Drama Course

Ref: C3125992

A six-week course for people to learn new creative skills by creating and delivering a piece of Theatre at the end of the course. We will select a common topic of local interest, and then working individually and also in small groups, students will use their own life-experiences to create the piece of Theatre from scratch. This will appeal to people who want to work creatively in a wide variety of different ways – words, music, and dance - and from that a piece of Theatre will be developed that will be performed at the end of the course.

Course aim

As a group we will create a piece of Theatre of local interest, using our experience, words, music, and dance.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • To help develop skills to create, and take part in, a finished piece of Theatre.
  • To develop skills of communication through the media of words, music, and dance.
  • To create a piece of spontaneous work from scratch, without any preconceived ideas or thoughts.
  • To work collectively with other people in a group to devise and tell stories.

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?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • 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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • A pen and notebook.

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

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Drama Course


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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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