12 months
29614 USD/year
29614 USD/year
14326 USD/year
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The program of study from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign leading  to the degree of Master of Arts (MA) in Art Education is designed to provide advanced level professional study for students who are interested in research in art education. 


The Art Education program from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign can serve as preparation for a variety of careers, such as museum education, community arts, arts advocacy, arts policy formation; professional development for art teachers and supervisors in the public schools; and as preparation for the doctoral degree.

In addition to required courses in art education, students can choose electives from studio art, art education and art history, and any other graduate courses offered by the university that complement their studies or professional aspirations. 

Key Features 

  • Specific course selection is determined in consultation with the student's adviser. 
  • Students may simultaneously study for teaching certification but graduate credit is not usually granted for such study. A thesis is required for the MA degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Curriculum Development in Art
  • Issues in Art Education
  • Foundations of Art Education
  • Survey: Qualitative Methodologies
  • Independent Graduate Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications are considered for Fall Semester admissions only. The Art History Program requires Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. 
  • International applicants or applicants who are not native English speakers must present a recent TOEFL score of at least 590 on the paper-based version, 250 score on the Computer-based exam, and a score of 96 on IBT exam. 
  • Applications are not currently being accepted for the concentration in Printmaking.

Tuition Fee

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    29614 USD/year
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  • In-State

    14326 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14326 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Urbana

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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