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Art Education MA

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Arts with specialization in art education or its equivalent.
  • Overall grade average of B or better.
  • Experience in the teaching of art or art-related subjects.
  • 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.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Art Education Courses page for course descriptions.

Art Education MA (45 credits)

45

credits chosen from one of the following options:

Art Education MA Option A: Thesis

Art Education MA Option B: Course-based

Art Education MA Option A: Thesis (45 credits)

Suitable for students seeking to develop in-depth research expertise and whose goals include doctoral studies and/or research-oriented professional positions.
12

credits of Required Courses:

ARTE 670 Critical Perspectives on Art Education History: History, Theory and Practice (3.00)
ARTE 672 Advanced Critical Analysis (3.00)
ARTE 680 Foundations for Inquiry (3.00)
ARTE 682 Research Practice (3.00)

3

credits of Art Education Special Topics Courses (A-Z):

ARTE 660 Selected Topics in Art Education (3.00)

6credits of Elective Courses chosen from additional ARTE 660 courses or from Art Education Topics in Studio Inquiry Courses
24

credits:

ARTE 698 Thesis (24.00)

Art Education MA Option B: Course-based (45 credits)

Suitable for students who seek advanced levels of professional development rather than in-depth training as researchers.
12

credits of Required Courses:

ARTE 670 Critical Perspectives on Art Education History: History, Theory and Practice (3.00)
ARTE 672 Advanced Critical Analysis (3.00)
ARTE 680 Foundations for Inquiry (3.00)
ARTE 682 Research Practice (3.00)

12

credits of Art Education Special Topics Courses (A-Z):

ARTE 660 Selected Topics in Art Education (3.00)

Note: Students may repeat ARTE 660 multiple times for credit, provided the subject matter is different each time.

6credits of Art Education Topics in Studio Inquiry Courses
15credits of Elective Courses selected in consultation with the Program Advisor and approved by the Graduate Program Director. Some restrictions apply; for more details consult the department. This may include up to 12 additional credits from the Art Education Topics in Studio Inquiry Courses list.

Art Education Topics in Studio Inquiry Courses

ARTE 606 Topics in Studio Inquiry (3.00)
ARTE 607 Topics in Studio Inquiry (3.00)
ARTE 608 Topics in Studio Inquiry (3.00)
ARTE 609 Topics in Studio Inquiry (3.00)
ARTE 610 Topics in Studio Inquiry (3.00)
ARTE 611 Topics in Studio Inquiry (3.00)

Additional Degree Requirements

Program Advisors and Thesis Supervisors. Upon admission to the program, each student is assigned to a graduate faculty member, who serves as program advisor. Each student in the Thesis Option selects a thesis supervisor and thesis advisory committee from the available graduate program faculty.

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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