What will I learn?

Overview

Get professional training in dramatherapy on this Health and Care Professions Council-accredited course. Our emphasis on clinical placements and a range of dramatherapy approaches will prepare you for work in the arts therapies. When you graduate, you will be qualified to work as a dramatherapist in the UK and overseas, and eligible for registration with the HCPC in the UK.

Through lectures, practical workshops, case discussions and theoretical studies, our course will introduce you to a range of approaches to dramatherapy. You will reflect on your own practice in group discussions and be supported by an extensive programme of tutorials and supervisions.

Your studies will focus on intercultural practice, attachment/mother-infant observation and the understanding of how past relationships manifest in current client difficulties – and how they can be worked with through the dramatherapeutic relationship. You will also work with music therapists in lectures and performance work, such as Playback Theatre.

Assessment

You will demonstrate your learning in several ways, including essays, live presentations and practical tasks such as improvisation and performance. You will also be asked to undertake some self-analysis and reflection in discussion with your personal tutor.

Half-way through the course, your progress will be assessed by an examiner. Your final piece of written work will be a Major Project which involves clinical evaluation. In the final oral assessment, you will present a piece of clinical work to two examiners, who will assess your overall clinical skills and readiness to practice.

Careers

As a qualified dramatherapist you will be able to work in many different areas, such as the NHS, social services, education, or community projects. You may also choose to work privately or on a freelance basis, with a client base from prisoners to children with learning difficulties.

Successful completion of this course will allow you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council – a legal requirement for practising dramatherapists in the UK.

Which department am I in?

Music and Performing Arts

Study options

Full Time (24 months)

Tuition fees
£13,500.00 (US$ 16,656) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

14 September 2020

Venue

Cambridge Campus

East Road,

Cambridge,

Cambridgeshire,

CB1 1PT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Bachelor degree with final GPA of 2.7. Those who hold a recognised pre-Masters course is also considered. Our standard entry criteria for postgraduate courses is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

For international students

Students need a good 2.1 honours degree classification (or equivalent) in drama, performing arts or a related subject. Evidence of sustained engagement with drama in a variety of forms (theatre, movement, performance). Relevant motivation, maturity and ability to reflect on self in relation to others. Two references, DBS Enhanced Level check and Occupational Health clearance will be required. Minimum of 1-year full time (or equivalent) clinical/field work experience preferably with children, adults or older people working in a caring capacity including in teaching, social work, mental health and community drama in a professional or voluntary capacity. Students will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 (Academic level with no individual score being lower than 6.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognized by Anglia Ruskin University.

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