Art Education

Art Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Art/Bachelor of Education 

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Develop as an artist and an art specialist in the contemporary classroom. If you attend full-time, the combined degrees take five years to complete and you graduate with two degrees. Your first degree (BFA) covers the subject you want to teach, while at the heart of the Education degree (BEd) are three professional semesters, which provide practical experience through supervised placements in schools.

Studio courses introduce diverse materials and technical skills, and prepare you to move onto a range of studio areas including drawing, digital fabrication, electronic art, installation and performance art, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video and media art.

As a senior student, you have an individual studio space and one-on-one mentorship from an Art Studio professor as you develop your own art directions. Art History and Museum Studies courses help you develop critical thinking and writing skills, preparing you for professional practice as an artist and educator. 

Melanie Pereversoff

“The University of Lethbridge provided me with an opportunity to combine my passion for art with my interest in education. My studies have taken my passion for art to a new level – a place where I can practice the skills I have acquired and feel confident enough to teach them as well. The Faculty of Fine Arts has developed my skills as both an artist and a teacher, which is preparing me for my future.”

- Melanie Pereversoff



The Post-Diploma Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art)/Bachelor of Education Combined Degrees program offers students the opportunity to complete a degree in Art and in Education.  Students begin the program in the Faculty of Fine Arts.  For the BFA (Art) portion, students with approved 2-year or 3-year diploma complete a minimum of 15 courses, including a minimum of 8 in Art.  The diploma is recognized as a block of transfer and each program is individually tailored based on the content of the diploma.  After completion of their first year, students apply to the Faculty of Education where they will complete a minimum of 20 courses toward the BEd portion.

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Bachelor of Arts - Art/Bachelor of Education

The University of Lethbridge offers two routes for those wanting to pursue a degree in Art – the BA route through the Faculty of Arts & Science and the BFA route through the Faculty of Fine Arts. Whatever you choose, you can rest assured that you will study with gifted experts across a wide range of artistic genres, including professional artists and scholars.

B.A. (Art) students must take studio courses in drawing, painting, and sculpture, and can select up to four (12.0 credit hours) additional studios in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, computer art, video, installation art, performance art, audio art, or photo-arts.  The combined program offers students the opportunity to complete a degree in B.A. Art and in Education.  

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Program Planning Guides

The program planning guides outline the required courses foryour specific degree and major, and provide a sample sequence of courses to help you plan.  


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