Art Education Courses

Art Education MA Courses

Each year required courses and certain electives are offered. Course descriptions and schedules are available in the department’s graduate programs office.

Description: In this course students identify the content and the processes essential to their on-going studio performance. Students are expected to develop parallel inquiry into exhibitions, installations, performances, documentations, notation systems and related readings. Evaluation is based on workshop and seminar participation, studio performance and class presentations. Computer access and shared studio space are available.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:

Description: In this course students identify the content and the processes essential to their on-going studio performance. Students are expected to develop parallel inquiry into exhibitions, installations, performances, documentations, notation systems and related readings. Evaluation is based on workshop and seminar participation, studio performance and class presentations. Computer access and shared studio space are available.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrol in this course if they wish to repeat ARTE 606 for credit, provided the subject matter is different.

Description: In this course students identify the content and the processes essential to their on-going studio performance. Students are expected to develop parallel inquiry into exhibitions, installations, performances, documentations, notation systems and related readings. Evaluation is based on workshop and seminar participation, studio performance and class presentations. Computer access and shared studio space are available.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrol in this course if they wish to repeat ARTE 607 for credit, provided the subject matter is different.

Description: : In this course students identify the content and the processes essential to their on-going studio performance. Students are expected to develop parallel inquiry into exhibitions, installations, performances, documentations, notation systems and related readings. Evaluation is based on workshop and seminar participation, studio performance and class presentations. Computer access and shared studio space are available.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrol in this course if they wish to repeat ARTE 608 for credit, provided the subject matter is different.

Description: In this course students identify the content and the processes essential to their on-going studio performance. Students are expected to develop parallel inquiry into exhibitions, installations, performances, documentations, notation systems and related readings. Evaluation is based on workshop and seminar participation, studio performance and class presentations. Computer access and shared studio space are available.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrol in this course if they wish to repeat ARTE 609 for credit, provided the subject matter is different.

Description: In this course students identify the content and the processes essential to their on-going studio performance. Students are expected to develop parallel inquiry into exhibitions, installations, performances, documentations, notation systems and related readings. Evaluation is based on workshop and seminar participation, studio performance and class presentations. Computer access and shared studio space are available.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrol in this course if they wish to repeat ARTE 610 for credit, provided the subject matters is different.

Description: A seminar course offering students the opportunity to study various aspects of art education. Specific topics vary from year to year to take advantage of the special expertise of the faculty.

Component(s): Lecture; Seminar

Component(s): Independent Study

Component(s): Independent Study

Description: A seminar course in which students develop critical reading and writing skills while adding to their understanding of developments past and present that have shaped the field of art education.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: ARTE 670.

Description: A seminar course in which students develop advanced skills in critical analysis, academic writing and library research. Assignments include compiling and writing a review of literature on a topic of research or professional interest.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: A seminar course in which students are introduced to the basic concepts, terminology, and contexts of inquiry in art education. Students learn about the practice of systematic inquiry, including: identifying and articulating a topic or question; situating the inquiry within a theoretical framework; relating the inquiry to art education practices; and selecting appropriate inquiry procedures. Each student develops a proposal for a small-scale project related to his/her particular art education interests.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: ARTE 680.

Description: A seminar course in which students conduct a small-scale research project based on their own research proposal. Students are introduced to appropriate forms and practices for conducting the project and presenting the results.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: The thesis topic is chosen in consultation with the thesis supervisor, and is approved by the thesis advisory committee. Students produce a thesis proposal; conduct the proposed inquiry; produce the thesis; and present it orally to their thesis advisory committee. Scholarly Thesis: Students develop a research based scholarly thesis in consultation with the faculty supervisor. The thesis is a minimum of 20,000 words and must address a research question or problem through an empirical or philosophical investigation. The thesis must include a discussion that documents the student’s reflections upon the methods and procedures employed, and the actual findings that resulted from an examination of the problem. The thesis culminates in a discussion of its implications for art education theory and/or practice. The thesis is presented to the advisory committee for evaluation, and for defence in an oral examination. Studio-based Thesis: Students develop a cohesive body of artwork for presentation and a minimum 10,000 word written thesis component comprising a review of literature and other relevant resources, a theoretical and methodological contextualization, a critical reflection on the project and its outcomes, a linking of art making with art education and other areas of analysis as deemed necessary by the student and the student’s advisory committee. The artwork and text, together comprising the thesis, are presented to the advisory committee. Evaluation includes an oral examination on both components. Teaching-based Thesis: Students organize and conduct a professional teaching project, develop a teaching dossier, and write a thesis text directly related to art education, with the guidance of the faculty supervisor. The project may be carried out on site in an educational setting or institution. In the written component of the thesis (minimum10,000 words) students document, analyze and evaluate the project, presenting a literature review, a theoretical and methodological contextualization, and a critical reflection on the project and its outcomes. Evaluation includes an oral examination on this text, on the teaching portfolio, and on the outcomes of the project. Guidelines for the thesis are described in Thesis Preparation Guide available from the School of Graduate Studies and Art Education’s Master of Arts Thesis Procedures available from the department’s programs office.

Component(s): Thesis Research

Art Education PhD Courses

Elective course offerings change from year to year in light of the interests of students and faculty. In any session only those courses will be given for which there is sufficient demand.

Description: In this course students identify the content and the processes essential to their on-going studio performance. Students are expected to develop parallel inquiry into exhibitions, installations, performances, documentations, notation systems and related readings. Evaluation is based on workshop and seminar participation, studio performance and class presentations. Computer access and shared studio space are available.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • This course may be repeated as ARTE 807.

Description: A seminar course offering students the opportunity to study various aspects of art education. Specific topics vary from year to year to take advantage of the special expertise of the faculty.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: In this course students identify the content and the processes essential to their on-going studio performance. Students are expected to develop parallel inquiry into exhibitions, installations, performances, documentations, notation systems and related readings. Evaluation is based on workshop and seminar participation, studio performance and class presentations. Computer access and shared studio space are available.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Description: Independent study in the area of concentration.

Component(s): Independent Study

Description: Independent study in the area of concentration.

Component(s): Independent Study

Description: A seminar course in which students develop critical reading and writing skills while adding to their understanding of developments past and present that have shaped the field of art education.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: ARTE 870.

Description: A seminar course in which students develop advanced skills in critical analysis, academic writing and library research. Assignments include compiling and writing a review of literature related to thesis research. Students develop questions related to their area of research and professional interest to be used on their PhD comprehensive examination.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: This seminar course introduces students to the basic concepts, terminology, and contexts of inquiry in art education. Students learn about the practice of systematic inquiry, including: identifying and articulating a topic or question; situating the inquiry within a theoretical framework; relating the inquiry to art education practices; and selecting appropriate inquiry procedures. Each student develops a proposal for a small-scale project related to their particular art education interests.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: A seminar course in which students conduct a small scale research project based on their own research proposal.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must complete a minimum of 21 course credits prior to enrolling.

Description: Each student must pass a comprehensive examination composed of written and oral components. The examination assesses the student’s competence in the field of Art Education. The student must pass this exam in order to continue in the program. A Student Guide to the Comprehensive Examination gives detailed information on the exam and is available from the department’s graduate programs office. Generally, one examination time is established each year, usually at the end of the winter term.

Component(s): Thesis Research

Description: This course addresses research and communication, thesis writing, and professional practice.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: Includes thesis proposal and its approval by the Thesis Advisory Committee, research (including any further study that may be required to gain needed expertise), written thesis and oral examination. A doctoral thesis is expected to make an original contribution to knowledge in the field of art education, and to be written in acceptable scholarly form. Students are encouraged to periodically present their research-in-progress to academic and professional audiences. For details on thesis procedures and format, see the relevant sections of this calendar and the Thesis Preparation Guide available from the School of Graduate Studies. In addition, Art Education Procedures for Doctoral Theses is available in the department’s graduate programs office.

Component(s): Thesis Research

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