The Post-Graduate Certificate (PGCert) in Performance Teaching is a Masters-level course designed to support professional musicians, actors, production artists and dancers who teach as part of their practice, either as their main employment or as part of a portfolio career.

This course is designed to provide a qualification based on work undertaken in partnership with external theatre organisations in facilitating, or directing theatre and drama with young people (up to the age of 25 years).

There are currently two routes available:
Directing Text at the National Theatre
Facilitation at the Almeida Theatre.
Students on either route follow the same teaching schedule at Central. Practical specialisms are undertaken within the schedule of the external theatre organisation. For the second unit students join Central’s MA Applied Theatre students for ‘Critical Contexts’, a theoretical unit engaging them with contemporary issues in applied theatre discourses.

Do you work in arts management and want to take your career to a new level? Designed to fit around your existing work commitments, this practical and relevant PgCert offers a flexible, part-time way to develop your professional skills and knowledge.

Funding, recruitment, sustainability, leadership, international development – there are many burning issues affecting the management of arts organisations and festivals today. As a professional in the field, what is your best way to engage with them? How can you guide an arts organisation into a successful future in such uncertain times? This course offers a blend of practical project work and theoretical study that will deepen your understanding of modern arts management and equip you with some very useful contemporary skills.

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