Taught course

Learning and Teaching (Creative Practices)

Glasgow School of Art · Glasgow School of Art

Entry requirements

  • Academic Qualifications/ Relevant experience (normally the equivalent of a 2(i) degree in a subject related to the creative arts)
  • Currently engaged in teaching/supporting learning role within a higher education context
  • Potential and ambitions for development within the PG Cert programme

Months of entry


Course content

The purpose of the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (Creative Practices) is to enable staff in UK HEIs and related professional fields to develop their knowledge and skills of teaching practice in higher education in the creative disciplines. This PgCert is specifically built around the concept of the critically reflective practitioner. The programme encourages students to engage with the principles of student-centred learning and major concepts and theories of learning and teaching. It asks students to reflect on their own role and practice in teaching and supporting students in a changing higher education environment, and facilitates the development of an individual programme of Continuous Professional Development.

The focus of the PgCert is the translation and application of generic pedagogical research to the creative practices, as well as the introduction to and exploration of research in the pedagogy of creative practices in higher education. This approach will be especially relevant to teachers and support staff working in art schools and other creative practice environments. Students are encouraged to learn from each other and through reflection on practice to achieve a deep learning experience that is relevant for the creative practices and/or studio environment. Teaching observations and action research projects aim to provide opportunities for experiential learning, while lectures and seminars facilitate theoretical learning. The PgCert explicitly facilitates a dialogue between theoretical and practical learning, as well as experimentation in practice.

Information for international students

We require IELTS score of 6.0 or above (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

Please see the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Vicky Gunn
0141 566 1163