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Which programme?

Which programme?

Programmes of study

We offer a range of programmes to suit all levels and stages of your career, including degrees validated by the University of Bath and awards of the RAD. Offering flexible learning delivered by highly qualified tutors, you can study full or part-time, on-site at the RAD, or by distance learning wherever you are in the world.

Which programme is for you?  offers you insight into all that we offer at the RAD.

All programmes confer eligibility to become an RAD Registered Teacher.*


Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies

Distance Learning 2 years part-time

English, Chinese, German,
Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese,
South Korean, or Spanish

Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies 

Distance Learning 2 years part-time English

Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education **

Distance Learning 1 or 2 years part-time  English

Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education **

Distance Learning 2 years full or 4 years part-time English

BA (Hons) Dance Education

Distance Learning 3 years full or 6 years part-time English

BA (Hons) Ballet Education

RAD HQ, London 3 years full-time English

Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance

RAD HQ, London 5 weeks full-time annually for 3 years English

PGCE: Dance Teaching


RAD HQ, London 1 year full-time English

Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma

RAD HQ, London
or China
3 months full-time  English

English with Mandarin translators

Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate

Distance Learning 1 year part-time  English

MA in Education (Dance Teaching) 

Distance Learning 2 or 3 years part-time English
Access Route Distance Learning 1 year part-time English
Foundation Module  Distance Learning Apr-Jul English

Access Modules for BA (Hons) Dance Education and MA in Education (Dance Teaching)

Distance Learning

Feb-June  English

* BA (Hons) Dance Education, Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education and Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education do not grant automatic eligibility for RAD Registered Teacher Status (RTS). Students on these programmes who gain a minimum of 120 credits at Level 4 can apply to have their teaching assessed in order to be eligible for teacher registration with the RAD.

** Content is listed as part of the BA (Hons): Dance Education programme.

All our degree programmes are validated by the University of Bath and our professional awards are validated by the RAD. 

If you wish to speak to someone directly in the Faculty of Education then please contact:

Admissions Officer
Faculty of Education
Royal Academy of Dance
36 Battersea Square
London, SW11 3RA, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8086