18/08/2020

How Teaching the Arts Can Make the World a Better Place

The arts can often be overlooked when it comes to core skills for the workplace. But qualities nurtured through drama, music or dance can benefit people pursuing a multitude of careers. As well as exercising the left side of the brain and providing a platform for expression, teaching the arts in schools promotes confidence, collaboration and focus.

If your dream is to work as a creative arts or drama teacher in further education, you could contribute to making the world a better place by fostering smarter individuals. Here is why the arts is so important in education. 

Creative studies fits a range of careers

In addition to improving things like speech and presentation, performing arts and drama teachers can help students develop a range of skills for employment. Creative studies can boost intuition and encourage inventiveness, while also improving decision-making and confidence.

Professions that could benefit from the arts aren’t just restricted to performance, art and design either. Any job where creative thinking, leadership and problem-solving are involved may be suitable for art graduates.

Art changes opinions and instils important values

The arts can make shape society by translating ideas in a thought-provoking way. A well-produced theatre performance could make people think more about racism, sexism or other societal issues faced today. An emotive painting could lead to conversations or the discussion of current topics with others. Or the language of dance could bring people of all backgrounds, cultures and religions together, forming solidarity through a shared interest and eradicating discrimination.

Any form of art can be influential and being an art, drama or dance teacher is a profession that holds the key to change.

To find out more about how to become a drama teacher or art teacher in further education, go to the University of Bolton PGCE in Education 14+ (Art, Creative Practice and Performance) course page.

We offer a supportive learning environment with one-to-one mentoring, and our course leaders know all students by name (never by your student ID).

We have an award-winning student services team and our goal is to achieve unparalleled course experiences for our students. In fact, we’ve been voted No.1 in the North West for student satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide IN 2021, 2020 and 2019).

We’re also in the top 5 for teaching quality across the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2021 and 2020). So there is nowhere better to study for your PGCE than the University of Bolton.

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