Visual Arts Education

College of Liberal Arts

Students in Purdue’s visual arts education program develop a broad understanding of the visual arts and the desire to communicate this understanding to others. The program provides a solid foundation in the liberal arts as well as specialized skills in studio arts, curriculum planning, teaching strategies, and verbal communication. Students may enroll in a comprehensive visual arts curriculum or one with an emphasis in applied design. Course work provides a balance between the theoretical and practical needs of teachers. Throughout the program, under the supervision of faculty members, students receive practicum experiences by observing in the public schools.

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Teaching and Education

Visual or Performing Arts

Careers in Visual Arts Education
  • K-12 art teacher in public schools
  • Art teacher in private or alternative schools
  • Teaching positions in museums or historical association
  • Graduate or professional school
  • Education leadership roles
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