The Department of Art Education empowers people to empower people through the arts. With over a 70-year history, the Department of Art Education believes in the intrinsic value of art as a catalyst for social change. Not only can art promote the development of the individual but serves to enrich and enliven the world around us. As a comprehensive education and research program, we only offer graduate level degrees. We find this provides a rigorous and individualized learning experience as students work towards one of our 9 specialized degree options.
The graduate curricula can lead to the Master of Arts (MA) in Arts Administration, Master of Arts (MA) in Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation; the Master of Science (MS) in Art Education; the Master of Science (MS) in Art Therapy; the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and Doctor of Education (EdD) degrees in Art Education, both of which include specialization options in Art Therapy, Art Education, Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation, and Arts Administration.
BA/MS in Art Education (w/ certification)
MS in Art Education (F2F)
MS in Art Education (Online)
Phd – Art Education concentration
Art Education equips graduates for both formal and informal educational environments. Through research into visual and cultural literacies we prepare students to be leaders in the field.
MA in Arts Administration
PhD – Arts Administration concentration
Arts Administration is designed to educate aspiring arts and cultural leaders about the theory and practice of socially responsible arts administration.
MS in Art Therapy
PhD – Art Therapy concentration
Art Therapy promotes art therapy as a means of reconciling conflicts, fostering self-awareness, facilitating personal development, and to expand knowledge of special and clinical populations.
MA in Museum Education
PhD – Museum Education concentration
Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation consists of specialized innovative training for aspiring museum educators, with a focus on visitor-centered exhibitions.