Standard Entry Applicants will be expected to have a degree or equivalent qualification, containing a significant art element of appropriate level and scope. Relevant degrees might include; Fine Arts; Arts; Art and Design; Art and Textile Design; Fashion Design; Historical and Critical Studies, etc. Competence in Information and Communication Technology is essential and some relevant experience with young people. In addition, applicants should have attained GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics. Additional Notes Equal Opportunities As one of the UK?s largest Higher Education institutions, Northumbria University has a diverse international and multicultural community and is committed to providing equal opportunity to all regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, marital status, family responsibility, mental, physical or sensory disability, political or religious beliefs and activities
Through partnerships with Primary and Secondary schools, museums, galleries, community groups and artists from a broad spectrum of disciplines we offer trainees the opportunity to gain a PGCE in Secondary Art and Design with Qualified Teacher Status.
The partnerships in the programme
At Northumbria University we have a strong ethos of working with partners in the artistic community to give our trainee teachers a strong flavour of the opportunities available to support them during and beyond studying for a PGCE with us.
Our partner schools located throughout this large region are diverse, with enthusiastic and highly professional staff, who offer exciting and supportive environments to gain training experience.
We enjoy partnerships with Primary Schools who have a particular strength in Art and Design education to enable trainees to place their chosen specialist age group in context.
Museums and Galleries
We run projects with the Shipley Art Gallery which holds the North East's Contemporary Craft Collection. Trainees have the opportunity to develop their subject knowledge, work with community groups and develop relationships with arts organisations, artists, curators and museum educationalists. We have strong links with the new BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art with the resulting partnership being one which aims to push traditional boundaries, explore and experiment with ideas and new initiatives, use BALTIC's resources and design new ways of integrating Contemporary Art in education. This innovative partnership creates a unique focus for trainees studying with Northumbria University.
University based programmes
The components offered through partnerships are complemented with lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials held at Coach Lane Campus and in some placement schools.
A programme of generic professional studies is offered by a range of highly professional and experienced lecturers, their aim being to develop trainees understanding of educational policy and procedures, teaching and learning theory and practice and planning, assessment and evaluation procedures. More subject specific approaches are explored through curriculum studies session. Through a highly successful timetable of workshops programmed in placement schools, trainees expand their subject knowledge and address any skills gaps that they may initially have.
Year 1 Modules
TE0359 Professional Studies (, 20 Credits)
TE0360 Curriculum Studies: Art and Design (, 20 Credits)
TE0361 Professional Practice: Placement 1 (, 20 Credits)
TE0362 Professional Practice: Placement 2 (, 40 Credits)
TE0363 Curriculum Project: Art and Design (, 20 Credits)
COURSEWORK AND ASSESSMENT
Assessment is made through written assignments, schools based observations, portfolio and presentations. The award of PGCE is based upon satisfactory demonstration of meeting the Professional Standards for Qualified Teacher Status
The majority of students enter the teaching profession as secondary school teachers; a small number find employment in such areas as further education and arts administration. An excellent reputation as a training programme has resulted in our trainees being highly employable. To date all our trainees have found employment. As part of the training an in depth programme of support has been designed to carefully prepare trainees for the application procedure and interview process.