Course Overview

As a drama teacher; you will use your creative talents to help students discover their confidence and build on it, express themselves through the art of acting, singing, and dancing, and prepare for real-life situations where they may be in the spotlight.

You will inspire students and create opportunities for them to make and understand drama, teaching it as a practical art form through form, style, and convention. Teaching drama will also prepare students to make informed decisions about further learning and progression.

When you teach Drama at secondary level, you will ensure that pupils:

  • Apply knowledge and understanding when making, performing and responding to drama
  • Understand social, cultural and historical context including the theatrical conventions of the period in which they were created
  • Develop a range of theatrical skills and apply them to create performance
  • Work with others to generate, develop, and communicate ideas
  • Develop as creative, effective, independent and reflective students to make informed choices in process and performance
  • Contribute as an individual to a theatrical performance
  • Develop an awareness and understanding of the roles and processes undertaken in contemporary professional theatre practice

Benefits of participating in a Drama teacher training course with us:

  • You will receive ongoing support from the globally-renowned York St John University
  • We are in partnership with an outstanding network of schools, with the added opportunity of being able to teach in sixth forms
  • To help support your year of teacher training, you may be eligible for funding
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