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Education - Artist Teacher Practice MA

Education - Artist Teacher Practice MA

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Part time | Harcourt Hill Campus | 3 years | SEP

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary


Our MA Education – Artist Teacher Practice allows you to review and develop your personal creative practice in relation to the highest levels of contemporary practice.

This course is aimed at those working within art education in any sector including those who work:

  • in community arts
  • as artists in residence
  • as gallery or museum educators
  • with community or youth arts groups.

You will combine Master’s level research and academic study with visual arts creation and exhibiting. And gain insight into balancing tensions between education and making.

We will encourage you to exhibit artworks digitally, locally, regionally and nationally. We will support you, as an educator of art, design and craft, to maintain and develop your own creative practice. We believe this helps you to become more efficient professionally. As well as more satisfied with your educational work.

Career prospects

A Masters in Artist Teachers Practice can support career progression in the following ways:

  • additional management responsibility within the school/department, such as head of department
  • progression from learning support assistant to arts coordinator in primary education
  • progression from school-based educator to university lecturer/ associate lecturer
  • opportunity to contribute significantly to arts based-awards developed within educational settings, such as Arts Award and Arts Mark
  • artist in residence opportunities
  • develop to doctoral study
  • opportunity to develop and run subject specific CPD to colleagues within school federations or across multi-academy trusts
  • opportunity to present artist teacher projects within school federations or across multi-academy trusts
  • opportunity to publish research projects in NSEAD publications
  • opportunity to present visual arts research at national conferences
  • opportunity to exhibit artwork in public spaces
  • employment as research associates on research projects.


You will explore your initial artist teacher practice in your professional setting with a focus on interpretation and meaning making. To achieve this, You will work with gallery and education specialists to improve both your practical skills and your visual art subject knowledge. You will take part in lectures, seminars and practical classes which focus on visual culture in galleries and museums and debates around decolonisation of the art curriculum. You will consider how this links both to teaching practical art activities and helping learners develop their interpretation skills. In a three-day workshop at the Pitt Rivers Museum and Oxford Brookes University, You will learn from art and education specialists. You will plan, deliver and assess a project which explores interpretation and/or meaning-making in art, craft or design. Through your research and reflection on Art and Design Education, You will identify potential methods for enhancing your personal and professional artist-teacher practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£745 per single module

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

This course is not open to international students

Average for all Postgrad courses (per 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, coming second in...more

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