Transform learning through creative engagement
The art education program fosters expanded modes of inquiry, generates new understanding and illuminates art’s potential as an investigative process to address critical contemporary questions. Students develop valuable knowledge and insights to imagine a better future. The curriculum offers a substantial foundation in studio art, art history and art education with emphasis on interdisciplinary, multicultural and international components. Graduates are prepared to succeed in a range of educational environments, including schools, museums and the community. Art education majors participate in the Eleanor A. Robb Children’s Art Workshop, a community program that serves all children, ages 5-15, throughout the Phoenix area who are interested in learning about art. Coursework also includes internships in K-12 classrooms and museum visits, where students lead discussions and demonstrations with direct access to original works of art. Faculty mentors provide students with ample knowledge and resources to earn their teaching certification.