You will gain an advanced theoretical understanding of current research, debates, policies and practices in arts education from multidisciplinary and global perspectives. And, you will learn to apply educational theories and evidence-based research to inform policy and improve professional practice.

The Arts Education specialisation allows you to specifically focus on one of the following:

  • Music
  • Visual arts
  • Drama.

University Handbook: Arts Education Specialisation

Study Structure

The Master of Education has been designed around the lives of working professionals. The delivery mode of our course is face-to-face classes on the Parkville campus, running evenings and weekends. Entry points to the course are in both semester 1 and 2, designed to suit most schedules. The Master of Education may be undertaken through either:

  • Full-time study, comprising four semesters over two years, or
  • Part-time study (domestic students only), comprising up to eight semesters over four years.
The people of MGSE

In the Master of Education, you’ll join the best and brightest education professionals from diverse backgrounds across Australia and the world, and become part of a community that is committed to changing lives through education. We have a strong focus on evidence-based practices and education research. You will be taught by recognised experts in their field, making you a highly sought-after education professional and thought leader. Explore our academic staff profiles. Or learn more about research at MGSE.

Meet our Arts Specialisation lecturer: Dr Kate Coleman

Dr Kate Coleman

"I am a visual artist and an arts-based educational researcher. I have been involved in the visual arts community since a very young age and worked in education across a range of sectors in Australia and America. When I finished high school I went straight to art school at University of New South Wales and graduated with a B. Art Education in 1994. Since then I have worked in a range of digital spaces for many years promoting the uptake of digital pedagogies and practices through ePortfolios and Open badges."

Dr Kate Coleman's full profile

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