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11 Master of Art Programs in Art Education

A Master of Arts (MA) is a postgraduate degree that often follows a bachelor’s degree. Programs typically take between one and three years to complete. Afterward, some graduates enter the workforce while others decide to further their education by entering a doctoral program.

What is an MA in Art Education? Students study a variety of topics when earning master's degrees in this field. Most programs teach the concepts and theories in art education, including national and international issues and faculty research. Some universities and colleges also provide students with coursework that outlines research methodologies, studio activities and strategies for planning and assessing curriculum. Individuals will spend their time exploring the various methods of teaching art, using a combination of artistic materials, assessment methods and education techniques.

Individuals who pursue an MA in Art Education often learn skills to help them both in and out of the workforce, such as leadership, critical thinking and better communication. Earning an advanced degree potentially creates better job opportunities as well.

The cost to attend an art education graduate program varies according to the country and the learning institution the student chooses. Some programs are longer than others, which also factors into the overall price.

A variety of career paths are available for graduates of art education programs. Individuals could become art teachers to children, teenagers or even adults. Others may choose to work as curriculum directors. For those who do not wish to teach full-time, possible options include working as a museum curator or running an art studio. Some graduates may become full-time professional artists, and others could decide to supplement their full-time jobs as a part-time artists taking commission work.

Students who wish to enter art education programs will find them in colleges and universities in many countries around the world. Some institutions also provide e-learning options. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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11 Results in Art Education

Morehead State University

MSU's Master of Arts (MA) in Art will expose you to a variety of artistic media, disciplines, techniques, and technology as you pursue your interests. This 30-hour degree ... [+]

MSU's Master of Arts (MA) in Art will expose you to a variety of artistic media, disciplines, techniques, and technology as you pursue your interests. This 30-hour degree enables you to choose from three concentrations: art education, graphic design, and studio art.

Location

This program is available on the Morehead campus.

Options

You may choose one of the following three concentrations:

Art Education Graphic Design Studio Art Art Education

A concentration in art education offers you a customized program designed to further develop your studio, intellectual and professional background enabling you to grow as an artist, a teacher, and a leader. Courses address the historical and contemporary issues in art theory, studio art, and art education, bridging the connection between the individual artistic process and the creative development of your students through enhanced teaching practices.... [-]

USA Morehead
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Full-time
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Zurich University of the Arts

The professional communication of culture, art, architecture, and design is essential. Education, effective staging, and communication in the area of arts and design have ... [+]

Studying at Zurich University of the Arts

With over 2.500 students, Zurich University of the Arts is one of the largest arts universities in Europe. We welcome students seeking to cross boundaries and bring different fields together because we are convinced that the productive exchange with other disciplines brings forth better, more versatile, and critically minded curators.

We have an excellent network worldwide — thanks to collaborations with over seventy universities in Switzerland and abroad, and with countless partners from the fields of science, culture, business, and industry. This manifold collaboration stands for the national and international relevance of our programs.... [-]

Switzerland Zürich
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Full-time
2 years
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Zurich University of the Arts

The Master of Arts in Dance offers two specializations: Choreography, on one hand, Teaching and Coaching Dance Professionals on the other. It builds the choreographic and ... [+]

The Master of Arts in Dance offers two specializations:

Choreography, on one hand, Teaching and Coaching Dance Professionals on the other. It builds the choreographic and teaching skills needed to work with dance professionals and to qualify for the relevant professions. Coursework includes choreographic methods, teaching skills, and artistic research with a view to developing an individual artist or teaching profile. The programme promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and helps students to establish a sustainable network within the international field of dance.

The Master Dance, Choreography programme equips students to work as choreographers in the field of professional stage dance.... [-]

Switzerland Zürich
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Arts in Poznan

Existing since 1985, the faculty of Artistic Education has undergone several modifications in order to emphasize and enhance the uniqueness of its field of study, the com ... [+]

ARTISTIC EDUCATION (in Fine Arts) Modes of study: full-time first-cycle studies (3 years) full-time second-cycle studies (2 years) (starting in 2018/19) Specializations: Interdisciplinary Arts and Cultural Education Cultural Promotion and Animation Description of the field of study:

Existing since 1985, the faculty of Artistic Education has undergone several modifications in order to emphasize and enhance the uniqueness of its field of study, the combination of theory and practice in arts. In addition to three painting and two drawing studios run by internationally established artists, the faculty of Artistic Education offers five art studios which are matchless in Poland, the Studio of Transdisciplinary Projects and Research, the Studio of Open Interpretations of Art, the Studio of Art in Public Space, the Studio of Creative Projects and Activities and the Studio of Book Art.... [-]

Poland Poznań
October 2020
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Kean University

The Master of Arts in Fine Arts Education: Supervision program is designed for certified art teachers who desire additional educational background for career advancement ... [+]

The Master of Arts in Fine Arts Education: Supervision program is designed for certified art teachers who desire additional educational background for career advancement as well as certification for supervisory positions in New Jersey school districts. The program cultivates certified district art supervisors who have the potential to lead art teachers towards contemporary, democratic and dimensional forms of education for divergent populations of children and adolescents. Specifically, this reading and writing intensive program seeks to foster art supervisors who are versed in contemporary research, understand the need for alternate methods of instruction, are knowledgeable about the assessment of instruction, demonstrate strong organizational skills and are advocates of the arts as important venues leading to global intelligence. ... [-]

USA New York Union
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Kean University

The Master of Arts in Fine Arts Education: Initial Teaching Certification program is an academically intensive program, designed for students who have undergraduate prepa ... [+]

The Master of Arts in Fine Arts Education: Initial Teaching Certification program is an academically intensive program, designed for students who have undergraduate preparation and demonstrated competence in the studio arts and wish to se­cure New Jersey K-12 Teaching Certification in Art. The program’s philosophical approach is rooted in develop­mental psychology and supported by contemporary research in the field. This reading and writing intensive pro­gram prepares future educators to engage in conceptual thought and learning in the visual arts and to translate this understanding into an active and vivified classroom practice. To achieve this goal, students continue to develop a strong studio praxis which is augmented by an academic study of the psychological origins of artistic expression as they unfold within the growing individual. Admission to the program is by application and interview. All prospec­tive applicants are urged to contact the program coordinator as soon as possible to discuss the course of studies and to ensure a timely placement in required fieldwork.... [-]

USA New York Union
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Public Pedagogy and Art Practice brings together a rich set of public practices from- cultural activism, public art, experimental pedagogy, community based art, socially ... [+]

The program in Public Pedagogy and Art Practice at Srishti brings together a rich set of practices from cultural activism, public art, urban and rural studies and the study of local knowledge systems into an emerging area of study that looks at traditional and contemporary public creative practices that are used to educate, inspire and provoke a larger public. These forms draw from a diversity of public engagements, evoke the absurd, catalyse agency for social action and emerge from many different sites of on-the-ground experimentation. They are community based, multi-age and focus on social transformation that challenges mainstream elite forms of knowledge production. The program takes learning back to the street by understanding practices and practitioners that have rejected the exclusive institutional structures, focusing instead on peoples’ science, peoples; medicine, peoples’ history and peoples’ education.... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Art Education prepares art teachers for careers in our global society. Our students explore art making and works of art through a var ... [+]

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Art Education prepares art teachers for careers in our global society. Our students explore art making and works of art through a variety of cultural, historical, and socio-political lenses, and our graduates make art accessible and sustainable for their students of all ages in diverse communities.

The program is aimed at artists who want to teach in PK-12 schools, after-school programs, or museums. The requirements include student teaching internships at area public schools, fieldwork at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as coursework in art, education, and art education. It is a 12-month program for full-time students, beginning with three courses at Tufts in the summer. During the fall and spring semesters, students take courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts and work as interns in area schools, observing at first and working up to full-time student teaching in the spring.... [-]

USA Medford
August 2020
Full-time
12 months
Campus
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Join our community of socially engaged artists/designers, educators, creative activists, and community organizers working together to create critical interventions that i ... [+]

Art, Education, and Community Practice

Join our community of socially engaged artists/designers, educators, creative activists, and community organizers working together to create critical interventions that inspire dialogue and catalyze social change through the arts. This work connects art and social justice, grounded in the pedagogy of hope and possibility. Our intimate and interdisciplinary program balances theory and practice through classroom projects enacted in public spaces and in partnership with local organizations. Through course work, we explore the history and political context of socially engaged art and popular education, as well as creative strategies for activism and organizing. The capstone project provides an opportunity to design, implement, and document an artistic intervention in public space or to work with a community organization in an effort to enact social transformation.... [-]

USA New York
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Emerson College

Learn the art of teaching theatre with our Master of Arts in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre and our Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre. A ... [+]

About the Program

As a part of the MA and MFA program, students in either track can earn initial licensure in Massachusetts as a theatre teacher for Pre-K through Grade 12. As a part of the MFA program, students can go on to teach at the college-level.

Graduates of our MA/MFA in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre go on to:

Teach theatre at all levels, including the college/university level Work as teaching artists or education directors Pursue further doctoral work in theatre, education, and other related fields Use theatre for community-based social justice work as community activists, social workers, recreation leaders, and more Art of Teaching & The Teaching of Art

Offering two streams of study for students, the Theatre Education & Applied Theatre program allows you to explore yourself as both an artist and an educator. We help you prepare for a successful career by offering areas of emphasis in Theatre Teacher Education as well as Theatre and Community.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1.5 - 2.5 years
Campus
Goldsmiths, University of London

This programme gives artists, practitioners, and teachers the opportunity to enrich and consolidate theories of contemporary art and learning. Engage with practice and th ... [+]

This programme gives artists, practitioners, and teachers the opportunity to enrich and consolidate theories of contemporary art and learning. Engage with practice and theory, develop innovative research approaches, and critically debate the changing nature of contemporary art.

Why study MA Arts and Learning (MAAL) at Goldsmiths? You’ll be taught by staff who are nationally and internationally renowned and published artist-researcher teachers. You’ll draw on the international scope of contemporary art practices in London. This degree has partnerships with international galleries including Tate Modern, the Whitechapel Gallery and the Showroom Gallery. The programme places a strong emphasis on student-centred and directed learning. Teaching sessions and personal tutorials will draw on the critical reflection and development of your artist-teacher practices, including artistic, theoretical, political, and learning and teaching concerns. You’ll be part of a diverse student community, and will have the opportunity to develop and maintain collaborative peer networks and support. You’ll have access to an extensive programme of guest lectures, presentations and projects. In the past, this has included talks from Grayson Perry, Yinka Shonibare, Sonia Boyce, Susan Pui San Lok, Danny Devenny, Mark Ervine, Marty Lyons and John Matthews, hosted through our Centre for Arts and Learning (CAL). The MAAL can be a pathway before or after the completion of a UK QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) programme, such as the PGCE (Secondary): Art & Design. What you'll study ... [-]
United Kingdom London
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Campus