University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

Summary

Become a qualified dramatherapist with this unique programme at Roehampton. It offers a theoretical, experiential and clinical exploration of ritual and drama for working with others to facilitate healing and positive change in a variety of clinical settings.

The MA Dramatherapy programme at Roehampton offers a ritual theatre form of dramatherapy. Influenced by key theatrical figures and explored from anthropological, political, psychological perspectives, the programme offers a clearly structured developmental learning process mirroring the clinical application of dramatherapy at various levels.

The programme offers theatre skills, movement, working with stories and myths, Growtowski?s paratheatrical techniques, crafting theatres of the psyche, working with our own internal dramas and the use of ?rites of passage? within ritual theatre. There are opportunities to work with other art forms and to learn different theoretical perspectives through embodied learning.

On this course, you will learn to facilitate an in-depth therapeutic process for a range of client groups, and devise therapeutic performances and workshops. You will also undertake an original piece of research into dramatherapy practice. The course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and leads to a nationally-recognised professional qualification.

Career prospects

Dramatherapists are employed across the spectrum of health and social care, education and forensic services. Dramatherapists may also operate in private therapy, training and consultancy practice.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,185 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,705 Overseas Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,185 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. Graduate level professional qualifications in appropriate disciplines such as Occupational Therapy, Probation or Social Work are also accepted. A minimum of one year prior clinical experience. A sustained engagement with drama and theatre and competent theatrical skills.
  • International entry requirements: You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. Graduate level professional qualifications in appropriate disciplines such as Occupational Therapy, Probation or Social Work are also accepted. A minimum of one year prior clinical experience. A sustained engagement with drama and theatre and competent theatrical skills. English Language Qualifications approved as Secure English Language Tests (SELTS) for immigration purposes: IELTS Academic 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band. TOEFL Internet Based Test: Overall: 89; Reading: 18; Writing: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 20. Pearson Test of English: 59 overall with no less than 51 in any band.