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
Art Student Handbook (Adobe PDF)
Download the Art Student Handbook with information you need to know about your art
education at Southeast.
View a large selection of artwork created by the students of the Department of Art
at Southeast Missouri State University.