Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Art Education



Art is more than just creativity. It’s the most personal form of expression there is but the ability to help guide another artist to express themselves fully is an artform in itself. RMCAD’s Art Education Online Program teaches artists just like you how to acquire the technical tools and teaching philosophies, all while experiencing it through the power of the internet. It’s your education on your time.

Program Highlights

Psychology of Creativity

Classroom Management


Performance Standards

Student Evaluation

Fine Arts Emphasis

Online BFA Degree Requirements

Animation Emphasis
Graphic Design Emphasis
Illustration Emphasis

Art Education Online prepares you to take your first steps into the classroom, with confidence. It’s the connection between culture and self-expression, that will inspire others. You’ll learn how to share your knowledge and talents with the core skills and methods that are unique to your individual style of teaching. Unleash your creativity through 18 credit hours in a specialized field of your choice.

We work as a team here at RMCAD, so we can help guide you along the path to a successful future: 

  • Learn from skilled instructors
  • Course curriculum created to enhance your specific needs
  • Personalized attention from instructors
  • Small class sizes for an enhanced learning experience

RMCAD’s Art Education Online Program has approval from the Colorado Department of Education as well as the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. After graduation, you will be able to apply for a K-12 teaching license so you can start your Art Education career, inspiring and motivating. Universities and technical school are always looking for art education instructors. The opportunities are numerous!

Career possibilities:

  • Art Teacher
  • Museum Curator
  • Studio Manager
  • Art Director

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As a student in the Art Education Online Program, you’ll develop teaching experience that will set you up for success in the classroom. Our online students explore critical inquiry as well as teaching philosophies and techniques that allow you to embrace your own unique teaching style.

Be a part of enhancing a child’s love for art.


Unleash your full artistic potential by becoming a mentor and a guide to the next generation of talented artists! Be what inspires. Learn more about RMCAD’s Art Education Online Program.

Teaching License Information

The RMCAD Art Education teacher preparation program is approved by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE). RMCAD graduates in Art Education are prepared to apply for a K-12 teaching license in Art with the Colorado Department of Education.

RMCAD’s Art Education BFA allows graduates to apply for their Colorado Teaching Licensure and teach in the state of Colorado. Students interested in teaching in another state will first apply for their Colorado Licensure through the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and then may be eligible to transfer licensure to their state. Students should contact their state licensing agency to find out the exact requirements for transferring an out of state license.


There’s no substitute for a great teacher. To become one, you must have one. RMCAD’s Art Education instructors are invested in your success.

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