Theory and Practice of Theatre for Development

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Course Code: 
DRF 3108
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Academic Programs: 
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course introduces the students to the history, theory and contexts in which Theatre for Development is used; Concepts of development: and how they inform the Practice of TFD, the Concept and Development of TFD, Pedagogical Theatre as a strategy for individual and social advancement. It considers approaches to Applied Theatre and strategies to managing the dynamics of the practice.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Objectives: 

  1. To introduce to the students key concepts that inform the practice of theatre for development
  2. To enable students to understand the relationship between theatre and development
  3. To equip students with understanding how theatre can be applied as a social service and change agent
  4. To enable students to understand how theatre interfaces with other disciplines and practices as a development strategy
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Ability to identify the key concepts the inform how theatre for development is applied and operates
  • Ability to identify and explain how interdisciplinary approaches involving theatre can further specific development agenda


Practice of Theatre for Development
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