The Master’s degree in Arts and Learning is founded on the premise that art and the creative process are essential components of learning in all settings. The program utilizes an experiential, adult education model through which students become immersed in their own art experiences in order to understand how to facilitate the creative process in others. Students of varying levels of artistic involvement and expertise develop a greater understanding of the theory and practice of the creative process, and enhanced skills for utilizing the process and the arts (music, dance, drama, poetry, visual arts, and story-telling) in educational settings and in all endeavors.
The Master of Education in Arts and Learning is a 22-month program that prepares candidates for classroom instruction, curriculum development, and a wide range of careers based upon the trans- formative effects of the creative process. The program will therefore be beneficial to certified teachers, community leaders, therapists, artists, museum directors, and others who are seeking to integrate the arts and creative processes into their work.
Students enrolled in the Arts and Learning will participate in a studio-based residency in addition to engaging in research with a focus on portfolio materials. The portfolio will include curriculum and materials for immediate application in classrooms, work settings, research materials, and artistic experiences.