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Visual Arts and Education: A Constructionist Approach


This is an interuniversity master's degree offered by the universities of Barcelona, Girona and Granada. Each university offers their own study programme and students choose in which university they want to study. Consequently, students complete the admission and enrolment process at their chosen university.
The master's degree offers a cross-disciplinary approach through references to cultural studies, visual culture studies, critical education methods, museum studies, poststructuralist studies, the educational shift for arts, etc. Besides, the degree offers intervention and research strategies related to methodologies and methods closely associated to narrative perspectives, artistic and art-based research, visual methods, ethnographic approaches and participative action research.
This course is aimed at students with an interest in developing their training as teachers in the field of arts and education, in carrying out participative and collaborative intervention projects, in developing inclusive research proposals to participate in institutions and groups.
The development of the course includes the participation of teaching staff from other universities, different social groups and international guests.
This master's degree offers placements in cultural, artistic and educational institutions of relevance due to their development of projects that explore alternative strategies in the relation between arts and education.

Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:
  • The narratives, disciplinary discourse, policies and institutional practises that make up the history of arts teaching and education.

  • The areas in which arts teaching and education meet contemporary approaches to innovation and creativity.
  • The contributions and alternatives deriving from the combined efforts of arts, education and community to address emerging social issues.

  • The contributions that information technologies can make to arts education and teaching.
  • The strategies by which educational developments can be analysed and transformed using a critical understanding of narratives, works and artistic discourse.
  • The means by which to conduct research and intervention projects in arts teaching and education in different social and cultural contexts.

Basic Information

Main university:
  • Universitat Granada
  • Universitat Granada
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Girona

Pathway(s) offered:
 research, professional practice
Number of ECTS credits awarded:
 60 - 90 (note that the number will vary according to the applicant's previous studies)
Language(s) of instruction:
 Spanish, Catalan and English
Number of places available:
Approximate price:
 27,67 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2022-2023
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Fine Arts
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