Professional development courses

Professional development courses

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We offer a range of courses designed to support the personal and professional development of individuals working in the performance and cultural industries.

Our courses are taught in a number of ways, including intensive programmes, day and evening sessions, and summer schools.

You'll access the latest academic knowledge and expertise. Our professional programmes are informed by leading academics across a broad range of disciplines.

PG Cert Developing Teachers' Research and Practice in Drama

This course is aimed at drama teachers who want to revitalise their creative practice and develop advanced research skills in a University context.

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Short courses

Our intensive courses allow you to develop your own professional practice whilst you continue to work. You'll benefit from working with like-minded peers and academics with significant industry experience. 

National School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership

Led by the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds as part of the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme, this week-long residential course for arts professionals and fundraisers is led by academics, senior practitioners and consultants from the arts and cultural sector.

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Drama Teacher Conference

This unique course is an extension of the highly successful annual Drama Teachers’ Conference delivered by the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, in collaboration with the University’s Educational Engagement team. The growing popularity of the conference has seen drama teachers from across the country come together to network, engage creatively and further develop their own practice.

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