Drama at WHIST
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.
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.
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If you don't have a pin, please call 0191 212 6100 to enquire about enrolling on this course.