Art Education

Art Education Fundamentals

The art education program in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art consists of a core curriculum of theory and practice that prepares students to work in a variety of organizational settings, from museums to recreational centers. The B.A. in Art Education plus licensure enables graduates to teach in classrooms from the preschool level through 12th grade.

Students in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at UA also may earn a Bachelor of Arts in:

  • Art History
  • Studio Art

Students also may pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts, which provides comprehensive preparation for professional practice in one of the following areas:

  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Metalsmithing
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Our Faculty

  • are practicing artists, designers and scholars
  • place a premium on personal attention and excellent advising
  • work side-by-side with students to help turn aspirations into accomplishments

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Experience

The Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, located in Folk Hall, offers 70,000 square feet of learning space — enabling students to explore new areas of creative research and ensuring that their professional skills are cutting edge. Well-equipped studios are devoted to:

  • ceramics
  • commercial photography
  • computer imaging
  • drawing
  • illustration
  • metalsmithing
  • painting
  • photography
  • sculpture
  • two-dimensional design
  • three-dimensional design

Folk Hall also is home to the Emily Davis Art Gallery, which showcases art and design of regional, national and international significance as well as student, juried student and scholarship exhibitions.

In addition, art majors benefit from the visiting artists and lecture series sponsored by the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art.

Real World Experience

Students are encouraged to participate in co-op programs and internships. In recent years, students have participated in co-op and internship programs at such diverse sites as:

  • Disney World
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • advertising agencies
  • design studios

Art Student Organizations

  • Student Art League
  • Design x Nine

Sample Curriculum