1 x 3-hour workshop weekly
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
^ DRAM1001 - Drama 1A: First Stages
Topic description
The Drama Workshops are practical topics designed to further skills and extend experience in theatrical practice. Workshops will focus on improvisation skills and working on rehearsed readings of scripts in small groups.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • develop students' understanding of the basic skills required in acting and producing work for the stage, including:

    • Improvisational skills

    • Rehearsed readings

    • Engaging in one full production

  • provide students with the basic skills required for teaching drama at primary or secondary level

  • encourage students to conduct group-devised work as distinct from individual work

  • develop students' understanding of the theatricality of older plays beyond their literary value

  • encourage students towards more incisive critical thinking of performance from a practical standpoint

  • integrate the historical aspects of theatre with the practice of theatre through an alliance between Drama 1 and Drama Workshop
Expected learning outcomes
Upon completion of this topic students will:

  • be able to evaluate their own competence in the variety of skills required as a performer in order to identify their strengths and weaknesses

  • have developed increased synchronic and diachronic understanding and consequent enthusiasm for the field of drama

  • have a greater level of competence in collaborating with peers

  • have developed a greater level of confidence in the ability to create a performance

  • have a deeper appreciation of the skills required to embody a text