Professional Master of Education (Art and Design)

Duration: 2 years 

Course Fees: EU Fees - €6,130 (Year 1); €4,930 (Year 2). Non EU Applicants - please click here for course fee information.


What will you be doing?

Through lectures and tutorials you will learn about the best practices involved in teaching art and design.

Workshops cover art and design disciplines such as drawing, painting, ceramics, textiles, sculpture along with graphic design, environmental design and digital media. This will provide you with the subject knowledge you will need to teach the second level Art and Design curriculum. Ongoing professional school placement in a second level school – where you will teach students and work with the school’s art teacher – will develop your capacity as an educator within the Irish second level education system.

Why do this course?

  • This qualification will enable you to register as a teacher of art and design with the Teaching Council of Ireland.
  • Learn about and develop best practices in teaching art and design.
  • Explore a wide range of art and design activities through which you can enhance, and integrate, your own art and design practice with your developing practice as an educator.
  • Develop research, analysis, evaluation skills and reflective practices that can be embedded in your educator practice.
  • Students can avail of the services and facilities at both MTU Crawford and UCC through this joint programme of study.
  • Gain a qualification that allows you to enter a highly rewarding profession.

Career Opportunities

Second Level Art Teachers • Third Level Art Educators • Education Officer • Artists in Residence in Primary and Secondary Schools • School Principals and Deputy-Principals • Independent Art Education Policy Consultants and Researchers • Museum Curators • Youth Workers • Arts Officers

View Folium-21 online

Folium-21 showcases sketchbook extracts from nine of the twenty-two PME 2 (Art & Design) students on the Professional Master of Education (Art & Design) programme, 2019-21. The selected pages provide an insight into the challenging but rewarding process of planning for teaching and learning in the Irish secondary school art classroom.  View the online exhibition here.


Louise Foott 
+353 21 4335256 

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