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.
Fully-qualified applicants entering the program with a master’s degree are required to complete a minimum of 90 credits.
12 credits – Required Courses
ARTE 870 - Critical Perspectives on Art Education: History, Theory and Practice (3 credits)
ARTE 872 - Advanced Critical Analysis (3 credits)
ARTE 882 - Research Practice (3 credits)
ARTE 884 - Doctoral Seminar (3 credits)
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Course work and independent study in art education and/or relevant disciplines, to complement their research and professional interests. These courses must be approved by the student’s program advisor and the graduate program director.
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 Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
This program is recognized by the Quebec Ministry of Education for purposes of perfectionnement.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.
Competitive funding packages in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.