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  • Entry requirements
    The Certificate in Drama in Education and Society would be of particular interest to social workers, drama therapists, psycho-therapists, prison counselors, people who train volunteers, personnel managers, union organizers and market consultants who wish to add to existing qualifications or to acquire courses which might later be applied to a degree.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate in Drama in Education and Society
  • Course description
    The certificate is awarded upon completion of the following courses with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
    -     DART 2P01 and 2P02
    -     three credits from DART 2P70, 3F76, 3F77, 3F78, 3P03, 3P05, 3P08, 3P09
    -     one of BIOL 1F25, CANA 1F91, MUSI 1F00, PSYC 1F90, RECL 1P12 and 1P91, VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99

    DART 2P01

    Foundations in Drama in Education and Society

    Introduction to theory and practice focusing on basic theatre elements, practical strategies and active participation.

    Lectures, workshop, 4 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to DART (single or combined), DART (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors, minors, and Drama in Education and Society Certificate students until date specified in Registration guide. Students must hold a minimum of 4.0 overall credits.

    Note: materials fee required. Drama in Education and Society Certificate students may register without the minimum of 4.0 overall credits. Contact the Dramatic Arts Department.

    DART 2P02

    Role-playing, Role Drama and Story

    The art and structuring of story and other literary sources as catalysts for drama and interactive learning. Combined theory and practice including work experience.

    Lectures, workshop, 4 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to DART (single or combined), DART (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors, minors and Drama in Education and Society Certificate students until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: DART 2P01 or permission of the instructor.

    Note: materials fee required.

    DART 2P70

    Research and Practice in Production Styles


    Overview of technical and production issues required for performance, ceremony and public presentation.

    Lectures, lab, 4 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to DART (single or combined) and DART (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors, and Drama in Education and Society Certificate students until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: DART 1F99 or permission of the instructor.

    Note: materials fee required.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in DART 2F41.

    DART 3F76

    Theatre in Education: Children's Theatre

    Theoretical study and practical analysis of professional theatre for young audiences.

    Lectures, workshop, 3 hours per week; field trips as required.

    Restriction: open to DART (single or combined) and DART (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors, and Drama in Education and Society Certificate students until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisites: DART 2P01 and 2P02 or permission of the instructor.

    Note: enrolment limited. Materials fee required.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in DART 3P06.

    DART 3F77

    Theatre in Education: Theatre for a Community

    Processes of putting on a play for a community: the place of the play in the community; choosing the play; finding the production team; running rehearsals; play-building around a theme or topic.

    Lectures, workshop, 3 hours per week; additional production and rehearsal time as required.

    Restriction: open to DART (single or combined) and DART (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors, and Drama in Education and Society Certificate students until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisites: DART 1F99, 2P01 and 2P02 or permission of the instructor.

    Note: enrolment limited to 20 students. Students with equivalent experience may register without prerequisite. Materials fee required.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in DART 3P07.

    DART 3F78

    Theatre in Education: Alternative Forms of Theatre


    Adaptation of global theatre into classroom and community settings emphasizing research, discussion and performance.

    Lectures, workshop, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to DART (single or combined) and DART (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors, and Drama in Education and Society Certificate students until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisites: DART 2P01 and 2P02

    Note: materials fee required.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in DART 3F12.

    DART 3P03

    Structuring for Drama: Creating the Fictional Context

    Composing contexts for integrated learning through the arts in schools and elsewhere.

    Lectures, workshop, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to DART (single or combined) and DART (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors, and Drama in Education and Society Certificate students until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisites: DART 2P01 and 2P02 or permission of the instructor.

    Note: materials fee required.

    DART 3P05

    Drama in Language Arts and History Studies


    Drama in Education theories and practical strategies to motivate and enrich learning within these broad areas of study.

    Lectures, workshop, seminar, 3 hours per week; field trips as required.

    Restriction: open to DART (single or combined) and DART (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors, and Drama in Education and Society Certificate students until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisites: DART 2P01 and 2P02 or permission of the instructor.

    Note: enrolment limited. Materials fee required.

    DART 3P08

    Movement: Applications for Education and Theatre

    Theoretical and practical overview of the role of movement in contemporary theatre and in education. Exploration and development of methods for adapting and applying these major theories for creative and educational use.

    Lectures, workshop, lab, 4 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to DART (single or combined) and DART (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors, and Drama in Education and Society Certificate students until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: DART 1F99, or DART 2P01 and 2P02 or permission of the instructor.

    DART 3P09

    Commedia dell'Arte and Improvisation


    Character-based improvisation for the creation of narrative structures; and contemporary manifestations of commedia style performance from the foundation of the classical Italian Commedia dell'Arte

    Lectures, lab, 4 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to DART (single or combined) and DART (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors, and Drama in Education and Society Certificate students until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: DART 2F04 or 2F50 (may be taken concurrently).

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