UCAS Teacher Training - Art and Design

PGCE Secondary Art and Design specialism

The Integrated PGCE course at Roehampton is based on a successful partnership with local schools, where experienced mentors join university tutors in teaching the programme. The course is an active and demanding combination of teaching and learning methods, including simulations of classroom activities, group sessions and sharing of developments in pedagogy. You are encouraged to share your own expertise and experience. We take advantage of developments in e learning to support discussion, to encourage collaborative and creative teaching, and to promote reflective and effective practice. Written assignments give you the opportunity to explore the most recent developments in research into teaching and learning and research an aspect of your practice in school while building upon your grounding at undergraduate or masters level.

The course benefits from bespoke studio spaces and high quality equipment and facilities including ceramic kilns as well as a dedicated Art and Design technician. Students on the course have a range of practical Art and Design backgrounds and are encouraged to review and extend their subject knowledge at University and on school placement. An in-depth understanding of the importance and value of an education in Art and Design is developed through reading and research and applied in practice in the University and school setting.

Engagement with museum and gallery education as well as national events including The Big Draw are an essential part of the course, providing opportunities for students to work with Art and Design practitioners and within the local communities of the University and partnership schools.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will hold an Honours degree in an Art and Design or related subject (2:1 and above) awarded in the UK, or the equivalent awarded by an approved university outside the UK, or an acceptable equivalent qualification.

Further information

If you have specific questions about the course or your suitability for it, please contact the current subject leader, Joanna Davies 0208 392 5784 or joanna.davies@roehampton.ac.uk For general information please contact the Enquiries Office on tel: 020 8392 3232.