Master of Arts in Art Education at the New Hampshire Institute of Art

MA in Art Education and Teaching Visual Arts






Graduate Programs in Art EducationYour Masters Degree: Choose One of Three Tracks

Master of Arts in Teaching Visual Arts: For those with a Bachelor's degree who are seeking a K-12 teaching certification

In this program, highly individualized instruction focuses on your creative practice and your teaching style. While earning your graduate degree, you’re able to teach in our own Youth Arts program. This program is for artists who already have a Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Art, enjoy working with children, and want to share their passion for art by teaching K-12. The MAT curriculum is designed by certified educators and the work strikes a balance between theory and practice.To view the MAT Program Guide, please click here.

Master of Arts in Teaching Visual Arts Dual Degree BFA/MAT
: Earn both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Arts in Teaching with K-12 certification in 5 years!

Our Bachelor of Fine Art and Master of Arts in Art Education program is perfect for the undergraduate who has a passion for the arts and dreams of a future in teaching. The dual degree provides both degrees in five years instead of six—saving time and money and getting you into the classroom faster! We provide you with a unique opportunity to teach in  our Community Youth Arts Initiative, a program we developed to give our students real-world application of 21st century teaching strategies. For more information about this program please click here.

Master of Arts in Art Education
: A program specifically designed for K – 12 art educators who want to take their practice to the next level.

This program is for certified practicing art educators who want to invest in themselves and their own art-making while developing 21st century knowledge and skill in arts education. If you are ready to read just the balance between your teaching career and your own creative work, and are motivated to grow as an artist, this program is for you. This program is designed to generate transformation for your studio practice and your teaching.


Graduate Program Events

Learn more about our supportive and collaborative community of students, faculty, mentors, writers, and visiting artists! In our low-residency graduate programs, students develop a network of colleagues and build a sustainable career in the arts.


Manchester Campus, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH 03104
Sharon Arts Center Campus, 30 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH 03458 


Do what you love with your degree


  • Art Education Careers

    Share your love of creativity with students at elementary or secondary schools. Our bridge program puts you on the track to certification.

  • Private Art Educator

    Open your own art studio, offering private lessons to school age children or adults.

  • Art Curator

    Acquire collections for museums, galleries, or history centers while organizing and maintaining exhibitions.

  • Gallery Director

    Establish the artistic policy of an art gallery, maintaining day-to-day operations and taking responsibility for collections.

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