UF Art Education


  • The Importance of Art Education in the Classroom

    November 30, 2023

    In October 2019, the British street artist known as Banksy opened an online store called Gross Domestic Product and issued a challenge: to make a purchase from the shop’s selection of items like a Banksy-branded aerosol paint can, a brick handbag, and a vest worn in concert by the rapper… Read more >

  • What Can I Do With a Master’s in Art Education?

    August 22, 2023

    If you have creative experience, teach in schools, work in museums, or community art environments, and a passion for inspiring others, then a master’s degree in art education might be the perfect path for you. Art educators possess a skill set that allows them to teach creativity through a variety… Read more >

  • Careers in Art Education

    July 19, 2021

    In today’s diverse landscape of learning and working, artistic projects and arts-integrated education support creative engagement, collaboration and increased ability to learn across many subjects. As a result of the broadly applicable skills that learning art can instill, master’s-level art education programs can help you transform your own creativity as… Read more >

  • Watch a Video Featuring Student Prints & At-Home Studio Tours

    June 7, 2021

    In lieu of our one week on-campus Residential Summer Studio, we invited students from our online Master of Arts in Art Education (MAAE) program to take part in a two-week, at-home studio intensive. This approach gave students the opportunity to foster good studio practice habits at home and helped them… Read more >

  • UF Alumnus Brings Art Education to a Juvenile Detention Center

    June 2, 2021

    William Morris, a leading voice in Victorian England’s Arts and Crafts movement, famously declared, “You can’t have art without resistance in the materials.” This sentiment rings true for Dougie Smith, a graduate from the University of Florida’s online Master of Arts in Art Education (MAAE) who teaches at a juvenile… Read more >

  • Back to School in a Pandemic

    May 27, 2021

    I won’t sugar coat it—teaching is hard, and teaching during a pandemic is even harder. Art teachers and students everywhere are finding themselves in unique and challenging situations—some teaching and learning online, some in person, some traveling on a mobile “art cart”, and some are teaching in all of these… Read more >

  • How Two Former Students Gained the Tools They Need to Educate Others

    April 14, 2021

    The decision to become an art teacher doesn’t always start early in your college education experience, and while it may seem daunting to switch gears after graduation, there are some considerations to make a transition into an art education career much easier. Learning how to become an art teacher without… Read more >

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