Theatre Skills - Autumn term

Ref: C3528866

The course is for adults with learning disabilities of all skills and abilities .Students with additional needs eg Epilepsy are welcome if they have a support worker with them . The course aims to cover all aspects of creating theatre . Students will have opportunities to explore their own lives and experiences . Drama is an excellent way for students to gain confidence improve their social skills and work as a team . As well as working towards creating an original piece of theatre there will be workshops on different aspects of Theatre Craft like Vocalisation Movement Motivation .

Additional information about this course

This course is for adults with learning difficulties and complex needs

Course aim

For students to be involved in creating an original piece of drama and to be involved in all aspects of this .

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • Course is for adults with learning disabilities .

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

  • Be ready to share my work with others .
  • Understand why teamwork is important for Drama .
  • Use my own experiences to create a piece of drama
  • Lead the rest of the group in either a warm up or game .
  • Challenge stereotypes of people with learning disabilities

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • Feedback given during and at the end of each session .

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • For some students volunteering would be problematic it is hoped students can gain confidence to be more active in planning their own support .

Download full course outline

Theatre Skills - Autumn term Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

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
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