Department of Art

Programs and Degrees

ART EDUCATION

B.E. Multi-Age Education (Pre K-12)
M.A. in Multi-Age Visual Arts Education
Licensure and Masters (LAMP) in Visual Arts Education
The Art Education program, housed in both the College of Arts and Letters’ Department of Art and the Judith Herb College of Education, offers you a unique opportunity to pursue a career as an art teacher. Located in the Center for the Visual Arts, adjacent to the internationally recognized Toledo Museum of Art, the Art Education program offers an enriched curriculum which few universities offer.  

The Art Education program at the University of Toledo treats art education as a form of art that unites educational theory & practice, broad studio skills, and the ability to engage with arts history and criticism. The program is designed to develop one's knowledge and skills as a student, teacher, and artist. In addition to education classes, students complete a broad range of liberal arts courses creating a broad knowledge base and honing research and writing skills. The Center for the Visual Arts campus boasts excellent instructional and research facilities including state-of-the-art studios and labs. Studio coursework is integral to the program and prepares you for creative classroom engagement and growth as an artist.

You have access to the Museum's superb collections which trace nearly the entire history of art, providing primary sources for the study of visual creativity. As an Art Education major, you will have the opportunity to observe, research and participate in regional K-12 classrooms and the Museum's nationally-acclaimed programs for children and youth.
The Art Education program also offers graduate level degrees for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree. For more information visit:  http://www.utoledo.edu/al/svpa/art/degrees/arteducation/

ART HISTORY
B.A. Art History
The Art History program offers students a unique opportunity to explore the diverse history of art and architecture at UT’s award-winning Center for the Visual Arts, adjacent to the world-renowned Toledo Museum of Art. The close relationship between these two institutions enables students to make full use of the museum's art library, outstanding research facilities, exhibitions and art collections. As you explore and analyze artistic style, social context, and meaning in both Western and non-Western cultures, you gain insight into the richness of both personal and cultural expression, theory and criticism. Art History majors and minors have the opportunity to participate in special undergraduate research projects, and the concentration in Art Museum Practices (AMP) offers further opportunities to gain hands-on professional experience working in the museum setting.

The optional concentration in Art Museum Practices (AMP) makes extensive use of the collections and research facilities of the Toledo Museum of Art. Art Museum Practices (AMP) emphasizes professional standards, practices and procedures used in contemporary museums of art. In this unique program, students work with UT faculty and the Toledo Museum of Art staff professionals and curators to design and install exhibitions of artworks from the permanent collection at least once a year in the Hitchcock Gallery. Internships for credit may be arranged with the Toledo Museum of Art and with other local arts organizations.

STUDIO ART
B.A. Visual Art and 
B.F.A. 2D Studies, B.F.A. 3D Studies, B.F.A. New Media Studies
In the Studio programs, students learn about artistic expression and aesthetics, while developing media skills, a personal vision, and conceptual language. Students hone their proficiencies in: design, drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, installation, ceramics, photography, digital arts, and interactive media.

The study of studio art provides a special avenue of liberal education for knowledge, discovery, cultural engagement, and creative skills that can be applied toward a range of career goals or toward graduate study in art. All accepted Art majors enter the program as Bachelor of Art in Visual Arts (BAVA) candidates. The BAVA degree provides a broad liberal arts and studio experience. Students interested in a more rigorous, professional studio experience may apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program with a concentration in: 2D Studies, 3D Studies, Digital and Photographic Art or New Media Design Practices. The department provides unique opportunities to gain “real world” experience through internships at sites which may include: non-profit organizations, community businesses, art museums, and within the university.

Our unique museum campus, featuring the award-winning Center for the Visual Arts and Center for Sculptural Studies, allows students to take advantage of outstanding research facilities. Experiences beyond the classroom often include field trips guided by Department of Art faculty to national museums, galleries, and historical sites.

MINORS IN ART
Minors in: Studio Art, Art History or Art Museum Practices (AMP) are available to all university students regardless of major.

Art Students can also select an Interdisciplinary Minor in Sound Production and Design, Visual Effects and Animation, Digital Arts and Visual Communication, or Documentary Theory and Production. 

Last Updated: 2/4/18