What being an Arts teacher covers:
- Organising and setting lessons
- Monitoring the progress of pupils, through coursework and homework
- Working with pupils to guide their development and share that progress with parents and caregivers
- Planning, supervising and leading study trips.
Take that next step into the Arts
It’s a career choice that comes with a good starting salary and great opportunities for progression. The many different roles that exist within the Arts can be accessed via the following qualification routes:
- 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.
PGDE university courses
Here are the universities you can study for a PDGE in the Arts at secondary level. Entry requirements vary so it’s best to check with the course provider for the most up-to-date information.