The BFA degree in Art Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead prepares you for both creating and teaching art at a professional level. The experiences and opportunities within our program provide you with flexible employment options in numerous settings including public and private schools, community centers, parks and recreation departments, clinical settings, galleries, museums and nonprofits to name a few. Besides becoming well trained in a variety of studio areas, you will also complete coursework in art history, art education methods, psychology and multicultural studies. You’ll have the option of completing a 17-week student teaching experience that includes teaching art in both elementary and secondary classrooms. If you choose to pursue teaching licensure, you can leave with both Minnesota and North Dakota licenses.
The Art Education program has partnerships with more than 30 local organizations and agencies to provide you with service learning practicums and potential employment opportunities.
The flexible program allows you to gain robust career training and volunteer service, internship, and practicum experience, opening doors for employment in a variety of fields.
MSUM is home to the largest Art Education program in a three-state area, the only BFA in Art Education in the Minnesota State system, and offers one of only 10 undergraduate Art Therapy programs in the country.
The MSUM School of Art is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Art Student Success Stories
Three art education students painted a mural on the wall of Hagen Hall.
Sharon Mendola was the kind of teacher who inspired her students to see the world differently.
As a part of MSUM’s Art Education program, most students enrolled complete an art therapy field experience course. While it’s just a requirement for some, junior Katie Lou Sandberg decided to go further.
Enhance your education outside of the classroom through various hands-on learning opportunities designed specifically for students like you.