Teaching in the Arts varies from school to school but tends to cover subject areas such as Drama, Dance, Music and Art & Design. Many modern schools are also well equipped with state-of-the art studio spaces and technical equipment that enhances the creative scope and ambition of both pupils and teachers alike. Curriculum for Excellence also offers a multitude of ways that the expressive arts can be linked to other subject areas within the school.
Teacher training options in The Arts
- Art and Design teachers must have a degree in art and design (or a similar subject) and a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).
- Dance teaching tends to be delivered by teachers of physical education who either have a degree in a suitable sports subject (including Dance) and a post-graduate PGDE qualification or they will have studied a degree that combines sport and education.
- Drama teachers must have a degree in drama or theatre studies plus a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).
- Music teachers need a degree in music plus a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) OR a degree that combines music and education.