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Master of Education (Art)

  • This specialisation provides a theoretical and practical base for developing a visual arts curriculum and pedagogy for schools. It enables art educators to achieve advanced academic and professional development in art education by focusing on contemporary issues and development in art and art education. It emphasises both scholarship and your own studio practice towards enriching your artistic knowledge in a multi-cultural setting.

    • A good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university

    • A teaching qualification such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education, Singapore
      or
      at least ONE year of relevant working experience in education.

    For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.

  • Effective from August 2017 intake

    The coursework for this specialisation comprises 1 core course, 4 required specialisation courses, 1 open elective course plus either:

    • a dissertation or
    • two additional courses (one open elective and MED 902 Integrative Project)

    MED 902 Integrative Project is open only for applicants pursuing the degree totally by coursework.

    Core Courses

    • MED 900 Educational Inquiry

    Required Specialisation Courses

    • MEA 901 Research and Issues in Art Education
    • MEA 902 Visual Arts and Creativity
    • MEA 903 Art and New Media Technology
    • MEA 904 Art Making and Aesthetic Enquiry

    Open Elective Courses

    Other than the core and specialisation courses, you may select open elective courses offered across all NIE Master Degree programmes. The offer of electives is reviewed regularly to reflect developments in education and the respective fields. You are advised to take note of the prerequisites (if any) before registering.

    Optional Specialisation Courses are offered subject to demand and availability of faculty expertise.  Hence, not all specialisation courses are available for selection to every intake.

    Download the course descriptions for the programme

    Important note for matriculated students: 
    Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult your programme leader if you need clarifications.

    Note: Programme structure is subject to changes

  • The degree of Master of Education is generally offered on a part-time basis although full-time studies are also available for some specialisations. The candidature periods are as follows:

    Full-time

    Minimum

    1 year

    Maximum

    2 years

    Part-time

    Minimum

    2 years

    Maximum

    4 years

  • Our tuition fees are subject to revision on a yearly basis. More details can be found here

  • There is generally only one intake for this programme, in January. You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May/June to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

    Applications may be made online.

    More information on required documents for application can be found here.

    For graduate teachers from the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore seeking PDCM-Master's Degree sponsorship, please note that only the part-time option is applicable for this programme. More details can be found here.

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  • Re-enchantment through Arts Education: Revitalising the classroom




    For more sharing sessions videos taken at NIE Postgraduate Fair 2016, please click here.

    • E-mail: nieadmpp@nie.edu.sg
      (for administrative enquiries related to admissions and application)

    • E-mail: higherdegrees@nie.edu.sg
      (for administrative matters related to programme matters such as time-table, study plans)

    • Programme Leader: Mr Lincoln Paul Benedict
      (for specific academic enquiries related to the programme such as curriculum requirements)