The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with a field of specialization in Visual Studies (leading toward teacher certification) prepares graduates for the realities facing teachers today. The program emphasizes contemporary theories and artists through the study of multiple and diverse visual cultures. Prior to student teaching, students participate in field practica in public schools and community settings.
This program requires 67 semester hours of studio art and art history, 33-39 semester hours of professional education, and 38-51 semester hours of general requirements as stipulated by the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts. The minimum number of hours required for visual studies (leading to teacher certification) is a total of 129 credit hours. A minimum of 40 credit hours of junior- and senior-level courses are required for graduation. See the curriculum table link below.