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12 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… Read more

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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Emerson College
Boston , USA

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. As one ... +

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. As one of the largest programs of its kind in the country, we’ll prepare you to create both theatre and learning experiences that transform lives and communities. With two tracks of study, Theatre Teacher Education or Theatre and Community, our courses integrate theory and reflective practice and give you the opportunity to develop skills and expand your knowledge in the art of theatre, the principles of teaching and learning in theatre, and the practices of applied drama and theatre. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York , USA

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

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 interdisciplinary master of arts program prepares you to work within community-based settings, museums, non-governmental organizations, and broader public and civic contexts. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford , USA

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 ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Goldsmiths, University of London
London , United Kingdom

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

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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth , United Kingdom

The MA Creative Education: Making Learning is a crucible for open inquiry through arts education, that places making at the gravitational centre of learning. It explores the p ... +

The MA Creative Education: Making Learning is a crucible for open inquiry through arts education, that places making at the gravitational centre of learning. It explores the permeable structures and transformational agency of creative learning, across a range of educational paradigms, societal and cultural contexts. As a student on the MA Creative Education: Making Learning you will have the chance to explore your own role as an artist/educator, while producing a wide range of possible outcomes, from classroom-based research to participatory artwork. You will examine debates about the role of the arts in learning, and learning as art, gaining an understanding of learning across mainstream and alternative settings. The programme is appropriate to a wide range of subject specialists. We support professional educators, teachers, tutors and lecturers as well as creative and community practitioners who want to develop reflective practice in a wide range of socio-cultural, institutional or professional contexts. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Bengaluru , India

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

Public Pedagogy and Art Practice brings together a rich set of public practices from- cultural activism, public art, experimental pedagogy, community based art, socially engaged art, public acts/ performances, to internet based public art. The course enables creative practitioners to educate, inspire, and catalyse social action. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Kean University
New York , USA +1 More

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

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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
 
Morehead State University
Morehead , USA

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 enab ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Zurich University of the Arts
Zürich , Switzerland

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

The professional communication of culture, art, architecture, and design is essential. Education, effective staging, and communication in the area of arts and design have an important role to play, in both the public and private sectors, reflecting the shifts currently taking place in cultural production and the creative and cultural industries. In this context, the program in Curatorial Studies will enable the student to work successfully as a curator and/or as an art and culture educator across the entire spectrum of institutional and non-institutional contexts, in the public and private sectors, and in the for-profit and not-for-profit domains. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Arts in Poznan
Poznań , Poland

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 combinat ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Kean University
New York , USA +1 More

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 we ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
 
Zurich University of the Arts
Zürich , Switzerland

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 teac ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, German
Feb 2021
Campus
 

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