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Education Studies - Visual Arts

What is the Master in Education Studies (Visual Arts)?

The Master in Education Studies (Visual Arts) is an innovative course designed to enable participants to establish, enhance or critially evaluate imaginative and innovative practices in a variety of arts in education contexts with increased connoisseurship, confidence and creativity. Graduates of the course will have the ability to critically appraise and reconceptualise approaches, and to break out of established patterns in order to look at or explore things in different ways. In addition, they will have the expertise to contribute to local, national or international communities of practice within arts and education.

Who is the course for?
This course is for educators and teaching artists who have a particular interest in visuals arts, integrated arts and arts integration practices and to those who are interested in developing imagination, ideation and innovation within diverse arts-in-education practices.

What will I study?
In year one, students on this course will study 4 discrete modules consisting of a common core module and three specialism visual arts education modules. In year two, students focus on an area of interest, related to visual arts within Education Studies, in greater depth. They will develop research skills and prepare a dissertation of 20,000 words on a topic relevant to visual arts education.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
An honours degree (level 8) with second class honours or higher and at least three years teaching or equivalent professional experience. In exceptional cases applicants who meet the honours degree requirement but do not have the necessary experience may be considered for the course.

Duration

2 years part-time.

Number of credits

ECTS Credits: 90

Further enquiries

Marino Institute of Education
Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9 Ireland
t: +353 1 805 7700
f: +353 1 833 5290
e: info@mie.ie

Subjects taught

Year 1:

Module 1:
Introduction to Education Studies

This module gives a broad overview of education studies to students as they embark on the Masters course. The aims of the module are as follows:

• To prepare students for deep engagement with the Master in Education Studies course

• To encourage students to write about education, inspired by experience and by reading

• To identify and engage with contemporary issues in education and reflect on them through various perspectives such as history, philosophy, psychology, sociology and experience, using multiple media, such as film, visual arts, music and poetry

• To analyse the relationship between pedagogy and education

• To explore the purpose of education and how this has changed over time

Module 2
Visual Arts, Inspiration and Imagination

• Inspiration for visual arts
• Theory, practice and challenges pertaining to teaching, 'making and responding' to drawing
• Changing ideologies and paradigms in visual arts education
• Theory, practice and challenges pertaining to teaching, 'making and responding' to painting
• Visual arts and imaginative thinking
• Theory, practice and challenges pertaining to teaching, 'making and responding' to print

Module 3
Visual Arts, Ideation and Integration

• Ideation in visual arts and planning for visual arts
• Theory, practice and challenges pertaining to teaching, 'making and responding' to collage
• Visual arts integration: Rationale, taxonomy, pearls and perils
• Theory, practice and challenges pertaining to teaching, 'making and responding' to creative textiles
• Inter disciplinary skills from visual arts
• Theory practice and challenges pertaining to teaching, 'making and responding' to construction

Module 4
Visual Arts, Innovation and Inclusion

• Inclusion in teaching visual arts
• Theory, practice and challenges pertaining to teaching, 'making and responding' to clay
• ICT, visual arts and teaching visual arts
• Theory, practice and challenges pertaining to teaching, 'making and responding' to graphic design
• Innovation in visual arts education
• Theory, practice and challenges pertaining to teaching, 'making and responding' to new media

Year 2

Dissertation Module
Research methodologies and research ethics

The research design process
– Research proposal
– Dissertation

Comment

Award Level: NFQ 9
Awarding body: Trinity College Dublin,
The University of Dublin

Assessment method

How is the course assessed?
Assessment is linked to the modular nature of the course and consists of a variety of assessment methods in year 1, followed by a research proposal and dissertation in year 2.

Enrolment and start dates

Contact admissions@mie.ie for further information.

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