Sat. Dec 10th, 2022

Every year Tate Modern hosts ASSEMBLY, a special event for around 1500 London school students and their teachers. The students are invited to occupy, explore and take part in activities in Tate’s Blavatnik building and Turbine hall – which are closed to all other visitors. BCUIC is part of the global Navitas Group, an internationally recognised education provider, and the partnership allows students to access the University’s facilities and services and move seamlessly through to achieving a Bachelor’s degree from Birmingham City University. This module will explore publishing as a dynamic contemporary art form, a vehicle for the dissemination of ideas and an exploration of radical formats for bringing your art to a wider public. You will be introduced to artist-made books, self-publishing, digital publishing and other non-gallery modes of sharing and communicating art.

If you go for an interview, if they can see that you’re confident it is better for them because they know that they can ask questions that need to be asked. Creativity is critical thinking and without it how are you going to open up and ask harder questions? The programme also encourages risk-taking, exploration and connectivity with the process of learning. The Art of Learning is a valuable and imaginative addition to class and school strategies for raising attainment, improving well-being and supporting inclusion. In the final stage of the course, for the Faculty wide Major Project, you will write either a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words or you will develop work for exhibition at the end of year MA show supported by a smaller amount of text. Optional modules will vary from year to year and the published list is indicative only.

Revisiting Practice

Individually and collaboratively you will continue to explore your interwoven practices underpinned by theoretical frameworks. This process will be enabled through planning and executing a structured programme of independent research that draws upon pedagogy and contemporary art and theory, critically applying themes and issues you have developed through the MAAT programme. This module, in partnership with Tate Modern, continues to support and develop your praxis through engaging with the theories and concepts of Critical Pedagogy. You will explore the potential of the artist teacher to operate at a level beyond orthodoxy – toward a critical pedagogy. Contemporary art practices will be placed within a socio- political framework to illustrate the position of artist educators within this current and critical pedagogical agenda.

  • As a MAAL alumna, you’ll continue to research and engage in the presentation of your practices through practice, exhibitions, socially-engaged projects, international conferences and international journals.
  • Whilst we appreciate many schools approach art in a project or theme-based manner, our experience is that when art is taught as a distinct subject in a skills-based manner there is clearer progression and the teaching and learning is more rigorous.
  • Each class and individuals within the class will naturally explore at his or her own level.
  • In the context of the relationship between arts practice, art educational practices and the influence of broad educational beliefs upon the nature of art education a number of narrative themes are introduced.
  • You might be a teacher who writes; a writer who works in education; a poet, a novelist or a short story writer.

Its aim is to facilitate new young audiences in creating, experimenting and engaging in our galleries and online with Tate’s collection and exhibitions. Tracking Arts Learning and Engagement was a collaborative research project involving Tate, The Royal Shakespeare Company and the University of Nottingham. The research focused on thirty secondary schools spread across England and included three special schools.


The Educational Studies Building offers a wide range of seminar and larger teaching rooms designed for flexibility and practical work, and two IT/ICT suites with state-of-the-art computer equipment. One can donate freely towards Akshara Foundation of Arts and Learning for the development and betterment of not privileged children by giving them an opportunity to do more and be more. Akshara Foundation of Arts and Learning , founded in 2007, is a Mumbai-based not-for-profit public trust that works across several areas, all focused on integrating the arts into education. The resources included are suitable for pupils of all abilities, and can be confidently delivered by specialist and non-specialist teachers a like.

Instead schools should work to create confident, independent artists who can articulate and value their own creative journeys. Second of all, we acknowledge that teachers and schools are under incredible pressure, from all sides. We recognise that in many schools, specialist primary art teachers are now a thing of the past, and that many teachers have limited experience in teaching art. This annual event, first staged in 2016 which invited schools from all over the UK, reflects Tate’s mission to champion the arts as part of every child’s education. The project aims to highlight not only the importance of visual culture in young people’s lives, but the importance of those young people as future producers of culture.

By jimmy