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A dynamic and practically-based major that prepares students for a highly rewarding career teaching drama in secondary schools.
The major combines practice in acting, devising 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. This major is distinctive in its approach to drama/theatre practice and teaching. It emphasises the importance of content/practical knowledge in theatre and offers innovative approaches to directing and acting.
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Students are required to complete 9 Content units and 2 Curriculum units. Content units educate students in the subject area and the Curriculum units explain how to teach the subject area to others.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|DST1100||Drama as Discovery||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|
|DST4101||Theatre and Young People||15|
|DST4165||Contemporary Theatre Practice||15|
Graduates will be eligible to seek employment in both government and non-government secondary schools teaching Drama.
Secondary Drama Teacher
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