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Education (Artist Teacher Practice)
Our MA Education – Artist Teacher Practice allows you to review and develop your personal creative practice in relation to the highest levels of contemporary practice.
This course is aimed at those working within art education in any sector including those who work:
- in community arts
- as artists in residence
- as gallery or museum educators
- with community or youth arts groups.
You will combine Master’s level research and academic study with visual arts creation and exhibiting. And gain insight into balancing tensions between education and making.
We will encourage you to exhibit artworks digitally, locally, regionally and nationally. We will support you, as an educator of art, design and craft, to maintain and develop your own creative practice. We believe this helps you to become more efficient professionally. As well as more satisfied with your educational work.
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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
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Learning and assessment
You will need to achieve 180 credits over the course of your studies. These include:
Compulsory modules (total 140 credits)
- Research Methods (20 credits) will support your studies and prepare you for your dissertation
- Dissertation (60 credits)
- Integrating Contemporary Practice into the Classroom (20 credits)
- Developing Personal Artistic Practice (Double module: 40 credits)
Optional modules (total 40 credits)
You can choose two from the optional 20 credit modules listed below.
The School of Education is a thriving centre for educational research and teacher professional development. Students on master's level programmes therefore join a large research community comprising researchers at all levels of higher education study.
We hold two major research conferences each year - the School of Education Research Conference and the EdD Colloquium. All students are invited to attend our annual Research Seminar Series (which attracts both internal and external speakers). We also organise a number of conferences, lectures, seminars and debates, some of which have an international reach.
The School’s six research groups exist to encourage engagement in research, publication, conference presentations, seminars and workshops:
- Inclusion and Wellbeing
- Policy, Partnership and Leadership
- STEAM pedagogy and learning
- Humanistic Perspectives on Education
- Early Years
- Applied Linguistics
After you graduate
A Masters in Artist Teachers Practice can support career progression in the following ways:
- additional management responsibility within the school/department, such as head of department
- progression from learning support assistant to arts coordinator in primary education
- progression from school-based educator to university lecturer/ associate lecturer
- opportunity to contribute significantly to arts based-awards developed within educational settings, such as Arts Award and Arts Mark
- artist in residence opportunities
- develop to doctoral study
- opportunity to develop and run subject specific CPD to colleagues within school federations or across multi-academy trusts
- opportunity to present artist teacher projects within school federations or across multi-academy trusts
- opportunity to publish research projects in NSEAD publications
- opportunity to present visual arts research at national conferences
- opportunity to exhibit artwork in public spaces
- employment as research associates on research projects.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.