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.
Level of Degree
UNM Department of Art and Art History
First Committee Member (Chair)
Alexander S. Masley
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Art Education, Art History, Catholic Education, Aesthetics, Secondary Education
McCarthy, Sister Loretta Ann. "The Role of Art in the Complete Development of a Christian Personality." (1952). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/arth_etds/56