Inspire the Next Generation of Artists

Empower the next generation of artists through teaching. At A&M-Commerce our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art with teaching emphasis provides you with both an intensive background in theoretical knowledge and professional skills in studio art and instructional strategies and teaching methods. To teach you must successfully complete at least two TExES examinations (Texas Examinations of Educator Standards); one in the content area and one in the area of pedagogy and professional responsibilities.

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See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Studio Art

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Talented Faculty

Work side-by-side with our talented faculty who will help you refine your artistic skills.

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Take time to explore the depth of your abilities through experimental projects where you focus on your personal artistic style.

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Learn With Artists

Explore museums, galleries and art collections to extend your painting, sculpting, or ceramics skills and knowledge.

What you will learn

A degree in art will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Understand various teaching methodologies.
  • Explore the global history of art, from prehistoric periods to today.
  • Consider instructional strategies that engage all learners.
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A&M-Commerce art graduates are positioned to transition quickly when internship and job opportunities present themselves in local school districts. As a graduate, you will use your artistic skills and effective instructional strategies to engage the next generation of artists in a variety of learning environments.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Art Educator,Secondary Schools
Art Educator, Elementary

Information from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

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Course Delivery

Our program offers courses face-to-face at the main campus in Commerce. You can also take some courses online. Our courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters, as well as summer terms.

Student Organizations

Get your hands dirty with the MUD Club, a student organization that promotes interest in the ceramic arts on campus. Enjoy field trips, artist visits and additional ceramic workshop opportunities. Participate in fundraising for a trip to the annual National Ceramics Conference (NCECA) and enjoy fellowship with your creative peers.

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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