Study Art History or Visual Arts concentrations for careers, graduate studies, museums, galleries, and more.
Art Education, B.S.
More than one path is open to those who wish to major in Art and pursue careers in museums, galleries, or arts organizations and/or pursue further study at the graduate level.
Students choose between concentrations in Art History and in Visual Arts. Those choosing Art History will take upper-level courses in non-Western art (Asian, Pre-Columbian, Latin American, African), Medieval/Renaissance art, and modern/contemporary art. Students who concentrate in Art History may pursue graduate degrees or careers in museums, galleries, or arts organizations. Others may consider occupations in such varied areas as education, historical preservation, and consulting. Faculty members work with individual students, assisting them in choosing areas of interest that will further their goals.
The Art Education program provides preparation for teaching at all grade levels for public, private, and charter schools K-12. The degree also offers other options to teach art in avenues such as private lessons, to organizations, or at places like museums or senior citizens centers. Majors also can work in art or art-related fields, as well as study at the graduate level. Possible job opportunities include
- Advertising designer
- After-school art program director/educator
- Art critic/writer
- Art director
- Art teacher in K-12 schools
- Consultant for art supply store or catalog
- Director/teacher of art education programs at museums
- Fine artist
- Guest artist
- Illustrator for children's books
- Lifelong learning educator
- Preschool or daycare educator
- Private art instructor
- Retail craft coordinator
- Teaching assistant
- University professor
- Web designer
Employers of MTSU alumni include
- Murfreesboro City Schools
- Rutherford County Schools
- Williamson County Schools
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