About Art Education
Creativity + Community + Collaboration = Mindset
Careers in art education include elementary, middle and high school art teachers, as well as arts administrators, museum educators and college faculty who prepare future art educators. At Winthrop University, art education students earn a Bachelor of Arts in Art degree and receive a K-12 teaching certification through the College of Education.
Graduates of the art education program at Winthrop have found success teaching art in public and private schools, working in museums, or in arts organizations throughout the state and region. Others continue on to graduate studies to become arts administrators, professional artists, art therapists, or teachers in higher education.
The art education faculty at Winthrop University are professionally involved in teaching, making and exhibiting art, research, presentations, publications, and workshops, as well as community and cultural service. They are also active members of such organizations as the South Carolina Art Education Association, the National Art Education Association, and the Association for Arts Administration Educators.
Study Abroad in Art Education
Due to the prescriptive and evolving nature of the various degree
programs within the Department of Fine Arts, the Department Chair and
art education faculty have determined that perhaps the only option that Art Education majors have to study
abroad and graduate on time, is during summer study options. As the Art
Education is lock-step, it is imperative that studio foundations be completed
in advance of a summer option. Required studio, art history or humanities
courses during the summer option may be applied to their degree requirements,
however, art education classes taken abroad will generally not apply. It
is imperative that students work with their studio advisor, or the department
chair, prior to selecting a study abroad institution and planned course of
study abroad to insure transfer and major credit.
Art Education Program Works (pdf - 4.5 MB)
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