This course will enable you to use your degree level skills in the teaching of art and design so that the young people you work with can explore, understand and challenge the visual culture that surrounds them.
We believe that art and design is a crucial element in the education of all pupils, and will work with you to enable you to become the inspirational secondary school teacher that today’s young people deserve.
Our course provides you with the knowledge and understanding that will enable your current creative skills to grow into exciting and engaging teaching for the classroom.
The course is a practice-based programme that will fully support you into becoming a confident, dynamic and creative teacher committed to making art and design accessible for all.
Central to the curriculum is the study of art and design pedagogy and professional practice, which you will access through a synthesis of creative practical workshops, lectures, seminar groups and individual study.
Curriculum workshops are a key element of your course. Dedicated, full-time art and design lecturers and teachers deliver these in our fully equipped specialist art and design studios. The workshops enable you to experience a range of practical work in key specialisms such as digital media, contemporary art including installation, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, mixed media, and craft media. We also work with the Education Curators in leading regional galleries that have included IKON Gallery, New Art Gallery Walsall, BMAG and Eastside Projects.
All aspects of the PGCE, including your school experience placement of 120 days, will be linked closely to the BCU Core Curriculum Framework.
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