University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

Artist Teacher

The course provides teachers and others working within the sector the opportunity to refresh their own visual arts practice against the 'real world' contexts of contemporary art and culture; it enables participants to critically examine and evaluate models of art educational practice and pedagogy in historical and contemporary contexts including curriculum for excellence; the masters artist teacher course helps develop a community of practice which is both sustainable and supportive and which is driven ultimately by the challenges faced by art and design teachers in the 21st Century.

Entry requirements

Applicants should be teachers and others working within the 3-18 sector and those who teach or may wish to teach at other levels; international applicants should contact the programme leader for English language requirements.

Course modules

Modules include: Visual arts practice I; critical contexts I; critical pedagogy I; visual arts practice II; critical contexts II; critical pedagogy II; artist teacher dissertation and exhibition.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MEd On-line study September 2016 - 6 months
PgCert On-line study September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip On-line study September 2016 - 18 months

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Distance Learning

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