Funding for training to teach arts
If you have a passion for the arts and would like to train to teach music, art or drama, there are a number of funding options available to you. Alternatively, you could choose to train on a salaried course.
If you have a degree and want to train to teach music, you could be eligible for:
- a tax-free bursary of £9,000 with a first or PhD
- a tax-free bursary of £4,000 with a 2:1 or Master’s degree
Once you know if you’ll be receiving a bursary, you can find out how and when you will receive your funding on our how you will be paid page.
If you're not eligible for a bursary, you can still access tuition fee and maintenance loans to help fund your training and cover tuition fees.
Art and drama
If your subject isn’t eligible for a bursary – don’t worry. You can still take advantage of a number of other funding options.
Tuition fee and maintenance loans are available to help fund your training, covering tuition fees and living costs. Some providers may also offer additional financial help – for example, with expenses such as travel costs. Contact your training provider before you apply to find out if any extra help is available.
Additional financial support
You can use the student finance calculator to estimate student loans and extra funding that may be available, for instance Parents’ Learning Allowance, Childcare Grants or Child Tax Credits.
Earn a salary while you train
Alternatively, you could earn a salary with School Direct (salaried), Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships or Teach First.
School Direct (salaried) & Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships
You’ll receive a combination of classroom teaching, practical learning and a salary - while you train to become a qualified teacher with School Direct (salaried) or the Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship. Find out more.
You could also earn a salary while you train with Teach First, if you have a 2:1 or above.
17 April 2018 16:30
This event in Doncaster will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
02 May 2018 16:30
This event in Derby will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
24 May 2018 16:00
This event in London will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
22 March 2018 17:30
Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.