The initial teaching of music, dance and drama - the primary objective of which is to train amateurs - has developed considerably over the past thirty years. France has more than 1,000 public arts schools, more than 25,000 teachers and 280,000 students in all classes. The Charter of Specialized Arts Education for the Initial Teaching of Music, Dance and Drama, setting out the guidelines for this teaching:
> Diversification of disciplines within conservatories (dances, theatre, amplified contemporary music, ...).
> Development of partnership with national education to promote access to arts and cultural education for more students;
> Strengthening links between educational institutions and local amateur practice.
Article 101 of the Law of 13 August 2004 on local freedoms and responsibilities and its implementing texts completed this building:
- specifying the respective role of the State and the local authorities responsible for initial education: in the municipalities initial education and arts education, to the departments the balanced planning of the territory by the realization of development schemes of the teaching of the arts, to the regions the organization and the financing of the cycle of initial vocational education and the national diploma which concludes it. The State, for its part, defines the qualification of teachers and the norms of the classification of schools and ensures their pedagogical functioning.
- defining the missions of public education institutions for music, dance and drama, taking into account, in addition to the traditional missions of initial teaching of music, dance and drama organized or not in curriculum - the development of links with the National Education in arts and cultural education and with amateur practice and the realization of a project of establishment and the registration of the conservatory in a network of institutions, ...
Bac Série Techniques du Théâtre de la Musique et de la Danse (S2TMD)
The baccalaureate Techniques of theatre, music and dance is a technological baccalaureate that is based on the principle of closely articulating training in art and education through art. As a result, the S2TMD series is aimed at those who, for some time, have been projecting themselves in a profession of artists as well as those for whom such a choice is not yet decided or is not even envisaged, but who find in the artistic practice the points of support useful to build their path and simply to build themselves. In this perspective, the Ministry of Culture provides arts schools and high school teachers Resource documents on dance teachings specific to the series.
Conservatories (CRR, CRD, CRC/CRI)
The classification of arts education establishments specialising in conservatories with communal, intercommunal, departmental or regional radiation aims to strengthen the national network of public education in music, dance and drama. It attests to a qualitative and professional foundation that is identical everywhere and for everyone, enabling a wide variety of profiles to be fostered by both amateurs and students integrating the higher education of artistic creation.