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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Art Education


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University offers the rare Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Art Education, one of only a select number of universities that offer the degree in the United States. The B.F.A. in Art Education is considered a professional degree requiring a higher concentration of art courses than a Bachelor of Arts. The Art Education specialization is offered with the cooperation with the ORU College of Education. This program will equip you to become a Holy Spirit-empowered creative classroom teaching professional. You will finish your degree confident with certification by the state of Oklahoma in K-12 education.

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as an inspirational teaching professional to impact the world. Now, more than ever, your God-given talents are needed as an artist and inspiring educator.

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate from this program fully prepared to immerse yourself in the inspirational world of art education. You will be prepared to touch the lives of your students and make a difference for the higher good.

Degree Plan Sheet

What can I do with a degree in B.F.A. in Art Education from ORU?

Talented and creative graduates can enjoy successful careers in several areas, including:  

  • Public/Private School
  • Private Education Business
  • Agency Child Care
  • Community Youth Organizations
  • Art Galleries and Museums and more!


What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • Art History
  • Drawing andIllustration
  • Painting andWatercolor
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Graphic or Web Design
  • Student Teaching

What makes ORU’s B.F.A. in Art Education program stand out?

Through the philosophy of Whole Person Education, we create an atmosphere of collaboration, nurture imagination and court the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by dedicating ourselves to being passionate in the divine gifts we have been given. As a student with us, you’ll experience hands-on projects in several studio art modalities giving you a strong core of art education. Additionally, a large network of successful alumni provides an opportunity to enhance your education through experiences gained in the professional environment.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship.

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