Community Arts Education

Arts Education

Community Visual Arts Education Minor

The Community Visual Arts Education Minor is designed for undergraduates to enhance their qualifications as they seek employment in recreation centers, community arts centers, museums, after school, adult or early child care settings, continuing education, therapeutic or remedial settings, or a very wide range of other community-based sites in which participants may experience and learn about the arts.

The selection of courses in the minor will introduce theory, issues, and pedagogical strategies related to arts education for children, youth, and adult learners. In addition, the courses provide numerous opportunities to learn in context through field and practical experiences. A grade of “C” or higher in each course and a minimum 2.0 GPA in the minor is required.

  • Admissions Requirements
    Direct Admit Scholars

    To be considered for direct admission into the School of Education, students must first be admitted to IU with an intended major within the School of Education. Students who meet the following qualifications are invited to apply to join the Direct Admit Scholars program:

    • A minimum SAT score of 1170 New SAT (or 1100 Old SAT) or a minimum ACT score of 24
    • A minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
    Certification from University Division

    Students should meet with a University Division advisor, who can provide guidance in meeting certification requirements. These requirements include:

    • An overall IU grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
    • 30 credit hours of college level coursework completed
    • Completion of EDUC-G203: Communication for Youth Serving Professionals, with a grade of C or better. (Under certain circumstances, students may substitute another college level public speaking or interpersonal communication class.)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Financial Aid

    We offer a range of scholarships for qualified students. Current students can be considered for most School of Education scholarships by completing one application each year.

    We also encourage students to visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.

    If you are a prospective student who applies to our Direct Admit Scholars program, you’ll be considered for scholarship opportunities as an entering freshman.

  • Licensing

    This minor does not directly lead to licensure.