Visual Arts Education

The visual arts education (teaching) major at Ball State prepares students for the challenges of the modern art classroom. Students earn an Indiana K-12 teaching license in art while learning the discipline-based method of art education. 

As part of the discipline-based method, students develop their content fluency within an academically rigorous course of study that emphasizes the art disciplines of studio, criticism, art history, and aesthetics. Simultaneously, students hone their teaching skills through courses dedicated to art-specific and general instructional methods, which are applied in classrooms in the local elementary, middle, and high schools.

Visual arts education majors enjoy the luxury of new classrooms, small class sizes, and their own resource library and computer lab.

Students gain teaching experience at our Saturday Children's Art Classes.

Learn more about the degree requirements, including a four-year suggested plan of study (PDF).

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Teaching materials from our Fall 2016 program, "Mixing It Up: Mixed Media & Meaning," are available by clicking on this link.


Capriella Fenicle
Art education major Capriella Fenicle's welcoming community of faculty have helped her build diverse skills from the ground up, in both 2-D and 3-D art, all while she studies in world-class facilities.
School of Art
Art and Journalism Building (AJ) Room 401
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5838
Fax: 765-285-5275
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