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  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACT or SAT test is optional for prospective students applying for Fall 2020 to join the St. Mary’s University freshmen class of 2024.

Art Education at St. Mary’s

Students interested in pursuing a degree centered around art may earn a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education or minor in Art.

The bachelor’s degree in Art Education with All-Level Teacher Certification (Early Childhood-Grade 12) is designed for the student pursuing her or his interest in the visual arts and who wants to share that interest through teaching.

Students will develop studio skills through courses providing experiences in traditional materials and methods as well as electronic digital image-making.

Through the study of art history, students will acquire knowledge of where humankind has been and where it is now as makers and creators in the world.

About Teacher Certification

Through the study of art education and in concert with the St. Mary’s University Education Department, the student will acquire skills needed to work in today’s art classroom with knowledge and passion.

Teacher in an Art class

Degree Plans

Students can pursue either a bachelor’s degree or a minor program within the Art Department.

Art Education Classes

A variety of courses are offered, including historical, theoretical and applied classes that explore the varied artistic traditions of the past and present.

Highlights include:

  • History of Art: Ancient through Medieval
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Teaching Diverse Populations
  • Adolescent Development in the School Setting

Find all course descriptions:

Art Opportunities for Students

Students have the opportunity to show their work in the annual invitational student exhibition held in the Louis J. Blume Library.

Students also can participate in the annual San Antonio Art League and Museum College Exhibition and attend the First Friday Art Walks, as well as other citywide events.

Activities and Special Programs

Students at St. Mary’s enjoy a wide variety of clubs, events, activities and special programs. You might be interested in:

Learn more about the Art Education Program

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