Drama at WHIST

Ref: C2522955

Through drama, learners have opportunities to be creative and experience inspiration and enjoyment. Creating and exploring a variety of dramatic disciplines. Improving confidence, communication skills and health & well being. Learners will have the opportunity to produce, perform and devise their own theatre production to perform to an audience.

Course aim

To develop a knowledge and understanding of dramatic experience. To develop competence in communication skills through participation and exploration in dramatic styles. To examine self and others through participation and reflection of dramatic experience. To build on an appreciation for drama and theatre as a process art form.

Who is the course for?

Women only. Students must be registered as members of WHIST to take part in these courses.

What topics will this course cover

Drama forms and styles, movement and body language, Improvisation, Script work Communication skills, Confidence building.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1. Devise, produce and create a scripted show. 2. Communicate a character role to an audience, using voice, gesture,movement timing and space. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the character and situation all of the time 4. Recall and perform a script from memory.

How will I know I'm making progress?

There will be no formal assesment as such but there will be feedback from the tutor both from an individual and group perspective. The students will be encouraged to review progress with me as the tutor and as a group through peer assessment. The learners will demonstrate learning by perform to an invited audience receiving futher feedback from family, friends and the wider community. Formal feedback via the individual learning plan.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

All books, scripts and materials will be supplied by tutor

Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

Futher courses with WEA and/or other service providers i.e. Advanced or accredited courses. Join other local community groups interested in performing arts.

Download full course outline

Drama at WHIST Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
Visa Credit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Debit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Electron payments supported by RBS WorldPay Mastercard payments supported by RBS WorldPay Maestro payments supported by RBS WorldPay JCB payments supported by RBS WorldPay Solo payments supported by RBS WorldPay
RBS WorldPay Payments Processing