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This subject specialist programme has been rated as excellent by external examiners, students and school mentors over many years, with particular highlights being the high quality school placements with compassionate and expert mentoring; outstanding partnerships with museums, galleries and the wider arts community; thorough and proactive management and the quality assurance of the programme. 

Because the course has been built around partnerships with primary, secondary and special schools, museums and galleries, community groups and artists, it offers you the opportunity to gain a PGCE in Secondary Art, Craft and Design Education with Qualified Teacher Status.

It will prepare you to become a highly effective practitioner, able to make a significant contribution to education and equipped to teach pupils across the range of art, crafts and design.

You’ll spend the majority of your time in two contrasting secondary school placements, with the remaining time at Northumbria University or at sites including museums, galleries, studios and workshops.

Thanks to our exclusive partnership with the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, you’ll also have access to BALTIC’s extensive library and archive.

This subject specialist programme has been rated as excellent by external examiners, students and school mentors over many years, with particular highlights being the high quality school placements with compassionate and expert mentoring; outstanding partnerships with museums, galleries and the wider arts community; thorough and proactive management and the quality assurance of the programme. 

Because the course has been built around partnerships with primary, secondary and special schools, museums and galleries, community groups and artists, it offers you the opportunity to gain a PGCE in Secondary Art, Craft and Design Education with Qualified Teacher Status.

It will prepare you to become a highly effective practitioner, able to make a significant contribution to education and equipped to teach pupils across the range of art, crafts and design.

You’ll spend the majority of your time in two contrasting secondary school placements, with the remaining time at Northumbria University or at sites including museums, galleries, studios and workshops.

Thanks to our exclusive partnership with the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, you’ll also have access to BALTIC’s extensive library and archive.

Course Information

UCAS Code
W1X1

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time

Department
Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location
Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020

Fee Information

Book an Open Day / Experience Secondary Art, Craft and Design PGCE

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Secondary Art, Craft and Design at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

The course has two main components; school based placements in two contrasting schools and an arranged timetable of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials enrichment days, studio days and project days.

The arranged timetable explores four main areas: professional knowledge and generic educational practice; art education practice and knowledge; art education skills and knowledge; and art education research, theory and philosophy.

You’ll also get the chance to customise project briefs, co-design enrichment opportunities and address art, craft and design subject knowledge and skills gaps, plus undertake a primary placement and have placements in post 16 education to explore the transition stages.

You’ll be assessed using a variety of strategies including written assignments, presentations and reflective professional portfolios. You’ll also undergo in-school assessment of your professional conduct and the planning and teaching of lessons.

This assessment enables you to have the maximum impact on pupil progress and demonstrate that you meet the requirements to be awarded a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) aligned to the Teachers’ Standards 2012.

Book an Open Day / Experience Secondary Art, Craft and Design PGCE

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Secondary Art, Craft and Design at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

This course will encourage you to challenge and develop your own personal philosophy and pedagogy by learning from a wide field of experienced practitioners.

Our delivery team include senior schools leaders, outstanding subject specialist teachers, research active lecturers, professionals from galleries, museums and creative organisations, artists, makers and designers.

They all model the attributes of an outstanding subject teacher and will encourage you to pursue and develop your own personal areas of expertise and interest by harnessing your prior experience and practice.

The majority of teaching staff are partners in external organisations including schools, museums and galleries across the North East, with a breath of expertise in arts, craft and design education. They include staff from our partner, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Book an Open Day / Experience Secondary Art, Craft and Design PGCE

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Secondary Art, Craft and Design at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

You’ll spend a minimum of 120 days, which will be the majority of your time, in two contrasting secondary school placements. They will be carefully matched to your individual academic and professional requirements, making sure you get great opportunities based on your needs.

You’ll also spend a significant amount of time at BALTIC and in our partnership museums, galleries and schools where you’ll be guided and mentored by experienced teachers and senior leaders.

Your training will include access to specialist art equipment including kilns, studio based equipment and materials – both on campus, and also across the partner organisations that you train in.

On top of that, you’ll be able to tap into our well-established network of subject-specialist, dedicated link tutors, all experienced senior leaders in arts education in secondary schools. They will ensure you make the best possible progress and are well prepared for your transition into teaching.

Digital learning is integrated and embedded into the course, from e-learning platforms to digital communication and presentations, and you’ll also use our e-learning portal, social networking platforms, digital communication tools and collaborative tools.

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Book an Open Day / Experience Secondary Art, Craft and Design PGCE

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Secondary Art, Craft and Design at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Arts education is an area rich in ongoing research, which is strongly reflected in the content of this course.

Our members of teaching staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and have a diverse range of research interests and expertise.

Prominent and key research areas include arts education; craft education; how arts can improve health and wellbeing; being an artist teacher; creative and cultural sector partnerships and collaborations. Other topics covered include ceramics in education; education in museums and galleries; quality assurance in schools; and creativity in education.

These fascinating areas are all explored and applied across and throughout the breadth of teaching on this course.

Research

Book an Open Day / Experience Secondary Art, Craft and Design PGCE

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Secondary Art, Craft and Design at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Graduates from this course enjoy a consistently high employment rate and many students secure a position even before graduation.

Graduates from this programme undergo extensive and focused training in acquiring their first appointment and therefore have very successful recruitment, regularly recording excellent employability for its graduates. In 2017, 95% secured a job within three months of graduation and 100% within six months of graduation.

The vast majority of students who study this course go into secondary arts education, but those who do not often choose to work in educational roles in museums and galleries or have gone on to successfully work in international arts education and administration. In addition, many go on to study with us for a part-time Masters in (Arts) Education while employed.

Most of our recent graduates are based in the UK but some are tapping into the growing demand for outstanding graduates with a PGCE in schools across Europe and the Middle East.

 

 

Book an Open Day / Experience Secondary Art, Craft and Design PGCE

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Secondary Art, Craft and Design at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Many of our former students have told us that this course was transformative for them, both professionally and personally, providing long term impacts on their careers, with many jumping up the career ladder to middle and senior leadership.

Many graduates also decide to return to the programme to support our trainee teachers by guest lecturing, mentoring and developments research in arts education through the programme.

Becoming a secondary art teacher has the potential to be a hugely satisfying professional choice, and you’ll be able to make an immeasurable impact on students throughout the lifetime of your career.

The course carries a consistent record of delivering fantastic opportunities for progression after completion, with high employability levels and overall year-on-year outstanding satisfaction from students.

Your placements in two contrasting school settings aim to provide you with the best possible all-round experience of teaching at secondary level, which will stand you in excellent stead when it comes to applying for teaching roles.

If you decide to continue your studies, successful completion of this course means you could carry 60 credits forward towards a full or part time Masters degree at Northumbria making it cheaper and quicker.

With an excellent national reputation and plenty of choices and opportunities on this programme to make it a really personalised experience, your professional career in arts education can really take off.

Book an Open Day / Experience Secondary Art, Craft and Design PGCE

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Secondary Art, Craft and Design at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject. Applicants should have a GCSE grade 4 (grade C) or above in Mathematics and English Language  prior to submitting their application.

Admission is subject to a suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and a satisfactory health check.

For programmes which begin after April 2020, applicants are no longer required to undertake the professional skills tests in English and Maths, but there remains a requirement for trainee teachers to demonstrate competency in the use of English and Maths in a professional context.  Northumbria students will be supported in developing these skills over the course of their programme and their competency assessed before recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Please Note: we do not accept deferred applications for this programme.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

Full UK Fee: £9,250

Full EU Fee: £9,250

Full International Fee: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Additional costs on this programme include travel to and from placement schools within the North East region for up to 120 days of the programme time. There are also travel costs associated with travel to schools, offsite locations (galleries and museums) and venues for training purposes. Professional clothing (business dress) is required for attendance in placement schools and training sessions where they take place in schools.

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