Academic Journals for Art, Craft and Design Education

In addition to the journals suggested below, there are also ‘generic’ educational journals that (sometimes) publish articles on research in art, craft and design education – you can search online, or via an institution’s list of databases.


Subscription-free (open access) journals

 International Journal of Education and the Arts

… an open access platform for scholarly dialogue. Our commitment is to the highest forms of scholarship invested in the significances of the arts in education and the education within the arts.

 Journal for Learning through the Arts

…a research journal on arts integration in schools and communities is a peer-reviewed journal focused on disseminating current theory, research, practice, and thinking on arts integration in schools and communities. It is sponsored by the [University of California] Center for Learning in the Arts, Sciences and Sustainability…


Subscription-only (restricted access) journals

Journal of Aesthetic Education

… focuses on clarifying the issues of aesthetic education understood in its most extensive meaning….articles on philosophical aesthetics and education devoted to problem areas in education critical to arts and humanities at all institutional levels, to an understanding of the aesthetic import of the new communications media and environmental aesthetics, and to an understanding of the aesthetic character of humanistic disciplines..

Art Education

the official journal of the National Art Education Association…covers a diverse range of topics of professional interest to art educators and anyone whose interest is quality visual arts education…

International Journal of Art and Design Education

… an international forum for the dissemination of ideas, practical developments, and research findings in art and design education. The Journal (published under the auspices of the National Society for Education in Art and Design) is a primary source for independently refereed articles about art and design education at all levels…

International Journal of Education through Art

promotes relationships between art and education…taken to include art, craft and design education. Each issue, published three times a year within a single volume, consists of peer-reviewed articles mainly in the form of research reports and critical essays, but may also include exhibition reviews and image-text features…

Studies in Art Education

…a quarterly journal that reports quantitative, qualitative, historical, and philosophical research in art education…

 Visual Arts Research

…a forum for historical, critical, cultural, psychological, educational and conceptual research in visual arts and aesthetic education…