Introducing the University of Utah’s new Master of Arts in Teaching with an Emphasis in Fine Arts

September 13 2017

 The Arts Teaching Program in the College of Fine Arts is thrilled to announce the new Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Fine Arts (MAT-FA) degree program. MAT-FA is a two-year, primarily online program, with short on-campus summer residencies. The degree focuses on the development of rigorous pedagogical expertise required to improve the delivery of high-quality arts experiences. This MAT-FA is appropriate for teaching artists (licensed or not) seeking a graduate level degree that emphasizes advanced coursework and pedagogy regarding teaching in and across the arts. And don’t forget, the MAT-FA includes all of the art forms: dance, theatre, visual arts, music, and film, not just visual arts!

Due to the unique low-residency/hybrid structure, the MAT-FA will provide working arts education professionals teaching in community or school based settings opportunities to obtain a master degree in their field of interest and expertise without having to relocate or stop working.

The MAT-FA will strengthen arts educators by providing the skills needed to discover new interdisciplinary knowledge. The goal is for MAT-FA graduates to take this knowledge and directly enhance the quality and access of youth arts programs and curricula. The program will attract exemplary students, arts teaching professionals, and faculty to the University of Utah.

Now accepting applications for summer 2018 visit: to apply.

For further information, please contact Assistant Dean McIntyre-Martinez or the MAT-FA Administrative Coordinator Anne Dibble.