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Admission Requirements

ART EDUCATION (LOW-RESIDENCY/ONLINE MA)

The Art Education (Low-Residency/Online MA) program prepares experienced K-12 artist-educators to pursue advancement in their field through the development of their practice as studio artists and art educators.

Who Should Apply

The Art Education (Low-Residency/Online MA) program is designed for experienced artists-educators who are currently working in a variety of professional settings including K-12 public and private schools, museum education programs, and community arts programs. This program is primarily designed for artist-educators who wish to achieve a higher level of integration between their practice as an artist and as an art educator.

Please note that this is a professional development masters program and does not grant state licensure for teaching in K-12 public school settings. Students interested in attaining teaching licensure should consider application to MICA's Teaching (MAT).

See Also Programs of Study: MA Art Education

Application Requirements and Procedures for the Master of Arts in Art Education

Priority Deadline for Summer 2014 Entrance: January 15, 2014

Applications received after January 15 will be considered until April 1, provided space remains available.

1. Graduate Admission Application Form: Completed and Submitted Online via mica.slideroom.com
2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
3. Art Education (Low-Residency/Online MA) Reflective Essays

In lieu of the Statement of Purpose/Artist Statement, submit two short reflective essays with their application. The first essay should address your preparation and experience as an artist; the second essay should address your preparation and experience as an artist-educator. See guidelines below for writing the two essays:

A. Your Preparation And Experience As An Artist.

ESSAY: Please address each of the following topics/questions below. Note length of response after each bulleted topic . Use the wording of the bolded topics below as a heading for each section of the essay.

• Strongest Aspects of My Art Making Process. Describe what you believe to be the strongest aspect of your art making process (Refer to specific uploaded slide/slides that could demonstrates your response to this question). One paragraph.
• Questions/Issues / Art Processes I Would Like to Investigate. If you had unlimited time in your own studio, what kinds of questions, issues, processes would you like to investigate? (if applicable, refer to specific uploaded slide/slides that could demonstrates your response to this question)? One paragraph.

Art Education (Low-Residency/Online MA) Program's Ability to Contribute to My Development as an Artist. Describe how you would like MICA's MA in Art Education program to support your personal/professional goals as a visual artist. One paragraph.

B. Your Preparation And Experience As An Artist-Educator

ESSAY: Please address each of the following topics/questions below. Note length of response after each bulleted topic . Use the wording of the bolded topics below as a heading for each section of the essay.

Problems Or Issues I Have Personally Encountered In My Teaching. Please describe a problem or issues you have personally encountered in your teaching practice and why it is important to you to "solve" this problem. One paragraph.
Judging Students' Response to Art Assignments. What criteria do you use for judging the quality of students' response to art assignments ? (Refer to uploaded slide/s to provide examples of student artwork that demonstrate your response to this question). One paragraph.
Art Education (Low-Residency/Online) Program's Ability to Contribute to My Development as an Artist-Educator. Describe how you would like MICA's MA in Art Education program to support your professional goals for development as an artist-educator. One paragraph.

 

4. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

Recommendations are submitted online via mica.slideroom.com

5. Proof of Degree or Equivalent

Send transcripts from ALL post secondary schools attended. Transcripts should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admission in a sealed institution-issued envelope.

6. Art Education (Low-Residency/Online MA) Portfolio of Artwork
  • Slides of Personal Artwork: Please upload 15 images of your own artwork . Include descriptive text with each image that identifies title, date, medium, dimensions . Include work that you feel best represents the questions/ideas you are interested in investigating in your art or that demonstrates work you feel best represents your skills as an artist. Do not feel compelled to submit a "breath" portfolio that demonstrates every media/technique you have explored. Images from your sketchbook may also be included. Upload to mica.slideroom.com

  • Slides of Student Artwork: Please upload 15 images of your student's artwork. Include descriptive text with each slide that identifies the grade level, title, date, medium, dimensions of the student's art work. In the "note" section briefly note the kind of art assignment /art problem the student was solving. If selecting student work at the elementary level, include work that represent a range of grade levels. If selecting student artwork at the middle or secondary level, a narrower range of grade levels may be selected. Upload to mica. slideroom.com

On SlideRoom, be sure to include the following information: title, date, medium, dimensions and notes. Applicants to Art Education (Low-Residencly/Online MA): please indicate in the notes field whether the piece is student artwork or personal artwork. Specific upload information is available on SlideRoom.

Any difficulty viewing or using mica.slideroom.com can be reported to support@slideroom.com for technical support.

7. $75 Application Fee

Payable via credit card during the application submission stage online.

8. Additional Requirements for International Applicants

International candidates whose primary language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in both written and spoken English. Additionally, certified translations of all letters of reference, transcripts and school documentation must be provided. For additional information on international applicant requirements, please visit Information for International Graduate Applicants.