Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Artist Teacher

This is a professional development programme for art teachers and educators; the course is based around the premise that allowing art educators time away from the pressures of work to explore contemporary issues in art and design with like-minded people is a good thing; it aims to help students become art teachers or educators to reconnect with their practice and re-energise their teaching; it also aims to create environments where the conditions that lead to learning exist and provide a unique journey for participants.

Entry requirements

The course is for educators, with a graduate qualification in art and design, who work in schools, museum and gallery education or other contexts where art and education are a central concern. It is not essential for those applying for the course to have maintained their individual art practice.

Course modules

An intensive week long summer school and 8 Saturday workshops throughout the year exploring different aspects of contemporary art practice and the relationship between art practice and education; there are guided tours of participating galleries with learning curators and visiting artists.

Assessment methods

An intensive week-long summer school is followed by Saturday sessions throughout the year; sessions take the form of discussion groups, practical activities and informal lectures; each session includes time for students to discuss their work in progress with their peers and at key points in the year the group presents their work more formally to invited artists and teachers for feedback.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Short Course Certificate Part-time - 12 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Birmingham City University Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0121 331 5595