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The PGCE Secondary Art & Design pathway is exciting, innovative and challenging. It will prepare you thoroughly for the teaching profession.Our key aim is to equip you to become a confident, high-quality teacher of Art and Design with a secure knowledge of curriculum development in Wales. Emphasis is placed on working in partnership with schools, enhancing your skills through practical workshops, as well as providing you with experience of collaborative work and research with galleries and
The PGCE Secondary Art & Design pathway is exciting, innovative and challenging. It will prepare you thoroughly for the teaching profession.
Our key aim is to equip you to become a confident, high-quality teacher of Art and Design with a secure knowledge of curriculum development in Wales. Emphasis is placed on working in partnership with schools, enhancing your skills through practical workshops, as well as providing you with experience of collaborative work and research with galleries and museums.
Excellent subject knowledge, creativity, imagination, motivation and the enthusiasm to make learning in Art & Design an enjoyable and purposeful experience for pupils are essential requirements of the course.
We place a particular focus on the use of Contemporary Art, including Welsh examples and we work closely with outside agencies such as the Glynn Vivian Gallery, the National Museum Wales, Artes Mundi, the Saatchi Gallery and Tate Modern.
You will also have the opportunity to work as an Artist-In-Residence or gain teaching experience in a museum or gallery for a short placement to increase your employability.
In addition, you will prepare to teach the new curriculum for the Area of Learning and Experience: Expressive Arts, and the exam groups for GCSE, and A level Art and Design courses. This will involve delivering a full and exciting spectrum of creative experiences.
This pathway is designed to develop your specialist knowledge, experience and skills to enable you to use your expertise and enthusiasm to inspire your pupils across the secondary age range.
The PGCE is a full-time academic and professional programme, broadly comprising university-based provision of approximately 12 weeks, and at least 24 weeks based in school.
The programme offers 60 credits at Masters level and 60 credits at Graduate Level. These are awarded on successful completion of module assessments which include:
All assessments are closely linked to practice and are designed to offer you the opportunity to develop teaching and learning that has a positive impact on children and young people.
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the oldest higher education institution in Wales and one of the newest. In 2022 it will celebrate 200 years since the original Lampeter campus was founded in 1822. Its 1828 Royal Charter is the third oldest in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge. A merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen in 2010, followed by Swansea Metropolitan University joining in 2013, created the university people we know today.
As a result of these mergers, UWTSD has its three main campuses in Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea. The university now also has a campus in London. In addition to that, there are UWTSD learning centres in Cardiff and Birmingham.