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Master of Education (Drama)

  • This specialisation provides opportunities for advanced academic study in drama and professional practice in drama and drama education. It addresses drama performance and processes, their application to educational contexts, and the multi-disciplinary approach needed for drama learning and performance. Both theoretical and practical issues of drama pedagogy are discussed, focusing on contemporary issues in drama and drama education. You will develop insight and understanding of the creative processes of drama and drama education, including performance, and skills in the teaching of drama as a subject and as a vehicle for learning. You will also explore the functions of drama and the theatre in a range of contexts.

    • A good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university

    • A teaching qualification such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education, Singapore
      or
      at least ONE year of relevant working experience in education.

    For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.

  • Effective from August 2017 intake

    The coursework for this specialisation comprises 1 core course, 3 required specialisation courses, 2 open elective/specialisation elective course plus either:

    • a dissertation or
    • two additional courses (1 required specialisation course and MED 902 Integrative Project)

    MED 902 Integrative Project is open only for applicants pursuing the degree totally by coursework.


    Core Courses

    • MED 900 Educational Inquiry

    Required Specialisation Courses

    • MDR 901 Theatre Making
    • MDR 902 Drama Education, Curriculum & Assessment
    • MDR 903 The Teacher as Facili-Actor
    • MDR 904 Arts-based Research*
    • *to be taken only if on coursework-only route

    Open Elective Course

    Other than the core and specialisation courses, you may select open elective courses offered across all NIE Master Degree programmes. The offer of electives is reviewed regularly to reflect developments in education and the respective fields. You are advised to take note of the prerequisites (if any) before registering.

    *You also have the option to select elective courses offered in other programmes and specialisations subject to the approval of the programme coordinator.

    Optional Specialisation Courses are offered subject to demand and availability of faculty expertise.  Hence, not all specialisation courses are available for selection to every intake.

    OR

    Specialisation Elective Course


    List of Specialisation Elective Courses

    • MDR 904 Arts-based Research**
    • MDR 921 Page to Stage
    • MDR 922 Theatre in the Community
    • **students who do dissertation may take this course as a specialisation elective course


    Download the course descriptions for the programme

    Important note for matriculated students: 
    Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult your programme leader if you need clarifications.

    Note: Programme structure is subject to changes

  • The degree of Master of Education is generally offered on a part-time basis although full-time studies are also available for some specialisations. The candidature periods are as follows:

    Full-time

    Minimum

    1 year

    Maximum

    2 years

    Part-time

    Minimum

    2 years

    Maximum

    4 years

  • Our tuition fees are subject to revision on a yearly basis. More details can be found here.

  • There are generally two intakes a year (January and August). You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May/June and November/December to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

    Applications may be made online.

    More information on required documents for application can be found here.

    For graduate teachers from the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore seeking PDCM-Master’s Degree sponsorship, more details can be found here.

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  • Hear from our students

    Master of Education (Drama) experience by Mia Tiara Nurhidayah



    Sharing Sessions at NIE Postgraduate Fair 2016

    Re-enchantment through Arts Education: Revitalising the classroom



    For more sharing sessions videos taken at NIE Postgraduate Fair 2016, please click here.