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Education - Artist Teacher Practice PGCert

Education - Artist Teacher Practice PGCert

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Part time | Harcourt Hill Campus | 12 months | AUG-23

Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Teacher / Trainer Assessment Arts & Crafts / Communication / Performing Arts Teaching / Training Education Studies Artist / Performer Management / Representation

Course type


Course Summary


The PGCert Education - Artist Teacher Practice is a Masters programme of continuing professional development for artist teachers.

You will combine Master’s level educational research and academic study with visual arts creation and exhibiting to:

  • review and develop your personal creative practice
  • support ongoing enquiry into the professional artist teacher identity
  • balance tensions between education and making.

Making as research and learning within a community are vital in supporting you to become an independent makers beyond the course. It also fosters diverse opportunities for both current students and alumni.

The Artist Teacher Practice course provides strong partnerships with:

  • the Pitt Rivers Museum
  • visual practitioners
  • artist tutors (visual arts practitioners who are also engaged in educational practice in a range of contexts).

Career prospects

Students who have completed or are completing the programme have found career progression in the following ways:

  • additional management responsibility within the school/department, such as head of department
  • progression from arts co-ordinator in primary school to Senior Lecturer in Education (primary art)
  • engagement in further arts-based master's programmes
  • opportunity to contribute significantly to arts based-awards developed within educational settings, such as Arts Award and Arts Mark
  • artist in residence opportunities
  • presentation of research projects at the national NSEAD conference
  • opportunity to publish research projects in NSEAD publications
  • opportunity to present visual arts research at national conferences
  • opportunity to exhibit artwork in public spaces.

There is a route towards developing visual art education doctoral work at Oxford Brookes University as a result of the completion of the MA programme.


This is a chance to develop as a skilled, reflective artist practitioner and professional. We want to take you back into the studio, where you can extend your knowledge, skills and understanding of contemporary art practice through a personal, practical investigation. You will work to a deadline to develop a portfolio of contemporary art practice. You will also keep a reflective journal, blog or sketchbook to demonstrate your progression in making and thinking. During the module You will have access to seminars and workshops in specialist settings, which will help you to extend your subject knowledge. You will reflect on your personal practice and link this to theory and contextual studies. Finally, You will evaluate how this has impacted your professional practice through a presentation of ideas.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Fee: £1,690 per single module. Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

Entry requirements

Applicants need to be working in art education in some capacity. It is preferable that candidates have a first degree in education or an art-related practice, although this can be negotiated according to individual circumstance. Applicants do not need Qualified Teacher Status.

University information

Based in the historic student city of Oxford, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities. It enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence, innovative approaches to learning, and strong links with business and industry. The university welcomes students from more than 140 countries around the world and is proud of its diverse, inclusive community. Oxford Brookes is known for great teaching and equipping students...more

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