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Art Education

School of Visual Arts

12 months
48600 USD/year
48600 USD/year
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The Art Education program at School of Visual Arts provide a hands-on learning environment where student teachers investigate educational issues and techniques, develop their own educational philosophies and continue creating personal artwork.


The art classroom is a place where young learners are given the opportunity to explore and develop their personal dreams and goals, and to think independently. 

The Art Education program at School of Visual Arts take a learner-centered approach to art education that emphasizes collaboration and community and address the needs of diverse populations, including those with special needs.

Designed for students who have completed an undergraduate major in studio art, the graduate degree (MA or MAT) in Art Education can be completed either as a full-time, one-year intensive or as a two-year, part-time program—ideal for those who want to continue working while they complete the course work to become an art teacher.

Our faculty is comprised of professional artist/teachers who are experts at training artists to apply their creative skills to teaching art to children in pre-kindergarten through grade classroom 12. The program provides the foundations and psychology of education as they are applied to diverse elementary school and secondary school populations. Seminar courses investigate age-appropriate materials, processes and educational concepts, which students then apply directly to practice in schools and other educational settings. Individualized student teaching and internship placements are made at carefully selected public schools and arts organizations throughout the city. Our courses provide students with further training in varied approaches to teaching art. The program culminates with the completion of a teaching portfolio, master’s thesis and a final gallery exhibition.

At SVA, we believe that to teach art, you should first be an artist who can use the power of art to open the eyes and minds of young learners to new experiences and individual fulfillment. Our program is for artists who want to become teachers and make a difference.

Why We Stand Out:

  • Learn the foundations of education and develop confidence with lesson planning
  • Experience the depth and breadth of what it means to be an art educator today, by working with students in homeless shelters, public schools and museums
  • Learn how art education can benefit society through respect for differences in culture, perspective and personal choice
  • Study the relationships between art and social-emotional issues, including self-awareness, social justice, empathy and problem-solving

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Foundations           
  • Educational Psychology              
  • Literacy through Art Education              
  • Curriculum for Special Populations                   
  • Materials and Processes              
  • Child Art Development                   
  • Methods and Materials                 
  • Curriculum: Arts Integrated                   
  • Technology in Art Education                       
  • Museum Studies: Theory and Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application & Fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • Transcripts or Academic Records from Foreign Institutions
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24300 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24300 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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