TLAD Masters Theses

 

Graduate students choose between two degree program options in the department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design: • the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), an intensive, one-year (summer through spring) cohort teacher preparation program for artists and designers eligible to work in the US that culminates in recommendations for teacher certification in art in US-based pK–12 schools • the Master of Arts (MA) in Art + Design Education, a one-year (fall through spring) program for individuals seeking an advanced academic credential that furthers professional careers at the intersection of art, design and education.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Designing ecotones : implementing regenerative patches in urban environments for transdisciplinary and transcultural creativity-based education, Cristiane Marie Caro

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Revolution of STEAM Education: The Importance of Interdisciplinary Art Education (STEAM) In Elementary Education, Suyu Chen

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Creative changemaking : designing is teaching, Kaitlyn Cirielli

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Practice makes perfect : finding inspiration in art education, Mercedes Rose Crespo

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Contemporary Eco Theory in Art Education: field notes and desire paths, Margaret K. McCullough

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Care, inclusivity, and accessibility in Glass Art Education, Bridget Provan

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A collision of technology and art learning, Feifei Shen

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Making Space : creative learners, digital spaces, and the relationships between them, Natalia Spritzer

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Artful healing: exploring creative expression and play in Children's Hospitals, Phoebe Strobino

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Deconstruct the center: making space for the voices in the margins, Taylor Varnado

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Toona Sinensis 桃花心木, Li Yang

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The subconscious as politics: an inquiry of collaborative design education through radical speculation, Nina Jun Yuchi

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The importance of interdisciplinary art teaching: reflections on Chinese K-12 Art Education, Shixin Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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When art education meets environmental issues: the interconnectedness of art and science, Eunhyung Julie Chung

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Art can empower children and lead them to think seriously about significant critical issues, Jialu Gao

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Creative learning: art as a language for students with diverse learning styles, Lana Gunn

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Building empathy at the intersection of art, nature, & culture: a field guide for art educators, Jasmine Gutbrod

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The non-traditional student enrolled full-time in art school, Sarah Kathryn O'Brien

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Counting pebbles wasn't even a class in high school: seeing visual arts education through a process-forward lens, Em Xiangning Wang

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Cognitive development & art education: relationship, suitability, and future implications, Zheng Yao

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Artist-facilitator : making knowledge by making art, Aaron Broadbent

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New old: artmaking and storytelling with older adults, Aisha Jandosova

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Encouraging creative behavior through art education, Elaine Li

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An exploration of multisensory practices and its value in K-12 Art Education, Melissa St Pierre

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Tell me about a class at RISD : classroom experiences of multilingual, international Graduate students at the Rhode Island School of Design, Madeline Conley

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The In-Betweens: Exploring Integration Within the Arts, Ruchi Pathak

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Zoom-out : expansion of pedagogical approaches within moving image education, Thomas Flint

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Space in between : finding a third space for art education & creative community, Denise Gunter

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Learning environments of our stories, Grace M. Kim

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Defining contagion : examining imagination as a source of the infection in print studios, Joshua Tangen

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Creating access and equity in arts education : strategic partnerships for systemic change, Colleen C. Andrews

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The creative process : gathering for meaning, Charity Appell McNabb

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Let's get hairy : women, body hair and stigma in arts education, Chaitra Bangalore

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Anchored in place : locational identity + new genre public art, Stephanie Benenson

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Play is everything : materials + play = learning, Adeline Diamond

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The art of the wilderness : a field guide to integrating art + outdoor education, Rachel Dranoff

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What makes a good teacher? : the artist's engagement in public art education, Wenjing Fan

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Researching + observing + reflecting of Chinese and American Landscape Architecture pedagogy : focusing on Department of Landscape Architecture in RISD and BFU, Change Gao

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Developing the cartooning mind : the history, theory, benefits + practice of comic books in visual arts education, Cathy G. Johnson

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Art-integrated pedagogy for English and Chinese language learners, Regina J. Kuo

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The artist, the object and the meaning between : an exploration of the joys of incorporating meaningful objects into art practice and teaching pedagogy, Sarah Leis

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Imagery and photography : enhancers in the learning cycle, Dandi Li

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Traversing ambiguities : rebuilding perspectives through designed visual education, Mudita Pasari

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Intrigues and priorities : critical thinking and contemporary art in visual arts education, Connor Phillips

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Light on : the value of art & art education, Juri Rhyu

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Sometimes the sh*t stays messy : critical frameworks for arts-based researchers & educators, Zoe Schein

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Expanding horizons, expanding self: an incentive to get out of the classroom and start using art to explore your community with placed-based arts investigation, Erin Poindexter