Visual Art Education

University of Kansas

36 months
19322 USD/year
24023 USD/year
10061 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Visual Art Education (VAE) is a high quality program at University of Kansas emphasizing a balance of studio, art history, and education courses taught by experts in their fields.


In collaboration with the School of Education, Visual Art Education at University of Kansas provides advanced level students with classroom and teaching experiences in area schools and community settings. Visual Art Education graduates are well prepared to be successful art educators and have a very high job placement rate.

Facilities and Resources

The dedicated VAE classroom comfortably accommodates students in both classroom and studio situations, complete with full supplies for doing most school-related art projects as well as a state-of-the-art projector for presentations.

The Spencer Museum of Art, an independent facility, is also significant resource for the VAE Program. Students utilize the museum’s collections through gallery tours, museum staff talks, museum events, and a VAE methods course that meets on site.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Instruction and Curriculum 
  • Education in Multicultural Society
  • Fundamentals of Art
  • Instructional Strategies in Art for Elementary Classroom Teachers
  • Community Collaborations in Art Education
  • Artistic Media and Processes in Art Education
  • Independent Study
  • Student Teaching

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted, students must have undergraduate backgrounds judged by the graduate faculty to be appropriate preparation for graduate study in visual art. A strong preference exists for applicants whose undergraduate backgrounds are in visual art.
  • The committees expect applicants to have the B.F.A. or B.A. degree or equivalent experience. 
  • In general, committees expect applicants to present about 70 hours of undergraduate credit in studio or related professional courses, to have maintained an undergraduate overall grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, particularly in visual art courses, and to have had a minimum of 9 hours of credit in art history. The department encourages full-time enrollment.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19322 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    24023 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24023 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    10061 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10061 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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