Programs at SUU

Art Education

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This degree enables students to develop a basis for art education that is informed by an understanding of various media, the elements and principles of art, historical and cultural art contexts and effective teaching practices. The Bachelor or Fine Arts (BFA) is fundamentally different from a BA or BS because it requires 74 credits in art and design rather than 40 to 50. It is the preferred degree for art educators. A program of general studies and education requirements for secondary licensure support the degree.


  • Only accredited BFA Art Education program within the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).
  • Only nationally accredited art and design program within the USHE.
  • Only Art and Design Department within the USHE that is a member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
  • SUU art education students are active participants and attendants in Utah Art Education Association events.


Middle school art educator, high school art educator, art specialist in public or private schools, museum educator, art center educator, educational text author, art curriculum director at the district or state level, art education consultant, arts council educator.


State of the art education studio and other Art and Design Department facilities including; studios for painting, drawing, ceramics and printmaking, photography studios and lab, critique room, and two Mac labs. Exhibition space is available for students in the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, library, student center and Performing and Visual Arts College building.


  • Art Education Student Association
  • Apple-Z Graphic Design Club
  • Ceramics Guild

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