Education - Art Education
The art education major at Saint Joseph's University prepares future teachers with the skills necessary to be successful educators in the field. You'll earn a broad understanding of the arts and learn to use your skills in thoughtful, expressive and creative ways as a teacher.
The art education curriculum allows you to explore artistic ideas in studios and in the classroom, with 12 hours of student teaching. In addition to pursuing graduate and professional work in the arts, graduates have developed careers in a wide range of art-related areas, including advertising, commercial photography, gallery and museum work, graphic/web design, interior design, fashion design, architecture and teaching.
The department's faculty have exhibited their work in prestigious galleries and published their writings around the globe. This diverse group of painters, ceramicists, photographers, sculptors and art historians are also dedicated teachers who challenge and inspire students to develop their self-expression and personal aesthetic. Seniors enroll in a yearlong capstone course, which culminates in an exhibition of their work in the University's professional gallery or a presentation and paper representing original research.