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9th January, 2018

Guildhall School’s PGCert in Performance Training

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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. 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.

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.


How you’ll learn

The programme takes a blended learning approach, combining intensive workshops with online learning activity. Supported by a team of world-renowned practitioners, researchers and guest speakers, you will develop skills and knowledge in the fundamental principles of pedagogy, professional frameworks, teaching and facilitator approaches. Where appropriate, the programme team will support you in accessing opportunities for practical experience of facilitating learning in a range of contexts, drawing on the Guildhall School’s extensive network of partners.

With a strong emphasis on reflective practice, you will develop an informed awareness of the national and international landscape of performance teaching. You will be supported by a personal Pedagogy Mentor, and will participate in guided peer support groups.


Who should apply?

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


Open Evening

The next Open Evening for this course will be announced soon. For any questions or queries to contact Sophie Hills.

Find out more

Find further information and how to applyopen evening details or contact us if you have any questions.

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