Art Education

Descriptions

MEd program (Community-based) is offered as a three-summers cohort program. This degree is a career credential intended for students who wish to develop their competencies in teaching studio-based art activities at the elementary and secondary school levels as well as in post-secondary institutions and community settings.
The program is designed to broaden and deepen the studio experience of students, to involve them in advanced studies, and to focus on practical classroom applications. Individual creative exploration is emphasized in all courses.
Applicants must therefore have experience in art education and present a portfolio of personal artwork (See folio requirements below).

PhD degree is a career credential intended for students who wish to develop their competencies in teaching studio-based art activities at the elementary and secondary school levels as well as in community settings. The program is designed to broaden the studio experience of students, to involve them in advanced studies, and to focus on practical class-room application of personal skills. Individual requirements will be emphasized in all courses.
In addition, applicants must have considerable strength in art education and present a folio of personal art work. (See folio requirements below).


Graduate Area Advisors

For more information regarding this program please contact the Graduate Advisors in Art Education.

Dr. Robert Dalton
Telephone: 250-721-7893
Email:
Fax: 250-721-7598
Office: MacLaurin A199

Contact Information

Michele Armstrong
Graduate Program Assistant
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Faculty of Education, University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC Canada V8W 2Y2
Telephone: 250-721-7808
Fax: 250-721-7598
Email:

Admission Requirements

For cohort programs:

Students must meet the normal requirements for admission to Graduate Studies at the University of Victoria:

  • A baccalaureate degree, minimum GPA of "B" (70%, 5.0/9.0) on the last 30 units, and at least two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Two references (assessment reports) from field supervisors.
  • Letter of intent
  • Resume

For other graduate programs click here for admission details.

Program Structure

Overview

Overview

The program consists of:

  • 10.5 units of course work,
  • 1.5 units Project Proposal and Literature Review,
  • 1.5 units Project Presentation and Dissemination,
  • 1.5 units for oral comprehensive examination and exhibition.

Courses will be offered in three (3) consecutive summers commencing July 2014, in the following sequence. The project may require work beyond the three summers. Courses may vary depending on instructor availability.

Each of the Winter terms requires a course for registration. The course is EDCI 598B. This course is ongoing work on the writing component of the Project in consultation with your supervisor.

Summer 1
  • EDCI 591 Studio I (1.5)
  • EDCI 510 Research Issues and Studio Development in Art (3.0)
  • EDCI 598A Project Proposal and Literature Review (1.5)
Winter 1

EDCI 598B Project Presentation and Dissemination

Summer 2
  • EDCI 591 Studio II (1.5)
  • EDCI 512A Digital Arts (1.5)
  • EDCI 511 Research in Drawing and Studio (1.5)
Winter 2

EDCI 598B Project Presentation and Dissemination

Summer 3
  • EDCI 512B Digital Presentation (1.5)
  • EDCI 598B Project Presentation and Dissemination (1.5)
  • EDCI 597 Comprehensive Examination (1.5)

Total: 15 units

Contact information:

Donald Bergland, Ed.D. (British Columbia)
Associate Professor
Telephone: 250-721-7895
Email: bergland@uvic.ca

Robert Dalton, Ph.D. (Ohio State)
Associate Professor
Telephone: 250-721-7893
Email: rdalton@uvic.ca

Michael Emme, Ed.D. (British Columbia)
Associate Professor
Telephone: 250-721-7896
Email: memme@uvic.ca

Michelle Wiebe, Ed.D. (Montana)
Senior Instructor
Telephone: 250-721-7894
Email: mxw@uvic.ca

Visiting Faculty: To be announced

Applications available from Graduate Admissions and Records

To be placed on the interest list for the next program, contact:

Michele Armstrong
Graduate Program Assistant
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Victoria
Telephone: 250-721-7808
Fax: 250-721-7598
Email: cigrad2@uvic.ca

The Project

The Project

Within the 15-unit program, students will undertake a major study related to school or community art. Innovative and practical topics which will extend the body of materials and/or knowledge in a specific area are expected. Evaluation of the project is the responsibility of the student's Project Supervisor.

Comprehensive Examination

Comprehensive Examination

This is held at or near the completion of all other degree requirements and is based on a written teaching "philosophy"?" or creed, a description of studio research, and classroom applications, together with an exhibition of personal art work. Examination questions are related to the project.

Portfolio Submission

Portfolio Submission
  1. Artwork may include traditional fine art media such as sculpture, drawing, printmaking, painting, and photography; or newer media such as computer and video. It may also include applied arts such as weaving, ceramics, stained glass, and so forth.
  2. Ten to twenty examples are usually sufficient to represent your work. A paragraph statement which explains the thrust or focus of the candidate's ideas should be included.
  3. The portfolio should reflect an ongoing exploration of ideas. Work done independently of course assignments is normally a better indicator of the direction and depth of the candidate's studio inquiry.
  4. Include recent work in your submission.
  5. Where it is practical to do so, send original artwork. Slides, or e-mail (JPEG images attached) may be sent in place of original work or, if slides are not available, photographic prints can be submitted. The work should be clearly labelled. Include your name, the date of the work, and the title. With slides, indicate the top, title, dimensions, and medium.
  6. Reviewers will handle artworks with care. Nevertheless, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage. Slides can be returned to the applicants at University expense, but shipping costs for return of original work would have to be borne by the student. In most cases students elect to collect the work when they arrive to begin the program in July.
  7. Portfolios should be received by February 28th.

Mail, e-mail or deliver portfolio to:

Dr. Bob Dalton
Coordinator, Art Education Program
Faculty of Education, University of Victoria
MacLaurin Bldg. A541
Box 1700 STN CSC,
Victoria BC V8W 3N7

Course requirements (effective September 1, 2014):

Please contact the department regarding supervisor availability.

  • EDCI 614 Discourses in Educational Studies (1.5)
  • EDCI 681 Advanced Research Design (1.5)
  • EDCI 693 Candidacy Examination (3.0)

Electives (3.0)

  • EDCI 699 PhD Dissertation (30)


Total: 39.0 units