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Dramatherapy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
The Dramatherapy course at the University of Roehampton  offers unique training within the Ritual Theatre process of dramatherapy. It draws 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’.
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Overview

The Dramatherapy course at the University of Roehampton 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.

Career prospects

Dramatherapists are employed across the spectrum of health and social care, education and forensic services. Dramatherapists may also operate in private therapy, training and consultancy practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dramatherapy Placement 
  • Research Methodologies and Methods
  • Ritual of Transformation
  • Therapeutic Theatre and Closure
  • Research Project
  • Interprofessional Learning and Practice
  • Ritual of Creative Expression
  • Ritual of Exploration
  • Paratheatrical Explorations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    220 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    89

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General Requirements

  • A minimum of one year prior clinical experience.
  • A sustained engagement with drama and theatre and some basic theatrical skills
  • Appropriate personal qualities such as emotional literacy and an ability to be self-aware and open
  • Two references; normally one of these should be able to comment on the applicant’s academic suitability and the other the applicant’s professional/personal suitability for the programme
  • Evidence of experience, maturity and personal robustness

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9468 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9468 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7140 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7140 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • £595 per ten credits for part time students
  • £804 per ten credits for international part time students

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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