Training to teach arts

By training to teach in the arts, you’ll open your pupils' eyes to the importance of culture and its place in society, making sure they can pursue careers in some of the most experimental and creative of industries.

As you train to teach the arts, you’ll be shown how to manage and control your classroom to ensure you get the best out of pupils. Whether you’re demonstrating an artistic technique, introducing new genres of music or teaching performance skills, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge you need to make the arts accessible and enjoyable for all pupils.

You’ll also discover how to introduce classes to the work of various artists, playwrights, performers and musicians, passing on an appreciation for their work and recognising their significance in and the development of their discipline.

And once you’ve qualified, you’ll benefit from a competitive starting salary of at least £22,467, or £28,098 in inner London. You'll also have lots of opportunities for rapid career progression and pay increases. 


Starting salary of up to


once qualified

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9 out of 10 newly qualified teachers were employed within six months of completing training

Upcoming events

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Train to Teach University of Cumbria

22 June 2017 15:00

This event in Lancaster will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.


Preparing for your teacher training

05 June 2017 18:30

Have you accepted a teacher training place for September 2017? Join us to find out how you can prepare for the best possible start.

Advice for First and Second Year Undergraduates

12 June 2017 18:30

This online event is for first and second year university students interested in teaching. Find out what you can do now that will help you make a great application for teacher training.

Support with your application

19 June 2017 18:30

This online event will provide hints and tips on how to draft a great personal statement.