BA (Ed) in Theatre and Drama
The Theatre and Drama programme explores critical aspects of theory, practice and pedagogy, to reflect an integrated approach to drama education. The programme identifies how theatre and drama theories and practices provide platforms to incorporate new educational thinking that includes 21st century competencies. Theatre and drama processes and practices will be applied to nurture individual and collaborative learning, reflective and reflexive practice, active problem-solving, empathetic engagement, inter- and intra-cultural understanding, and social and self-awareness. The programme draws from Asian and Western theory, practice, history and philosophy to respond critically to global trends in arts education and cultural policy.
There are no academic pre-requisites for specialisation in Drama. Students who are interested to do Theatre and Drama at NIE must attend an interview-workshop which offers students an opportunity to discuss the programme and participate in a short drama workshop that conveys some of the approaches and pedagogies used. No academic pre-requisites are required. Some background in performance and theatre-making is however preferred. What is most important is that students are willing to collaborate, be imaginative and participate fully in practical and theoretical learning.
Students will do a combination of Academic Subjects (AS) and Curriculum Subjects (CS) in Theatre and Drama, depending on whether they elect to do Theatre and Drama as a Major (AS1) or Minor (AS2) study. The modules include the following:
Academic Subjects (AS):
AAU 10A Acting 1: The Actor’s Voice and Body
AAU 10B Theatre & Drama in Society: Historical Perspectives
AAU 10C Acting 2: Physical Theatre and Embodying Character
AAU 10D Contemporary Theatre: Styles and Conventions
AAU 20A Dramaturgy and Directing
AAU 20B Evolution of Theatre and Drama: Practice and Philosophy
AAU 20C Playwriting and Script Analysis
AAU 20D Traditional Theatre: Styles and Conventions
AAU 20E Devising Theatre: Methods and Practices
AAU 20G Performance, Imagination and Play
AAU 30A Technical Theatre: Staging and Design
AAU 30B Performance Processes: Rehearsing, Staging and Responding
AAU 30C New Theatre Practices (Secondary only)
AAU 40A Applied Theatre: Theory, Practice and Pedagogy (Secondary only)
AAU 40B Young People’s Theatre Practices (Secondary only)
AAU 40C Research Frames for Theatre and Drama Education
Curriculum Subjects (CS):
ACU 22A Theatre and Drama Education
ACU 32A Planning and Facilitating Theatre and Drama Education
ACU 42A Critical Pedagogies in Theatre and Drama Education
ACU 42B Curriculum and Assessment in Theatre and Drama
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