Taught course

Creative Education

Falmouth University · Academy of Innovation and Research

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those with relevant Level 6 qualifications, or relevant equivalent experience, and a demonstrable interest in the subject. If you have professional experience, this can sometimes be substituted for traditional academic qualifications. This experience should be current (gained within the last five years) and should be equivalent to the learning outcomes of our minimum entry qualifications. All applicants are required to have a minimum of 90 hours of teaching or supporting students in the academic year of study.

Months of entry


Course content

This course recognises that teaching is an inherently creative activity and draws on the current contexts within which design, media, art and performance education operate. You'll be encouraged to reflect on the innovation and creativity of your subject area to inform your approaches to teaching and learning.

Acknowledging that the best teachers are also learners, you'll be taking a scholarly look at teaching and reflecting on the literature, practices and contexts of the creative curriculum. This course also addresses a need to develop informed professionalism to support the teaching and learning of an increasingly diverse student group.

Delivered in three distinct stages, this course aims to develop confident, professional teaching within a context of both creative and academic practices. The stages are:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) creative contexts
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Education
  • MA in Creative Education, research project

The Certificate stage (year 1) offers you a stand-alone qualification for teaching in higher education. The Diploma and Research stages (years 2 and 3) introduce pedagogic scholarship and educational research methods and provide opportunity for you to engage in a negotiated research project relevant to your own educational context and sector.

We anticipate that you'll achieve the Certificate stage within one year of study, the Diploma within two years and the Masters after three – though this may be negotiated within the maximum period of registration (six years).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

UK and EU students are eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England for the PGCHE element of the course.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months


part time
12 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

01326 213730