Grad.Cert. PGCE (Secondary) - Art & Design

Goldsmiths, University of London

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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We encourage you to create exciting and stimulating learning environments, and you explore how students develop their own forms of representation. You look at recent initiatives such as the National Curriculum for Art, gallery and museum education, the use of Information and Communication Technology, and critical and contextual studies.


School-based work During the Autumn term you are placed with a partner trainee in a secondary school art department to observe art lessons and participate alongside experienced teachers. You visit a primary school to develop an understanding of younger children´s art work and of how the art curriculum is taught. Spring and Summer terms are devoted to teaching practice in a second school: a sustained experience of teaching in which you develop competence in the Professional Standards. You plan, resource and teach an art and design project, and increase your knowledge of GCSE, A-level and Vocational A-level examinations in art and design.

College-based work There are practical art-based workshops, lectures on art and design in education, individual and group tutorials, and gallery and museum visits. Workshops include: painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, three-dimensional construction, ICT in art and design education, textiles, and a workshop involving museum and gallery education.

Lectures focus on current issues such as the National Curriculum for Art; multicultural or anti-racist approaches to art and design education; students´ emerging and developing representational strategies in drawing and painting; artists working with children; planning teaching projects for art and design; the GCSE, A-level and Vocational A-level examinations; assessment in art and design education; and the future for art and design education.

We regard your ongoing work as an artist, designer or craftsperson as an essential element of your development as an art educator. This has always been a central philosophical position of our PGCE Art and Design programme.


You should have a degree in a related subject, such as art, design, ceramics or textiles. You must be able to show evidence of drawing skills.

You should have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree (eg BA, BSc, MA, MSc etc) from a university in the United Kingdom. Your degree should be in your proposed main teaching subject area or in a closely-related subject which is a suitable preparation for entry to the programme. If your degree is in more than one subject, you should give a complete breakdown of the course units you studied within your degree when you submit your application to the GTTR: we will generally have to be satisfied that at least half of the content of your degree was in your proposed main teaching subject area.
As well as British qualifications, we accept many equivalent overseas qualifications: if you would like to know whether your qualifications meet our requirements, please contact the Admissions Office.
You must have GCSE Grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics (or recognised equivalents). Please note that English Language proficiency exams such as TOEFL, IELTS or the Cambridge First or Advanced Certificates are not acceptable.
If you do not have - or are not currently studying for - a GCSE in English or Mathematics, you may be eligible to sit the internal College tests; we advise you to apply early. We regret that these tests may not be used to overlook recent failure in GCSE examinations, and that you can only take the tests once. You cannot take the Goldsmiths English test if you are applying to study English, or the Goldsmiths Mathematics test if you are applying to study Mathematics.

English Language Requirements

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Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

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