by Maria Ezcurra
The Department of Art Education offers two graduate programs for students wishing to further their knowledge through the designing, conducting, analysis and interpretation of research in art education:
Under the guidance of a personal academic supervisor, students are encouraged to position their interests and practice through the exploration of a wide range of research methodologies and philosophies that connect conceptual understanding, critical reflection, and practical experience.
Through both coursework and the elaboration of a thesis, graduate students have the opportunity to study with nationally-recognized scholars in art education whose knowledge base covers a wide variety of approaches and practices including community-based art education, museum education and new media.
Emphasis is placed on the importance of arts learning both within schools (in non-arts and arts classrooms) and beyond school walls in the community (art centers and museums). The program also encourages graduate students to connect their studio practice with pedagogical theory, critical reflection and research interests.