Research on art education has been being carried out since 1970s as an academic research field in our country. These studies include different kinds of subjects, methods, problems, and solutions of art education. However, it is observed that generally there is a tendency towards pictorial representations both in the course “Visual Arts” carried out in the primary and secondary education; and research related to the field. From this point of view, this study aims at investigating and objectivizing the proposition stated above over postgraduate dissertations. In this sense, the subjects and methods of the dissertations, written in the master and doctorate programs of higher education institutes which give art education, aimed at three-dimension perceptions in visual arts course in primary and secondary education were investigated. Another aim of this study is comparing the results obtained from the dissertations with the attainments directed to three dimensional works in the Guidebook of Ministry of Education, Visual Arts lesson. Accordingly, this is a descriptive study utilizing survey research method. The samples of the study are the full-text dissertations on the National Dissertation Center Database created by Higher Education Council (HEC). When the explored dissertations were examined, the results of the study showed that quite similar or close subjects were repeated, the problematic situation was revealed with applications tried and discovered less. In the case of methods, it was found that qualitative research method was widely used. When the subjects of the dissertations were compared with the attainments, it was concluded that neither sufficient research was conducted on three-dimensional perception and practice in dissertations nor these attainments found sufficient place among Ministry of Education’s attainments.
Keywords: Art Education, Three Dimension, Postgraduate Dissertations