The Department of Art offers an array of programs to accomplish the goals for entering various art careers.

  • The NCATE accredited Bachelor of Science in Education degree, art specialization program, addresses Missouri State requirements to teach art Kindergarten through 12th grade. Students in this program take 48 hours of studio art and art history as well as education pedagogy and University Studies courses. Practicum courses and student teaching provide the experiential learning necessary to begin the teaching career.
  • The Bachelor of Arts degree combines 56 hours of art and art history course work with a minor such as marketing, communications or advertising to prepare students for careers in art related businesses, museums and non-profit arts agencies
  • The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is an “arts professional” degree consisting of at least 80 credit hours of studio and art history course work. Juniors and seniors frequently do internships with graphic design or animation firms, designers, galleries and commission artists. Graduates are prepared to create professional-level art on their own or commission studios and assume entry-level positions as commercial designers. Some graduates attend graduate programs to become art professors or to focus and improve their creative work as professional artists.

Read more about the requirements for the undergraduate degrees offered by the Department of Art.

Art Student Handbook (Adobe PDF)

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River Campus Seminary 104A
Department of Art
One University Plaza, MS 7825
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701