Art BA Degree
Prepare for an Art Career or Grad School
A bachelor of arts degree in art with a concentration in general art studies or art history from The University of Texas at Tyler prepares you to enter a career in community art education, K-12 art education, art therapy or gallery assistant, or fields of curatorial, museum, gallery or collection management
- Study in state-of-the-art facilities using the latest digital and audio technology.
- Get one-on-one attention from professors you’d expect only at a small private university.
- Learn from professors who are practicing artists and committed scholars.
Our graduates have gone on to become successful practicing artists, museum curators, managers of private collections, art directors and graduate art students.
Bachelor’s Degree in Art or Art History Focus: Spans Centuries. Exciting & Relevant.
- Prepare exhibitions for the university’s Meadows Gallery and at the Tyler Museum of Art.
- Examine art from ancient to contemporary on the Tyler campus in facilities rated among the best in Texas and nationwide. Spanning more than 30,000 square feet, art facilities feature the latest audio and digital technology.
- Concentrate your art degree in a particular field of art by minoring in a subject such as curatorial studies, studio art, chemistry, anthropology, English or history.
- Join the Studio Art & Art History Association (SAAHA) that sponsors museum trips, guest speakers and student art sales.
- Attend art classes that are purposely kept small for maximum student-professor interaction.
Career Outlook for Art Majors
Employment of archivists, curators, museum technicians and conservators is projected to grow 7 % through 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
Art Courses: Career-Focused. Dynamic.
Women in Art
Gain a general knowledge of women artists as well as an introduction to key concepts and critical theories in feminist art history through reading assignments, class discussion and a writing project.
Explore painting, sculpture and architecture in the 20th century with special attention given to avant-garde movements such as cubism, Dada, surrealism, abstract expressionism, pop and op.
Art and Society: Ancient to Medieval
Undertake a study of painting, sculpture and architecture from antiquity through the medieval era with particular emphasis on societal circumstances which helped to form artistic evolution.
Find out more about UT Tyler’s art and art history programs of study.