Graduate Studies in Art & Design Education

Believe in the power of the arts to transform. Inspire the next generation.

Our 2 year low-residency Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) is for artists and designers who want to become licensed PK-12 teachers. Our 1 year low-residency Master of Arts in Art & Design Education (MAADE) is for licensed educators who want to enhance their practice and earn an advanced degree.

Our Art Education programs offer month-long summer residencies on VCFA’s beautiful Montpelier campus, along with ongoing coursework and mentorship throughout the year. The low-residency model allows students to earn advanced degrees without leaving the communities where they live and work.

Our graduate students come to us with diverse artistic backgrounds. What they have in common is a desire to share their artistic passions, a belief in the transformative power of art, and a need for an affordable, flexible graduate education.

Now is the time to inspire the artists, designers, visual thinkers and creative problem solvers of tomorrow.

Program Faculty

Andres L. Hernandez

Workshop Faculty

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B. Stephen Carpenter II

Course Faculty

William Contino

Workshop Faculty


Art & Design Education Expert Dr. Lois Hetland to Lead Workshop During Summer Residency

Hetland will direct "Exploring Assessment in the Visual Arts” workshop during Art & Design...