The Art Education program of study is designed to develop your knowledge and skills as a student, teacher, and artist. You must complete 39 hours of general education, ensuring a broad foundation in the liberal arts, an important facet of a strong education. A critical element in the development of effective teaching skills is a strong professional background in the fundamentals of education.
Study of the history of art stimulates an intensive awareness of creative achievements in the fields of art and architecture. As students explore and analyze artistic style, social context, and meaning in both Western and non-Western cultures, they gain insight into the richness of both personal and cultural expression. The University of Toledo offers students a unique opportunity to explore the history of art and architecture at UT’s award-winning Center for the Visual Arts housed at the world-renowned Toledo Museum of Art. The close relationship between these two institutions enables students to make full use of outstanding research facilities, art library, exhibitions and art collections. Advanced students are encouraged to participate in special undergraduate research projects. The concentration in Art Museum Practices offers further opportunities to study art history while gaining practical experience in the museum setting.
Art means transforming feelings and ideas into visual expression. At The University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts you’ll learn how to express yourself artistically by developing media skills and a visual and conceptual language. Unlike any other program in the nation, the Department of Art is connected to the galleries and library of the world-renowned Toledo Museum of Art. At our unique museum campus you can take advantage of the outstanding research facilities and collection of masterpieces in one of the nation’s finest museums, and you'll have the unique opportunity to take field trips guided by Art faculty to Midwest and East Coast museums, galleries, and historical sites.
Develop your talents in 2D Studies (drawing, painting, printmaking), 3D Studies (sculpture, metals, ceramics), and New Media Studies (photography, digital arts) and gain “real world” experience through internships ranging from gallery management to interactive media.
The study of art within the department provides a special avenue of liberal education for knowledge discovery and cultural engagement, creative skills that you can apply toward a range of career goals or going on to graduate study in art. If you’re interested in becoming a professional artist or a designer, you may apply to the special program in New Media Design practices or to bachelor of fine arts program where you’ll intensify your study in your chosen studio areas.
- Learn digital and photographic media as they apply to print and interaction design.
- Undertake an externship that provides opportunities to learn through observation and direct experience.
- Learn through special projects with the Toledo Museum of Art, small businesses, university departments, and local non-profits.
- Acquire a solid foundation for advanced studies and your intended career path.