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Study art education abroad

An in-depth guide to studying art education as an international student.

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Art education degrees abroad

Art education programs prepare students with the creative abilities and teaching skills needed to nurture the next generation of art enthusiasts.

As well as developing your own mastery of artistic methods and genres, you’ll build the confidence and knowledge needed to lead art classes. You’ll learn about the theory and principles behind effective teaching, including learning styles and educational techniques so that you can share your passion and enthusiasm with a variety of students and aspiring artists.

Not only does studying abroad give you the chance to visit world-famous art galleries, but it’ll tremendously boost your growth as an art education professional too. Interacting with people from a diverse array of backgrounds and cultures will transform you into a more versatile and experienced art educator.

Art education program structure

The majority of bachelor’s art education degrees are offered in the US as four-year programs. Because most American universities follow the liberal arts model of education, students must complete general education classes as well as art education-specific modules.

After finishing your bachelor’s degree, you can enroll in a master’s degree. Studied over one or two years, MA programs let you dive deeper into a branch of art education that most interests you.

Doctoral programs in art education can be hard to come by, but they’re worth searching for if you’re eager to contribute to academic research in the field. PhDs usually take between four and six years to complete.

Your timetable will consist of lectures, seminars, workshops, and tutorials. You’ll also spend time in educational settings, like schools, galleries, and museums, where you’ll hone your teaching approaches and gain real-world experience.

The exact content of your art education program will depend on the university and elective modules you choose. However, most institutions introduce students to these fundamental topics:

  • An introduction to art education
  • Teaching and learning styles
  • Art education theory, practice, and potential
  • Valuing and facilitating creativity in art education
  • Assessment methods in art education
  • Special educational needs, disability, and inclusion
  • Contemporary challenges in art education
  • Alternative models for art education

Alternative art degrees

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Art education study abroad programs

Art education undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in art education

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    Art Education (Birth - Grade 12) - BFA Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    35,736 USD
    Start date
    January, March, September
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    Art (Art Education) - BA Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    30,134 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Art Education - BA University of Kentucky, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,050 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Art Education - BFA University of South Carolina, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    33,928 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Education: Art Education - BSED University of Vermont, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    41,280 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
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Associate in art education

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    Art Education - AFA St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    5,520 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Art education graduate programs

Master's in art education

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    Art Education - MSc Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    44,100 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Art Education - MA Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    25,118 USD
    Start date
    August
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Future art education careers

Your communication, leadership, and creative skills will be highly valued by a range of employers across public, private, and voluntary sectors. You could make your mark in any of the following roles:

  • Art teacher
  • Art professor
  • Artist
  • Community arts worker
  • Museum curator
  • Education policy advisor
  • Arts administrator
  • Art curriculum developer

Participating in relevant work experience is one of the best ways to boost your employability and credentials as an art educator. Your university’s career service can help you to approach local schools, galleries, museums, and more, so it’s worth dropping by when you’re on campus.