Theatre Skills - Summer term

Ref: C3529028

At theatre Skills students are able to work towards gaining the skills required for creating and performing an original piece of theatre to perform in front of an audience . Workshops are given on subjects such as Creating a Narrative Vocal Skills Physical Skills Teamwork and Cohesion Motivation Choreography Rhythm and Beat. Students are encouraged to share their life experiences and make choices . Theatre Skills is an excellent fun and positive way for students to improve their social skills . Students are encouraged to support each other and take on leadership roles within the group.

Course aim

The course gives adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge required to create an original piece of work and perform it in front of others.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Students gain an understanding of why teamwork is crucial when creating a piece of theatre .
  • Students gain explore and gain an understanding of the elements ,skills needed to create an original narrative.
  • Students have opportunities to take a leading role within the group .
  • Students learn skills and strategies to improve their communication skills

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

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.)
  • It is advisable that students wear comfortable and appropriate clothing and footwear.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course outline

Theatre Skills - Summer term Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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