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Art Education (PhD)

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Doctorate (PhD)
Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
4 years
90 credits
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Program overview

The PhD in Art Education, the only one of its kind in Canada, is designed to offer students advanced study and research training in the teaching of visual arts. The art educator is both teacher and artist. Students develop their own research direction in collaboration with the research and teaching expertise of the graduate faculty. Program course work emphasizes the development of critical abilities and research practices so that graduates may become leading contributors to the field of art education.

Program structure

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • MA in Art Education with superior standing from a recognized university.
  • Candidate possessing an MFA must also complete the art education readings and research methods courses of the MA in Art Education.
  • Teaching experience, certification or related professional experience.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

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Tuition & funding

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Contribute to cutting-edge research in education and acquire advanced knowledge of the qualitative and quantitative methods used in educational research.



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