Your complete guide to studying Art Education

Everything you need to know about studying Art Education in 2024

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Art Education is about the skills you need to help students explore and express their creativity through drawing, painting, singing, dancing, acting, etc. By studying Art Education, you understand art’s positive effects on any student’s life.

During a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Art Education, you can expect to take classes on design and colour, visual and material culture, history of art, contemporary art and theory, art criticism, educational assessment, etc.

As a future Art Education teacher, you will aim to develop students’ creativity and critical thinking, which, in turn, will enable them to perform better in other subjects as well. For example, there’s clear scientific evidence that playing a musical instrument increases your memory’s capacity and helps you concentrate better and easier.

In addition to in-depth knowledge of Art and Psychology, successful Art Education teachers also own a well-developed aesthetic sensitivity, cultural awareness, as well as communication, organisation, and evaluation skills.

As an Art Education graduate you can teach in public or private schools, of any level. You can also work as a private art tutor. Other related job titles include museum educator or community programme organiser.

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