Bachelor's Degree in Art Education (BFA)


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art Education focuses on art and design, art history, and instructional methods. Students have ample opportunities to master various media; engage with artists, teachers, and museum professionals; and complete field experiences at K-12 schools. The degree prepares students to receive licensure at the secondary level (grades 7-12). However, as part of the degree, students may pursue an endorsement to teach at the elementary level (grades K-6) or explore options in museum education or art therapy.



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Program Highlights

The program has integrated art and education topics so that students can receive licensure with a minimum of 120 credit hours. Paired with its three-pronged approach featuring K-12 teaching, museum education, and art therapy, art education at SUU is one of the state’s most efficient, affordable, and dynamic programs. Furthermore, it is also one of the state’s most active programs. Art education students frequently visit and teach in local classrooms and participate in the university’s student chapter of the National Art Education Association. Each year, members of the chapter attend the spring conference of the Utah Art Education Association and senior members also travel to the national convention.

Possible Careers

  • 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