Drama for LDD

Ref: C3744827

Each week we will be working through drama exercises from the basics to more advanced ideas. Students will be expected to join in with most of the activities, often find their own 'voice' through them. A short play may be created by students and filmed for them to keep. Students will be encouraged to access local theatres, shows and films or T.V. shows of their choice and report back to the group.

Course aim

This Drama course will cover some of the basics of Drama games and performance, help students to build their confidence and, if the students request it, learn how to create a DVD film of their short plays.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people who have learning disabilities or similar issues. Supporters are welcome too.

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

  • you will understand some of the basics of Drama and acting
  • you will learn how to speak-up for yourself in small groups
  • you will find out how to create a short play
  • you will have helped to make a film of your play

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
  • 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
  • Please note the new venue for this Drama course. Please contact: Portsmouth@wea.org.uk for more information about this.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • You may be asked to watch films or find music for the drama stories and DVD.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • join amateur dramatics groups in this area. volunteer at local theatres.

Download full course information sheet

Drama for LDD


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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