Within a large research orientated university situated on traditional Musqueam land, the Art Education Program at the University of British Columbia strives to:
- Stimulate and conduct research within a vibrant and collaborative research community that focuses on methodologies and content relevant to the visual arts in culture and society.
- Provide for, model, and develop socially responsible and ecologically aware exemplary teaching practices in and across contexts with a focus on the visual arts in culture and society.
- Provide leadership, and engage with local, national, and international arts and culture organizations and professionals.
The research interests of faculty in Art Education are diverse. They encourage a wide spectrum of student inquiry: art based research, a/r/tography, art curriculum, early childhood, teacher education, First Nations art and education, histories of art education, multiculturalism, museum and gallery education, perception and cognition, studio practices, technology and visual culture, theory/practice relationships, and gender studies. For more information on research in art education, please see the a/r/tography site.
What makes the program unique?
The University of British Columbia Art Education Program ranks in the top eight in North America and is one of two PhD programs in Canada.
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- Introduction to Curriculum Issues and Theories,
- Research Methodologies in Education,
- Review of Research in Art Education: Theory and Practice
- Arts-based Educational Research: A/r/tography
- Perspectives, Practice, and Curriculum Issues in Contemporary Art Education
- Historical and Sociol Foundations of Art Education
- Psychological Foundations of Art Education
- Seminar in Art Education
- Technology, Virtual Worlds, and Digital Visual Culture in Art Education
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- One-two year/s of teacher education; or a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Education. In special circumstances teacher education may be waived for those applicants who have a university degree with sufficient standing and experience related to their proposed field of study.
- Normally 18 credits of senior course work or a professional concentration in the area of interest.
- Normally two years’ teaching experience or other relevant professional experience.
International13604 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13604 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National7285 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7285 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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