Graduates of this program work in a variety of professions and situations. Some examples include:

  • faculty members at universities and colleges
  • district arts leaders for school boards
  • leaders in arts education at the provincial ministry level
  • community arts workers
  • performers and artists
  • educational consultants
  • researchers

Our Arts Education PhD program:

  • is firmly grounded in critical arts studies and educational theory affecting arts education
  • allows for specialization in a particular arts area while maintaining interdisciplinary across the arts
  • ensures links between arts students and other doctoral students.

Applications are accepted biennually.

  • Start Term: Fall 2017
  • Apply from: Nov. 15, 2016
  • Apply by: January 15, 2017
  • Tuition 2015/16: $1763.37/term


  • Julia LaneJulia Lane
    PhD student in Arts Education studying clowns and clowning (as ‘researcher’ and ‘performer’).

Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page as well as in the Student Calendar.