Art Education
Application Deadlines
Fall:April 1
Contact Information: 
E-509 HFAC, Provo, UT 84602-6414
(801) 422-2064
Program Requirements: 

The MA in art education is a cohort program intended for teachers who desire intensive curriculum development, professional development, and additional content and skills in the disciplines of a comprehensive art program. This program prepares students to pursue a PhD or EdD in art education if that is their intention. In addition to reviewing research literature in art education, this program has a rigorous studio practice component designed to integrate teaching and artistic practice.  

Requirements for Degree.

  • Credit hours (36 hours): minimum 30 course-work hours plus 6 thesis hours. Course work hours primarily from 500- and 600-level courses (no more than 9 hours of 300- or 400-level courses may apply).
  • Course requirements: 15 hours of core art education seminar (ArtEd 678R); 12 hours of ArtEd 578R (3 hours of digital art; 9 hours of studio art); 3 hours of art history courses; 6 thesis hours (ArtEd 699R).
  • Select graduate committee and submit study list no later than second week of second semester.
  • Examinations: comprehensive examination and oral defense of thesis.
Admission Requirements: 

Additional Requirements

  1. Portfolio of 20 pieces should be submitted on a USB flash drive
  2. One or two written papers
  3. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited art institution
  4. Certification to teach in public schools
  5. Two years' teaching experience
  6. Resume

Deadline Notes

This program admits every odd year. The next admission will be for Fall 2019.

Program Outcomes: 

Studio Practice

Students will further develop their personal artistic practice in relation to current discourses related to contemporary art and their own pedagogy.

Literature and History of the Field

Students will demonstrate understanding and knowledge of historical trends in art, design, and education and the ability to access relevant sources of research and commentary within these fields.

Leadership and Community

Students will contribute to a strong collaborative community network through leadership and service within a graduate cohort and among various art education professional organizations.

Professional Activity

Students will actively participate and contribute to the field as researchers and practitioners.


Students will conduct reflective research within their own teaching contexts and explore and contribute to significant topics within the field.


Students will demonstrate the ability to consider complex questions and personal responsibilities associated with art and education in the light of gospel principles and through their experiences as researchers, artists, and teachers.