Art Education Class

With practicing artists in the classroom and a vibrant art scene throughout campus, an Art education at Capital is unmatched. Students are encouraged to explore and expand their talents through an advanced curriculum and gallery opportunities. Student work is showcased throughout the year at Capital’s Schumacher Gallery and attendance is encouraged at gallery receptions, where students can experience the professional art world.

Degrees Offered


  • Art Education
  • Art Therapy
  • Studio Art
  • Art History Minor
  • Digital Design Minor
  • Studio Art Minor
  • Therapeutic Art Minor
Vibrant Art Community Thrives on Campus

Distinct Academic Art Programs Create Professional Artists


Through Capital’s Art program, students develop and enhance their creative capacities in art and design within the scope of a liberal arts education. Three distinct academic programs for the art major lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree — Art Therapy, Studio Art or Art Education. As an Art student, you will prepare your portfolio for participation in local and national artistic and scholarly opportunities. Graduates work in professional areas like teaching in public and private schools, working as professional studio artists, and serving as art therapists. Many have continued their education through graduate study in studio art, art history, art therapy, art education, and arts administration.

What can you do with a degree in this academic area?

  • Illustrator
  • Managing Editor
  • Designer
  • Art Therapist
  • Gallery Director
  • Art Teacher K-12
  • College Professor

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Experiential Learning

Applauded for their talent, Capital students have opportunities to showcase their art both on and off campus. From gallery exhibits in downtown Columbus to designing the t-shirt illustration for the Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research, students are encouraged to discover new ways to create and expand their skill sets. With Capital's location in the capital city of Columbus, you'll have access to a vibrant arts community and all the opportunities to create, exhibit and experience art a major city affords.

Program Philosophy

Taught and guided by professors who are also practicing artists, you’ll learn in a setting tailored to the individual at Capital. When it comes to teaching, the art faculty have a single purpose — to develop proficient and creative students in the fine arts within the scope of a liberal arts education. Throughout their time on campus, students build their portfolios and are encouraged to share their art, research, and artistic research at regional and national conferences, as well as local exhibitions.

The Schumacher Gallery

Located on the fourth floor of The Blackmore Library at Capital University, The Schumacher Gallery offers a diverse selection of works for study and enjoyment. Student work is often featured in the semester-long exhibits and attendance is encouraged at gallery receptions, where students can meet artists and network with patrons who share an interest in their passion and enthusiasm for art. Since the Gallery's inception in 1964, hundreds of donors have provided objects of art, funds, and services to create this important cultural legacy.

Sample Classes

  • Painting & Drawing
  • Ceramics
  • Digital Computer Imaging
  • Printmaking
  • Foundations in Studio Art
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
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