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Art & Design with Digital Media - PME

The programme enables students to become teachers of visual art in second level schools and other educational settings. Student teachers will acquire advanced professional knowledge and skills associated with research-informed teaching incorporating creative/academic study, research inquiry, professional discipline in work settings and a foundation for continuous professional development.

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The programme builds on the growing importance of digital media and social networking platforms that are progressively more available to everyone, but especially to young people. The special attention given to art and design digital media and pedagogies reflects both the increasing importance of teachers having the knowledge and skills to use contemporary digital media confidently in different personal and professional contexts, but especially in their classroom teaching, and the particular knowledge and skill set of art and design graduates who are increasingly adapt in the use of digital media in their art and design practice and for online networking. The programme uses online dialogue within a community of practice for student teachers to search, share and construct knowledge, and for them to support each other while on school placements.

School placement involves two periods of block teaching with the advantage of student teachers having real opportunities to immerse themselves into the life of art and design departments and schools. Student teachers are placed in two different schools where they gain experience of teaching in different types of schools and in different social environments.

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?

The minimum entry requirement for this programme is a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art or Design (Level 8) 2nd Class Honours or an equivalent qualification.

Duration

2 years full-time

Careers or further progression

What are the career prospects?
Visual Art Teacher across a number of educational sectors including:

•Second level Schools
•Colleges of Further Education
•Arts and Health
•Arts and the Community
•Gallery/Museum education

The teaching qualification is recognised internationally and provides career opportunities overseas.

Further enquiries

Who can I contact?
Maria Finucane
061 293392
Maria.Finucane@lit.ie

Subjects taught

Year 1
Professional Master of Education Art and Design Pedagogies 1 5 credits

Professional Master of Education : Art and Design Curriculum and Creative Practice 1 5 credits

Professional Master of Education : Understanding Learning 5 credits

Professional Master of Education : ICT in Education: Creative Digital Media Practice and Pedagogy 5 credits

Professional Master of Education : Art and Design Education: Schools and Society 5 credits

Professional Master of Education : Art and Design Curriculum and Creative Practice 2 5 credits

Professional Master of Education : Art and Design Pedagogies 2 5 credits

Professional Master of Education: Orientation to the Profession: artist/teacher identity 5 credits

Professional Master of Education : School Placement 1 20 credits

Year 2

Professional Master of Education : Art and Design Research Methods and Practice 5 credits

Professional Master of Education : Art and Design Pedagogies 3 5 credits

Professional Master of Education : School Placement 2 25 credits

Professional Master of Education : Curriculum Policy and Reform 5 credits

Professional Master of Education : History, Policy and Contemporary Issues in Education 5 credits

Professional Master of Education : Research Report and Exhibition 5 credits

Professional Master of Education : Professional Practice and Portfolio 5 credits

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Campus: Limerick (Clare St)

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