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PGDip Arts Learning & Teaching in Higher Education

PGDip Arts Learning & Teaching in Higher Education

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Teaching / Training In Higher Education Arts & Crafts / Communication / Performing Arts Teaching / Training Higher Education (General) Art

Course type


Course Summary


Our PGDip ALTHE enables professionals at varying stages of their careers in the Arts to advance their understanding of learning and teaching in Higher Education settings.

The course runs simultaneously alongside your work commitments and fits flexibly around your working hours, no matter where you are based, so you can deepen your knowledge of Arts HE without interrupting your career.

You can expect to gain:

  • Evidence of your expertise and development within learning and teaching practice.
  • Knowledge of curriculum design within clear academic frameworks.
  • Increased confidence in your practice.
  • An ability to use action research and reflexive practice as mechanisms for change and development.
  • An ability to think creatively and from an evidence base about how to improve education and learner support within and beyond your practice.


The course brings together a mixture of individual and group projects, and you will partake in filming and critical reflections of your work practice.


This term develops a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of learning teaching and learner support in Higher Education. There is a focus towards a comprehensive understanding of the professional role, application of pedagogy, learner support, learner profiles, teaching and learning styles and resource management which may be applicable to students’ own advanced scholarship.
Independent Action Research Project (30 Credits) - Core
Professional Practice Placement (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

This course is open to those who teach and those in learner support roles in Higher Education Institutions. Entry is through an online application and Skype interview. The PGDip ALTHE is open to graduates and professionals with at least one years’ experience of teaching or supporting learning in Higher Education. We are looking for applicants from a range of related subject areas; Dance, Theatre, Drama, Visual Arts, Music, Circus and Media (although this list is not exhaustive). Applicants must be teaching in a Higher Education environment and be working with students from any of the following categories: Foundation (Level 4-5), Undergraduate (Level 4-6), Postgraduate (Level 7) or above. The application must be supported with a reference from the applicant’s place of work with recognition and identification of who will take on the role of professional mentor for the applicant during the Autumn Term of Year 2.