This course is aimed at professional drama teachers who want to revitalise their creative practice and develop advanced research skills in a University context.
Working with academic practitioners, the course is designed to reinvigorate your artistic practice as well as develop the reflective and critical thinking that underpins it. You’ll gain the skills and insight needed to address the current challenges faced by drama teachers in an ever-changing climate of funding cuts and subject competition.
You’ll critically investigate contemporary performance theory and practice whilst exploring the challenges of applying this to everyday practice in the field. You’ll also benefit from working with like-minded peers and academics with significant industry experience, helping you to analyse and reflect on your own professional practice.
Working in partnership with industry professionals from Leeds Playhouse, you’ll have the opportunity to think more broadly about the creative and cultural industries beyond school-based learning.
The course has been designed specifically to allow you to study whilst continuing to work as a teacher. You’ll attend two intensive weekends which will contribute towards your accredited learning. In addition, you’ll undertake a project-based placement which can be built around your teaching commitments at your own school.
This unique course is an extension of the highly successful annual Drama Teachers’ Conference delivered by the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, in collaboration with the University’s Educational Engagement team. The growing popularity of the conference has seen drama teachers from across the country come together to network, engage creatively and further develop their own practice.
You must have successfully completed our Drama Teachers' Conference in order to progress onto this course. Please see Applying, Fees and Funding for more details.