MajorArt Education

A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in art—art education emphasis—will prepare you for a successful career in the classroom. You'll benefit from learning the latest teaching methods—and gain real-world experience in the PreK-12 classrooms of Kansas' largest school district and surrounding areas.

Learn how art education is the right fit for you.

Art Education student teaching in classroom.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Returning adult student uses ceramics to craft her future career

Art education students have the opportunity to pursue what they love and share it with others.

Renee Fritts is studying art education as a returning adult student. She loved art as a child, but didn't have any art classes available in elementary or middle school.

After graduation, she hopes to get a job teaching high school students. Fritts has already interned at Derby High School and enjoys teaching high school students because the kids she teaches want to be there and are interested in the subject.



You'll start with general education courses and go on to develop competencies in professional education, art foundation studies, art history, art specialization and art education.


Thanks to WSU's location in Kansas' largest school district, every art-education student has the opportunity to gain skills and confidence from practical teaching experience—while still in school—leading to successful employment immediately after graduation. In fact, more than 90 percent of ADCI art education students are hired directly after they graduate.

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Art instructor teaching in a classroom.