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Foundation Course in Dramatherapy On Campus 2022


Course Information



October 2022 On campus

Duration 20 weeks
Pattern of Delivery 18 x two hour evening classes plus two Saturdays
Start Date 22 October 2022
End Date 18 March 2023
Course Fee £1175

Please note you must first complete & submit an application form. 
Places will be allocated and secured upon receipt of a successful application. Courses for Health Professionals, Social Workers, Teachers and others interested in finding out about Art Therapies. The following course is offered on a part-time basis for 20 weeks. The course compromises of two full day workshops and eighteen evening classes.

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Please read the  Short Courses & Professional Development Programmes Contract 2020-21 before submitting payment.

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Course Description

Experiential Workshops

These workshops will form the main framework of the course and will be facilitated by experienced registered Dramatherapy practitioners. They will focus on aspects of Dramatherapy, Ritual Theatre and Applied Theatre techniques.

Whilst it is stressed that the main emphasis of the experiential workshops is educational and not therapeutic, participants should be prepared to work with the tensions between their personal and professional learning.

Seminars and Lectures

Throughout the workshop structure, key theoretical and practise-based themes will be explored through peer discussion, as well as some formal tutor-led presentations.


Participants are invited to keep a reflective log of their experiences while on the course which constitutes a record of their personal psychological journey (including images, stories and poems). As such, the log itself will be a highly personal manuscript and will not be assessed. Participants will also be required to participate in a performance process towards the end of the course, which will be assessed by the course tutor and reflective feedback offered. A certificate of attendance will be awarded on the basis of satisfying a minimum attendance of 80% of the course.

Please note that completion of the Dramatherapy Foundation course not guarantee a place on the MA Dramatherapy programme at Roehampton University. 

A programme of experiential workshops led by the course facilitators and seminars given by visiting Dramatherapists from a wide range of fields.

One full-day Induction (Saturday) and introductory workshop to begin the course to be held on October 23 2021, with weekly evening classes to follow; finishing with a full Plenary Day to close on March 19 2022.

Course timetable and dates

This timetable is provisional - dates and times may be subject to change.

Date Time Title
22 October 1000-1630

Introduction to the course.
A day to explore containment, exploration and improvisation in Dramatherapy Theory: Rites of passage and Rituals of transformation

26 Ooctober 1900-2100 1. Working with stories
2. Choosing a story
2 November 1900-2100 Story-making
9 November 1900-2100 Presenting stories
16 November 1900-2100 Embodiment & Enactment of stories
23 November 1900-2100 Theory: Use of metaphor & Symbol
30 November 1900-2100 Case Vignette of story work
7 December 1900-2100 1. Improvisation
2. Use of Applied Theatre techniques
14 December 1900-2100 1. Play & spontaneity
2. Preparing the space
11 January 1900-2100 Props, puppets & masks
18 January 1900-2100 Theory: Developmental play
25 January 1900-2100 Brook 'The Empty Space'
1 February 1900-2100 Winnicott's 'Playing & Reality'
8 February 1900-2100 1. Therapeutic Theatre
2. Collaborative process

15 February

1900-2100 Collaborative process
22 February 1900-2100 Clinical Settings and client groups
1 March 1900-2100 Devising a Therapeutic Theatre performance
8 March 1900-2100 Facilitation skills
15 March 1900-2100 Designing and developing a workshop
18 March 1000-1630 Theraputic Theater Performances.Feedback and Reflections
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