University Of Kwazulu Natal Drama Department

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University Of Kwazulu Natal Drama Department

Image result for University Of Kwazulu Natal Drama DepartmentDrama and Performance Studies involves the creation, performance and appreciation of drama, dance, theatre and theatre-related media, as well as the study of applied drama for education and development, in theory and practice, within the local and global contexts. It promotes personal growth with special emphasis on cognitive, social and communication skills by developing internal and external personal resources and modes of critical thinking.

The Drama and Performance Studies programme is a recognized centre of excellence in performing arts, with a strong focus on the southern African context.  The programme is structured around three main Performance Studies streams and the dynamic synergies between them.  These streams are: Theatre Studies, Dance Studies, and Applied Theatre Studies. The pedagogy of the programme is rooted in the constant interplay between theory and practice, and in interrogating the local and global contexts within the ever-expanding Drama and Performance Studies field.

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The programme aims to promote:

  • The creation, performance and appreciation of drama, dance, theatre, applied theatre, and theatre-related media in the South African and, in particular, the KwaZulu-Natal context;
  • Personal growth with special emphasis on cognitive, social and communication skills by developing internal and external personal resources and modes of critical thinking;
  • A deeper understanding and acceptance of difference and similarity through providing a platform for many cultural perspectives and forms: past and present, local and global;
  • An understanding of the educational potential of theatre, dance and applied theatre as bridge to the local communities.

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  • Drama & Performance Studies 101: Elements of Drama

  • Drama & Performance Studies 102: Performance Studies

  • Drama & Performance Studies 201: Twentieth Century Practioners

  • Drama & Performance Studies 2: Production Module

  • Drama & Performance Studies 204: Origins And Uses of Drama

  • Drama & Performance Studies 270: Special Topics

  • Drama & Performance Studies 303: Production Module

  • Drama & Performance Studies 305: Choreography

  • Acting and Dance: Dram 306: Acting and Dance

  • Education and Development A: Dram 307

  • Scriptwriting: Dram 308

  • Directing and Choreography: Dram 309

  • Playwriting: Dram 310

  • Education & Development B: Dram 311

  • Drama & Performance Studies 3: Special Topics

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Postgrad courses on Offer:

Contemporary Dance – History and Aesthetics; Topics in Theatre Studies; Applied Participatory Drama; Performance Studies; Special Topics in Drama; Honours Research Paper: Drama; Applied Drama; Product Oriented Applied Drama; Independent Production; Special Elective in Drama; Special Topics in Drama

 

Contact us:

Name Email Address Contact No Campus
Ms N Madlala madlalan@ukzn.ac.za Room 109, NAB 0332605551 PMB
Mr P Datlen Datlen@ukzn.ac.za Room 112B, NAB 0332605337 PMB
Ms T Hammerschlag hammerschlagt@ukzn.ac.za Room 110, NAB 0332605553 PMB