Art educators help students of all ages appreciate and create visual art in classrooms and community centres. Concordia’s Art Education program’s holistic approach will provide students with solid training in artistic and teaching practices. As a student in this program, you’ll choose from a comprehensive list of artistic disciplines to foster your talent and you’ll have internships in community art programs and schools. Our media labs and production studios give you the tools to realize your vision. You’ll be well equipped to do everything from planning high school classes to developing community art programs, even developing effective and educational visits to fine arts museums. For the latest information on programs, visit theDepartment of Art Education.
As a student in Art Education, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, some of which are listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.
Curriculum development and lesson planning
Desire to keep up with current trends in the field
Rapport with students
Sensitivity and warmth
Communicate ideas clearly by listening carefully and responding effectively
Read critically and write persuasively
Explain complex concepts and ideas to others effectively
Write technical reports and essays
Facilitation and animation skills
Interact with others and build professional relationships
Leadership and motivational skills
Promote student engagement through active learning
Openness and Flexibility
Manage tasks and meet deadlines
Work under pressure
Influence and persuade
Make decisions and use sound judgement
Manage classrooms, establish rules and set expectations
Give and receive feedback
Lead and follow
Analyze and evaluate information to make a good judgement or conclusion
Develop observational and evaluative skills to assess student learning
Understand complex problems and identify solutions
Potential work settings
Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study.
Adult education centers
Arts and crafts retailers
Churches and religious organizations
Colleges / CEGEPs and universities
Government (Federal, Provincial and Municipal)
Human resources departments
Social and community centres
Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree
Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.
Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:
Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.
To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.
To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345
*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service
Networking and professional associations
Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.