Master of Education in Art for Social Change: A Report

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Judith Marcuse and Lynn Fels
Date Published: 
August 2019
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Between 2016 and 2018, Simon Fraser University piloted a two-year master’s degree in Art for Social Change. The program, hosted under the umbrella of the Faculty of Education’s Community Programs, was spearheaded by the International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC) and graduated 19 students. 

This report provides a synopsis of that pilot offering, including:

  • Context
  • Learning goals
  • Pedagogical approaches
  • Program structure
  • Reflections on some of the challenges associated with “institutionalizing” an artistic practice inside a formal academic setting
  • Outcomes
  • Conclusion
  • Appendices – Additional detailed program information: sample course outlines, faculty bios, and internship information.