Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Learning and Teaching in Gaelic Arts

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland · School of Drama

Entry requirements

A 2.1 in a related degree or equivalent industry experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is aimed at professional arts practitioners working with the Gaelic language and culture the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the Gaelic cultural tradition. You will learn how it applies to your specialist subject area and develop the knowledge and skills required to teach in the higher education sector. Your learning will culminate in a major piece of work that will consolidate your learning appropriate to your subject discipline, educational aspirations and professional practice. Your learning will take place over a series of weekends and short residential periods as well as online collaboration and content delivery. You will work alongside students on the Conservatoire’s PG Cert in Learning and Teaching programme. Part of your learning will take place at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (SMO) in Skye.

Programme structure

Year one

Your first year centres around two learning and teaching modules: Approaches to Critical Artistry and The Teaching Artist. The third module, The Gaelic World, provides an overview of the historical, geographical, cultural and political context for Gaelic artists.

Year two

Your year will begin with the learning and teaching ‘Project’ module in which students will design, deliver and evaluate an education-based project. The ‘Gaelic Traditional Culture and Literature’ module provides an opportunity to investigate the wide range of Gaelic source materials that have inspired Gaelic artists and have helped shape the cultural landscape.

Year three

You will study a single module ‘the final project’ which presents an opportunity for the student to devise, negotiate, undertake and evaluate a major project designed to help them synthesise their learning on the previous modules, progress their development as a Gaelic arts professional and in some way contribute to the Gaelic cultural landscape.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)141 332 4101
+44 (0)141 332 8901