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Call for applications: MA in Art, Education, and Community Practice
New York University
Above: Photo: David Darts.
Above: Photo: David Darts.

Application deadline: February 1, 2015
Scholarships are available.

New York University
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Department of Art and Art Professions
34 Stuyvesant Street
New York, NY 10003

T +1 212 998 5700

steinhardt.nyu.edu/art

The Department of Art and Art Professions at NYU Steinhardt welcomes applications to its 34-credit MA program in Art, Education, and Community Practice, which catalyzes social change through the arts.

Combining the fields of art, education, and social activism, this innovative program positions the work of an artist as having social, political, and pedagogical impact. It focuses on framing and supporting the artist as an activist, an educator, and a change agent.

The program is designed for studio practitioners, designers, artist-educators, community organizers, and social activists who want to be deeply engaged in activist art practices, critical theory, and critical pedagogy to inform how they address the audiences and communities with whom they collaborate. Involving faculty from across NYU schools and programs, the MA in Art, Education, and Community Practice offers the unique opportunity to work with practicing activist artists and educators in community-based and neighborhood settings.

Situated in the East Village in New York City, students are able to design and implement community-based projects in collaboration with vital cultural and educational organizations deeply committed to the neighborhood’s groundbreaking artistic activist traditions.

The flexible program of study can be tailored to student interests and completed in as a few as 12  months as a full-time student or in two years as a part-time student. The program begins in the fall semester.

 

Other MA programs in Art Education at NYU Steinhardt:

33-credit Initial Certification MA program
For aspiring teachers, this track leads to eligibility for New York State initial certification as a teacher of Visual Art, all grades (K–12). The program begins in the summer semester and can be completed in as little as 12 months as a full-time student or in two years as a part-time student.

30-credit Professional Certification MA program
For teachers who already have their initial certification, this track provides the credit hours and coursework necessary for the New York State Professional Certificate as a teacher of Visual Art, all grades (K–12). The program can be started in the summer or fall semester, and can be completed in as little as 12 months as a full-time student. Part-time study is also available.

44-credit Dual Certification MA program in Teaching Art and Social Studies
For aspiring teachers, this track leads to initial certification as a teacher of Visual Art, all grades (K–12) and Social Studies (grades 7–12). Students are involved in integrated learning opportunities that re-imagine both art and social studies education. The program begins in the summer semester and can be completed in as little as 12 months as a full-time student. The program can also be completed as a part-time student in two years.

All four of our MA programs in Art and Education combine aspects of contemporary art, critical pedagogy, and social activism.

 

Upcoming information sessions:

All graduate programs in Art and Art Professions
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6–8pm
Registration required

 

Informal Art Education sessions
Email Sara Tasini at [email protected] to register for one of these sessions.

Thursday, November 13, 6pm
Initial Certification, Professional Certification, and Dual Certification with Social Studies

Thursday, December 4, 6pm
Art, Education, and Community Practice

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 6pm
Initial Certification, Professional Certification, and Dual Certification with Social Studies

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 6pm
Art, Education, and Community Practice

 

About the Department of Art and Art ProfessionsLocated in New York’s East Village, the Department of Art and Art Professions serves as a vibrant site for artistic experimentation and intellectual exchange. The Department draws upon a faculty of acclaimed artists, scholars, and critics. It offers programs and courses that integrate technical skills with theoretical understanding within the context of a world-class university setting. The Department of Art and Art Professions offers courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in both studio art and related art disciplines. The Department currently offers degrees in Studio Art, Visual Arts Administration, Art Therapy, Art Education, and Costume Studies.

October 15, 2014