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Art Education

University of Arkansas

12 months
28560 USD/year
28560 USD/year
10500 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Art Education from the University of Arkansas is a two-year, 33 credit, art education program with concentrations in Schools or Community and Museums.


About this Degree

The Art Education program at the University of Arkansas is designed to enhance student knowledge and practices within the field of art education with a focus on meeting the necessary demands of a diverse and inclusive professional practice. Both concentrations offer a broad range of courses on art and pedagogical theories, visual culture studies, and research methodologies. For the Schools concentration, students will take core research and pedagogy courses as well as electives to build their expertise in an area of interest. 

The Community and Museums concentration includes the same core courses as well as electives and internship opportunities at local, national, or international museum and community venues. Both concentrations will apply contemporary art education theory, practice, and research as applicable to the students’ goals, whether they be preparation for doctoral study or professional practice. The program content will comply with the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) standards.

This degree will prepare students to advance their professional roles as artists, teachers, researchers, and leaders in various venues, such as schools, museums, community organizations, and institutions. This degree will advance students’ knowledge and professional application in an increasingly diverse, inclusive, and interdisciplinary world serving as a vehicle for community and university cross-disciplinary collaborations including but not limited to—African American Studies; Curriculum and Instruction; Gender Studies; History; Human Development and Family Sciences; Political Science; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology; and World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Programme Structure


  • Research Methodologies in Art Education
  • Foundations and Histories of Art Education
  • (Dis)Mantling Diversity & Pedagogy
  • Master's Thesis in Art Education
  • Internship in Art Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

  • Acceptance to the Master of Arts degree program requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, with a grade point average of 3.0 on the last 60 credit hours of academic coursework OR a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. GRE scores are accepted, but not required for entrance into the program.
  • Prerequisites to Degree Program: An earned bachelor’s degree with an art education major or its equivalent. Consideration will be given to applicants without an art major concentration who present evidence of knowledge in art education, art/visual culture, art history, art theory, and/or community art practice. 
  • A brief statement describing why you are interested in the Master of Arts in Art Education concentrations in Schools and/or Community and Museums (a few sentences), a 1-2 page autobiographical statement outlining your education, experiences, achievements, and goal

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28560 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28560 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Fayetteville

930 - 1350 USD /month
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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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