MFA On Campus Blended

Teaching Fine Arts

University of Utah

24 months
18590 USD/year
18590 USD/year
5260 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Teaching Fine Arts at University of Utah with an emphasis in Fine Arts (MAT-FA) is a two-year, primarily online program, with a short on-campus residency. Our program focuses on the development of rigorous pedagogical expertise required to improve the delivery of high-quality arts experiences.



 The Master of Teaching Fine Arts at University of Utah will prepare relevant 21st Century professional teaching artists, arts education scholars, interdisciplinary experts, curriculum designers, directors, regional and national arts education advocates and leaders. For licensed educators, a Master of Arts in Teaching - Fine Arts degree would fulfill reclassification requirements providing them a salary increase.

Programme Structure


  • Socially engaged arts making
  • Community based arts teaching
  • Arts teaching applied theory: Critical investigation in arts learning
  • Music and dance materials and methods
  • Arts teaching theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in a specific art form.
  • A state arts endorsement in theatre, dance, visual arts, film, or music.
  • A cognate education degree suitable to the study of arts teaching.
  • Commensurate arts teaching experience.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé 
  • Arts teaching portfolio. Portfolio should include: 3 lesson plans (lessons focusing on work in the traditional classroom and alongside community organizations/participants accepted) 1 arts teaching video (5-8 minutes in length), and images of youth work and/or performances conducted alongside various community members.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9295 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9295 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    5260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2630 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 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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