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    Is anybody else wanting to become an Art Teacher because I need some help as to which courses are the best to take, if I have to do art foundation (I also want to do a gap year teaching abroad.) when I need to start making a portfollio of my work...etc.

    I'm also thinking of doing Primary Education speacialising in Art-But that's another story....

    I'm sorry I have so many questions, I did ask at a careers interview at college, but that woman's useless, spent the hour hour blabbering on why our local Art foundation isn't being continued next year. :rolleyes:

    Any help would be appreicated muchly.
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    Hi I would like to be an Art teacher lol...
    From what I have heard the best way to do it is to first get your degree (BA Hons) in an Art & Design related subject (Fine Art etc) - Maybe even gain a specialist skill which you can bring to a school (my teacher says digital imaging is supposed to be the next big thing in schools). While you're at Uni do some voluntary work in local schools (Primary and Secondary). Spend the day with an art teacher and help out and observe the interaction. Then you can decide if you would rather primary teaching or secondary, and if teaching is for you. You can change your mind at any time lol. After your degree you will need to take a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) which is one year i think in scotland, before you will become a fully qualified teacher. When you find a course you want to do at uni / college find out what their portfolio guidelines are and then start building up your portfolio of work to submit to them.
    Im not sure about the art foundation in england, I think some universities won't accept you unless you have it, but my friend did, shes now in her first year at art school and says that she regrets doing the art foundation because she thinks its just the same as her first year. Hope that helps!
    Good luck xx
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    I think before you can get onto a Uni course in Art you have to first do a Foundation degree in a college or something similar. At least that is what my friends who are going to uni to study Art are doing anyways. Then as xillusionx said, do your degree then do a PGCE. If you look on UCAS there might even be a specialist Art Teacher training course.
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    I have an Art Alevel and am going to Reading to do a 4 year course doing

    BA educational studies (Primary) with specialism art

    You don't always need to have a huge arty background as long as you build up a good portfolio. I have seen fashion students become teachers!
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    (Original post by xillusionx)
    Hi I would like to be an Art teacher lol...
    From what I have heard the best way to do it is to first get your degree (BA Hons) in an Art & Design related subject (Fine Art etc) - Maybe even gain a specialist skill which you can bring to a school (my teacher says digital imaging is supposed to be the next big thing in schools). While you're at Uni do some voluntary work in local schools (Primary and Secondary). Spend the day with an art teacher and help out and observe the interaction. Then you can decide if you would rather primary teaching or secondary, and if teaching is for you. You can change your mind at any time lol. After your degree you will need to take a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) which is one year i think in scotland, before you will become a fully qualified teacher. When you find a course you want to do at uni / college find out what their portfolio guidelines are and then start building up your portfolio of work to submit to them.
    Im not sure about the art foundation in england, I think some universities won't accept you unless you have it, but my friend did, shes now in her first year at art school and says that she regrets doing the art foundation because she thinks its just the same as her first year. Hope that helps!
    Good luck xx
    Thankyou soo much! (and the others too!) I now actually feel like I'm going somewhere and working towards something, other then a piece of paper with letters on. I've just applied to go to Italy later in the year to do a course there, it's only like a week or so, but i hope it'll be a good chance to update my portfollio. Good luck in becoming a teacher too!

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