Art Education

The Department of Art

The Art Education Program at the University of New Mexico prepares art professionals to meet the needs of diverse populations in the state and nation

The program supports art professionals in their examination of multiple approaches to art education; these include, but are not limited to image-focused, discipline-based, and issues-based art education as well as visual culture.

The undergraduate program educates students toward becoming reflective art teachers who can encourage students to create artworks in response to life experiences.

The Art Education program also offers a Post-Baccalaureate option designed for students with an existing undergraduate degree in studio art, design, art history, or a related visual arts area as a curricular pathway to New Mexico’s Visual Arts preK-12 licensure.

The graduate program, culminating in a Master of Arts in Art Education degree, supports students with a wide range of interests. Students can focus their investigations on making and studying art in cultural, social, and historical contexts. We believe that studying and making imagery is a life-long pursuit for art professionals working in our diverse and visually complex society.

Contact the Department of Art

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How to Apply

• All students must be admitted to the University, whether as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or non-degree student. Apply online through the Admissions Department at UNM

•After meeting all CFA admission requirements, students must apply to become a declared major.

Academic Advisement

The College of Fine Arts Student Success & Advisement Center is committed to serve the UNM community with compassion, guidance, and respect as we promote academic excellence.

To speak with a CFA advisor, please call (505) 277-4817.