Teaching Visual Arts for Primary and Early Years Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
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This new and innovative programme is the first of its kind in Ireland to offer the specific award of Masters of Arts in Teaching Visual Arts in Primary and Early Years Education.

About

The programme is aimed at educators within Primary and Early Years Education who are interested in further developing their knowledge and skills in the area of visual arts education.

The programme is offered by the Department of Art and Design Education based at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and offers a flexible and accessible framework and delivery. The programme is offered on a full-time or part-time basis subject to applicants needs and module demand.

The programme offers modules that will collectively explore the relevance of the Visual Arts in the education of children from Early Years Education through Primary Level. It exposes students to the crucial factors that impact on this process. It is designed to provide students with a wide range of theoretical and practical insights into how children learn through the Visual Arts.

The programme is delivered through a flexible framework of formal lectures, tutorials and practical art and craft workshops. It offers students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts teaching to meet curriculum requirements or to allow students to become visual arts specialists in their workplace.

The programme content provides the following themes of study:

  • The role of the Visual Arts in child development
  • Planning and managing visual arts learning activities
  • Visual Arts Practice, traditional and technological
  • Art History and Appreciation
  • Art Therapy
  • Inclusive and Special Needs Education through Visual Arts
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Research Methodologies

Programme Structure

Mandatory

  • Art & Design for Primary and Early Years Teaching
  • Individuality in Art Education
  • Research Methods in Art Education
  • Teaching Practice in Primary Art Education
  • MA Research Dissertation in Education (30 credits)

Electives

  • ICT in Art Education
  • Educational Management & Leadership
  • Aesthetics and Art Criticism
  • Art Therapy in Education
  • Inclusion & Diversity in Education
  • Historical and Contemporary Art Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Applicants are expected to have either:

  • A BEd (minimum H2.2) for primary school teaching or equivalent recognised qualification or
  • A BA in Early Childhood Care and Education (Level 8) (minimum H2.2) or
  • An equivalent qualification in primary, early years or special education.

Garda Vetting:

This programme may require applicants to undergo a Garda Vetting process. This requirement is due to the mandatory external placement element of the programme which will bring the applicant into contact with children or vulnerable adults and in which they will assume positions of trust.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1,400 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding


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