Taught course

Artist Teacher Scheme Short Course

Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Art
Short Course

Entry requirements

The course is open to teachers of art and design with a graduate qualification in art and design who currently work in primary, secondary, further or higher education; artist educators with a graduate qualification in art and design who work in schools, museum and gallery education or other institutions where art and education are central to practice. It is not essential for teachers applying for the course to have maintained their individual art practice.

Months of entry


Course content

The Artist Teacher Scheme (ATS) is a professional development programme for art teachers and educators. Our strap line is ‘professional development that makes space for you’ and the course is based around the premise that allowing art educators time away from the pressures of work to explore contemporary issues in art and design with like-minded people is a good thing. The long-term aim of the programme is to help you as an art teacher or educator reconnect with your practice and re-energise your teaching. This is facilitated by input from academic staff at the School of Art, education specialists at our partner galleries, The New Art Gallery Walsall and Ikon, and invited guests who may be artists, teachers or curators.

Throughout the year-long programme the ATS group support each other in the development of their ideas culminating in an exhibition of work in progress at The New Art Gallery Walsall at the end of July. The programme is for art teachers and educators at any stage in their career and you can take part as many times as is appropriate for you.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration

Short Course

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiry Team
+44(0)121 331 5595