PGCE Secondary - Art and Design, Postgraduate Certificate

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition Fee
    14170 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
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.


  • This programme allows you to 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.
  • 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.

Programme Structure

The content of the lectures and seminars focus on current issues including:
  • contemporary art and design practices
  • learner identities
  • visual and place-based pedagogies
  • inclusive strategies for learning
  • political and conceptual issues in art and design
  • artist teacher identities
  • assessment and evaluation of Art and Design
  • designing and developing opportunities for learning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

All applicants must have: 

  •  A first degree of a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification 
  •  Achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, mathematics and science.
  • Passed NCTL's professional skill tests prior to entry to the course (for all entrants commencing ITT on or before 1 August 2013)
  • Taken part in a rigorous selection process at College or at a partnership school of the College, designed to assess their suitability to teach

 Additionally, Goldsmiths, University of London requires applicants meet these additional entry requirements: 

  • That the student can demonstrate a relationship between their first/higher degree content or other academic/professional qualifications that they might hold and the subject they will be teaching in. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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