Art Education

Department Mission

The Department of Art Education supports instruction in art that encourages the construction of meaning. Faculty and students are actively involved with the Art World, education, and local and global communities through art-based service-learning, visual culture studies, critical thinking, exhibition, assessment, curriculum, critical theory, and emerging digital technologies (virtual and interactive). Through our own research and instruction we engage students and ourselves in traditional and non-traditional forms of inquiry.

From Our Chair

This is an exciting time to be a part of the Department of Art Education at VCU! We invite our students to stretch and dig deep;
to risk and engage; to lead and grow. With our honored and nationally/internationally prominent faculty who focus on impact, we continue our long history of preparing highly skilled and sought-after artist-teachers. Together, we seek opportunities to imagine new possibilities and to cultivate the skills and resilience to make that imagining real.