Certificate in Socially Engaged Theatre (Level 8)

Duration: One Academic Year (Part-time. 2-day blocks, once a month - Friday/Saturday)

Course Fee: €1,450

Closing date for applications:  11th October 2021

What is the course about?

The socially engaged theatre programme is a Level 8 certificate comprising of two 5 credit assessed modules. Through experiential learning, this course provides an opportunity to explore Socially engaged theatre theory and application within a group setting. The aim of the course is to introduce participants to the basic principles of socially engaged theatre. Graduates will learn how to effectively use theatre in both formal and non-formal contexts as a means for positive change. 

What will you be doing?

The first module introduces students to a range of socially engaged theatre processes. Through experiential learning, students will explore the aesthetics, ethical considerations, and transformative potential of socially engaged theatre. In the second module, students will devise and perform socially engaged theatre pieces aimed to address social challenges. 

Why do this course?

  • Learn fresh ways to inspire participants to explore social issues. 
  • Learn approaches to theatre which bring an ethical and aesthetic awareness of socially engaged practices. 
  • Develop your ability to devise, perform and evaluate socially engaged theatre practices that effectively respond to social issues.    

Career Opportunities

Arts in Social Care • Arts in Education • Arts programming Production Management • Arts programme Developer • Arts in Health programmes • Outreach Education programmes • Artist Engaged in Community Issues • Professional Artist • Gallery/Museum Education • Youth work • Community Education • Second Chance Learning • Community Development Officer • Arts in Health Practitioner 


Course Enquiries:
Chriszine Backhouse 

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