Certificate in Teaching Speech and Drama

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Introduction

This course aims to introduce key concepts and developments in the practice and pedagogy of Drama as an artistic medium for engaged and collaborative learning. Learners will widen their knowledge of drama games and activities, sharpen their classroom management skills, practice effective engagement and refine their facilitation style. Upon completion of the course, learners will be equipped with the skills to plan and deliver meaningful Drama and drama-based programmes at all levels.

Terms and Conditions

Learners will be presented with a digital certificate upon successful completion of the course..

Class Schedule*

January 2022 Intake

Day of the Week Time Duration
Every Tuesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

July 2022 Intake

Day of the Week Time Duration
Every Tuesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

*Note

  • Classes are held once a week.
  • The above schedules are subjected to final confirmation.
Module 1 – Introduction to Drama in Education (8 sessions x 3 hours)

In this module, learners will examine a range of Drama conventions that are used in a participatory classroom to build specific skills and capabilities. Learners will explore how they can nurture young learners through creative teaching strategies. During the lessons, learners will learn about vocal skills, physical tools, and the effective implementation of Drama activities. Learners will also be exposed to text-based approaches, techniques of improvisation and classroom management skills.

Module Content

  • Introduction to specific tools of improvisation and text
  • Structure effective lesson plans with aims, objectives and learning outcomes
  • Strategies implementation for discussion and reflection
  • Processes of storytelling and scenario building
  • Examine how Drama operates aesthetically and pedagogically as a creative, engaged and empowering process

 

Module 2 – Teaching In, Through and About Drama (8 sessions x 3 hours)

In this module, learners will be introduced to frameworks and methodologies that enable them to develop skills and capacities in applying and using drama as a medium that enhances social-emotional competences, socio-cultural understanding, aesthetic engagement and agency in their students. During the lessons, learners will study about the underpinning theories and practices of imagination, creativity, and play. Learners will explore the application of Process Drama conventions and investigate approaches of teaching and learning through drama. Learners will also focus on modes of devising with young learners of Drama.

Module Content

  • Using specific conventions of process drama and devised theatre
  • Developing and delivering effective lesson plans
  • Facilitating critical dialogue
  • Structuring schemes of work
  • Selecting specific stimuli and resources
  • Implementing lessons effectively
  • Conducting formative and summative assessments in the Drama classroom

 

Applicants must be 17 years old and above.

Course Fees

  Fees Fees (After NSA subsidies)
Certificate in Teaching Speech and Drama S$1,020.00 S$543.36

Other Fees

Application Fee S$48.00

All fees stated above include GST and exclude material costs.


Subsidies

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

National Silver Academy
Applicable to Singaporean seniors aged 50 and above who will receive a subsidy of 50% off the course fee (capped at $500 per course). Please note that the subsidy will only apply to the course fee and will not cover GST.

Address (for payment via cheque)

Cheques should be crossed and made payable to the 'Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' and send to:
80 Bencoolen Street (S) 189655. The student's name, NRIC/Passport number and contact number must be written on the reverse side of the cheque.

Refund of Fees

Withdrawal before the course commencement date Course fee^ will be refunded after deduction of S$107.00 as administrative charges.
Withdrawal on or after course commencement date
No refund will be given.
^Application fees and miscellaneous fees are non-refundable.

Cancellation/ Postponement

  • NAFA reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course without prior notice.
    In the event that the class is unable to proceed due to unforeseen circumstances, NAFA will process a full refund of the course fees.

Withdrawal/ Deferment/ Transfer

  • Withdrawal or deferment requests should be made in writing with supporting relevant documents (if any) to Centre for Lifelong Education. Request for deferment is subject to approval.
  • No deferment is allowed once the course has commenced.
  • No transfer of course upon application.

Replacement of Classes

  • There is strictly no replacement lesson should the participant absent himself/herself from the course.

Important Note:
NAFA Centre for Lifelong Education reserves the right to reject any application under any circumstance. If we reject your application, we will refund any amount that has been paid in relation to the application that is rejected or voided without interest.

NAFA Centre for Lifelong Education reserves the right to alter the rules and regulations, course contents, class schedule, delivery mode and fee structures without prior notice.
July 2022 Intake [APPLICATION CLOSED]

Study Period: 4 July - 30 October 2022

The next intake of Certificate courses will be Commencing January 2023 and application opens in November 2022.

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Important Note:
NAFA Centre for Lifelong Education reserves the right to reject any application under any circumstance. If we reject your application, we will refund any amount that has been paid in relation to the application that is rejected or voided without interest.

NAFA Centre for Lifelong Education reserves the right to alter the rules and regulations, course contents, class schedule, delivery mode and fee structures without prior notice.

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