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PGCert in Performance Teaching

Guildhall School of Music & Drama Drama

Full time & Part time September PgCert 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

About the course

The PGCert Performance Teaching is designed to support professional musicians, actors, production artists and dancers who teach as part of their practice as performers either as their main employment or as part of a portfolio career. It offers a unique opportunity to develop creative and reflective practice in teaching performing arts. You will be encouraged to identify a personal pathway for your development, focusing on the pedagogy of performance and creative practice in the performing arts, in specific contexts that are most relevant to your career aspirations.

If you already have appropriate experience of teaching at HE level you may have the option of taking a pathway which will lead to additional professional recognition – Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.



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Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have obtained an undergraduate degree in music, acting, dance or technical theatre arts or equivalent qualification. An applicant without an undergraduate degree may be eligible for non-standard entry and will be required to supply additional documentation, for example a professional CV and an academic essay.

English Language requirements:
Applicants who are not native speakers of English should have achieved a minimum overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS Academic Training examination with no individual component score below 6.0 (or equivalent).


One year only, 60 credits: UK/EU: £4,300, International: £9,790
Two years – year 1 40 credits: UK/EU: £3,450, International: £7,850
Two years – year 2 20 credits: UK/EU: £1,720, International: £3,910

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