Applicants need to be working in art education in some capacity. It is preferable that candidates have a first degree in education or an art-related practice, although this can be negotiated according to individual circumstance. Applicants do not need Qualified Teacher Status.
Months of entry
The Artist Teacher Scheme (ATS) is a national programme of continuing professional development courses for artist teachers. It is supported and managed by the National Society for Education in Art and Design. The scheme provides opportunities for those working within art education in any sector to review and develop their personal creative practice in relation to the highest levels of contemporary practice.
The programme is based on the central belief that educators of art, design and craft who maintain and develop their own creative practice can be significantly more effective professionally and more likely to be satisfied with their educational work.
The ATS is for those who work in art education in some capacity across all sectors. Equally, the course is applicable for those who work in community arts, as artists in residence, gallery or museum educators, or with community or youth arts groups.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Programme Administrator
- +44 (0) 1865 488617