This programme prepares you to teach art and design in secondary schools. You are shown how to plan, resource and organise art lessons, and how to monitor, record, evaluate and assess the art practices of students.
We encourage you to create exciting, questioning and stimulating learning environments.
You'll explore how young people develop their own forms of exploration, expression and communication.
You'll learn about current educational initiatives and agendas and wider political and conceptual issues related to art and design education and how to design, develop, resource and organise art and design lessons, and how to monitor, record, evaluate and assess the art and design practices of young people.
What you study
During the autumn term you are placed in a secondary school Art and Design department to observe, participate in and teach alongside experienced teachers.
You'll visit a primary school to develop an understanding of younger childrenís work and how the Art and Design curriculum is taught.
During the spring and summer terms you are placed in a second school, where you will experience a sustained experience of teaching in which you develop competence in the Professional Standards.
Throughout the course you will develop and implement Art and Design practices in all Key Stages of the curriculum including post-16.
There are practice-based Art and Design workshops, lectures and seminars and individual and group tutorials, these are conducted by Goldsmiths lecturers, artist teachers and gallery/arts educators.
The content of the lectures and seminars focus on current issues including:
A central philosophical position of the Goldsmiths PGCE is the importance and essential element of your practice as an artist/designer/craftsperson and how this can contribute to your development as an educator.
You will have to cover your travel costs to your school placements.
We produce reading packs electronically and in hard copy format. Thereís a small charge for the hard copy reading packs. You may also be asked to contribute towards trips and some materials for your modules.
Goldsmiths will only accept as passes Grades A, B and C at GCSE, conducted by an approved examination board.
As well as UK qualifications, we accept many equivalent overseas qualifications. To check to see if your qualifications are of an equivalent standard to the UK academic entry requirements for this PGCE programme we recommend that you contact UK NARIC.
You'll need to enter the details of your relevant qualifications on your PGCE application form. You are also required to provide scanned copies of your qualifications (alongside official translations where original documents are not in English) within 14 days of being requested.
If English isnít your first language you will also be required to have a recognised qualification in English Language Proficiency.
If you donít have a first degree awarded by a generally recognised institution in the UK, please note that the award of the PGCE and QTS does not in itself confer graduate status for the purposes of salary. Salaries in such cases are determined by employing authorities and not by the College or by the relevant government department.
Please note, this course attracts applicants of a strong calibre. Consequently competition for places is very high. Students lacking a good honours degree in a relevant subject, significant experience both in the industry and in schools need to be aware that they may not be called to interview.
Programme specific entrance requirements
In addition to the above standard entrance requirements, you should have a degree in a related subject, such as fine/visual art, graphic design, illustration, architecture, filmmaking, animation, ceramics or textiles. You must also be able to show evidence of drawing skills.
No work experience is required.
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