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Art & Visual Culture Education: Community Museums Emphasis

Bachelor of Fine Arts

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This major is designed for artists who plan to work in a gallery or museum space as an outreach liaison to the community. In addition to studio art courses, majors study methods and concepts of teaching art. Incoming students apply directly to the BFA in Art and Visual Culture Education. Students must provide a 500 word essay answering a specific question as part of the application process. The Community Museum Option does not certify students to teach art.

Major Details

College: College of Fine Arts
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://art.arizona.edu/students/programs-of-study/art-visual-culture-education/undergraduate-studies
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: Yes
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ART 100A, 100B, or 100E 2
ART 100C, 100D, 100F, 100G, or 100J 2
ART 119 Contemporary Art & Theory 3
ARH 201 Survey of Western Art I 3
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ART 100A, 100B, or 100E 2
ART 100A, 100B, or 100E 2
ART 100C, 100D, 100F, 100G, or 100J 2
ART 100C, 100D, 100F, 100G, or 100J 2
ARH 202 Survey of Western Art II 3
ENGL 102 First Year Composition 3
Math 3
3rd Semester
200-level 2-D Studio Art 3
200-level 3-D Studio Art 3
ARE 230 Foundations of Art and Visual Culture 3
Tier I General Education 3
First Semester Second Language 4
4th Semester
200-level 2-D Studio Art 3
200-level 3-D Studio Art 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
5th Semester
Studio Art Option - Upper Division 3
ARE 420 Community, Culture and Art Education 3
400-level ARE Course 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
6th Semester
Studio Art Option - Upper Division 3
ARH Course - Upper Division 3
ARE 425 Theory & Practice in Art Museum Education 3
400-level ARE Course 3
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
Studio Art Option - Upper Division 3
ARE 393 Internship 3
400-level ARE Course 3
Tier II General Education 3
Elective 3
8th Semester
ARE 493 Internship 6
400-level ARH Course 3
Tier II General Education 3
Elective - Upper Division 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

Studio art experience combined with the knowledge of communications and art history, theory, and culture gained from a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Visual Culture Education in the Community Museums concentration provides a strong career foundation for work in galleries, museums, and cultural centers as a liaison to the community. Graduates in Art and Visual Culture Education in the Community Museums concentration may promote community involvement with the arts by designing educational programming, coordinating volunteers, or providing publicity for museums and arts organizations.

Potential Career Areas

  • Education
  • Program design
  • Public relations
  • Member services
  • Management
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Archiving
  • Consulting
  • Artist

Sample Employers

  • Museums
  • Arts councils
  • Schools and universities
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Galleries
  • Archives
  • Camps/summer programs
  • Self-employment (artist)

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Museum Educator $20,000 - $40,000
Museum Education Director $25,000 - $65,000
Arts Council Director $24,000 - $65,000
Arts and Entertainment Editor $30,000 - $60,000
Gallery Director $30,000 - $60,000
Art Consultant $25,000 - $63,450
Art Librarian $33,800 - $55,370
Gallery Archivist $28,000 - $49,110
Docent Coordinator $35,000 - $45,970
Director of Visitor Services $35,000 - $75,000
Museum Registrar $25,570 - $44,100
Head of Public Programming, Museums $25,000 - $65,000
Community Relations Director $25,000 - $48,000
Publications Manager $40,000 - $75,000
Fundraiser $29,630 - $71,000