Graduate Studies in Art & Design Education

MAADE Curriculum

The MA in Art & Design Education is a full-year low-residency degree that combines a summer residency on our beautiful Vermont campus with fall and spring semesters in the student’s home community.

Students return for a short residency during the summer following their coursework, to present and exhibit their Capstone Thesis. Students take part in both Core Courses and Workshops designed to align with the Graduate Studies in Art & Design Education program philosophy:

  • A curriculum grounded in the learning sciences.
  • The development of skilled, knowledgeable, and contemporary artist-teachers who are reflective practitioners.
  • A focus on diversity and social justice.
  • A belief in the power and strength of collaborative community.

Faculty continually develop additional workshops, lectures, and symposia to enhance their own curriculum and provide hands-on, materials-based experiences to MA students.

For information about our current MA in Art & Design Education curriculum, including full course descriptions, please contact Marni Leikin, program director, at Marni.Leikin@vcfa.edu.

Contact:

Marni Leikin
Program Director, Art & Design Education
Marni.Leikin@vcfa.edu
802.828.8553
866.934.8232, ext. 8553

Brittany Powell
Assistant Program Director
Brittany.Powell@vcfa.edu
802.828.8823

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