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MEd - Arts Education as a main subject

This programme is for educational practitioners who are graduates and want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in Education. Developing skills in curriculum, pedagogy or policy development, the benefits include career advancement and the development of expertise in a specific area of educational practice.

Arts education in New Zealand, is comprised of four disciplines: Visual Arts, Dance, Drama and Music Sound Arts. Given the recognition of the growing need for essential skills such as creativity, communication and collaboration, the Arts are gaining a renewed focus.


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Key information

Years: 1.5
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $7,185-$7,740 per year
Fees (International): $30,695 (120 pts) or $46,045 (180 pts)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

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500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
EDART501Contemporary Issues in Arts Education20S (Block)
In this paper, students will engage with a range of contemporary local and global issues impacting Arts education, culminating in a critical, in-depth examination of one issue and its implications for teaching and learning.
EDART502Critical Approaches in Applied Arts Education20A (Block) & 20B (Block)
This paper focuses on the ways in which Arts practitioners and educators can critically interrogate the place of the Arts practice as both a responsibility and opportunity in specific applied contexts.

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Contact

Programme Advisor
Claire Coleman
Email: claire.coleman@waikato.ac.nz
Phone: 07 838 4466 extn 7867