Art & Design Department
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    Art Education

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    Art Education

About the program

Harding's art education program is designed to prepare future art teachers to teach P-12. The program is based on a 52-hour art core composed of art studio, art history, art education and visual aesthetics courses. We are committed to a strong foundation in design plus elective courses in a variety of media to prepare strong art teachers.

There are several paths a student might choose in order to obtain licensure to teach. We encourage you to visit with Prof. Tessa Davidson ( for more information on the best course of action.

Academic advising is a crucial part of getting the most from your time as an art education major at Harding. Plan to schedule an appointment with one of the fine art advisors a minimum of two-weeks prior to registration week in both fall and spring semesters. Students must make sure to check for holds on their accounts that might delay registering for classes. Registering as early as each classification allows ensures that students get the best schedule. Classes fill up fast, so it is recommended that students register quickly.

Retention, Graduation and Job Placements

Our graduates are successfully teaching in schools across Arkansas and many other states.

Curriculum Plan



Tessa Davidson, M.F.A. - Assistant Professor of Art