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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… 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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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
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
Feb 2022
Campus
 
Emerson College
Boston, USA

Teach theatre and create transformative experiences in our Theatre Education & Applied Theatre (MA/MFA) program. Our program allows you to grow and refine your craft as bo ... +

Teach theatre and create transformative experiences in our Theatre Education & Applied Theatre (MA/MFA) program. Our program allows you to grow and refine your craft as both an artist and educator. We offer two tracks of study to choose from, Theatre Educator and Theatre and Community, that allow you to pursue your professional goals. No matter which tracks you select, you will have the flexibility to choose elective courses that align with your unique interests and customize a course of study that supports your goals. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 

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Aalto University
Espoo, Finland +3 More

Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) educates contemporary art and visual culture professionals and researchers, to achieve an understanding of the best Nordic pract ... +

Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) educates contemporary art and visual culture professionals and researchers, to achieve an understanding of the best Nordic practices and traditions in art education and other visual culture professions. Through the NoVA education, you achieve relevant competencies and pedagogical interaction skills for working in cross-cultural and international educational situations and environments. NoVA builds on Nordic competences and expertise, which are related to current discussions in the field of international art education. The program is open for international students. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
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 2022
Campus
 
Moore College of Art and Design
Philadelphia, USA

Moore’s Master of Arts in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations is a rigorous program that prepares and empowers art educators to develop skills for adapting a ... +

Moore’s Master of Arts in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations is a rigorous program that prepares and empowers art educators to develop skills for adapting and implementing strategies that enrich all learners' lives. -
MA
Full-time
15 - 27 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Boston University Metropolitan College Online
Boston, USA

Boston University’s online Master of Arts in Art Education degree program is designed for busy educators who love making and teaching art, and who want to enhance their practi ... +

Boston University’s online Master of Arts in Art Education degree program is designed for busy educators who love making and teaching art, and who want to enhance their practice, advance their careers, and change their student’s lives through the power of artistic expression. Students are guided by master teachers with years of experience in the studio and classroom. The online program allows our students to receive the highest caliber education without leaving their families, jobs, and communities. Most students complete the MA degree in 18 to 24 months. -
MA
English
Online
 
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
Campus
 
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, USA

This Master's degree program provides practicing teachers in art education access to a comprehensive interdisciplinary, historical, and contemporary orientation to the study a ... +

This Master's degree program provides practicing teachers in art education access to a comprehensive interdisciplinary, historical, and contemporary orientation to the study and practice of art education. You will learn from professors who are effective teachers and successful artists, designers, and scholars with national and international reputations. This entirely online program utilizes pertinent inquiry and scholarship to empower current art educators to revitalize their practice. -
MA
English
 
University of South Carolina
Midtown - Downtown, USA

The Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Art Education is a two-year program in art education theory and practice. Completing an M.A. degree prepares students for academic researc ... +

The Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Art Education is a two-year program in art education theory and practice. Completing an M.A. degree prepares students for academic research, teaching, or further study in doctoral programs. This program has a thesis and non-thesis track. Before graduating from the program, students must successfully pass a comprehensive exam in art education. The MA degree in art education may be completed with a thesis or without a thesis. -
MA
English
 
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