Diploma in Education – Visual & Performing Arts

Diploma in Education – Visual & Performing Arts


The diploma program in Visual and Performing Arts in Education may be just the kind of cross-disciplinary or integrated approach you have been looking for. It is designed to achieve breadth in the arts by offering combinations of art, dance, drama, and music courses.

Diploma students opting for a Visual and Performing Arts in Education program complete courses from three of the four arts disciplines.

Should student choose art as one focus, they are required to complete 6–22 credits in art education of the program’s total 30 credits.

Students select courses from at least three of these arts or arts education areas choosing from all of the art and music education courses listed in the EDCP Undergrad Courses Guide and will round out these studies with courses in dance and/or drama education.

For specific program information, please contact the Department Advisor, Dr. Donal O Donoghue.

30 credits from the following:

Drama Education courses

LLED 433 Drama in Education: Primary/Elementary Classrooms (3)
LLED 434 – Drama in Education: Intermediate/Middle School Through Secondary (3)
LLED 435 – Drama courses available online at Athabasca University, which will transfer to the UBC VIPA Diploma in Education:
ENGL 431 Canadian Drama
ENGL 303 A History of Drama Part I: Early Stages
ENGL 304 A History of Drama Part II: Modernist Theatre

Art Education courses

EDCP 301 Curriculum and Pedagogy in Art: Elementary
EDCP 302 Curriculum and Pedagogy in Art: Secondary
EDCP 303 Ceramic Design and Pedagogical Approaches: Art Education
EDCP 304 Textile Design and Pedagogical Approaches: Art Education
EDCP 305 Digital Media in Arts Education: Introduction
EDCP 306 Digital Media in Arts Education: Advanced
EDCP 400* Studies in an Art Education Studio Area
EDCP 401 Visual Arts for Classroom Practice: Two Dimensional Practices & Processes
EDCP 402 Visual Arts for Classroom Practice: Printmaking Practices & Processes
EDCP 403 Visual Arts for Classroom Practice: Three-dimensional Practices & Processes
EDCP 404 Visual Arts for Classroom Practice: Textile Design
EDCP 405 Visual Arts for Classroom Practice: Media & Digital Processes
EDCP 406 Visual Arts for Classroom Practice: Photography
EDCP 407 Art Education Curriculum and Pedagogy: Theory & Practice
EDCP 408 Art, Education and Cultural Diversity
EDCP 409 Art Education Theory and Research
* Denotes courses not always offered.

Music Education courses

EDCP 308 Curriculum and Pedagogy in Music: Elementary
EDCP 309*Instrumental Pedagogy: Elementary
EDCP 311Curriculum and Pedagogy in Music: Secondary
EDCP 312*Instrumental Pedagogy: Secondary
EDCP 313*Choral Pedagogy: Secondary
EDCP 314*Instrumental Jazz Pedagogy: Secondary
EDCP 315*Choral Jazz Pedagogy
EDCP 316*Contemporary Methods of Instruction in Ear Training, Music Reading, and Musicianship I
EDCP 317*Contemporary Methods of Instruction in Ear Training, Music Reading, and Musicianship II
EDCP 318*Canadian Music in the Classroom: Elementary/Secondary
EDCP 319*The Musical: Organization and Production
EDCP 410*Curriculum and Pedagogy in Music and Movement
EDCP 411*Advanced Music Curriculum & Pedagogy: Elementary
EDCP 412*Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques for Teachers
EDCP 413*Digital Media for Music Education
EDCP 414*Elementary Choral Music
EDCP 415*Music for Children with Exceptional needs
EDCP 417EDCP Music Education: Orff Basics
EDCP 417Music Education: Orff Level I
EDCP 418Music Education: Orff Level II
EDCP 419Music Education: Orff Level III
* Denotes courses not always offered.

Students may wish to draw from courses offered by UBC’s School of Music, as well.
(Pre-requisites may apply).
Music courses available online at Athabasca University, which will transfer to the UBC VIPA Diploma in Education:
MUSI 310 Western Music: Beginnings to Baroque
MUSI 420Anglo-American Popular Music Tradition
MUSI 421The Folk Music Revival I: Before 1945
MUSIC 423Advanced Studies in Popular Music

Dance and Movement courses

HKIN 366 – Movement Experiences for Young Children

Art History Courses

UBC – Art History courses list

Athabasca University:
ARHI 301 Art History – Canadian and Visual Culture

TRU – OL (Thompson Rivers University – Open Learning):
ARCH 3019 Archeology – Prehistoric and Indigenous Art

Courses may also be drawn from the Faculty of Arts – Visual Arts (VISA), Art History (ARTH) and Theatre (THTR) programs. Be aware that certain pre-requisite courses may apply.
Dance, music, theatre, and visual arts courses appropriate for transfer credit from other institutions may also be considered. Conditions apply.


For program assistance or advising, please contact TEO’s Program Coordinators:
Dr. Lorrie Miller

If you wish to complete a 30-credit UBC-conferred post-degree diploma, apply for admission in this category, and be sure to indicate the specific Diploma program you are applying to.

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Tuition & Fees

Note that fees are subject to change by the University.

Diploma Programs

Tuition fees for Education Diploma (DEDU) programs are found in the UBC Calendar: Post-baccalaureate Tuition.

Certificate Programs

Tuition for courses applied toward a certificate will be charged on a per-credit basis. Current tuition fees are found in the UBC Calendar: Non-Degree Studies Tuition.

Student Assessed Fees

Certain additional fees apply to students who take courses on campus.

Students who meet certain requirements may opt out of the U-Pass and AMS Extended Health and Dental Plan, during the first two weeks of the term.

To see if you qualify for the U-Pass fee exemption, read the U-Pass FAQ information.

If you think you qualify for an exemption, login to the Student Service Centre (SSC) and click on the Financial Summary tab to navigate to the U-Pass fee exemption page.

If you already have medical/dental coverage (other than BC MSP), you may be able to apply for an exemption if you meet certain requirements and follow the opt-out procedures. Visit the Student Service Centre (SSC) for more information.

Students registered in on-campus courses in the summer session are not assessed Health/Dental Plan fees.

Tuition Fee Certificates

Current UBC students may use Tuition Fee Certificates toward tuition or non-credit fees. The certificates do not cover the cost of course materials, texts, or other fees. Contact Professional Development & Community Engagement for more information: 604.822.2013 | pdce.educ@ubc.ca