teachers with the means to examine and apply their knowledge in a field setting. 


Graduates with an art education degree pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of fine arts, history and human behavior. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Public and private schools
  • Public and private universities
  • Durham Arts Council
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
  • REACH Art Studio
  • SHI International Corp.
  • 3e International School

Alumni work as: 

  • Teachers
  • Professors of ceramics
  • Fine art instructors
  • Gallery owners
  • Photographers
  • Arts administrators
  • Program coordinators

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