The MA Learning & Teaching in Creative Industries is perfect if you’re looking to enter into a teaching career for the first time. It’s also the ideal choice if you’re an experienced educator wanting to broaden your knowledge and skills within the field of creative arts education at Further Education and Higher Education levels.
You’ll engage in critical and collaborative development as a creative educator and improve your skills and agency as a teacher, as well as literacy in educational research.
The MA programme will take a person-centred approach and include a balance of expert tuition, experiential workshops, and self-guided study. You will examine & challenge your own beliefs and values in teaching, expanding key knowledge & skill in areas such as:
- Teaching and supporting learning
- Assessment and feedback
- Learning theory and psychology
- Inclusivity and accommodation for learning need
- Creative and experiential approaches to learning
- Educational and practitioner-led research
- Course design
- Critical and social theories of education
- Coaching and mentoring in 1:1 settings
- Leadership and innovation in education
This MA is offered in two distinct pathways:
The ‘Initial Teacher Education’ pathway: designed for early and pre-career teachers
The ‘Initial Teacher Education’ pathway focuses on developing your own practical and reflective skills within the classroom. It includes the introductory module, ‘Teaching, Learning and Assessment’, for which no prior teaching experience is required.
You will also undertake a practicum of teaching experience and lesson observation, which is recognised in forming the ITE requirements for professional formation (QTLS) through the Education & Training Foundation. Teaching placements are offered for those not currently working within education.
This pathway is offered both full-time over one calendar year (three semesters) and part-time over two calendar years.
The ‘Continuing Professional Development’ pathway: designed for qualified teachers or those with over three years’ teaching experience
You’ll expand upon what you already know and complete the programme with deeper theoretical and pedagogic knowledge. You’ll also explore new practices in innovation, curriculum-making and leadership.
Because our flexible MA courses provide an educational experience that works around you, this pathway is offered part-time over two calendar years so that you can continue with your day-to-day profession.