About the course
This programme is designed for the contemporary practitioner in drama education, whether teaching in a school or running a practice or studio. It is intended that this programme will provide a path for the progression of drama students to become teachers, as well as a professional development opportunity to revitalise the practices of existing drama teachers.
In recent years there has been a dramatic rise in the number of schools operating countrywide in this field. Parents continue to look for specialist classes in speech, drama, dance, communication and public speaking beyond the specified curriculum.
The key abilities which will contribute to successful individual participation on the programme have been identified as: a high level of drama performance skills; a thorough knowledge of drama theory; creativity in drama education; an ability to understand theoretical concepts in education; excellent communication skills; a genuine desire to nurture and develop drama skills among learners of all ages and abilities; an openness to new ideas; and an ability to challenge and interrogate conventional methods. The programme will be delivered by LSMD lecturers in the fields of education, psychology, storytelling, writing, directing, mime, dance, acting and voice. The teaching strategies employed will seek, by example, to encourage practices, which will disseminate artistic and creative initiatives, and require the students to instigate and develop their own ideas and reflect on the processes involved.