Education (Artist Teacher Practice)
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Transform your practice - and grow as an artist, professional and art educator.
On this course you’ll develop your artistic practice. You’ll push boundaries and take creative risks. You’ll create, exhibit, interpret and reflect on art. And you’ll witness your growth as an artist.
You’ll learn as part of a vibrant and supportive community of art educators and professional artists who are passionate about art. You’ll have the freedom to take your learning and your practice in any direction you choose. And you can focus on any medium - like:
As you develop artistically, you’ll also broaden your art teaching skill set. You’ll spark new ideas and create new teaching approaches. You’ll emerge equipped to break into art teaching or ready to take your teaching to the next level. And you’ll have a professional practice that stands up to artistic scrutiny.
How to apply
All UK and International applications for this course; please make your application direct to the university.
Questions about fees?
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Questions about fees?
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.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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|You will need to purchase materials for the compulsory module Developing Personal Artistic Practice.||£100|
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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
On the course, you’ll develop a practice that authentically represents your own ideas and inspirations. Our teaching structure is open-ended. You’ll be guided to make, exhibit, interpret and reflect - but you can take your learning in any direction.
You’ll also examine contemporary themes in art. And you’ll consider works through lenses like anti-racism, decolonisation, gender and queer culture.
You’ll work with a community of practitioners who are passionate about art - and from all different contexts - including:
- art and design teachers
- community art instructors
- artists in residence
- gallery or museum educators
You’ll share ideas, challenge perspectives and learn from each other. And you’ll develop a lasting network of art education professionals.
You’ll be supported to exhibit artworks locally, regionally and nationally. For example, the Settlement Virtual Exhibition was developed with students and alumni, in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum and Henge21 - a local community arts project.
The School of Education, Humanities and Languages 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
You’ll graduate ready to take the next step in your career. You’ll have developed a strong skill set in art education. And you’ll graduate ready to:
- take your art teaching to the next level
- land your first art teaching role
- progress to more senior roles in your school
- launch your career as a professional artist
- proceed into academic research
You’ll be able to confidently advocate for art in all different settings. You’ll be able to influence school leadership and manage Ofsteds - decisively making the case for art education.
You’ll also emerge with an established artistic practice, that you can continue developing for years to come. And you’ll be well prepared to step into the professional art scene as well.
Previous graduates have progressed into roles like:
- Head of Department in schools
- Primary Art Coordinator
- university teaching and research
- artist in residence opportunities