Hi There, This might seem an obvious issue or completely stupid but i'm going to throw it out there anyway as I'm interested to find out if there are others in my situation who are now teaching Art. My question is are there any teachers out there who are teaching art and design who do not have a relevant degree or qualification? And if so how did you manage to begin teaching the subject? I graduated University with a a degree in History knowing immediately that i'd made a mistake in not choosing to follow my heart and pursue my interests in Fine Art at degree level. I'm now also interested in teaching and know that i'd be able to offer more passion and enthusiasm through the teaching of Art than I would for History. I've always managed to maintain a creative outlet in one form or another and I feel that i'd be able to help others to express themselves and to become creative themselves, whilst also respecting and taking an interest in the work of others. Obviously my first step is to gain more experience in teaching environments but I am interested to find out if there are others who have found themselves in a similar situation and to find out if they have succeeded. I have spoken with a number of people on the TDA helpline who have offered up different advise, some suggesting that i'd need a vocational degree that was related to some aspect of Art or Design, which would involve me returning to studies for a further 5 years if you take into account a foundation course and a teaching qualification, whilst others have suggested that I contact the institutions that offer PGCE's in Art and Design to see if they would take me. If anyone can help with any advise it would be greatly appreciated and much needed!