Teaching Artist (Minor) / MCAD

Teaching Artist (Minor)

Gain the skills and sensibilities to foster art-filled learning experiences in K–12 schools and community settings.

A teaching artist is an artist/designer with the complementary skills of an educator who can effectively engage a wide range of people in learning experiences in and through the arts.

Undergraduate Minor

This minor provides the opportunity to develop a meaningful connection between studio art/design practice and teaching artist work. In this program, students:

  • Apply practices and theories of arts education and community engagement
  • Research and apply historical and contemporary learning theory in planning, preparation, teaching, and assessment of visual arts-integrated projects
  • Gain an understanding of career opportunities in this field
  • Gain professional experience and training
  • Generate professional teaching artist residency application documents 

Students emerge from this program with the knowledge base and capacity to create and participate in visual arts teaching residencies.


Reverse Your Role in the Classroom

Students in the Teaching Artist minor program are introduced to arts education organizations by the people who know them best: those organizations' leaders. In addition to learning in MCAD's classrooms, students get hands-on experience by way of residency and shadow placements in local K–12 and community education classrooms.

Students Have Held Placements At:

Course Descriptions

Required Courses 18
Total Credits 18