Art Education at Valley City State University explores the making of art, and curriculum as the making of ideas that matter. These ways of making are innovative, creative, and socially relevant. The program focuses on intersections among studio experience, the study of works of art, visual culture, educational practice, digital technologies, histories of art education, curriculum and cultural studies, professional development, arts-based research, and practice-led research. The Art and Art Education Program facilities include the McCarthy Art Gallery, six specialized studio spaces, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and Media Lab. The Art Education faculty members and students form a community of inquirers and teachers who are interested in exploring a broad range of interests within and beyond the field of art education. Students immerse themselves in the related but sometimes very different worlds of art, visual culture, and education. As student in the VCSU Art Education program, you will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and an initial North Dakota teaching license in education, grades K-12. Alumni of the program include some of the most outstanding professionals in the field of art education in the region. As we enter the 21st century, our alumni continue to define the field, working in higher education, schools, communities, art centers and studios across the nation.
Valley City , United States