What are the best University Programs for Arts Education in the country?
It depends on your needs and interests. If you want a social theory
orientation in which faculty relate current societal issues to arts
education, you may be interested in Texas Tech University's art education
program in the TTU Art Department. Three new faculty have joined TTU in
the past 4 years. Art educator Doug Blandy (influenced by the "mother of
art education," June King McFee) stated this past summer that the Texas
Tech University Art Education program is the only one in the country with a
concentration in critical pedagogy and social theory. See our website:
Degree programs include a B.F.A. in Art with Teacher Certification, an
M.A.E. in Art Education, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts with an
emphasis in Art Education (the only degree of its kind in the USA).
Faculty emphasize both experimental and critical pedagogy using digital
technology, collaboration, and lived experiences. Students are challenged
to test their assumptions and give birth to new syntheses.
Karen Keifer-Boyd, Art Education Area Rep
Karen Keifer-Boyd, Ph.D.
Texas Tech University
Dept. of Art, Box 42081
Lubbock, TX 79409-2081