Teaching + Learning in Art + Design offers an innovative center of inquiry in which graduate students explore, develop and contribute to new practices in art and design teaching within the realm of praxis — in K-12 schools, community arts organizations, art museums, and colleges and universities. At RISD, practice-based studies are enhanced through the department's partnerships with public and independent schools, community-based youth arts organizations, the RISD Museum of Art, regional and national art museums, and Brown University.
Graduate students in TLAD choose between two degree programs:
MAT: Master of Arts in Teaching, 1+ year
A cohort teacher preparation program for artists and designers that culminates in recommendation for K-12 teacher certification in art.
A full description of the MAT program can be found on TLAD's departmental website.
MA: Master of Arts in Art + Design Education, 1 year
A practice-based program offering two program tracks:
- Community Arts Education for individuals interested in combining creative
and social practices, particularly with urban youth in out-of-school
- Professional Development for art and design educators of all levels who
are interested in renewing their connections to contemporary pedagogical
and creative practices.
A full description of the MA program can be found on TLAD's departmental website