Art Schools in Georgia with Degree Program Overviews

Jul 30, 2019

The Georgia area has 72 schools that offer art programs. Get some information about the degree programs and some quick facts for two of these schools to make an informed education decision.

Essential Information

Art schools in Georgia offer a wide range of art programs that prepare students to teach art, study art history, create their own art pieces or work in arts administration. Bachelor's and master's degree programs are the most common, although doctoral programs in art history and art education exist. Art education programs sometimes lead to K-12 teacher certification, while graduate programs in this field usually require some experience teaching art for admission. Art history programs often include specialization options, while administration programs may focus on a specific business setting, such as a theater or museum. Students in studio art programs can expect to create their own artwork throughout their studies.

University of Georgia

The Lamar Dodd School of Art houses all of the undergraduate and graduate art degree program options at the University of Georgia in Athens. Students can choose between several programs in art history and art education.

The school's art education programs lead to Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Master of Art Education or Doctor of Education (EdD) degrees. The BFA program provides students with the preparatory background for teaching art courses at the elementary, junior high or high school level, while the master's program is for practicing teachers who are seeking a Level 4 teaching certificate and a full professional Level 5 master's certificate. The EdD program is designed for those interested in teaching art at the collegiate level or becoming art administrators or leaders.

Students interested in studying art history can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Master of Arts (MA) in the subject. The BA program introduces students to art throughout various time periods, and it teaches them about history, culture and how art played and continues to play a role in those areas today. The MA program is designed for students pursuing careers in academia or in museums, and it provides the opportunity to choose a specialized area of art history.

  • Programs Offered: BA in Art History
    BFA in Art Education
    Master of Art Education
    MA in Art History
    EdD in Art Education
  • Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014): $10,262 (in-state), $28,472 (out-of-state)*
  • School Type & Setting: 4-year, public; midsize city

Georgia State University

Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate art degree programs within its School of Art and Design. More than ten program options are available, including programs in art history, art education and arts administration.

Students interested in art history can pursue a BFA or MA degree. While the BFA program covers global art study, the MA program prepares students to find careers as museum curators or art administrators or pursue doctoral studies. Those interested in art education can pursue a Master of Education or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the field. The master's program is available for current art teachers, as well as students who may not be teaching art currently, while the doctoral program is designed for students with related experience in art education or teaching.

Another option at the school is a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree in arts administration. This program concentrates on fine arts and business and has a focus on speech and theater. Students develop skills that can be used in a business setting in areas such as theatre management, museum management and other leadership roles.

School Comparison: At a Glance

School School Type & Setting Programs Offered Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)
University of Georgia 4-year, public; midsize city BA in Art History,
BFA in Art Education,
Master of Art Education,
MA in Art History,
EdD in Art Education
$11,830 (in-state), $30,404 (out-of-state)*
Georgia State University 4-year, public; large city BFA in Art History,
BIS in Arts Administration: Speech/Theatre,
Master of Education in Art Education,
MA in Art History,
PhD in Art Education
$9,112 (in-state), $23,971 (out-of-state)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

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