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Drama Education Major  

This dynamic and practically-based major prepares graduates for a highly rewarding career teaching Drama in secondary schools as well as working as theatre practitioners (actors/designers/directors). Students will also select a minor area of study from across a broad range of other areas. Popular choices include Dance, English, Health Education, Outdoor Education, Music, Visual Arts and Computing but many others are available.


The degree program combines extensive practice in acting and directing with studies in educational theory and teaching practice. Students receive specialised instruction in performance and teaching from experts who are also theatre practitioners and researchers in their own right. Real classroom experience is provided by extended periods of school placement, where students teach classes under the guidance of an experienced mentor.


The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) course is distinctive in its approach to Drama/Theatre practice & teaching. It emphasises the importance of content/practical knowledge in theatre and offers innovative approaches to directing and acting. Successful graduates have the knowledge and flexibility required to teach Drama in schools today and more importantly into the future, combined with working as theatre practitioners should they so choose.


Special Admission Requirements
An audition is required

This unit set is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
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Students must complete 10 Major Content Study units and 2 Curriculum Major units.
Major Content Study Units
DST1100 Drama as Discovery 15
DST1125 Interpretation of Text 15
DST1225 Theatre History 1 15
DST1215 Introduction to Directing 15
DST2245 Writing for Theatre 15
DST2225 The Director in the 21st Century 15
DST2255 Theatre as Change 15
DST3120 Australian Drama 15
DST4101 Theatre and Young People 15
DST4165 Contemporary Theatre Practice 15
Curriculum Major Units
DSE2110 Teaching Secondary Drama 15
DSE2210 Teaching Senior School Drama 15
NOTE: Students should strictly adhere to the Course Plan for Drama Education to ensure that they complete their units in the correct semester of study.

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012