Professional Dancers’ Graduate Teaching Diploma
The Professional Dancers’ Graduate Teaching Diploma is delivered in Sydney, Australia and via distance learning.
Our professional dancers’ programme will allow you to prepare for a new career in teaching and gain an internationally renowned RAD teaching qualification. By studying the Professional Dancers’ Graduate Teaching Diploma you will gain a secure platform for a lifelong career in dance teaching. More information can be found on the Programme Information Sheet.
The Professional Dancers’ Graduate Teaching Diploma is delivered by distance learning over 10 months (February-November) with a two-week onsite Intensive Study Period, and a mentored teaching placement, that can be studied around your rehearsal, performance and other work commitments. You will complete three compulsory modules at Level 6.
At the start of the programme, you will attend an online induction with cohorts from both the UK and Australia. You will be guided through the essentials of the programme as well as introducing you to key study skills to prepare you for your studies. Two modules, delivered by distance learning will follow where you will be supported by experienced tutors with online tutorials. Mid-way through the programme, you will attend a two-week onsite Intensive Study Period (ISP). The ISP will comprise of practical sessions, practice teaching opportunities, lectures, seminars, discussion groups and tutorials. You will complete the programme with a teaching placement in a dance school/teaching context of your choice, where you will be supported by a Mentor and RAD Practical Teaching Tutor.
- We welcome applications from dancers with significant professional performance experience with established dance companies, theatre organisations or dance productions.
- Appropriate English Language Proficiency test for students whose first language is not English.
- Applicants will then be invited to attend an online interview.
Students who do not have English as a first language:
Applicants whose first language is not English and who are applying for a programme where an English Language Proficiency test is required must achieve one of the following qualifications:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS): For Diploma programmes of study IELTS band of 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6 in each of the subtests.
The IELTS must be the academic test and have been taken no earlier than two years before the date of the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies is issued.
Some other school leaving or matriculation certificates contain a compulsory examination in English and these may be taken as equivalent.
If you have another recently achieved English language qualification, please check with our Registry department at firstname.lastname@example.org to establish acceptability.
Further study and career opportunities
Graduates are eligible to apply for RAD Registered Teacher Status and are well placed to work in the private, vocational and community dance sectors, or in a range of international teaching contexts. Many graduates also become mentors and tutors for the RAD.
Graduates may apply for the RAD’s Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) providing they meet the English Language requirements and successfully complete an Access Module. The RAD engages graduates from its professional dancers’ programme for teaching on summer schools and other events.
How to apply
Programmes Officer – Faculty of Education, Australia
T: 02 93801915