Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University

Master of Arts in Visual Arts in Art Education

The Master of Arts in Visual Arts in Art Education in Arts is offered by Stellenbosch University.

Program Length: 1 YEAR.

Master of Arts in Visual Arts in Art Education offered by the Stellenbosch University at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Master's degree in Art Education is motivated by a need to harness the critical social power of art in an era of globalisation and social reparation, by engaging both potential and established art educators. The course is premised on the belief that the creative and critical practice of teaching and generating art is instrumental in the creation of an imaginative and socially conscious citizenry.

To create socially conscious graduates who would be able to practice as qualified art educators, and to further engage established educators in the transformative potential of art.

To promote a responsiveness to a South African and African context, both within academia and school curricula, and to develop partnerships between the University and its surrounding environment (schools and educational initiatives), both through the curriculum itself and the professionals qualified through the degree.

To develop and maintain a high research output in the fields of art and education, and within these fields lead research in social transformation, institutional accountability, collaborative knowledge production, aesthetics and popular culture, and encourage cross-disciplinary academic collaborations and a scholarship of engagement.

A four-year BA degree in Visual Arts (Fine Art, any Design degree and Jewellery design) or the equivalent three-year degree and Honours degree in Visual Arts or, in exceptional cases, the Bachelor's degree in Primary Education with Art Education as a major or a three-year Bachelor's degree with Practical Art and Visual Studies as majors and a postgraduate Diploma in Education with Practical Art and Method of Teaching Art with a theory mark above 65%.

Programme Structure

This programme comprises various modules and a thesis. The programme emphasises the development of critical thinking and argumentative abilities by encouraging independent theoretical research that must make a contribution of considerable scope and depth to the broad discipline of visual art education.

Programme Content

Compulsory Modules

12873 : Learning Theories 811(15)
12875 : Citizenship and Art Education 812(15)
12876 : Globalisation and Art Education 842(15)
13884 : Research Methods in the Arts 874(15)
11301 : Service Learning (Art Education) 874(30)
12877 : Thesis (Art education) 871(90)

Assessment and Examination

Assessment is done by means of:
  • Theoretical assignments;
  • Service learning work; and
  • A thesis.
You must complete and pass each of the abovementioned components to obtain the degree.

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