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  • Entry requirements
    * those who have a number of years’ experience and who wish to update and develop their drama skills further * those more recently qualified in the field of education & training, who wish to prepare themselves for future areas of responsibility within the field * those who have an interest in Drama and would like to develop their understanding of the educational benefits of the field
  • Academic Title
    MA Educational Drama
  • Course description
        *  Are you interested in developing your pupils’ creativity?
        * Are you a primary school teacher with an interest in Drama and Theatre-in-Education?
        * Are you a secondary Drama teacher or FE lecturer, Head of a Drama Department or Creative Arts faculty?
        * Are you involved in Drama activities within your community?
        * Perhaps your professional growth would be enhanced by taking a look at this challenging, professionally relevant degree?

    School of Theatre and Performance

    Drama can play a central role in the curricular and extra-curricular life of most primary and secondary schools and FE colleges.The current move towards a more creative curriculum ensures Drama’s continued importance within the education of our young people.

    Educational Drama

    This MA will enable you to engage in practical exploration and critical debate into the nature, purpose and function of Educational Drama. A series of workshops, lectures and practical projects will provide you with new approaches to Drama, based firmly on an awareness of the changing role and nature of the subject throughout the last century. The MA is awarded on successful completion of six taught modules and a dissertation. There are no formal examinations. Each taught module unites theory and practice in a comprehensive analysis of educational drama so that, by the end of the course, teachers can become confident and well-qualified subject leaders in the area. During the third year of study, your dissertation will be developed from aspects of the course which have particularly stimulated your interest.The dissertation can also build upon your own professional circumstances and experience.

    The Programme - Modules include:

        * The Nature of Enquiry - focussing on effective research methodology.
        * The Introduction of Drama in Education - exploring the early development of the subject, with particular reference to the use of Play and Improvisation.
        * The Work of Dorothy Heathcote - exploring the use of Teacher in Role and Mantle of the Expert within the subject.
        * Current Perspectives in Educational Drama - examining the changing role, nature and purpose of the subject in the last decade.
        * Drama as Therapy - exploring the use of Educational Drama with specific client groups.
        * Independent Study - allowing students to critically reflect upon aspects of the course and develop a project specifically linked to their working environment.

    Features of the Programme

        * study in your local area for a University of Wales higher degree
        * modular programme enables progression at your own pace
        * personal and professional development within a learning community
        * application of management principles and techniques to education and training
        * opportunity for study and reflection
        * opportunity for interaction with experienced educators
        * access to Trinity’s Teaching Resources Centre and other HE information sources
        * personal mentor/tutor

    Mode of Study

    Educational Drama

    The MA can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis.

        Part-time - Modules last for one term (10-12 weeks)

        * Attendance at lecture/seminar sessions
        * Practical projects in schools or colleges
        * 100% coursework

        Full-time - As above, but you will follow TWO modules per term.

    Postgraduate Qualifications

    Educational Drama

    Study modules are credit rated (20 credits at M level per module) and can be used to obtain the following postgraduate qualifications:

        * Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Drama - 3 taught modules - 60 credits
        * Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Drama - 6 taught modules - 120 credits
        * MA Educational Drama - 6 taught modules and a dissertation - 180 credits

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