Art & Art History ETDs

Publication Date

Summer 6-2-1952


A survey of ancient literature reveals that art as an area in school life is becoming increasingly recognized as tremendously significant to a complete participation in the creative activities of life. A critical point has been reached in so far as art has begun to be recognized as an integral part of the school program rather than an educational frill offered for those students who have difficulty with the academic program or as a concession to the few talented students.

It is the purpose of this study (1) to outline briefly the theory of art education as applied to the Catholic high school curriculum; (2) to show that art satisfied a basic need of man and is an integrating force in his life; and (3) to present examples relating this theory to Christian education.



Document Type


Degree Name

Art Education

Level of Degree


Department Name

UNM Department of Art and Art History

First Committee Member (Chair)

Alexander S. Masley

Second Committee Member

B.M. Crawford

Third Committee Member

E.H. Fixley


Art Education, Art History, Catholic Education, Aesthetics, Secondary Education