A Bachelor of Science in Art Education will prepare students for teaching art professionally at the K-12 level and is designed to train students in the principles and theories of art and visual communication, as well methods of creation in traditional media and digital media.

Career Opportunities

  • K-12 Teacher Licensure Teacher

What to Expect


Academic assistance is available for all students through Lee’s support services. Tutoring for specialized major classes may be requested.

Travel/Global Trips

Studio Art semester abroad in France at Atelier Neo Medici in Monflanquin.


  • Art Club (C.I.V.A.)


Each discipline awards one outstanding graduate prior to spring commencement. The entire department gives and honors award to the department’s most outstanding graduate. 


Art students have many service opportunities, such as teaching art lessons, painting murals, and creating portraits for people in underserved communities. 


Capstone courses offer students the opportunity to integrate their major with the university’s religion courses and shared core values of ethical action, redemptive service, and responsible citizenship. These courses consider how faith relates to their anticipated professions, providing a bridge between academic studies and life beyond graduation. Art and Theatre each have their own capstone course.


The physical heart of the department is the Communication Arts Building. Constructed in 2014, this building houses unique spaces for all major programs. Art majors take graphic design classes in the design computer lab or in the Mayfield Annex. 


Painting, sculpture, and design work with local artists and design firms. 


Art and Graphic Design students are encouraged to enter local, regional, and national art competitions. 


The Art Gallery in Squires Library features student, faculty, and guest artist exhibitions including senior showcases for graduating art majors. 


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