Part-time Masters Level Professional Learning Opportunities for Arts Educators
If you currently have a responsibility for teaching or facilitating learning in an arts context, we have a number of part-time, blended learning programmes that may be of interest to you.
The information provided below is designed to help you identify the programme that is most relevant to your professional context and learning priorities. It may be useful to start with a definition of some terms:
Part-time study means that you can study the programme alongside and through your existing professional roles. On paper, the study hours nominally equate to around 8-14 hours a week, however as much of the study is situated in your current practice, a great deal of this time is likely to be undertaken as part of your everyday work.
Blended learning means that these programmes are delivered through a blend of face-to-face weekend seminars, online classes and one-to-one tutorials. Over the academic year we have 6 days of face-to-face seminars (delivered over 4 weekends). We have live online classes running approximately every second Thursday evening*. Non-UK students have the option to attend all weekend sessions remotely. All other tutorials are arranged to suit your availability.
“It means I can carry on working – and earn a living – but most of all, it means I can apply what I am learning in the job and continue learning from those practical experiences”
These programmes are designed to offer maximum flexibility allowing each student to personalise the learning to suit their unique context. All work on the programme will directly relate to your professional role and will help you:
- to address existing gaps in the provision for your learners
- to enhance your teaching practice
- to build an evidence base to demonstrate your commitment to your own professional learning as an arts educator.
What did you value about your studies?
“The opportunity to interrogate my own practice in depth and to question my own methods for doing things through critical reflection. Networking with fellow students who are artists in their own right in a range of fields provided new perspectives and ‘joined up’ thinking in terms of my students’ journeys from early years, to school and on to the level I meet them. Supportive staff who ask the right questions!”
*Students studying at a distance can attend the weekend sessions remotely and we have duplicate online sessions running on Thursday mornings to accommodate time differences.
If you have any questions about any of our part-time postgraduate programmes in learning and teaching, please contact Jamie Mackay on firstname.lastname@example.org
Funded places may be available for Scottish domiciled applicants to the MEd Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts and the MA Learning and Teaching (Gaelic Arts).
For all other students the following fees apply:
Tuition fees for academic year 2020-21
- UK/EU Students — £3,984
- International (Non-EU) — £3,984
New Scottish and EU domiciled students may be eligible for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan. All eligible students will be able to apply directly to Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for a non-means tested loan of up to £3,400. See the SAAS website for further details of the PSAS scheme.
Scottish domiciled postgraduate students on eligible courses can also apply for a Postgraduate Living Cost Loan up to £4,500 towards living expenses. This is in addition to the existing loan available towards the cost of their tuition fees.
Any potential student who auditions for a place at the Royal Conservatoire will automatically be considered for a scholarship. They are awarded on a combination of talent, potential and financial need. More information about Scholarships is available here
Sources of external funding
For more information about alternative funding sources, including external scholarships and bursaries, please visit here.
The Conservatoire’s International and Student Experience team are available to advise and assist applicants and current students in respect of queries about funding your studies at the Conservatoire. Please email or telephone +44 (0)141 270 8281/ +44 (0)141 270 8223 for further information.
- Part-time study
- Blended learning model
- Designed to integrate with existing professional teaching commitments
- Funded places are available for Scottish domiciled students
We have a highly varied student cohort across the part-time learning and teaching programmes we offer. We asked our student cohort and recent graduates to tell us who they thought their programme would most suit. Here are some of their responses:
Maybe someone like me ? I needed to tie up all my experience, knowledge and creativity to make sense of it all and develop my ideas further. This is the perfect course to dig inside your brain and take your practice forward!
Anyone who works in the creative arts, is open minded and motivated about education in the arts.
Those seeking to develop their performing arts teaching knowledge further.
Anyone who delivers education in the performance arts.
I started the programme working in youth work and community arts then moved into teaching in further education and life long learning – you choose the direction of your own learning and adapt it – so I think its a programme lots of creative practictioners can benefit from
Anyone who is ready to challenge what they are already doing in order to grow and keep learning in line with the shifting arts sector and the world we find ourselves in as Arts Educators today
People who are starting out as tutors in informal community contexts who maybe have a lot of knowledge in their art, but perhaps don’t have much experience or knowledge of effective teaching and learning.
Lecturers who are committed to improving their practice, embracing and devising opportunities for change.
Anyone who’s interested in thinking and asking questions about their own teaching, the contexts in which they teach, and their arts practice.
People transitioning from working in freelance roles to going full time within the HE sector
Artists with an interest in academia.
Anyone with a passion to better themselves.
People looking to gain academic skills and potentially transition to a new job role.