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PGCE (Secondary): Art & Design

Goldsmiths, University of London
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Start dates
04 January 2022

20 April 2022

Program description

PGCE (Secondary): Art & Design

This teacher training program prepares you to teach art and design in secondary schools. You are shown how to plan, resource, and organise art lessons, as well as how to monitor, record, evaluate, and assess students’ art practice.

Why study PGCE (Secondary) Art & Design at Goldsmiths?

  • We'll give you the tools you'll need to become a confident and committed Art and Design teacher. You'll learn how to make your classroom an inclusive space where you can support young peoplein developing their own forms of artistic expressionand knowledge of art, craft and design.
  • You'll get to grips withcurrent theoretical,ethical andpolitical issues affecting Art and Design educationand engage critically with them.
  • As well as developing your students, we want you to continue to engage with your own practice,whether that is as an artist, designer, curator or art historian.You’ll participate inpracticalworkshops, lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • You'll complete a variety of placements. During the autumn term, you’ll be placed in a secondary school’s Art and Design department to observe, participate, and teach alongside experienced teachers. You'll also visit a primary school to develop an understanding of younger children’s work, and how the Art and Design curriculum is taught. During the Spring and Summer terms, you’ll be placed in another secondary school, where you will build up your teaching experience.

Admission requirements

  • to meet our fitness to train requirements
  • a GCSE Grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics. Please note, we can only accept some UK and international GCSE equivalent qualifications. A complete list of accepted UK GCSE equivalencies can be found here: link. If you have a non-UK qualification that you believe is GCSE equivalent, you must check this with the Admissions team.
  • an undergraduate honours degree, at 2:2 or above from a university in the United Kingdom or an international equivalent in a related subject, such as fine/visual art, graphic design, illustration, architecture, filmmaking, animation, ceramics or textiles.
  • The ability to demonstrate drawing skills
  • For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Local students - full-time: £9250
  • International Students- full-time: £17370


A range of teaching methods are employed across the PGCE programs, including:

  • Taught subject sessions
  • Taught General Professional Study sessions
  • Practical workshops
  • Compulsory lectures
  • Group tutorials/seminars
  • Individual tutorials
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Supported self-study

As with the other PGCE courses, you’ll be given the opportunity to work with children in a wide range of contexts. These might include focused interventions with individuals or groups, or larger scale events for the community.

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Goldsmiths, University of London

With an academic legacy dating back to 1891, Goldsmiths has a rich heritage in the arts and creative disciplines and offers degrees in subjects from the humanities and social sciences to computing and law. Students at Goldsmiths are encouraged to...

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At Goldsmiths you’ll change how you think and be inspired to develop fresh ideas and new approaches to your studies. We champion degrees that provoke thought and stretch the imagination. That’s why so many of our former students are leading the way in reshaping the sociocultural landscape on a global scale.

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Goldsmiths, University of London

8 Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom

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