CDET acknowledges that the performing arts industry offers a range of opportunities for students and professionals to study and train for a career in dance, drama and musical theatre.
For instance, some programmes focus on occupational competence in preparation for a specific vocational role (i.e. performing), others encourage reflective practice in a work-based context (i.e. teaching and arts management), whilst some develop skills in research and analysis which contribute to the sector’s wider understanding of its history and contextual influences (i.e. Academia). The first example above is served through CDET’s accreditation of professional schools, whereas the second and third cases are addressed through our Affiliate offering for quality Continuing Professional Development and Higher Education modules.
Whatever stage an individual may be, in terms of their aspirations and advancement towards employment or career development, CDET endeavours to ensure that appropriate high-quality provision is available to meet their and employers’ needs.