Degrees & Programs

Art Education

An arts education transforms students into critical observers of the world. The primary goal of art education is not to train students to become practicing artists, but to develop their critical abilities and open them up to new creative possibilities. As such, it is a vital component of every individual’s education.

Degrees Offered:

While all of our graduate programs in art education include a strong teacher education component, each degree can be individualized to fit your particular interests, whether that includes community-based arts programs or helping talented young artists hone their skills. You’ll also get hands-on experience incorporating emerging technologies in art education and gain a cross-cultural perspective in evaluating art.

Our programs are open to practicing art teachers, museum educators, and new professionals coming to art education from related careers. Here, you’ll work with nationally recognized scholars in art education. You’ll also enjoy access to one of the nation’s most comprehensive campus art museums.


Our art education faculty includes experienced educators, museum administrators, and groundbreaking researchers.


Prepare for a career in K-12 art education, as a university or college educator, or as a museum or arts organization professional. Learn about licensing or search for teaching opportunities.


For further information about the M.S., Ed.D. and the Ph.D. Art Education programs, please contact:

Marjorie Manifold, Program Coordinator
Associate Professor in Art Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
W.W. Wright Education Building, Room 3226
201 North Rose Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-1006
Phone: (812) 856-8133