Arts Education Program

Visual and Performing Arts Education Minor
The Visual and Performing Arts Education (VAPAE) minor in the School of the Arts and Architecture offers courses designed to introduce arts majors to key issues and methodologies in the field of arts education and to a broad range of possible careers in the arts, including K-12 teaching, museum education, arts administration, art therapy and arts advocacy.

The Arts Education Teaching Sequence, an essential component of the VAPAE minor, comprises three courses (Art&Arc M102, M192, M192SL) in which selected undergraduates explore core issues in arts education, creativity and social justice. Students are assigned to K-12 classrooms in the Los Angeles area, where they first observe and then implement an 8-week sequential arts-based lesson plan under the supervision of a guiding teacher.

The VAPAE program encompasses arts education related courses, internship opportunities, special projects and public presentations offered throughout the year. These events are free, open to the public and widely attended by the UCLA community. Students from all fields of study are encouraged to participate fully in the VAPAE program, however the VAPAE minor is reserved specifically for deeply trained artists in the School of the Arts and Architecture. ___________________________________________________

Applications for the VAPAE minor are accepted each quarter. The application deadline is Friday of the fifth week of each quarter. Submit commpleted applications to: School of the Arts and Architecture, Office of Student Services, 2200 Broad Art Center.

Another section of AA M102-Introduction to Arts Education: Theory and Practice will be offered in Fall 2013. AA M102 is a prerequisite for the VAPAE minor and the Arts Education Teaching Sequence. Click on the AA M102 Application or stop by the Office of Student Services. Applications should be delivered no later than the first week of classes in the Office of Student Services or via e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This course can be taken as a stand-alone or as the first part of the Arts Education Teaching Sequence, which includes AA M192 and AA M192SL. The Visual and Performing Arts Education (VAPAE) program is made possible through the generous support of the Max H. Gluck Foundation.