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The MA in Art+Education, Professional Certification is a 30-credit Master's degree for students who already have Initial Certification in Visual Art. The curriculum includes the opportunity to determine your own course of study with up to 12 credits in electives in education and art -- including 6 credits in studio art classes. The Art+Education program is grounded in a set of core values and ideas about why and how we teach, make art, and participate in social change.

 

Fall Semester

ARTED-GE 2015 Race, Education, and the Politics of Visual Representation (3 credits)
ARTED-GE 2070 Critical Pedagogy, Artists, and the Public Sphere (3 credits)
ART-GE 2972 Interdisciplinary Project: Art in Dialogue (3 credits)
ARTCR-GE Critical Theory in Art (Elective) (3 credits)

 

Spring Semester

ARTED-GE 2276 Art Education in Alternative Settings (3 credits)
ARTED-GE 2277 Media Literacy & Visual Culture: Teaching Art in a Digital Age (3 credits)
ARTCR-GE Critical Theory in Art (Elective) (3 credits)
ARTED-GE 2299 Research in Art Education (2 credits)
ARTED-GE 2301 Final Project (1 credits)

 

Summer Semester I

XXXX Guided Elective (3 credits)
ART-GE Guided Elective (Studio) (3 credits)

 

Elective Options

This program allows students to choose 4 elective classes related to their interests in art and education. Examples of electives include:

ARTCR.GE 2459  Art and Ideas: What is Social Practice Art? (3 credits)
ARVA- GE 2120 Contemporary Art and Community Partnerships

ASPP-GT 2023 Art and/as Research: Ways of Knowing
MSMS-GA 3330-005 Topics in Museum Studies: Museums and Community
PADM-GP 2106 Community Organizing
PADM-GP 2186 Leadership and Social Transformation
PADM-GP 4440 Education and Social Policy
SOED-GE 2371 Social Inequality & Education
ARVA- GE 2120 Contemporary Art and Community Partnerships

Studio Art classes offered include: Printmaking, Video, Digital Art, Drawing, Photography (digital and analogue), Sculpture, Design, Painting, Ceramics, Glass and Interdisciplinary Projects

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Art+Education Program Goals

  1. Examine the ways that art making and the teaching of art are grounded in power structures situated within social, political, and cultural institutions and history. 
  2. Understand that art and education are forms of knowledge production that allow us to make meaning about the world based on our experiences of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability; this knowledge can help us represent the world, as well as transform it.
  3. Design methods for teaching art and enacting artistic interventions that support critical thinking, creative inquiry, and social change inspired by contemporary approaches to art making, analyzing works of historical and current art, and social activism.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to be reflective practitioners and effective researchers who understand that theory informs practice and practice must be theorized.
  5. Empower persuasive cultural advocates and community leaders able to articulate the importance of art in schools, institutions, and society at large.
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Studio Art in New York

Students complete 6 credits of graduate studio art in the department.