Art Education, MA

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Develop an interdisciplinary and inquiry-based research project and explore contemporary issues in art and education with ASU's Master of Arts in art education.

Students in the MA program in art with a concentration in art education investigate issues in art teaching and learning from multiple perspectives, including art inquiry, curriculum theory, spatial design, studio practice, visual culture, social intervention, human development and cultural context.

The culminating experience may be conducted in a range of contexts where art learning takes place, such as in K-12 art classrooms, art centers and museums, public settings, university studios or in a teacher's own classroom.

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Art Education, MA

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

Applicants should submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. a formal art education research paper for review
  4. resume
  5. statement of intent
  6. two letters of recommendation
  7. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

An applicant must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major of no fewer than 45 credit hours of art, including 12 credit hours of art history and six credit hours of art education. Additional hours may be required by the school.

An applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.00 ("B") in undergraduate coursework during the junior and senior years. Applicants who do not meet these requirements must submit scores from the MAT or the GRE.

The resume should demonstrate how professional experience will help the student succeed in this program.

Applicants should see the program website for application deadlines.

Information about this program

Visit the School of Art website for full details.