Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
The purpose of this study is to examine ways to best prepare students in an art curriculum at a high school level who wish to go on to pursue a career as a professional artist or designer. In this study I have interviewed eleven professional artists and designers. I asked them a series of questions regarding the types of subjects that, based upon their experience, they would recommend be taught at that level. I have also asked them to identify those things that they feel teachers could do to encourage students to consider art or design as a career.
Willits, David James, "Development of an Art Curriculum that Best Prepares Students for Careers in the Visual Arts by Conducting Interviews with Professional Artists and Designers." (2009). Theses and Graduate Projects. 837.