Taught course

Maker Teacher

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

The programme is open to practising teachers of art, craft and design in permanent employment, with a UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in some aspect of art and design (2.2 classification minimum) and at least one year's teaching experience. There is no accreditation of prior learning.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides a free standing professional qualification for practising teachers of art, craft and design. Students are encouraged to re-engage with their own practice as makers and consider how their creative journey might positively enrich and invigorate approaches to teaching and learning through these mediums.

Assignment related course input will involve strands such as engagement with the creativity agenda in art, craft and design and with relevant contemporary issues and initiatives, alongside museum and gallery-based research.

  • Art, Craft and Design Education - Curriculum Development and Innovation
  • Creativity in Art, Craft and Design Education and Related Museum and Gallery Contexts
  • Critical Questions In Education
  • Current Issues in Education
  • Maker as Teacher/Teacher as Maker
  • The Creative Journey - Making as a Personal Pursuit

The MA Maker Teacher course seeks to:

Provide teachers with opportunities to re-engage with their own personal making practice in the belief that this will inform and enrich their teaching. Gaining a Postgraduate award offers you enhanced career opportunities. It demonstrates intellectual and academic achievement, and shows employers that you have the ability and self discipline to achieve a high academic award. It also emphasises that you have engaged in research into your own professional practice.

Special features and benefits:

  • Aims to extend professional practice as both teacher and maker.
  • Freestanding course that builds incrementally and progressively against the programme learning outcomes.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
UK and EU students part-time £700 per 30 credit unit.

PGCE students are liable for fees, but will receive non-means-tested grants from their LEAs and may be eligible for means-tested bursary support from the University. For the most up-to-date information you should contact the TDA: Training Development Agency www.tda.gov.uk Tel: +44 (0)845 6000 991 Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 247 6969