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Studio Teaching, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #98 (QS) , MA,
The Master of Arts program in Studio Teaching offers art education practice and theory for students with an undergraduate degree in a studio discipline. 


he program consists of courses in art education theory, methods and materials including pre-practicum experiences in gallery and school settings, student teaching, and a concluding clinical practicum to thoroughly prepare students to enter the field of teaching. Additional coursework may be necessary if undergraduate work does not satisfy minimum state requirements. The program can lead to professional licensure for teaching visual arts to children in preschool through grade 12.

The Master of Arts programs in Art Education and Studio Teaching allow students to concentrate on developing methods that teach children and adolescents to think visually and to create art that has personal meaning. Graduate students become a cohesive community of art educators and studio practitioners.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Elementary Methods of Art Education
  • Secondary Methods of Art Education
  • Teaching Art to Special Populations
  • Contemporary Issues in Art Education
  • Processes and Structures
  • Child Growth and Development in Art Education
  • Practicum Seminar Pre-K–8
  • Practicum Seminar 5–12

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity Full-time
                          • Full-time duration 12 months
                        • Credits
                          42 alternative credits
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus

                        English Language Requirements

                        You only need to take one of these language tests:

                        • Minimum required score:


                          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                        • Minimum required score:


                          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                        Academic Requirements

                        General Requirements

                        • Completed application online for graduate admission to the College of Fine Arts.
                        • Portfolio digitally submitted
                        • Non-refundable application fee of $95 submitted using online application.
                        • Two letters of recommendation from professionals/educators. 
                        • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended uploaded to your application.
                        • A one-page personal statement indicating the applicant’s purpose in pursuing graduate work, career objectives, and particular interest in BU.
                        • Artistic résumé.
                        • Proof of English Proficiency

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International

                          1651 USD/credit
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 1651 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
                        • National

                          1651 USD/credit
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 1651 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                        Living costs for Boston

                        • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
                          Living Costs

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