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Department of Art and Design

Courses For Non-Majors

Interested in taking art and design courses but aren’t a major? there are many options available to GVSU students. (Read more)

Art Education

Art education explores the connections between the visual arts and learning.

Art Education Student Work

The discipline integrates the practices of art making, art criticism, and an understanding of contemporary visual culture as foundations for teaching art in schools as well as community settings. Art education students complete rigorous training in studio art complemented by courses in the theory and methods of art education. During the last year of the program, majors complete their professional training with assisting and directed teaching opportunities at regional schools. The program leads to teacher certification for visual art in the Michigan public schools at the primary and secondary levels.

Students may pursue a BA or BS with this major

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The Art Education program has one resource room (a storage room for basic art making materials and tools) and two large studio classrooms (CAC 1201 and 1207) to afford adequate space for both art making and lecture-based discussions. The two classrooms have ample wall space to display student artwork, as well as storage space, shelves (drying racks), and cubbies abundantly sufficient to accommodate 24 students per class.

Students' Work

Art Education Curriculum

  • ART 332: Introduction to Art Education
  • ART 333: Curriculum Development & Practice
  • ART 335: Digital Creativity
  • ART 495: Issues in Art (Capstone)

Art Education Alumni

Degree Requirements for a BA or BS Degrees in Art Education

For information on Degree Requirements for a BA or a BS in Art Education, please refer to the Advising page by clicking here.