Taught course

Graduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education

University for the Creative Arts · General Art, Design and Media

Entry requirements

BA Hons (normally first or upper second or equivalent) or International equivalent in a relevant discipline and less than 3 years (full-time equivalent) teaching experience.One day a week or equivalent (minimum) of work in a teaching/supporting learning role at UCA or other Further Education and Skills and/or Higher Education establishment. In some instances this requirement for teaching experience may be provided through one day per week of voluntary (unpaid) teaching support for UCA, subject to satisfactory interview with the relevant UCA manager or course leader.

Months of entry


Course content

The Graduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education is for staff in Further Education (FE) or Higher Education (HE) institutions who are new or fairly new to teaching (have less than three years full-time (equivalent) experience) or who are in supporting learning roles including: Learning Support Assistants, Technical Support, Learning and Teaching Librarians, Artists in Residence, Graduate Teaching Assistants and PhD students.

The course is delivered between September and April on every other Wednesday (10 am - 5 pm) at the Epsom and Rochester campuses in rotation. Applicants must be working in a teaching/supporting learning context for a minimum of one day a week hours across the year. However, in some instances this requirement may be provided through one day per week of voluntary (unpaid) teaching placement with an appropriate course upon satisfactory interview with the relevant course leader/department manager.

Key study topics include:

  • How learners learn in general and in creative arts subjects
  • How to develop an inclusive approach to teaching/supporting student learning
  • How to develop robust assessment, feedback and evaluation practice.

Visit the Graduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education page on the University for the Creative Arts web site for more details!

The Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Practice provides an ideal introduction to postgraduate studies at MA level in the UK, it can be useful for students progressing directly from BA study either in the UK or overseas.
The intense ten-week course runs from July to the beginning of September. By combining theoretical and practical study, the course encourages a greater understanding of the contemporary and historical context within your chosen discipline, and critical theory applied to art and design.

Information for international students

International Students should contact the International team on: +44 (0)1252 892838 for further information and advice. Alternatively email us at: international@ucreative.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


part time
7 months

Course contact details

01252 892 883