Introduction to Drama

Ref: C3125722

A practical course teaching a variety of drama and theatre skills such as warm up exercises, voice production, story telling, improvisation, movement, and puppetry. The course is hands on throughout and encourages all students to try different skills and ideas. There is an emphasis on working as a team and valuing everyone's contributions.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to a range of drama and theatre skills. To equip students to take part in a theatrical performance in the future and to improve confidence.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Demonstrate team working skills by participating in a creative project on theatre production.
  • Speak in front of other students, in story rounds and offering ideas for a theatrical scene.
  • Participate in, and compare different story making styles such as one sentence stories, using props to tell stories, and creating a story from a given theme with other students through improvisation.
  • Perform a 2/3 African jungle beat drum tempo.
  • Learn about the rainforest through personal research and group activities in the class.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Work towards taking part in a public theatrical performance.

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Introduction to Drama


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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