B.A. or B.S. in Art Education

Have a passion for crafting, studying, and teaching art? Do you want to foster young artists’ love for creating? The B.A. or B.S. in Art Education degree is designed to prepare future art teachers for success in school environments. With a focus on leadership, creativity, development, and collaboration, students finish this program knowing how to teach art history and theory, as well as foster creative expression in the classroom. This education degree prepares students for taking on graduate school or embarking on their teaching careers for elementary through high school grades after graduation.

Course Requirements

Students pursuing this major must complete the requirements linked below.

Why Choose This Degree?

A B.A. or B.S. in Art Education allows you to:

  • Embark on a career that inspires children to explore and express their creativity 
  • Build upon your knowledge and appreciation of art that has impacted the past and present
  • Strengthen your leadership, creativity, and communication skills with a curriculum that develops your teaching passion

Why Earn it at Greensboro College?

At Greensboro College, earning a B.A. or B.S. in Art Education means you will have the unique opportunities to:

  • Earn a teaching licensure in Art Education for grades K-12
  • Prepare for your career in different school settings through 16-week long student teaching experiences
  • Experience a curriculum that emphasizes development, instructional methods, and collaboration
  • Participate in creative service-learning projects and create impactful artwork that will move our Greensboro community

What Can I Do After Graduation?

The B.A., B.S., or B.F.A. can set students on paths for careers in many creative fields, such as: 

  • Arts Administrator*
  • Art Handler/Installer at galleries/museums/auction houses*
  • Art Researcher/Writer*
  • Art Therapist (professional standard is a Master’s degree)*
  • Cartoonist/comics artist*
  • Concept/storyboard artist
  • Events Designer*
  • Fashion Illustrator/Photographer*
  • Gallerist (Owner)*
  • Gaming Visual Designer/Collaborator with Codersc
  • Graphic Designer (print, digital, and other formats)
  • Illustrator (print, digital, and other formats)*
  • Independent Studio Artist (Painter, Sculptor, etc.)*
  • Instructor/Professor*
  • Interior Designer*
  • Jewelry Designer*
  • K-12 Art Teacher*
  • Museum Curator (most curators earn the Master’s or PhD in Art History)
  • Photographer/Videographer*
  • Visual Marketer
Joshua Fitzgerald photo

“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.