University of Arizona College of Fine Arts

School of Art

The University of Arizona offers the BFA, MA and PhD in Art Education. Students may also pursue the post-baccalaureate K-12 Teacher Certification and the Graduate Museum Studies Certificate Program.

The division of Art and Visual Culture Education offers a comprehensive approach to learning about art, visual culture, and education. Graduates are grounded in understanding, appreciation, and performance in studio art, art history, criticism, and aesthetics. With courses that are designed to give you real-world experience, you will participate in community-based art education programs that will prepare you to be excellent teachers, effective community collaborators, and future leaders.

You will have the opportunity to participate in teaching projects at local schools, intern with area businesses, and work closely with the Center for Creative Photography and the University of Arizona Museum of Art. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the University of Arizona Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the Arizona Art Education Association (AAEA).

Art & Visual Culture Education Faculty Members

If you would like to learn more about the major and its options or have questions not answered in these pages, please contact an Art and Visual Culture Education faculty member:

Elizabeth Garber, PhD

Lisa Hochtritt, EdD Incoming faculty member, Fall 2014! Welcome Dr. Hochtritt!

Natasha Reid, PhD

Manisha Sharma, PhD

Ryan Shin, PhD


► See the links at the top of the page to explore the degree options offered in Art & Visual Culture.

► Contact an academic advisor or set up an advising appointment to learn more about School of Art programs and admissions.