Master of Arts in Art Educatio
MASTER OF ARTS IN ART EDUCATION The Master of Arts in Art Education program at the Art Academy of Cincinnati is a studio-intensive, practiceoriented degree program with one elemental focus: to develop contemporary art educators into professional studio arts practitioners whose own visual arts achievement enhances their respective learning environments. Integrating studio and post-studio art and design practice with art education theory is at the center of MAAE program and purpose. Eighteen of the 33 total credits required are completed in studio courses in which students engage in art and design problem-solving, interactive inquiry, collaborative research, experimentation, and critical thinking. The remaining 15 credits in Art History coursework and seminars in Art Education round out this integrative program. Traditionally completed over three, eight-week summer sessions, the program is ideal for art educators who wish to pursue professional, graduate education while maintaining their teaching positions. Aspiring museum educators, community arts education professionals, and “beyondthe-classroom” contemporary arts educators may opt for alternative schedules. Curricular flexibility allows students to pursue any of the following options: »» Complete all program requirements over three intensive, eight-week summer sessions. »» Accelerate program completion by augmenting summer session coursework with enrollment during the academic year to complete the MAAE degree in two calendar years. »» Expand enrollment to four or five eight-week summer sessions to accommodate the desire for a less intensive course schedule. »» Pursue any combination of the above or propose an alternate plan to the MAAE Chair.
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MAAE CURRICULUM MAAE Educational Goal | Art Education Major To equip students with current and adaptable strategies needed to lead and inspire the next generation to pursue a life of creativity, curiosity and individuality. Educational Objectives | Art Education Major »» Art Education students develop and maintain a unique and professional studio practice. »» Art Education students maintain an evolving understanding of historical and contemporary art contexts. »» Art Education students apply studio experience to the professional practice of art education. »» Art Education students apply contemporary Art Education issues, research, and theory to teaching practices in the creation of a holistic art education program. Keith Benjamin, BFA ‘89, MFA Professor, Chair of MAAE Program