Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Performance Teaching

InstitutionGuildhall School of Music & Drama
Department Music
Study type Taught


Performance Teaching is designed to support professional musicians, actors, theatre technicians and dancers who teach as part of their practice as performers or in undertaking a portfolio career. The programme provides a unique opportunity to develop creative and reflective practice in performance teaching. Students will be encouraged to identify a personal pathway for their development, focusing on the pedagogy of performance and creative practice in the performing arts, in specific contexts that are most relevant to their career aspirations.

The PGCert in Performance Teaching will prepare you for employment as a professional artist-teacher in a range of contexts, including Higher Education, specialist performing arts schools and junior conservatoires, state and independent schools, community and lifelong learning, and inclusive learning programmes such as Sistema-inspired initiatives. Participants with enough current Higher Education teaching experience have the option of completing an elective, Reflective Practice in Higher Education, which will lead to professional recognition from the UK Higher Education Academy

This programme attracts applicants who are interested in creative, innovative and evidence-based performance teaching and offers:

+ A strong focus on critically reflective practice, framed by professional guidelines such as the Higher Education Academy Professional Standards Framework

+ Interdisciplinary perspectives

+ Feedback on practical work in Higher Education or Inclusive Learning settings

+ Teaching and mentoring delivered by an experienced team who individually have strong professional reputations as educators, performers and researchers

+ An educational philosophy that celebrates professionalism, international perspectives, creativity, and innovative practices in performance teaching

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

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