We offer a range of short courses for artists and media practitioners who work in, or aspire to work in, settings such as education, youth work, community, health and criminal justice.
Within specific settings, the courses cover a whole range of art forms: dance, drama and music; film, media and cultural studies; glass and ceramics; TV, video and new media; design; fine art; photography; radio.
The courses are at four levels: non-accredited (12 learning hours), Level 4 (10 credits – 100 learning hours), Level 6 (20 credits – 200 learning hours) and Level 7 (30 credits – 300 learning hours). You can select the course that fits your career stage, whether you are an aspiring artist just embarking on training or an experienced practitioner looking for a postgraduate qualification.
By the end of your selected course you will have broadened your knowledge and experience in participatory practice. This will enable you to develop your career within this exciting and rewarding field of work.
This series of courses forms part of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation special initiative to support the continuing professional development of artists working in participatory settings.
The courses will be co-delivered by an exceptional team of over 20 experienced arts practitioners and university lecturers across the whole range of arts and media disciplines. For more information, please see the ‘Additional Information’ attachment for this course.
Assessment for accredited courses is through a mixture of written, practical and oral assessments.
Each course starts with two sessions on core principles, then two more sessions on contexts (you will choose from education, youth work, community, health, criminal justice and cross-contextual). Each of these sessions will last for three hours.
After this, there are additional activities/seminars for the accredited short courses. If you choose to study at a higher Level (4, 6 or 7), you will undertake a greater number of activities and the expectations for assessment will be increasingly sophisticated.
The courses are as follows:
All candidates who wish to take one of these short courses must have a desire to work within participatory arts as well as appropriate experience for their chosen Level.
For accredited courses, we typically require appropriate qualifications. We will also consider applications from those who don’t have formal qualifications but have the potential to succeed in the courses.
For courses at Level 7 we also require up-to-date DBS clearance as there is an element of working with young people.
Tuition fees are as follows:
Please ask us about possible fee waivers and free places.
This information was correct at the time of publication.