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Advocating for the Visual Arts

Investigate practical approaches to enact change and amplify your voice in your community and beyond while creating a toolkit for visual arts advocacy.

Advocating for the Visual Arts provides skills and strategies to amplify the voices of art educators. Participants in this course reflect on their purpose and need for advocacy on both the local and national scales. They explore the role policy plays in art education and implement practical approaches for enacting change. By the end of this course, participants will have the necessary tools to bring their advocacy plans to fruition.

See the course syllabus and Graduate Catalog for more details.



Suggested Course Sequence

  1. ARE549: Ethics and Equity for Art Education Leadership
  2. ARE551: Advocating for the Visual Arts
  3. ARE553: Principles of Art and Business
  4. ARE555: Designing and Leading Professional Learning

Required Materials

Purchase: None

Additional Materials

  • Computer with basic audio and video input and output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • A Google Drive account (not provided by AOEU)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)
Graduate Credits
All courses will now close at 11 PM Central time on the 27th of each month. Graduate Credits 3 Graduate Credits
Price Graduate Credit $1197.00
Mon 8 Sun
May 1 Weeks Jun 25
Upcoming Course Run Dates
May 1 Jun 25
Jul 3 Aug 27
AOEU Course Code
Morningside Course Code
EDUC500 AOE051

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate reflective practice to establish purposeful advocacy partnerships that positively contribute to the school arts culture.
  • Dissect the many purposes of art education advocacy.
  • Analyze the connections and distinguish between national and local art education policies and the equity of learning experiences for all students.
  • Research advocacy strategies and demonstrate reflective practice to identify those that support program goals and build effective relationships with stakeholders.
  • Craft professional goals to inform the design of short and long-term plans for the advocacy of visual arts education.

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