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Arts Administration, Education and Policy - Doctor of Philosophy 1813 N. High Street, Room 231

Columbus, OH 43210
phone: 614-292-7183
fax: 614-688-4483

The mission of the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy is to critically engage cultural meaning that fosters social change and advances the public interest through the arts and visual culture through excellence in:

  • Research
  • Policy
  • Teaching
  • Leadership

Our programs promote understanding of the arts and visual culture for all students through a curriculum that is research-based, interdisciplinary, and intent on collaboration with communities both within and outside the University, state, nation, and world.

We emphasize understanding of arts and culture, especially visual culture, in a global, culturally diverse, and technological society. This content is explored through the following:

  • Pedagogical theory and practices
  • Critical inquiry of historical and contemporary artworks
  • Analysis of public and educational policy in the arts and cultures
  • Inquiry in the philosophical, historical, and policy foundations of art education, arts management, and cultural policy administration

Our curriculum includes attention to understanding:

  • Multimedia technologies in cultural production
  • Critique of policies
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Assessment
  • Awareness of comparative international practice

The PhD program in Arts Administration, Education and Policy gives students the opportunity to achieve a high level of scholarly competence and to develop the capacity to contribute to the field.

PhD students have the option of taking a specialization in:

Completion of a specialization is recognized with a transcript designation on the Ohio State transcript.