928 Drama 1


Drama is an aesthetic subject as well as an arts and culture subject. To study drama as part of the teacher education means acquiring specialised skills in various types of dramatic fiction and theatre, as well as planning drama and theatre activities for children and adolescents. Drama is the school’s theatre subject, but also provides an opportunity to engage in drama pedagogy’s creative learning activities, which can be used in other subjects.

Being a teacher of drama involves using one’s specialised skills to achieve goals within the sphere of drama-aesthetic expression. In the 10-year compulsory school, this is associated with the school’s subjects, themes and project work.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

Drama is included as a compulsory course in the study programme, Subject Teacher: Practical & Arts Subjects, and is an elective course in the study programme, General Teacher Education. However, the study programme is also open to other students who wish to include drama (30 ECTS) in their range of subjects. The study programme is suitable for teachers who want to work with explorative drama work in schools, and drama as a means of expression and method in teaching and instruction.
The study programme is also suitable for teachers who work in culture schools, and cultural workers and others who want to study and understand forms of expression that are based on drama and play.
Applicants to the study programme must fulfill general admission requirements.

Aim of the Programme

Students will develop knowledge of how play and theatre arts may be combined in drama pedagogy. Emphasis will therefore be placed on improving students’ skills in various forms of dramatic expression, as well as artistic-pedagogic use of the forms of expression of both theatre and play.

For more information please refer to the course description.

Further Education opportunities

Drama 1 (30 ECTS) can be taken in parallel with Drama 2 (30 ECTS) in the one-year study programme, (total: 60 ECTS). The one-year programme provides the foundation for further study at Drama 3 level, or may be included in a bachelor’s degree.
This may provide the basis for a bachelor’s degree in drama; this may further provide the foundation for study at master’s level.

Curriculum and structure

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
30DRA Drama 1 30.00 O 15 15        
Total: 15 15 0 0 0 0
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The study programme includes two course units: Basic Introduction to Drama and Theatre (15 ECTS) and Children, Drama and Theatre (15 ECTS).

For more information please refer to the course description.

Teaching and Learning Methods

For information please refer to the course description.

Theory and Practical Training

For information please refer to the course description.

Assessment Methods

For information please refer to the course description.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Frode Evenstad <Frode.EvenstadSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Ian Hector Harkness - 30/05/2009