Drama Training Courses and Workshops

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Total 147 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

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Popular courses:
Drama
Modern Drama
Drama Therapy
Dramatic Arts
Dramatic Writing
Contemporary Drama


Writing for TV Drama

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Filmbase
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dublin, Ireland
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Along with the explosion of high quality television drama over the last decade there has been an increasing diversification of audience viewing patterns. Broadcasters and production companies are increasingly looking for innovative and distinctive drama proposals capable of reaching and attracting large television audiences.

The course is highly recommended for writers who are interested in exploring TV drama as an avenue for their work, but may also appeal to directors and producers seeking a better understanding of television story structure and dynamics.

The course is designed and will be led by Eilish Kent, who worked for the BBC and RTÉ commissioning and developing TV dramas, for over 16 years. She has worked across formats from singles to renewable series, and across genre, from comedy to true life stories. She has brought many first time writers to TV audiences.



Course Content:
•The principles of screenwriting and their application for television drama.
•The current best practice for submitting drama proposals to broadcasters and television production companies.
•The commissioning process and broadcaster ... [Read More]

Performing and Production Arts Level 2 Workshop (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Doncaster College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Doncaster, United Kingdom
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​&,#8364,This one year vocational course is delivered with a balanced mixture of drama, dance, musical theatre and production components, allowing learners to develop their own specialism. The course is made up of practical and theory projects and workshops giving learners the opportunity to expand their horizons within the field of Performing Arts acting, dance, musical theatre, production and specific disciplines.

Course structure





You will cover:? •Introduction to Performance ​and Production
•Staging a Performance
•Production Skills and Practice
•Producing and Performing to an ​Audience.
•Performing Skills and Practice
•Personal Project and Presentation
•Communicating with an Audience
•Contextual Research for Performance and Production



Assessment

​Students are assessed by a variety of methods including written coursework, portfolios of evidence and practical assignments. The assessments are to specific criteria and when successful are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Drama Studies

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: De Montfort University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Leicester, United Kingdom
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Drama Studies degree at De Montfort University engages with drama as a multi-dimensional subject. It combines practical and theoretical explorations of drama and a wide variety of modules. This lively curriculum gives students an opportunity to engage critically with the research and practices of drama, whether devised or scripted, informed by current scholarly thinking, historical theatrical traditions and contemporary methods of performance making. The Drama Studies course is an excellent preparation for students who wish to continue study at postgraduate level or to seek employment in a range of arts and industry related careers, and equips students with a valuable set of transferable skills in preparation for a wide variety of professional employment.

CAMERA TECHNIQUE

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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This course is designed to give students complete freedom and confidence when auditioning in front of a camera. It begins with on-camera interviews so students may view their screen images in playback and observe any facial or physical tensions that need correction. Students learn to relax and to project energetic and positive images rooted in truth. It continues with the exploration of different types of audition techniques for film, television, commercials and industrials in which cue cards and actual scripts are used. Students work behind the scenes as well as on camera, and are trained to operate cameras, sound equipment and the recording computer.

MASK

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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The work of the Mask class is designed to free the student from self-consciousness. Improvisation on themes, including mythology and poetic texts, is used to help students release their imaginations and lead to a more uninhibited physical expression and economy of gesture. Mask work is incorporated into Movement II in Los Angeles.

THEATRE DANCE

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States

This course is intended as an introduction to and instruction in dance/movement styles and social deportment in European societies since the 16th century. This course is taught in Los Angeles during the Second Year in Period Movement and Dance.

VOCAL PRODUCTION

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States

The primary goal of this training is to reinforce and supplement the work in Voice &, Speech, focusing on building the actor&,#146,s vocal instrument by using singing as a tool.

Acting (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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Two Year Degree
- Associate of Occupational Studies
Students graduating from the two-year actor training program at our acting school in New York are awarded the academic degree of Associate of Occupational Studies (A.O.S.). Admission to the Academy&,#146,s Second Year of training is by invitation.

Third Year Academy Company
- Certificate of Advanced Studies in Acting
A third year (by invitation) of advanced training and performance program, Academy Company, leads to a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Acting.

Acting (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States
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Two Year Degree
- Associate of Occupational Studies
Students graduating from the two-year actor training program at our acting school in New York are awarded the academic degree of Associate of Occupational Studies (A.O.S.). Admission to the Academy&,#146,s Second Year of training is by invitation.

Third Year Academy Company
- Certificate of Advanced Studies in Acting
A third year of advanced training and performance program, Academy Company, leads to a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Acting. Upon completion of the Second Year, students may audition on the Los Angeles campus to be accepted to the Academy Company.

Makeup

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States

Basic materials of stage make-up are introduced and students are trained to use them effectively. Individual facial structure is studied, as well as the principles of characterization, creating realistic scars and wounds, the effect of lighting and specific practices of historic periods.

STAGE MANAGEMENT

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States
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Each student serves as stage manager or co-stage manager for an examination or one-act play, learning blocking notation and coordination of production elements. Serving as the assistant to the play director, students gain an important perspective on the rehearsal process that serves them as actors. Students are required to take 1 credit, but may repeat the course for up to 2 credits.

CAMERA TECHNIQUE

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States
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Students prepare to work on a professional film and television set. Exercises focus on understanding technical adjustments required for working in front of the camera and working in a relaxed and truthful way. Students learn the jargon of the industry and various roles played by everyone on set. Students work behind the scenes as well as on camera, and each student is trained to run the camera and the sound equipment.

VOCAL PRODUCTION

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States

The primary goal of this training is to reinforce and supplement the work in Voice &, Speech, focusing on building the actor&,#146,s vocal instrument by using singing as a tool.

Creative Dramatics

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Northeastern Illinois University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States

Development of leadership in conducing creative dramatic programs to serve the needs of children from grades one through twelve.

Drama

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Wilbur Wright College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States

Reading of representative plays from various periods for analysis. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Modern Drama

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of Illinois at Chicago
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States

Theatre theories and techniques developed between 1870 and the present, notably those of Ibsen, Appia, Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Brecht, Artaud, and Grotowski.

Polish Contemporary Theater and Drama

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of Illinois at Chicago
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States

A survey covering the 20th century innovative phenomena in Polish theater in a comparative context.

Drama

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of St. Thomas
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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The drama program at UST prepares students of diverse backgrounds to compete successfully in a wide variety of theater- and performance-related pursuits. Our small size allows for a personal, intensive, conservatory-style program offering considerable one-on-one training. Freshmen and new transfer students are equally eligible to audition for major roles. Students will:
•Develop as artists in their own right
•Become flexible and creative problem solvers
•Think outside the box
•Communicate clearly
•Demonstrate compelling public presence
•Learn to work collaboratively

Recent graduates have worked as the following: actors on stage, in films and for television, playwrights, stagehands, voice-over talent, makeup artists, scenic and costume designers, directors, technical directors, stage managers and theater arts teachers. Recent graduates have been accepted to MFA acting programs, film school and law school.

Contemporary Drama

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: The University of the Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Philadelphia, United States
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A study of the experimental developments in today’s theater, both on Broadway and off, from ‘Waiting for Godot?to the present moment. Students read some of the most famous playwrights of our times: Genet, Beckett, Ionesco, Albee, Pinter, and Shepard, as well as some not so well-known. Theater trips are part of the experience of this course.

Drama

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Community College of Philadelphia
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Philadelphia, United States

Analysis of significant American and foreign plays with emphasis on an understanding and appreciation of both theatrical and literary techniques.

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