Ph.D. – Art & Visual Culture Education
The PhD in Art History and Education provides an interdisciplinary, theoretically informed, methodologically diverse two track PhD program: with one track in Art History and one in Art and Visual Culture Education.
ART & VISUAL CULTURE EDUCATION TRACK
This advanced degree prepares artist/teacher/researchers who contribute to the research, creative scholarship, knowledge, theory, and practice of art and visual culture education in university, school, museum, community, or other arts leadership positions. The program is focused on contemporary intersections of art, visual culture, and education in all settings.
This program enables students to investigate in-depth, significant issues pertaining to the theory and practice of Art and Visual Culture Education in North America as well as globally. Students in this program gain the tools to develop their research interests and explore methods of conducting research. Graduates from our program have gone on to pursue careers teaching in Higher Education, as well as to take leadership roles in arts organizations.
63 units beyond the MA degree (a total of 93 beyond the BA) are required to complete the Doctor of Philosophy in Art History and Education degree, including 18 units of dissertation research and 45 units of coursework. Candidates are expected to complete a master’s degree before entering the PhD program.
- No foreign language is required in the AVCE Track.
- Students not holding a graduate degree in Art Education will be asked to take 2-3 background courses in Art and Visual Culture Education, including an introductory research methods course.
|Program Requirement||Description||Required Number of Units|
|ARE 535||Theory in Art and Visual Culture Education||3 units|
|Methods||A minimum of 3 methods courses are required. A combination of quantitative and qualitative is strongly encouraged, and options may include: |
ART or AVCE 530: Introduction to Research in Art Education
ARE or AVCE 631: Arts-based Research
ARH 511a: Theory and Methods in Art History: Renaissance to 1960
ARH 511b: New Theory and Methods in Art History: 1960-Present
MUS 551: Behavioral Research in the Arts
MAR 639: Methods of Media History
LRC 576: Teacher Research
LRC 605: Qualitative Methods in Education
TTE 596R: Action Research Workshop
TTE 696A: Research on Teacher Education
TTE 696B: Research on Teaching
EDL 601: Qualitative Methods in Education
HED 602: Research Design in Higher Education
HED 605: Qualitative Methods in Education
|Major Area of Emphasis||Coursework in the major area of emphasis, is chosen in conjunction with the advisor from current and future course listings in Art and Visual Culture Education (ARE OR AVCE). A minimum of 18 credits in ARE or AVCE coursework is required except for persons who completed their MA in AVCE at the University of Arizona.||18-21 units|
|Colloquia||ARE 695 – Colloquia is a course offered each fall for all doctoral students who have not yet advanced to candidacy to exchange their research and scholarship||1-3 units|
|Electives||Coursework taken in Art and Visual Culture Education, or Art History (ARH), Art (ART), Theater (TAR), Music (MUS), Media Arts (MAR), Language Reading and Culture (LRC), Higher Education (HED), Education Leadership (EDL), Public Administration and Policy (PA), Mexican American Studies (MAS), American Indian Studies (AIS), and other relevant disciplines at the 500 level and above to support scholarly development.||0-3 units|
|Minor||Coursework to support the development of a second area of expertise and/or to support the major area of emphasis.||9 units|
|Dissertation||ARE 920 - Dissertation||18 units|
Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Art & Visual Culture Education Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.