Art Education

M.Ed. in Art Education Cohort

Our M.Ed. is a studio intensive, two-year program. Students spend two summers engaged in personal studio development while working in group studios. Individual critical and creative explorations carry into the fall and spring semesters, off-campus. Applicants must have considerable strength in art education and present a portfolio of personal art work. ​

M.A. & PhD

Research focused programmes in Educational Studies with an Art Education focus. Students are asked to consider the expertise of faculty members in the area and working together with their supervisor, develop an individualized programme of study designed to culminate in a substantial research contribution to the field. Faculty in Art Education are interested in the intersections between art making, learning, teaching, and research. Maintaining their practices as artists, they are interested in exploring how studio processes present generative and pedagogical ways of thinking and learning. 

Expertise of faculty within the area (for MA & PhD) 

  • Art & Design Education
  • Studio practices & Creativity development
  • Arts-based research
  • Visual & Artistic inquiry
  • Elementary & Secondary Teacher Education
  • Teacher Leadership in the Arts
  • Assessment in the Arts 

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

Graduate Area Advisor

Graduate Area Advisor, Dr. Kathy Sanford
Telephone: (250) 721-7804
Email: 
Fax: (250) 721-7598
Office: MacLaurin A526

Contact information

Fariba Ardestani
Graduate Program Secretary
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Faculty of Education, University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC Canada V8W 2Y2
Telephone: 250-721-7882
Fax: 250-721-7598
Email: