The BFA in Art Education will prepare you to teach PK-12 Art in public and private schools. When you graduate and take and pass the Texas Teacher certification test, you will certified to teach PK-12 art in Texas and the 45 states with Texas Teacher Reciprocity Agreements.

The TCU Art Education program will show you the many career opportunities that exist for you in addition to the PK-12 art classroom. Many of our graduates also teach art in community settings and art museums. Other graduates own their own art-related business.

A growing number of our alumni are entering graduate school in art therapy. An art education degree at TCU will prepare you for applying and being admitted to GRADUATE SCHOOL IN ART THERAPY. Experience is valued above all in an art therapy application. You will have had experience teaching art to diverse groups and you will fully understand how to provide a therapeutic art experience to any group. For the art and psychology requirements, your studio art classes will equip you to assemble a portfolio of art works to submit to graduate school. If you choose to minor in psychology, you will meet the psychology admission requirements.  We have a deep relationship with The Art Station, a local art therapy studio. Our students regularly visit and volunteer with this dynamic group of art therapists.

You will meet mentors from each of these areas during class field trips and volunteer opportunities. You will find the right mentor for you in our robust network of over 100 alumni.

Regardless of your professional direction, when you begin your senior year, you will work closely with an advisor in preparing for the job search. We have a 100% PLACEMENT RATE for our graduates.

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“Studio Art opened up many doors for me both personally and professionally ... When people see TCU on my resume it generates a positive response--I'm proud to have been a student there and I am continually reminded of the benefits it has brought my career.”

– Rachel Blackburn Cozad, B.A. '89