Art—P-12  BAE

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: November 1 (FALL), September 15 (WINTER), January 1 (SPRING)
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: $60
Intakes: September 25, January 7, March 31
International tuition: $21,801
Domestic tuition: $6,387

Program overview

Students choose to study art in order to understand the history, traditions and conventions of art and art criticism, for herein lies the intelligible language of art and the heritage of humankind. The B.A. Ed. in Art will prepare you to teach this language and heritage to students, from pre-school to 12th grades. The program will introduce you to curricular design in the arts and the 4 components of Discipline Based Art Education which is an approach to the teaching of Art Education that encompasses criticism, history, aesthetics, and art studio.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



As a freshman applicant, you must have completed secondary school and earned an appropriate secondary certification or passed an appropriate external exam. Grades should be above average and course selection must include preparatory study in humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.

Career opportunities

Western Art alumni have gone on to pursue their passions, including: Robert McCauley: National Endowment for the Arts fellowship recipient and professional painter Eugenie Tung: Head teacher for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Education Program Jim Goldberg: Author of seven books, National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, and professional photographer Virginia Troy: Associate professor of Art History at Berry College

Campus location

Bellingham , United States

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