Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Arts and Education Practices

This course is for those who work, or intend to work, in contexts where art and education are important. It critically examines the interconnections of art and art education using 2 pathways: theory and practice-led. This course enables students to combine modules that suit their needs and interests. The theory-led pathway enables students to work towards in-depth study in an area of their choosing. This pathway enables those already working in education to base most of their research in the workplace. The practice-led pathway helps students extend or re-engage with their own art practice: ideal for a professional working in a diverse range of art educational situations. This course will help professional development by connecting with creative practice. Students will have the opportunity to personalise their learning through the modules chosen. This prepares students for life as a professional artist-educator, a PhD researcher or to work in other career areas.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally require a 1st degree or its equivalent in an appropriate subject, and/or previous or concurrent experience in the arts and/or education. Applications are also welcomed from mature applicants, who may not satisfy the normal entry requirements.

Course modules

Theory-led pathway: stage 1 (PgCert): narratives in arts and design education (core module); 2 shared option modules. Stage 2 (PgDip): global innovations in arts practice education; research in practice. Select 1 option module. Stage 3 (Master's): final presentation / dissertation. Practice-led pathway: stage 1 (PgCert): narratives in arts and design education; global innovations in arts practice education; advanced practice. Select 1 option module. Stage 2 (PgDip): research in practice. Select 1 option module. Stage 3 (Master's): final presentation / dissertation. The range of option modules include: discourses in art and design, strategic marketing for the arts and photography as research, and more.

Assessment methods

Students will take part in research, presentations and collaborative activities and will be expected to complete an extended essay on education. The final Master's submission consists of a final exhibition, open to the public and a short paper on the relationship of art practice to contemporary education practice.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Art, Margaret Street Birmingham B3 3BX West Midlands

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Birmingham City University Enquiries
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0121 331 5595