Master of Arts in Art Education

Master of Arts in Art Education

Course summary

The Master’s degree programme in Art Education is a threefold artistic, academic and pedagogical degree for aspiring educators in art and design. It is aimed at students working in education and in a broad cultural field, who wish to combine design, artistic, technological, academic and educational activities. Students can also specialise in the areas of cultural communication, media-based communication, research or transdisciplinarity.

The objective of the Master’s degree in Art Education is to train individuals with a strong capacity to express themselves in design and art and with a high level of critical ability, technological skill and academic, reflective capacity. Students learn to supervise and support creative art and design processes and to explain them both visually and verbally. In addition, the degree fosters solid handling of academic, art theoretical and art historical methods. The degree can be completed with or without a teaching certificate for secondary schools.


Title / QualificationMaster of Arts in Art Education
  • with teacher training certificate for secondary level II (Sek II)
  • Art Mediation
Program study optionsFull or part-time/in conjunction with a job
Language(s) of instructionGerman, English
Course beginsWeek 38
Deadline for applicationsApplication deadline for the Master program
Co-operationsThe degree course is offered in cooperation with the Pedagogical University of Bern and the University of Bern and cooperates with various practical partners from the fields of culture and education.


Graduates of the MA in Art Education often have several mainstays: with the supplementary courses in pedagogy they can teach at Gymnasium level or at tertiary level.

Many fields of activity open to them lie outside the school system. Graduates may become established in the growing cultural industry as communicators, whether as curators or studio directors, in art and museum education, exhibition design, in the new media or in art education in the broadest sense. They are able to initiate, conceive of, organise and realise courses, projects, events etc. They can fill responsible positions in project management or work in public relations in the cultural sector and other related fields. Some continue their academic activity and enter research. Some work as artists and designers.

Students graduate with a Master of Arts in Art Education, with or without teaching certificate Sek II.

Detailed information

MA Art Education

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Head of degree programme

Jacqueline Baum
T +41 31 848 38 52

Dr. Maren Polte

T +41 31 848 38 48