Degrees & Minors
BA, Bachelor of Art in Art
BA Curriculum Sheet: Requirements, Policies and Course Sequence (Fall 2012)
This BA in Art is a traditional liberal arts degree, which allows students to develop intellectual and creative strengths and plan for future careers within the learning context of the visual arts. Individuals in this degree program develop their skill and knowledge through completion of selected courses in general education, studio art, and art history. Minor studies are often explored in this degree but not limited to Business (Marketing), Industry and Technology (Printing Industry), and Psychology.
This degree option is often preferred by those who wish to concentrate in Graphic and Interactive Design to enhance scheduling flexibility by maximizing the number of graphic and interactive design courses into their curriculum. Faculty advisors will have a Graphic and Interactive Course Sequencing Sheet available for students.
BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art
BFA Curriculum Sheet: Requirements, Policies and Course Sequence (Fall 2012)
Due to the extensive preparation, this degree is considered the "professional" art degree and prepares students to pursue a career or establish their own businesses in art. Graduates may sell their work through various art and craft show circuits, open their own galleries, accept free lance work for clients, or start their own graphic design agencies. Additionally, this program prepares students who wish to continue their education and acquire MA (Master of Art) or MFA (Master of Fine Art).
Concentration areas are available in Ceramics, Computer Art, Drawing, Fine Art Metals, Graphic Design, Painting and Watercolor, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.
BSE, Bachelor of Science in Education in Art
BSE Curriculum Sheet: Requirements, Policies and Course Sequence (Fall 2012)
This degree is considered the "professional" degree for teaching. The BSE in art education program is designed for students who aspire to become art teachers. Upon completing this program, students are certified to teach art at both the elementary and secondary levels in the public and private schools of Pennsylvania. Students must complete the design-drawing foundation program and three art history courses. To gain a broad background, art education students must take courses in ceramics, painting, printmaking, fine art metals, and sculpture. In addition, students take five additional classes of studio art, and three art history courses. Formal teaching classes are taken in both Art Education and Elementary/Secondary Education to ensure well prepared professional teachers enter the field upon graduation. Some students are now opting to double major, hence graduating with a BSE and BFA degree. Completing both degrees mandates the completion of additional studio art courses which enhances their confidence in the art classroom.
Students wishing to pursue a career in Art Therapy should seek their primary advisement from the Psychology Department.
M.Ed., Master of Education
in Art Education
Thesis (33 Credits) or a
Research Project (36 Credits)
M.Ed. Curriculum Sheet: Major Sequence and Degree Requirements (2012-2013)
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Art Education is a graduate degree for both in-practice and aspiring art educators. Most students enrolled in the M.Ed. program currently hold a K-12 certification and may be employed as art teachers; however, M.Ed. students can also take the required courses to obtain the Pennsylvania state certification in art education if they are not already certified. Through the M.Ed. program, students will take coursework in art education, general education, art history, studios, and elective credits. Students concentrate on developing a Thesis (33 Credits) or a Research Project (36 Credits). For additional information on Millersville's Master of Education in Art Education please visit the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.
Post Baccalaureate Certification (Instructional I) in Art
If you have a Bachelor's degree and would like to be certified to teach in the state of Pennsylvania or would like to add another instructional area of certification to your present certificate, you will need to apply to our Post-Baccalaureate Certification program. For additional information on Millersville's Post Baccalaureate Certification in Art please visit the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.