Graduate Studies in Art & Design Education

MAT Curriculum

The MAT combines summer residencies on our beautiful Vermont campus with fall and spring semesters in the student’s home community.

Students take part in both Core Courses and Workshops designed to fulfill the VCFA MAT program philosophy:

  • A curriculum grounded in the learning sciences.
  • The development of skilled, knowledgeable, and contemporary artist-teachers who are reflective practitioners.
  • Attention to 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 MAT students.