Learning in Art and Design, Master | Rhode Island School of Design | Providence, United States
12 months
56435 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Learning in Art and Design at Rhode Island School of Design is an intensive, one-year (summer through spring) cohort teacher preparation program for artists and designers* that culminates in the recommendation for teacher certification in Art (PK-12).



The program in Learning in Art and Design from Rhode Island School of Design interweaves theoretical concepts with scaffolded practical experiences, giving candidates opportunities to test out ideas in authentic learning environments throughout the year. 

Our MAT is approved by the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and, as a result of the Interstate Compact, has reciprocity in at least 44 other states. It is, however, important for applicants to understand that while RISD awards the MAT degree and recommends its graduates for certification or licensure, the award of teacher certification is determined by individual states, each of which has its own specific requirements. Candidates must pass any teacher-certification test(s) required by individual states.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Critical Investigations in Arts Learning
  • Mapping for Visual Learning
  • Contemporary Practices in Arts Learning
  • Studio or Liberal Arts
  • Lifespan: Exceptionality
  • Context, Content, and Practices in Art + Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Candidates who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for the MAT.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year undergraduate degree in art/design or art history with a studio minor with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from an accredited college or university
  • Application form
  • Academic transcripts
  • Portfolio
  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing sample
  • Letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency test

Tuition Fee

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    56435 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56435 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Candidates who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for the MAT.

Living costs for Providence

1030 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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