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Art Education

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

48 months
39800 USD/year
39800 USD/year
14200 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Art Education students choose to develop a studio concentration or a breadth of studio practices. All Art Education students are trained for culturally relevant teaching and learning in school, community, and gallery settings. 


Students in each Art Education program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design take introductory seminars in teaching new and traditional media and human development. They also learn about different instructional methods and the challenges their students face in their daily lives. In addition, students are required to complete four interdisciplinary portfolio courses, which demonstrate their competency in art making.

Learning Outcomes

Students will develop expertise in studio practices, learning and teaching

Students will develop the dispositions (skills, inclination, alertness) as artist-educators, including learning: How areas of expertise and roles interact dynamically.

  • How to keep students’ development and well-being at the core of their educational practice.
  • To see their identity and position as artist-educators as professionals and leaders.
  • How to nurture their own development through reflective practice over time.
  • How models and theories interact with and support practice.
  • How to respond sensitively to every individual’s universal, group and unique characteristics.
  • How meaning and meaning-making are embodied and embedded in contexts (language, behavior, and culture).
  • How to seek, nurture, and use intuitive, observed, experienced, and logical connections and associations to develop understanding.
  • How to select and use art-making, teaching, and scholarly research methods to suit purpose, context, and audience.
  • - How quality thinking requires not only skills, but also attitudes that drive engagement and focus attention on opportunities in contexts.


Massachusetts College of Art and Design is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, and is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status should be directed to the college’s administrative staff.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Art & Human Development 
  • Seminar I: Contemporary Teaching Practices 
  • Seminar II: Contemporary Art Practices
  • Seminar III: Issues and the Individual Learner 
  • Interdisciplinary Portfolio I 
  • Saturday Studios Prepracticum I 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form and $70 application fee
  • Essay
  • Portfolio
  • Official transcripts
  • Official English language proficiency exam scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé / list of activities
  • Proof of graduation
  • Declaration and Verification of Finances (for student visa)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39800 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    39800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39800 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14200 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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