Taught course

Art and Design in Education

Institution
UCL - University College London · Culture, Communication and Media
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in an art/art theory/art history specialism is required together with professional experience in formal or informal educational contexts e.g. in schools, colleges, galleries or residencies. All applicants, who meet the entry criteria, are interviewed and asked to show examples of their own artwork or curatorial practice.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA examines the relationship between art practice, theory and pedagogy and enables students to develop a rigorous approach to educational research in art colleges, schools, galleries and alternative spaces for art education. It draws on the research expertise of staff at the UCL Institute of Education. Alumni go on to influence the expanded field of practice in art and design education.

Art and design education at the IOE - the leading institution for education worldwide (QS World University Rankings by Subject for the eighth year in a row) - has a long and distinguished history which can be traced back to the work of pioneering art educator Marion Richardson (1892-1946).

Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, the MA works closely with galleries and museums continuing Richardson's quest to strengthen links between contemporary art practice and education. You will also have access to a diverse network of regional and international organisations that contribute to your modules. 

You will enjoy the use of purpose-built studio space in the IOE's Grade II* listed building and benefit from being part of a wider community of PGCE, MA and doctoral students.

The UCL campus also gives you access to the Institute of Making, many specialist libraries, and open access events organised by UCL faculties including The Bartlett School of Architecture and The Slade School of Fine Art.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

Teaching methods include studio practice, lectures, seminars, workshops, reading groups, site visits and gallery-based learning delivered by IOE staff, visiting artists and professionals working in universities, galleries, schools and alternative contexts. Assessment is based on coursework assignments and the dissertation.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)20 7612 6192