Teacher Training Code
1 year full-time
Goldsmiths' operating principles for 2022-23 have not yet been finalised but should changes be required to teaching in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will publish these as early as possible for prospective students wishing to start their programme in September 2022.
This teacher training programme prepares you to teach art and design in secondary schools. You are shown how to plan, resource, and organise art lessons, as well as how to monitor, record, evaluate, and assess students’ art practice.
Why study PGCE (Secondary) Art & Design at Goldsmiths?
- We'll give you the tools you'll need to become a confident and committed Art and Design teacher. You'll learn how to make your classroom an inclusive space where you can support young people in developing their own forms of artistic expression and knowledge of art, craft and design.
- You'll get to grips with current theoretical, ethical and political issues affecting Art and Design education and engage critically with them.
- As well as developing your students, we want you to continue to engage with your own practice, whether that is as an artist, designer, curator or art historian. You’ll participate in practical workshops, lectures, seminars and tutorials.
- You'll complete a variety of placements. During the autumn term, you’ll be placed in a secondary school’s Art and Design department to observe, participate, and teach alongside experienced teachers. You'll also visit a primary school to develop an understanding of younger children’s work, and how the Art and Design curriculum is taught. During the Spring and Summer terms, you’ll be placed in another secondary school, where you will build up your teaching experience.
It is also possible to study this course via our School Direct programme. Please visit our School Direct page to see which schools offer this subject.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Neil Walton .