Combine your passion for art with your dedication to teaching.

Centered on studio practice, UMass Dartmouth's BFA in Art Education is a professional degree that will prepare you for elementary or secondary school teaching and for careers in other learning environments.

The BFA is a professional degree with concentrated areas of specialization, so you will take more art courses than you would in a BA program. At UMass Dartmouth, you also have the advantages of a university education where you can diversify your studies and expand your career opportunities. 

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As a teacher of art, you will be able to:

  • encourage reflection, compassion, and creativity
  • shape the visual and aesthetic experiences of your students
  • integrate the arts into the community: schools, healthcare facilities, neighborhoods, cities

The Art Education program leads to the Massachusetts initial license to teach in grades PreK-8 or 5-12.


Kathy Miraglia

Professor / Chairperson
Art Education, Art History & Media Studies
College of Visual & Performing Arts 352A


Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Art and Design