PG Cert HE Learning & Teaching in the Creative Disciplines

Key Facts


Programme Overview


PG Certificate Higher Education in Learning and Teaching in the Creative Disciplines. All GSA degrees are validated by the University of Glasgow, a Russell Group institution in the top 1% of the world’s universities.

Programme Leader
Maddy Sclater

Programme Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Learning and Teaching in the Creative Disciplines is a professional development programme which enables staff in UK Higher Education Institutions and related professional fields to develop their knowledge and skills of teaching practice in higher education in the creative disciplines. This programme is specifically built around the concept of the critically reflective practitioner and encourages students to engage with the principles of student-centred learning and major concepts and theories of learning and teaching. It asks students to reflect on their own role and practice in teaching and supporting students in a changing higher education environment, and facilitates the development of an individual programme of continuous professional development.

The programme addresses principles of learning theory, and their application in the context of creative disciplines. The programme explores and addresses the professional practice of teaching and supporting learners, including principles of course and learning activity design; teaching delivery, assessment and feedback; learning environments and student support; and evaluation of practice. The programme also supports students to develop their approach to educational research and scholarly enquiry of their own teaching practice. 

The programme is delivered through a blended learning approach, allowing students to engage flexibly with key content and learning activities as well as through face to face participatory workshops on key themes within contemporary learning and teaching within the creative disciplines. The programme will be especially relevant to teachers and support staff working in art schools and other creative practice environments.

The programme runs from January to December with applications open on a rolling basis. Applications close for the next session at the end of November to allow for processing and confirmation prior to the start of the programme in January. For more information about applying to the programme click here

Should you have any questions regarding the programme please contact Maddy Sclater the Programme Leader at