UI Wordmark

ARTE 505 ST - Foundations of Art Education

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Designed for master's level students. Readings and discussions introduce the theories upon which classroom practices are based, and follow the historical sequence of three major movements within art education over the past 100 years: self-expression in art education, discipline-based art education, and the recent shift toward visual culture in art education. Primary emphasis will be on understanding recent and contemporary orientations. Designed to provide a basis for more in-depth study of curriculum and instruction, child development, multiculturalism, visual culture, and other areas germane to art education. Students compare and contrast the literature in terms of the theories offered, or assumed, of children, art, pedagogy, and society. In addition, students will be introduced to academic standards of writing.

Special Instructions:

This course offers an exploration of the historical and contemporary foundations of art education. Course readings, discussions, and assignments are situated in theoretical and practical frameworks for art education, including creativity, criticality, (inter)disciplinarity, materiality, and relationality. Designed for master-s and doctoral-level graduate students. Online (synchronous).

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


Bachelor's Degree

Master's Degree

Doctoral Degree


Continuing Education

Search Programs

Search Courses


Contact Us

University of Illinois Online
Phone: (866) 633-8465 - Join Us  Facebook
© Copyright 2015 - University of Illinois

Cookie Settings