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Art Education

Become a certified K-12 art teacher by pursuing a degree in art education. 

What to Expect

Our Art Education Bachelor of Fine Arts program has trained most of South Carolina’s K-12 art teachers. The major is an intense combination of art studio, art history and teacher education courses.

In addition to becoming accomplished artists in their own right, our art ed students also get hands-on experience teaching in local elementary and secondary schools and running our Young Artist's Workshop, which brings children from the community into the School of Visual Art and Design for Friday afternoon art classes.

 

Undergraduate Degree

B  Bachelor of Fine Arts 

The School of Visual Art and Design boasts an 85,000-square-foot facility designed specifically for the study and creation of the visual arts. Our faculty members possess national and international reputations and have dedicated their lives to art and its teaching. The School of Visual Art and Design is in the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information about coursework, please contact:

Undergraduate Coordinator:
Rebecca Boyd, boydrr@mailbox.sc.edu, 803-777-8179

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.

 

Graduate Degrees

The School of Visual Art and Design offers graduate degrees in four major artistic disciplines: art education, art history, art studio and media arts. Master's degrees include:

Graduate Coordinator: Anna Toptchi, toptchi@mailbox.sc.edu, 803-777-4184

Application information for this degree is available through The Graduate School.

Graduate Coordinator:  Anna Toptchi, toptchi@mailbox.sc.edu, 803-777-4184

Application information for this degree is available through The Graduate School.

Apply to Graduate School 

Learn more about The Graduate School, degree options and how to apply for admission to doctoral, master’s, certificate and combination degree programs at South Carolina.