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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Drama Therapy Psychology Specialisations

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Summary

Become a qualified dramatherapist with this unique programme at Roehampton. It offers a theoretical, experiential and clinical exploration of ritual and drama for working with others to facilitate healing and positive change in a variety of clinical settings.

The MA Dramatherapy programme at Roehampton offers a ritual theatre form of dramatherapy. Influenced by key theatrical figures and explored from anthropological, political, psychological perspectives, the programme offers a clearly structured developmental learning process mirroring the clinical application of dramatherapy at various levels.

The programme offers theatre skills, movement, working with stories and myths, Growtowski’s paratheatrical techniques, crafting theatres of the psyche, working with our own internal dramas and the use of ‘rites of passage’ within ritual theatre. There are opportunities to work with other art forms and to learn different theoretical perspectives through embodied learning.

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.

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.

Modules

This module is the first of three Placement modules which together involve students undertaking appropriate clinical placements in which they cumulatively demonstrate the Standards of Proficiency required to register as a Dramatherapist with HCPC. Dramatherapy Placement 1 prepares students for their initial placements through a taught curriculum which includes key technical and clinical approaches to working dramatherapeutically with a range of client groups. Group processes will be explored in relation to key theorists providing a clear theoretical understanding of the life and stages of groups to prepare students for working with groups in their first placement. The Placement Viva provides an opportunity for students to share their learning by presenting an overview of, and vignettes from, their respective placement experiences.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,185

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,705

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. Graduate level professional qualifications in appropriate disciplines such as Occupational Therapy, Probation or Social Work are also accepted. A minimum of one year prior clinical experience. A sustained engagement with drama and theatre and competent theatrical skills.

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more