Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Art Education (MA)

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Program Information

School:Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Fine Arts
Field of Study:Art Teacher Education
Description:The Master of Arts in Art Education helps students develop a critical understanding of the theories, approaches, and practices that influence the teaching of visual arts. Award-winning faculty are leading experts in their fields, contributing to a supportive environment for the development and pursuit of innovative ideas and directions.

The art educator is both artist and teacher. Consequently, the program takes a holistic approach to the study of art education. Students are encouraged to look at their own unique life experiences to help them develop their own philosophy of teaching and art education. They are encouraged to connect their studio practice with pedagogical theory, conceptual understanding, and critical reflection. They develop a program of study best suited to their individual academic, research, and professional goals.
URL:Art Education (MA) at Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,456

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    A Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Arts with specialization in art education or its equivalent is required. An overall grade average of B or better is expected. In addition, the applicant is expected to have had experience in the teaching of art or art-related subjects.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Application Notes : Statement of purpose. In 2-3 typed pages, discuss your academic and professional goals, and how your study in the MA in Art Education program would relate to those goals. Be sure to clearly identify specific teaching and research interests you would like to pursue in graduate study, and discuss them in detail. Proof of legal status in Canada: i.e. Canadian citizen, Permanent resident, Canadian First Nations (and Quebec residency, if applicable, for those eligible). International students will be required to submit a Study Permit and CAQ only after they receive an offer of admission. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Letters of reference in sealed and signed envelopes. Each letter of reference must be accompanied by a completed Academic Assessment Form. In order to be considered official, these must be mailed directly from their original source to the University. Applicants whose first language is neither English or French must write an English proficiency test (TOEFL or IELTS). Results must be sent to Concordia directly from the testing centre. View the following page for details on language requirements. Art production: A maximum of 20 examples, clearly labeled, either as a CD with powerpoint/photos of work in .jpg format or slides inserted in a clear plastic viewing sheet. You may also include documentation of exhibitions. Teaching experience: Letters or documents confirming paid or unpaid professional experience. Examples: work in museums or galleries, community education, etc. Other work experience: Letters or documents confirming paid or unpaid professional experience. Examples: work in museums or galleries, community education, etc. Scholarly writing: Examples of writing or scholarship, such as a thesis or outstanding course essay, on topics in art, education, or a related field. Curriculum vitae
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Work Experience

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 24, 2021

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