Education in Arts

Vision

John Johnston
Head of the Master of Education in Arts

Vision

The focus of the Education in Arts Master's course in Zwolle is to further develop the students’ identity as a teacher and their artistic actions and social engagement.

This enables our graduates to contribute to deepening and innovating the theory and practice of art and culture education.

Education in Arts
Education in Arts

Art and culture education in the 21st century

The work field has become more diffuse and the distinction between formal and informal art education has become blurred. The selection is broader, and more focused on consumption, and established principles are no longer stringently adhered to. The public wants to be inspired, but the contact with art and culture is more trans-sectional, multidisciplinary, sometimes virtual and sometimes physical all at once. Technology makes the arts more accessible. Art and culture education are fields where consumption and participation are equally important.

Our view of the art teacher

Art teachers transfer knowledge, insights, skills and attitudes pertaining to the arts to various target groups. Art teachers operate in every layer of education and society. They contribute to shaping the general social and cultural development of children and promote wellbeing and social cohesion in society. In addition, they play a special role in training future artists, musicians, creators, designers, performers, architects and professionals working in cultural and social organisations. In this role they represent the entire cultural and creative sector and are a crucial component of this environment.