P A L A T I N E (Performing Arts Learning and Teaching Innovation Network) is the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Dance, Drama and Music.

Our role is to provide, for our communities of practice in dance, drama and music higher education across the UK, high quality support, information, expertise, and resources on good, successful and innovative learning and teaching practices. We also promote and transfer such practices to enhance learning and teaching activity in the performing arts HE sector in particular and to the wider higher education community.

We organise, run and report on conferences, seminars and workshops covering all aspects of learning, teaching and assessment in the performing arts. These events are hosted by institutions, departments and colleagues across the country, usually at no charge to delegates. Details of past events can be found in the events archive.

We fund projects, through the PALATINE Development Awards scheme, that enhance or support dance, drama and music in higher education. The outcomes of the projects are widely shared and often lead to an event or further developmental work.

We work on key themes in Higher Education, particularly Assessment, Supporting New Academic Staff, and Employer Engagement. We undertake externally funded projects in association with organisations such as JISC, QAA, etc.

Lancaster LA1 4YW t: +44 (0)1524 592614 (Barbara Hargreaves) | [email protected]

We collect and provide, through the PALATINE Directory, learning and teaching resources for dance, drama, music, theatre and related topics. Housing c. 4000 reviewed online resources, the PALATINE Directory also contains resources on major themes and issues in performing arts including assessment, copyright, curriculum, disability, e-learning, key skills, employability, entrepreneurship and widening participation.

We support and help to maintain a series of networks within and across our main disciplines.

PALATINE is part of the Subject Network of the Higher Education Academy.

About Palatine


PALATINE is the LTSN National Subject Centre for Performing Arts. We work to support and enhance the learning and teaching of dance, drama, music, theatre and performance in Higher Education in the UK.