University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

Dramatherapy

Become a qualified dramatherapist with this unique programme at Roehampton. It offers a practical and clinical approach, underpinned by Ritual Theatre theory, for working with others to impact healing and a positive change through drama. The MA Dramatherapy programme at Roehampton offers unique training within the Ritual Theatre process of dramatherapy. Drawing heavily on the theatrical observations of Peter Brook and the experiments of Jerzy Grotowski, as well as anthropological notions of "rites of passage" and the importance of "myth", the programmes offers a clearly structured developmental process for the clinical application of dramatherapy at various levels. On this course, you will learn to facilitate an in-depth therapeutic process for a range of client groups, and devise therapeutic performances and workshops. You will also undertake an original piece of research into dramatherapy practice. The course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and leads to a nationally-recognised professional qualification. The programme consists of three stages, which offers a clearly structured developmental process for the clinical application of dramatherapy. In Stage One, you will be introduced to basic theatre skills and use these creatively to work with established stories and characters. This progresses into an exploration of the personal identifications that we have with stories and myths, and an understanding of the deep foundations within many cultural traditions of using ritual, drama and performance for the enhancement of health. In Stage Two, the focus moves on to employing drama and theatre processes as vehicles for exploring our own inter-personal and internal 'dramas'. Stage Three is where you will conduct your own piece of practical investigation or research into the literature and theory-base of dramatherapy practice. The Dramatherapy programme will provide you with a broad range of skills enabling you to pursue your own research interests across a wide spectrum of dramatherapy practice and theory.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,672 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,520 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,672 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,672 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,672 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 556 per Credit (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 752 per Credit (International) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 556 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 556 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 556 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 556 per Credit (EU) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Whitelands College Wandsworth SW15 4JD South East

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