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Service Design seminar

Overview

Take your education career to the next level

Key details

  • 180 credits
  • 45 week programme
  • Full-time study with part-time option

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The RCA will be launching its exciting new MEd programme for the start of the 2023/24 academic year

The MEd in Creative Education will enable you to develop the confidence to design, deliver and evaluate innovative creative education that is informed by a critical understanding of competing conceptual and policy perspectives. This will involve an exploration of new and emerging forms of creative education. A significant part of the MEd course will be delivered online.

The launch of the MEd draws on four years of experience within the RCA of delivering an internal PG Cert in Creative Education programme that has supported over 100 students to review and renew their creative education practice. In recent years, this programme has received outstanding student feedback, with over 92% student satisfaction across the past two years.

The information on this page is still subject to validation, with a final version of the programme being available in early 2023, when the MEd will also open for applications. In the meantime, if you would like to be contacted once the MEd is open, please complete our enquire to study form.

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Facilities

The RCA has facilities at Kensington, Battersea and White City.

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A significant part of the MEd course will be delivered online.

  • Library Kensington

    RCA Libary

  • LG Monitors in the Smart Zone RCA White City

    Technology zone

  • RCA Kensington cafe

    Terrace at RCA Kensington

  • Battersea Campus Hangar

    Exhibition space at RCA Battersea

What you'll study

A significant part of the MEd course will be delivered online.

What you'll cover

  • Define your values as a creative educator in relation to competing critical, conceptual and policy perspectives
  • Critically evaluate your pedagogical strategies using the principles and methods of educational research
  • Critically reflect on the public impact of your practice as a creative educator, and on their responsibilities as a practitioner
  • Demonstrate how to translate your pedagogical principles into the design and delivery of effective creative education
  • Develop strategies for working with others across a range of diverse national and international learning environments.

This programme is subject to validation.

This programme is subject to validation.

The programme will operate three principal modes of delivery:

  • Burst-mode learning, where you attend campus for intensive weeks of study, followed by synchronous/asynchronous online learning. For example, a 15-credit unit will involve one week of on-campus study.
  • Blended learning, where you attend a regular pattern of scheduled teaching throughout the unit that is delivered both online and on-campus
  • Online learning, where you attend a regular pattern of scheduled teaching throughout the unit that is delivered wholly online.

This programme is subject to validation.

Term 1

In term one you'll take the unit Foundations of Learning, which explores the concepts and controversies of contemporary creative education. You will reflect on their experiences, knowledge and values, and locate your practice within a broader theoretical context.

You'll also take Making Pedagogies, which explores the pedagogical implications and possibilities of an education based on making, including a consideration of the materials we use, the processes that we employ and the spaces that we inhabit.

You'll begin the first part of Action Research: Proposal, which enables you to review and renew their own creative education practice through Action Research. In this first part, you'll develop a project plan and associated ethics application that provides a rationale for your chosen project, and outline how you intend to gather, analyse and present research data

You'll also choose a Cross-College elective from a selection offered across the RCA's MEd, MFA and MDes programmes.

Term 2

In term two you'll take Designs for Learning, a unit which gives you insight into and experience of designing inclusive creative education. It explores how to apply ideas in practice across a range of educational methods and modes, including discussion of campus-based, blended and remote learning.

You'll also take Education for Change, which supports you to design and deliver creative education that is focused on transformation. This will involve an exploration on how education can support people to navigate a complex, changing and an unpredictable world.

You'll complete Action Research: Project, where you'll conduct, analyse and present the project devised in the previous term's Action Research: Proposal, and reflect on how it informs your practice as a creative educator.

Finally, you'll choose another Cross-College elective from a selection offered across the RCA's MEd, MFA and MDes programmes.

Term 3

In the final term, you'll undertake an Independent Research Project. This unit enables you to bring together learning throughout the programme on an ambitious research project that concludes your degree. You will develop a research proposal and associated ethics application that provides a rationale for your chosen project, and which outlines how you intend to gather, analyse and present research data. You'll then conduct, analyse and present your research project.

Part time students take the same units over a two-year period.

Requirements

What you need to know before you apply

Candidates are selected entirely on merit and applications are welcomed from all over the world.

The MEd in Creative Education will be suitable for:

  • Art and design educators in Higher Education, Further Education and Schools Education
  • People aspiring to be art and design educators in Higher Education, Further Education and Schools Education
  • Art and design practitioners with an interest in education and/or community engagement
  • People involved in community engagement and/or organisation
  • People involved in museum and/or gallery education
  • Educational developers

Fees & funding

For this programme

Fees

Fees for this programme will be announced in early 2023

Scholarships

Scholarships

The RCA wants our programmes to be open to all talented students, from all backgrounds.

Some of our Scholarships are programme-specific, while others focus on ensuring people from a diverse range of backgrounds have the financial support they might need to study at the RCA.

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