Art - Community Arts

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The Master of Arts degree in Art, Community Arts Option provides individuals interested in community arts education with professional development for the teaching of art in multiple settings. Audiences for the Community Arts Option include artists, community workers, education text authors, museum educators, arts center educators, elementary teachers, special needs teachers, and other professionals. This option does not lead to licensure. Professionals may choose to complete their masters over two years by taking courses online during the fall and spring semesters, and art history courses online and studio art courses on campus for two summers or take courses as their other professional commitments allow.

Benefits of this online program include the following:

  1. The online courses allow you the opportunity to continue to work as a professional and earn the MA in Art, Community Arts Option.
  2. You are not limited by geographic proximity to EIU.
  3. The tuition costs for taking EIU online courses are the same for residents and non-residents of the State of Illinois.
  4. Studio courses are designed as one week of immersive work at EIU followed by independent work at home.

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Art - Community Arts, Doudna Fine Arts Center 2668
Contact Name: Dr. Patricia Belleville
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