Graduate Studies at Moore is open to women, men and nonbinary students from all backgrounds, and allow us to continue and build upon the College's rich legacy of esteemed and progressive education while offering an array of opportunities for creative and professional growth to artists, educators, advocates, academics and more. In our Master of Arts (MA) in Art Education with an Emphasis in Inclusive Practice program, Moore’s challenging educational environment and outstanding faculty inspire graduate students to pursue their work and research with focus and intensity. 

As the activities and commitments of our alumni confirm, Moore graduate students successfully complete their degrees with the capacity and drive to be insightful practitioners, influential thought leaders and change agents who are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

What does it mean to be a graduate student at Moore? It means having the strong support of a network of mentors and peers. Our graduates succeed not only because of exceptional faculty mentors and real-world experiences, but also because of each other. 

You will be part of a creative cohort of researchers, teachers and makers, who share an ethos of careful attention to each other’s work and who thrive on the complex, often demanding pleasures of study, production and experimentation. We will actively support your creative and intellectual journey in a compelling pedagogical environment, where our dynamic community of faculty members, visiting artists, scholars and leaders will advise, challenge, question and encourage you at every turn. Graduate students also benefit from rich opportunities in Philadelphia and beyond, through projects, collaborations and community partnerships.

Countless Possibilities in the Classroom

Moore's MA in Art Education is a one-of-a-kind offering that you won't find anywhere else, with common threads such as access and social justice, education and engagement, connections and support, and place-based inquiry.

Art Education with an Emphasis in Inclusive Practices

A rigorous program that prepares and empowers art educators to develop skills for adapting and implementing strategies that enrich the lives of all learners. Our candidates graduate prepared to enter the classroom and to advance the field of art education through their everyday practice. (MA degree with or without certification; online and hybrid options)

Prepare to Forge Your Future.

Your Graduate Studies experience at Moore will be unlike any other.

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Connect & Collaborate

Moore offers graduate students a rich array of field research, networking and professional opportunities throughout Philadelphia. Through field trips, studio visits, group projects, internships, symposia, meetings with guest critics and more, we maintain, build and create new partnerships every year. 

MA in Art Education student working on artwork in the studio

Fellowships & Assistantships

Moore awarded $200,000+ in Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships in 2021. To be eligible for one of these highly competitive opportunities, applicants must submit all materials before the February 1 deadline. 

DSAE 2019 attendees collaborating on a papier-mâché project.

Assemble & Activate

Moore students and faculty share the unique opportunity to engage in provocative conversations with visiting guests in order to explore solutions, create awareness and share expertise. Public programs and symposia are ideal spaces to meet and connect with professionals and practitioners who can help you form the building blocks of your own practice.

See What Our Alumni Are Doing

Hanna Lee ’12 MA ’16 Alumni | Art Education with an Emphasis in Inclusive Practices

Hanna Lee ’12 MA ’16 recently earned a second master’s in Art Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University, received the department’s Artistry Award and founded a Drexel student organization called Creative Arts Therapists of Color, which won the department’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award and a Student Life Impact Award. Hanna was also selected as one of Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions’ (CNHP) 2021 People of Purpose honorees.

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Samantha Varian MA ’16 Alumni | Art Education with an Emphasis in Inclusive Practices

Samantha Varian MA ’16 was awarded the Special Needs Art Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association and was awarded the 2022 NAEA, CEC, VWA Peter J. Geisser SNAE Art Educator of the Year award by the National Art Education Association.

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Sarah Kolker MA ’15 Alumni | Art Education with an Emphasis in Inclusive Practices

Sarah Kolker MA ’15 is a project manager and lead mural artist with Mural Arts Philadelphia, where she works with youth on projects across the city of Philadelphia. Sarah received the Observe & Reflect: Stay Engaged Award at the 2022 Adding Voices Conference.

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Take the Next Step

We're looking forward to meeting you and telling you more about Graduate Studies at Moore. Click the link to sign up for an upcoming virtual information session!