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MAT 800: The Artist as Educator Experience (Post-Bacc to MAT Pipeline)

MAT 800: The Artist as Educator Experience (Post-Bacc to MAT Pipeline)


Maximum Enrollment: 24 LBS

Course Description

MAT 800: The Artist as Educator Experience (Post-Bacc to MAT Pipeline)



Please note that we plan to offer this course in the summer of 2021 as a cohort online (with reduced meeting times). Independent Studies can also start within a few weeks of registration.


Meeting Times:


Class Meeting 1: July 8th, 4:30-6:30

  • Introductions, course overview, guest lecturer: visual journaling + artist educator

Class Meeting 2: July 15th, 4:30-5:30

  • Cohort exhibit planning meeting 

Class Meeting 3: July 29th, 4:30-7:30 

  • Class Critique 




Dr. Rachel Somerville, Department Chair of MAT 

Students will earn 3 Graduate Credits 




PBAE Graduates explore the tools they will need to keep their artistry alive. They also learn how to digitize evidence of artistic and teaching performance. During the independent study, online course, or BFA studio course-audit experience, PBAE Graduates explore key personal dispositions of the artist-educator, personal identity, and unique self-qualities, and they articulate how these qualities shape their lives as artists and creative educators. During their studio practice exploration (audit, cohort, or independent), PBAE Graduates develop and expand on studio art practices as they continue to explore the artist/educator theme. By examining personal learning goals, they select an art form to study that either supplements or expands their existing repertoire. PBAE Graduates create a digital art collection either for an exhibit or in preparation for the digital portfolio of at least two completed works, and prepare a final reflection that examines the strengths and challenges of maintaining high-quality teaching while continuing to work as practicing artists.

 By registering for this course, you are securing your spot in one of three MAT800 options. Please use the link below to select which of the three you would prefer (Online June-July; Fall Audit August-December (limited studio options apply); Independent Study starting asap). Note: If you completed the Pre-Survey in the initial announcement, then we have constructed a preliminary course schedule for you. Please use the form below to select your preferences. Someone will reach out after you enroll to determine your next steps. 


Use this form to select your course option: https://forms.gle/XHSbBF56QFdSm7Hm7 

Courses are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Please work with your MAT Pathway Advisor to ensure you select options that will work for you.


To Register for the Post-Bacc to MAT Pathway, you will need to enroll in both MAT800 and MAT837 to secure the pathway. You may choose to enroll in one course at a time. We have made this program as flexible as possible with both compressed and full-term course options available with enough enrollment and with Independent Study available as a support option to ensure you can complete both courses in a reasonable time. 



Be sure to: 

  1. Fill out the Course Preference Survey
  2. Add this course to your cart
  3. Pay the course fee 



  • High speed Internet access
  • Webcam (1080 dpi) 
  • Microphone 
  • Digital camera or smartphone (to document art practice)
  • Art supplies for any studio discipline (students will be making art throughout the term)


After completing these steps, an MAT Pathway Advisor will reach out to you within 5 business days. 

This course has reached maximum enrollment.

Wait lists are available by calling our office.

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