Visual Art Education

Inspire today's youth and the creatives of tomorrow with a degree in art education.

The art education emphasis combines both traditional art courses and the education courses needed to obtain K-12 licensure in Tennessee. This program will prepare you to teach at all grade levels and includes coursework in art theory and criticism as well as a study of the arts education system as it stands today.

Program Highlights

Career Opportunities

  • Arts Administrator
  • Museum Educator
  • Teacher

Academic Program Requirements

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“I have had many opportunities already, and I just finished my freshman year! I was honored to perform four times this past semester at UTM, twice in our ensemble performances, once for the chancellor's breakfast, and once more for the annual night of dance. UTM is a wonderful place for opportunities to perform and share my love for the arts! ”
Marlee Scott
Marlee Scott
Dance Education

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Because we’re part of the University of Tennessee System, UT Martin allows you to take advantage of one of the lowest costs of attendance in the state. And with small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios, you won’t just be another face in the crowd—you’ll be a valued member of the Skyhawk community.
of UT Martin graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
UT Martin students’ satisfaction with their entire educational experience ranked first in the latest survey among Tennessee public universities.
UT Martin offers an intimate learning environment with a low student/faculty ratio.


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Department of Visual and Theatre Arts
Sarah Haig, Interim Chair
16 Mt. Pelia Rd.
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238