DRAM7001 - Applied Theatre

Title:Applied Theatre
Long Title:Applied Theatre
Module Code:DRAM7001
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Drama
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Description: This module introduces some of the roles drama plays outside of the performance industry, within the settings of education, community and therapy.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 plan and prepare drama workshops
LO2 structure and utilise material appropriate to the specific elements of a drama workshop
LO3 interpret and utilise group dynamics in workshops
LO4 research the varied settings in which theatre and drama can be used
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Arts and Society
The value of theatre and drama within the community.
Workshop Plans
Experiential and theoretical look at what an effective workshop entails. Establishing the facilitator's aims and then creating a structure to achieve them.
Introduction to Applied Theatre
An experiential and theoretical exploration of Augusto Boal's 'Invisible Theatre', and introducing the alternative settings in which theatre can occur.
Group Dynamics
Communication and the formation of groups according to Bruce Tuckman's model of development.
Creativity and Play in Applied Theatre
The importance of creativity for both the individual and community
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay An opportunity for the student to research and explore one aspect of applied theatre in depth. 2,3,4 30.0 Week 10
Other Students will work in teams and facilitate peers in a workshop 1,2,3 50.0 Every Week
Reflective Journal Students will use the journal as way to develop a reflective practice. 1,2,3,4 20.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab An experiential session which aims to introduce theory in practice 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Required reading and preparation of practical work 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Boal, A. 2003, Theatre of the Oppressed, Pluto Press London [ISBN: 0-930452-49-6]
  • Hahlo, R. 2000, Dramatic Events; How to Run a Successful Workshop, Faber & Faber London [ISBN: 0-571-19161-4]
  • Jennings, S. 1986, Creative Drama in Groupwork, Winslow Press [ISBN: 0863880509]
  • Mackey, S. 1997, Practical Theatre, 4, 6 & 7, Stanley Thornes Cheltenham [ISBN: 0-7487-2857-0]
  • Sheila Preston 2016, Applied Theatre: Facilitation, Bloomsbury Methuen [ISBN: 1472576934]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Freire, P. 1985, The Politics of Education, Bergin & Garvey [ISBN: 0897890434]
  • Freire, P., Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Continuum [ISBN: 0826412769]
  • Jennings, S. 1998, Introduction to Dramatherapy, Jessica Kingsley UK [ISBN: 978-1-85302-115-2]
  • Pickering, K. 2005, Key Concepts in Drama and Performance, Palgrave Macmillan UK [ISBN: 978-0-230-80270-4]
  • Slade, P. 1995, Child Play: Its Importance for Human Development, Jessica Kingsley Publishers [ISBN: 1-85302-246-2]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 4 Mandatory