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Art Education

Art Education majors at Syracuse University are prepared to be innovative educators and advocates of the arts in schools and the communities they serve.  Students dually enroll in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Education, fostering academic and cultural learning opportunities from two complementary perspectives.  The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree program cultivates exploration of ideas, materials, and aesthetics through which we shape meanings, negotiate identity and organize society.

Art Education majors receive professional training that prepares them for careers as art teachers in K-12 public and private schools.  Faculty are nationally recognized scholars and researchers who work closely with students in their journey to promote multiliteracies, inclusivity, critical thinking ,and social responsibility in terms of the national and New York State standards for the visual arts. 

Art Education majors and faculty are engaged in community-based fieldwork and innovative teaching and design methods.  The program's legacy is the work of a long list of innovative artists and educators.  Please take a moment to learn more about Arts Education here at Syracuse University and join the program in these endeavors.

Visit the department's Rethinking Art Education website.