Drama Education

Overview
Internationally recognised course geared towards unearthing the next batch of world-class drama and arts teachers.

This drama course is designed for the contemporary practitioner in drama education, whether you are interested in teaching in a school or running a practice or studio.

Why Study Drama Education at Griffith College?
The Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education is one of Ireland's only specialised certification in drama education qualifications. The H.Dip is available on a part-time basis over a 1 year period and comprises of six modules. The course will provide a path for the progression of drama students to teachers, as well as a professional development opportunity to revitalise the practices of existing drama teachers. Below are some of the benefits of enrolling:

- Modules are certified under QQI's Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects Scheme (ACCS).

- A range of study options are available including part-time evening study, with the possibility to take the programme in three stages under the QQI ACCS scheme.

- Access to performance oriented facilities, including a 600-seater concert hall and an impressively stocked drama library.

- Highly focused and experienced teachers, many of whom are active in the performance arena

Course Highlights
- Provides a pathway for the progression of drama students to teachers.

- Can be utilised as a professional development programme to revitalise the practice of existing teachers.

- Learners are given a thorough grounding in the theories and processes of teaching drama, and provided with detailed knowledge and practice of drama creatively, practically and pedagogically.

- Fully accredited by QQI, making them internationally recognised accredited qualifications. The LSMD is the only institution in Ireland offering QQI validated specialised drama education qualifications.

- Flexible schedule with part-time evening study, and day-time sessions (a mixture of Saturdays and Sundays), with the possibility to take the programme in three stages under the QQI ACCS scheme.

- Access to performance oriented facilities, including a 600-seater concert hall and an impressively stocked drama library.

Subjects taught

Core Subjects
Preparing the Performer
The Creative Process
Pedagogy and Drama Teaching Placement
Professional Practice
Psychology of Teaching and Learning
Applications of the Creative Process

Entry requirements

A primary degree in a drama related field or A primary degree in a non-cognate (unrelated) discipline + grade 10 in Speech and Drama from the LSMD, or an approved substitute. Candidates with significant prior experience in drama education or performance may also be considered under the College's APL and APEL policy. In all such cases, candidates will be required to submit their application for consideration by the College's academic and professional council and may be required to present for interview and/or audition.

Application dates

How to Apply
All applicants must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website homepage.

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2018 will be asked for a copy of their passport.

Duration

1 year part-time.

Post Course Info

Academic Progression
Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education may progress on to study at Level 9

Career Progression
Graduates of the programme have taken many routes and are gainfully employed in the Department of Education and Skills primary and secondary schools, in performing arts and private speech and drama schools around the country; and working within the early – years sector. Many graduates have set up their own private classes, drama schools and performing arts schools.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    HDip

  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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