Institute of Education


Art & Design Across the Primary Curriculum

04 February 2019, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Music mosaics by children

This half-day course aims to improve your knowledge and understanding related to planning in order to create meaningful links between Art & Design projects and other areas of the curriculum.

Event Information

Open to







Short Courses
020 7612 6325


Room: TBC
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

You will explore ideas for planning cross-curricular Art & Design projects as well as learning strategies to help the teaching of practical design skills.

Who this course is for

This course is suitable for all class teachers including newly qualified teachers (NQTs) as well as curriculum leaders and art coordinators. The course is aimed at those responsible for planning the Art & Design curriculum in primary schools.

Course content

The course will comprise the following:

  • planning for cross-curricular Art & Design projects with a particular focus on history and geography
  • making links to the D&T curriculum
  • learning out of the classroom in museums & galleries.

      Learning outcomes

      By completing the course you will learn how to:

      • plan effective Art & Design lessons
      • make meaningful cross-curricular links
      • enable all pupils to achieve success
      • consider the resources available in museums and galleries.

        Course structure

        The course will comprise a lecture and presentation together with practical art and design activities.

        Entry requirements and prerequisites

        There are no formal entry requirements for this course but it is assumed that you will be working as a class teacher in a primary school.


        You will receive a certificate of attendance for completing the course.


        £70 per participant.

        How to Book

        You can book your place on the course by clicking on the link(s) below. This will direct you to a form that you should complete and return to ioe.shortcourses@ucl.ac.uk. An invoice will be issued to your school.

        Available dates

        • 4 Feb 2019

        Download registration form (docx)

        Course Team

        Karen Mears

        Karen is a lecturer on the Primary PGCE Programme at UCL Institute of Education and is the Specialism Lead for Art & Design.


        • Little Kids Rock via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)