Joni Acuff, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University.
Terry Barrett, Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University.
Laura Evans, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University.
Nadine Kalin, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of British Columbia.
Amelia Kraehe, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.
Adetty Pérez de Miles, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.
Art Building, Room 224
The graduate Art Education program at the University of North Texas produces nearly half of the state’s university-certified art educators and offers the state’s only doctoral degree in art education.
Our comprehensive curriculum examines global artistic production, relevant technologies, critical methods, learning theories and innovative approaches. This allows you to further your current knowledge of art education, learn new practices or prepare for a career in academia.
The Department of Art Education and Art History administers course work leading to a Master of Arts degree or a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Art Education. Each program provides flexibility to focus your studies on a particular interest area based on your career goals.
At the master’s level, degree tracks are available for:
The doctoral Art Education program is individualized according to student interest and faculty expertise. In consultation with a faculty advisor and committee, Ph.D. candidates design original research projects that contribute to the theory and practice of art education in schools, museums and communities.
Our students also collaborate with the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts (NTIEVA), one of six regional centers known for excellence in visual arts education.
The College of Visual Arts and Design is one of the nation’s most comprehensive visual arts schools and is considered one of the best in the Southwest. We have state-of-the-art facilities that include:
Other educational resources include the Print Research Institute of North Texas and the Texas Fashion Collection.
You may participate in a variety of cultural and career options available throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region. We are in close proximity to the African American Museum, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Meadows Museum, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The region is also home to an array of school settings from large urban school districts to small town and rural districts.
An active visiting artists/scholars program exposes you to scholars from around the globe, and learning opportunities extend worldwide. In the past, art education and art history students have visited London and Paris to study art history.
You will need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School as well as submit the following items to the College of Visual Arts and Design. For specific graduate school admission requirements and possible exceptions, visit the Toulouse Graduate School website.
If you do not have the recommended background in the field that you intend to study, you can be accepted on a conditional basis. You will need to complete undergraduate course work in art or art history before beginning any graduate-level work.
Master of Arts degree
Specific degree requirements vary depending on your degree option. The requirements range from 30 to 36 credit hours.
Doctor of Philosophy degree
Art Museum Education or Arts Leadership
The graduate academic certificate in art museum education provides theoretical grounding and practical experience in the field. Utilizing the rich museum resources of the Dallas-Fort Worth region, you explore and interact with a vibrant and forward-thinking landscape of museum education.
Consisting of 18 credit hours, including a 6-credit hour internship, certification in art museum education provides professional training for a career in art museum education and expertise in the use of art museums as educational resources for school educators. In addition the region’s rich museum resources for study and practice in the field, you will benefit from UNT’s experienced faculty, course offerings and educator-training opportunities.
The graduate academic certificate in arts leadership provides graduate students in the visual arts and music with special preparation in arts leadership. The certificate in arts leadership offers opportunities to:
The certification consists of 18 credit hours, including a 6-credit hour internship.
We offer teaching assistantships and fellowships, area assistantships, and scholarships to help you pursue your degree. Levels of appointment and positions vary from semester to semester. Students awarded half-time appointments receive state-paid health insurance for themselves, a reduced rate on insurance for spouses and children, and out-of-state tuition waivers.
More information about scholarships, assistantships and fellowships awarded by the college is at College of Visual Arts and Design website using the student services tab.