Master of Arts in Art Education (MA)

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Arts
Subject
Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Art Education
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty
Faculty of Education
 

Overview

Our mission is to inspire, engage and provoke educators to understand, inquire into, and model curricular and pedagogical possibilities of deep involvement with the visual arts in culture and society.  Within a large research orientated university situated on traditional Musqueam land, the Art Education Program strives to:

  • Stimulate and conduct research within a vibrant and collaborative research community that focuses on methodologies and content relevant to the visual arts in culture and society.
  • Provide for, model, and develop socially responsible and ecologically aware exemplary teaching practices in and across contexts with a focus on the visual arts in culture and society.
  • Provide leadership, and engage with local, national, and international arts and culture organizations and professionals.

The research interests of faculty in Art Education are diverse. They encourage a wide spectrum of student inquiry: art based research, a/r/tography, art curriculum, early childhood, teacher education, First Nations art and education, histories of art education, multiculturalism, museum and gallery education, perception and cognition, studio practices, technology and visual culture, theory/practice relationships, and gender studies.

What makes the program unique?

The University of British Columbia Art Education Program ranks in the top eight in North America and is one of two PhD programs in Canada.

 

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Requirements

Document Requirements

A resume or CV and a statement of intent clearly outlining the area of interest and focus for study. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their plans with a Department member before applying.

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

92
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22
22
22

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

6.5
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0

Prior degree requirements

One to two years’ of teacher education; or a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Education. In special circumstances teacher education may be waived for those applicants who have a university degree with sufficient standing and experience related to their proposed field of study.

Prerequisites / Course Requirements

Normally 18 credits of senior course work or a professional concentration in the area of interest.

Other Requirements

Normally two years teaching experience or other relevant professional experience.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$2,288.33$3,645.83
Tuition per year$6,864.99$10,937.49
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $1,500.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20162015201420132012
Applications3 544
Offers1 233
New registrations1  33
Total enrolment35798

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 100% based on 5 students admitted between 2007 - 2010. Based on 7 graduations between 2013 - 2016 the minimum time to completion is 1.99 years and the maximum time is 3.50 years with an average of 2.78 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 12 July 2017]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 29 September 2017].

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Han, Hsiao-Cheng (Art Education Research, Artistic and Aesthetic Development, Arts Education, Asia Pacific, Cross Cultural Research, Cross-Cultural Education, Cultural Studies, Curriculum Studies Research, Educational Technologies, Higher Education, International Perspectives, Media, Semiotics, Text Studies, Multiculturalism, Non-Formal Learning, Pedagogy, Subcultures, Technology)
  • Irwin, Rita (arts in education with a particular emphasis on visual arts; implementation of arts education; working with inservice and preservice teachers; community oriented art projects; research creation; scholarship of teaching and learning; inquiry process; artography as a research methodology, Action Research, Art Education Research, Community Research, Curriculum Studies Research, Teacher Research)
  • Kindler, Anna (art education; artistic and aesthetic development; teacher education )
  • O'Donoghue, Donal (Art Education, Curriculum Studies, Gender, History of Education, Sociological Issues)

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September 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
01 October 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
01 December 2017
International Applicant Deadline
01 December 2017

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