Drama Education 25 ECTS credits

Basic Studies in Drama Education are suitable for all who are interested in drama as a genre of art and in the use of drama and activity-based working methods in educational and teaching work.

Drama education is an experiential discipline involving art education. It studies the means of drama and theatre in teaching and education and drama as a genre of art in educational and learning environments. As a discipline it is built on sociocultural and collaborative learning and focuses on the inclusive, integrative and inquiring role of art.

The studies focus on the tight interaction between theory and practice: the activity-based periods in teaching are linked to theory in the learning assignments. In this way, individual work and group learning alternate in the learning process. A practice-theoretical orientation is built in the studies through the development of the student’s own skills to drama teacher ship, and a general picture is created of the working methods and genres in drama education. The basics of doing and directing presentational and applied drama are also studied. Teacher ship is considered from viewpoints combining different professional images: teacher-dramaturge, teacher-director, and teacher-actor.

Application Procedure

The students in the Faculty of Education can apply for the right to study a minor subject as part of the Faculty’s common application process for minor subjects to be arranged in the spring term. The deadline for the 1st round of applications is week no. 9, after which a second round is organized for any places that have remained.

The license to pursue studies for a minor subject is given for the next academic year. The duration of the right is one academic year.

For students from other faculties and those pursuing non-degree studies in a minor subject, the deadline for applications is August 15. They are given the right to study a minor subject for the next two academic years.

About 20 students are admitted annually to pursue studies in a minor subject. Preference is given to the students of the Faculty of Education.

For the application forms, see http://www.oulu.fi/ktk/lomakkeet.

For more information on practical issues related to minor subject applications in the Faculty, see here.

Application Guidance

More details on applying for the right to pursue studies in a minor subject are available from the Faculty’s study advisors, especially Minna Sainio. Any questions related to study rights should be addressed to Helena Seppälä, Chief Academic Officer.

Person in Charge

The person in charge of the minor subject studies is Hannu Heikkinen.

More Information on the Studies

A more detailed description of Drama Education including the courses involved is to be found in the Faculty of Education Catalogue of Minor Subject Studies on WebOodi.

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Last updated: 6.3.2014