MA Degree Requirements

MA Degree Requirements

MA Art & Visual Culture Education

The Master of Arts in Art & Visual Culture Education is intended to meet the needs of students who wish advanced professional understanding within the field of Art Education. You may pursue an MA or, if interested in certification to teach in public schools and not currently certified, the MA plus certification. If you already hold an MA or MFA degree, you may want to be a part of our Doctoral Studies program.

AREAS OF EMPHASIS

  • Art & Visual Culture Studies
  • Community & Museums
  • Teaching Certification

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

30 credits are required to complete the Masters Degree (plus certification coursework, for those opting for the Teaching Certification track).

Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Art & Visual Culture Education Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

Thesis Project Requirements

ACCELERATED MASTER’S DEGREE (UA UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

The Accelerated Master of Arts in Art & Visual Culture Education allows current University of Arizona undergraduate students in the BFA in Art Education, BFA in Studio Art, BA in Studio Art or BA in Art History to use 12 units of graduate coursework towards both their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, giving students the possibility to receive both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 year.

NON-DEGREE SEEKING GRADUATE STATUS

If you do not meet the admission deadlines for the semester in which you wish to enroll, you may apply to the Graduate College for admission as a non-degree seeking graduate student. You may apply a limited number of credits in the non-degree seeking status towards your MA or PhD degree.

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Art & Visual Culture Studies Emphasis

Offers the most flexibility to build expertise in an area of interest. You will take core art and visual culture education courses and use electives to build expertise. Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Studio Art Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Core Courses

DESCRIPTION

ARE 530 Research Methods in Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 630 Theoretical and Historical Foundations of Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 633 Issues and Recent Research in Art and Visual Culture Education
Choose One:
ARE 560 Curriculum Theory in Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 531 Pedagogical Practices in Art and Visual Culture Education

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

12 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

ARE Electives

DESCRIPTION

ARE 500 – ARE 699

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Electives

DESCRIPTION

Chosen in conjunction with the student’s art and visual culture education advisor. Please note: Students planning to do survey or statistical research are expected to take MUS 551, Behavioral Research in the Arts, as part of their elective credits.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

9 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Thesis or Master’s Report

DESCRIPTION

ARE 910 or ARE 909

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 units

Community and Museums Emphasis

Students pursuing the Community emphasis of the AVCE program are given theoretical grounding in conjunction with practical experience. They learn about paradigms of practice such as Community-based Arts Education, Design Pedagogy, Civic Engagement and Social Practice. Students interact with practitioners in the field through field trips and guest lecturers and get hands on experience through observations, internships, and real projects. Learning to design curriculum, facilitate arts programming, fundraising, and program management, our graduates can expect to get jobs as For-profit and Non-profit Arts and Education organizations; as Program Coordinators/Directors, Outreach Managers/Coordinators, Teaching Artists; as Community Organizers and advocates in Education, Social Work or Activist organizations, as Gallery Managers, or freelance as Community Based Art Educators. Students choosing to focus on policy might also find employment in local or national Arts Councils and arts and culture branches of government. The Museum emphasis graduates find employment in museum, galleries, or artist-run center settings. Positions may include museum education assistants/directors, museum education curators, school-museum partnership coordinators, community engagement specialists, arts administrators, visitor experience specialists, heritage interpreters, and gallery managers. Graduates also pursue jobs in local, national, or international museum education associations and governmental departments. Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Studio Art Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Core Courses

DESCRIPTION

ARE 530 Research Methods in Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 630 Theoretical and Historical Foundations of Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 633 Issues and Recent Research in Art and Visual Culture Education
Choose One:
ARE 560 Curriculum Theory in Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 531 Pedagogical Practices in Art and Visual Culture Education

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

12 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Community/Museums

DESCRIPTION

ARE 520 Community, Culture, and Art Education

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Courses

DESCRIPTION

ARE 525 Theory and Practice in Art Museum Education

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3-6 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Electives

DESCRIPTION

Chosen in conjunction with the student’s art and visual culture education advisor. Please note: Students planning to do survey or statistical research are expected to take MUS 551, Behavioral Research in the Arts, as part of their elective credits.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3-6 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Thesis or Master’s Report

DESCRIPTION

ARE 910 or ARE 909

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 units

Teaching Certification Emphasis

Provides coursework leading to certification to teach art at K-12 levels in the state of Arizona. The certification is transferable, with minor adaptations, in many other states in the US.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Core Courses

DESCRIPTION

ARE 530 Research Methods in Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 630 Theoretical and Historical Foundations of Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 633 Issues and Recent Research in Art and Visual Culture Education

Choose One:

ARE 560 Curriculum Theory in Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 531 Pedagogical Practices in Art and Visual Culture Education

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

12 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Art Education Certification Course

DESCRIPTION

ARE 538 Teaching Art and Visual Culture Education

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

ARE Electives

DESCRIPTION

Choose from 520, 525, 534, 540, 569, 576, 596A, 631, 632 or other numbered courses at the 500 or 600 level, exclusive of 593, 594, 599, 693, 694, 699.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

9 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Electives

DESCRIPTION

Choose in conjunction with the student’s Art & Visual Culture Education advisor. Please note: Students planning to do survey or statistical research are expected to take MUS 551, Behavioral Research in the Arts, as part of their elective credits

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Thesis or Master’s Report

DESCRIPTION

ARE 910 or ARE 909

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Education Coursework

DESCRIPTION

ARE 300, Learning Environments in Art and Visual Culture Education
EdP 310, Learning in Schools, or EdP 301, Child Development
SERP 301b, Inclusive Education for Secondary Students with Diverse Abilities (SERP 301a may be substituted)
LCEV 408 Methods of Teaching English to English Language Learners (taught on-line through UA South)
ARE OR AVCE 493B Student Teaching in the Secondary School (12 credits)

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

23 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Non-Curricular Required Steps

DESCRIPTION

• Participation in and passing the AVCE Portfolio Review two semesters before you student teach.
• Meet the University of Arizona Teacher Preparation Programs Professional Standards.
• US & Arizona Constitution Exams. This requirement can be met by taking: POL 210 at the UA, POS 210 or a combination of POS 201 and 231 at Pima Community College, POS 220 or a combination of POS 221 and 222 at the Northland Pioneer College or a combination of HIS510 and 511 at the University of Phoenix, or by taking a test. Please contact an AVCE faculty member for information about the test.
• Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA) and NES (National Evaluation Series) Assessment of Professional Knowledge tests. Students take the AEPA Assessment Exam in Art and the NES Professional Knowledge: Secondary. Please visit the AEPA test site for details and exam dates.
• Fingerprints are required for student teaching. All students must hold an identity verified fingerprint (IVP) clearance card in order to student teach in Arizona’s schools. This requirement should be met two semesters before student teaching. The best route to receiving a fingerprint card is to attend one of the College of Education’s fingerprinting sessions.
• Pursuant to University of Arizona teaching preparation agreements across campus, persons pursuing certification to teach art are evaluated in their coursework in part according to national InTASC standards. A link to the standards can be found on the College of Education’s Forms link. Certification students will be asked to sign the UA TPP Professional Standards Contract, found as a link on this page.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

NA

MA Art History

THE MASTERS OF ARTS IN ART HISTORY CONSISTS OF TWO OPTIONS

Option A

The thesis track is typically taken by those who are interested in continuing for a PhD or pursuing an advanced teaching career in Art History through stressing scholarly research skills.

Option B

The non-thesis with comprehensive oral examination track emphasizes breadth of knowledge and practical training for teaching at the community college level, and is typically for students interested in working in art museum education, galleries and other commercial visual arts enterprises.

SUBJECT AREAS

The course requirements are designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop a depth of knowledge in a major field, while also acquiring a breadth of knowledge about the history of art in general. MA students are strongly encouraged to take a range of courses from several different professors. The major field should be chosen with the assistance of the major advisor. Some of the criteria for limiting the major area might include geographic, chronological, medium, or methodological considerations. Courses are available in the Art History Division, as well as in other departments on campus.

Subject Areas within Art History

  • American
  • Ancient
  • Architectural History
  • Contemporary Art and Theory
  • Latin American
  • Modern
  • Museum Studies (Certificate Program)
  • History of Photography

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

30 units are required to complete the Master of Arts in Art History degree.

Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Art History Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Methods

DESCRIPTION

ARH 511A or ARH 511B

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Major Field

DESCRIPTION

4 ARH courses in major field. One of these courses may be taken in a substantially different discipline, outside the School of Art

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

12 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Electives

DESCRIPTION

4 electives in art history to provide breadth

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

12 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Thesis or Oral Exam

DESCRIPTION

ARH 909 or ARH 910

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Seminars

DESCRIPTION

At least 3 seminars in the coursework in addition to Methods are required.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

 

Accelerated Master’s Degrees

The School of Art has two Accelerated Master’s Degrees in Art & Visual Culture Education and Art History.  The Accelerated Master’s Degree allows current University of Arizona undergraduate students to use 12 units of graduate coursework towards both their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, giving students the possibility to receive both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 years. Please see the Graduate Advising page for more information.

Accelerated Master’s Degree: Art & Visual Culture Education

ACCELERATED MASTER’S DEGREE (UA UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

The Accelerated Master of Arts in Art & Visual Culture Education allows current University of Arizona undergraduate students in the BFA in Art Education, BFA in Studio Art, BA in Studio Art or BA in Art History to use 12 units of graduate coursework towards both their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, giving students the possibility to receive both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 year.

The Master of Arts in Art & Visual Culture Education is intended to meet the needs of students who wish advanced professional understanding within the field of Art Education. You may pursue an MA or, if interested in certification to teach in public schools and not currently certified, the MA plus certification. If you already hold an MA or MFA degree, you may want to be a part of our Doctoral Studies program.

Please speak with an Art & Visual Culture Education faculty member or the Graduate Program Coordinator for more information.

AREAS OF EMPHASIS
  • Art & Visual Culture Studies
  • Community & Museums
  • Teaching Certification
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

30 credits are required to complete the Masters Degree (plus certification coursework, for those opting for the Teaching Certification track).

Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Art & Visual Culture Education Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

Thesis Project Requirements

Accelerated Master’s Degree: Art History

ACCELERATED MASTER’S DEGREE (UA UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

The Accelerated Master of Arts in Art History provides an opportunity for high-achieving University of Arizona undergraduate students in the a BA in Art History or a BA in Studio Art to use 12 units of graduate coursework towards both their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, giving students the possibility to receive both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in five years.

This program is intended both for students interested in enhancing their qualifications for careers in galleries, libraries, archives and museums, as well as for students interested in admission to other graduate programs (such as Library and Information Science, Conservation, and Arts Administration). Accelerated Master of Arts students must have an excellent academic record and the ability to balance their coursework in a face-paced program. Students will typically be invited by their art history professor to apply to the program.

Check with advising for more information.

 

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