Ph.D. in Education, Concentration in Art Education

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The art education concentration of the Ph.D. in education program allows students to connect contemporary art and education theories and philosophies, practical and professional experiences, and impact research to develop an area of expertise relevant to the field of art education.

The program integrates urban community engagement, digital and emerging media, and research and assessment in diverse settings, ensuring graduates will be highly qualified to serve in teaching, research and leadership positions at universities and in arts and education organizations.

Curriculum requirements

The Ph.D. in education, concentration in art education requires a minimum of 48 total graduate credit hours:

Degree requirements for the Ph.D. in education, concentration in art education »

Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.

The VCU Holmes Scholars Program is a selective program that provides accepted doctoral students from historically underrepresented groups with resources and professional development to best position them for tenure track faculty positions in high (R2) and very high (R1) research universities. Our cross-disciplinary scholars create a network that leverages the collective and individual strengths of each member to maximize their VCU School of Education program. Learn more about how we live our values through the Holmes program!

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Dr. Sara Wilson McKay is an associate professor of art education in the VCU School of the Arts

Dr. Ryan Patton is an associate professor and undergraduate program director of art education in the VCU School of the Arts

Alternate contact email for this program: SOEinfo@vcu.edu