MA in Art Education

Do you love the idea of teaching art, but not necessarily getting a teaching license or certificate? Maybe you like the idea of working with kids, seniors and other special populations in a community art setting. Or perhaps your goal is to more fully develop your identity as an artist and become a transformative art leader. The MA in Art Education program will give you the knowledge, skills and tools you need to engage learners in meaningful, critical and current art content.

You'll transform into a critical observer of the world as you get exposure to all aspects of art education: from studio arts and art history, to museum/gallery, arts research, arts administration, and multi-cultural and inclusive art education. You'll be part of a dynamic community of faculty, artists, educators and art advocates. The flexible curriculum – perfect for those with other professional commitments – leaves lots of time for electives and lets you follow your particular passion.

Our outlook, like the art world itself, is global. Maybe that's why we attract so many international students. Students in the MA in Art Education program have traveled to Ghana to teach art to orphans and special needs kids. Closer to home, they've developed art education programs for seniors and non-native speakers, working closely with senior centers and cultural centers to create art exhibits.

For more information, please contact James Savoie, Associate Provost, at or 215-717-6393.

St. Charles Senior Community Center artists

In the News

Art Ed Professor Dr. Teresa Unseld provides creative outlet for senior artists in South Philly with exhibit of work by students in her drawing class at St. Charles Senior Community Center.

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Featured Work

Work by Charlotte Riggs MA '02 (Art Education) is featured in the Studio Spotlight (see link above). Other work by students, faculty and alumni in the program can be found at the bottom of this page.