NYU Steinhardt

Devising Educational Drama Programs and Curricula

  • Course Number: MPAET-GE 2956
  • Hours: 10
  • Units: 1
  • Description: Educational theatre practitioners need not only an understanding of the basic conventions of educational drama but a wider understanding of the climate of education & the arts. Professionals must be able to respond to the changing needs of urban students, the challenges of today?s society & the broader national educational goals. The class is designed for students who have basic knowledge of the conventions of educational drama & theatre who wish to transfer their classroom experience of a broader venue. Students will build an understanding of different strategies for structuring drama curriculum building to a larger drama program. Participants will develop curriculum targeted at a particular population that they may encounter working as a professional in the field & explore curriculum development for both short & long term programs including the elements involved in creating & developing new drama programs within already existing arts programs or other related settings. Students explore the variety of issues involved in developing new drama programs including assessing a community?s needs, recognizing cultural influences & developing long term goals.
  • Old Course Number: E17.2956