Taught course

Artist Teacher

University of the West of Scotland · School of Education

Entry requirements

You must satisfy the specific admission requirements for Masters courses offered by University of the West of Scotland and should normally hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline.

Exceptions may be made if you can demonstrate significant relevant experience together with recent academic study.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This professionally accredited course is designed for art teachers and others working with art and design within the 3–18 sector in Scotland and across the world.

About the programme Run in partnership with Glasgow Museums and the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD), the programme – which is delivered either online or by blended learning – will provide you with the chance for a sustained and serious re-evaluation of your existing art practice within a critical and supportive environment. It will also equip you with the leadership skills to progress the subject of art within the context of curriculum and social change, including Curriculum for Excellence.

Your learning The Certificate phase comprises three core modules: Visual Arts Practice I; Critical Contexts I; and Critical Pedagogy I. The Diploma phase comprises three core modules: Visual Arts Practice II; Critical Contexts II; and Critical Pedagogy II. The Masters phase comprises a dissertation/ exhibition in consultation with the programme leader.

Our Careers Adviser says An enhanced skills base will broaden your employment opportunities and avenues for future promotion in the UK and internationally. Displaying a diverse and evolving range of creative abilities is an attractive addition to your CV and your personal development.

Professional recognition The programme is professionally accredited by NSEAD, the principal subject association for art and design education in the UK.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Diarmuid McAuliffe