Students in the Visual Arts Education program at Anderson University have the opportunity to apply for a studio each semester. These studios are located in a group configuration in an effort to foster a community of working, sharing, and the exchange of ideas.
Within the Visual Arts Education program, students are introduced to art summer study programs, art studio centers, and art study abroad opportunities. Many of our students have had great success attending and being awarded scholarships to prestigious programs such as Chautauqua School of the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Visual Arts Education students also have opportunities to teach abroad through the education department. These teaching opportunities typically support underprivileged communities.
Students are required to take a semester of student teaching as part of their art education degree. Ten weeks of this semester are dedicated toward full-time teaching in a school. This student teaching experience is supported and guided by a veteran teacher who mentors the student during this time.