Details for Applied Theatre

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: DRA312
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Applied Theatre

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Compare and contrast various applied theatre methodologies from the perspective of achieving a transformative experience;
  2. Demonstrate advanced skills in developing, justifying and communicating an applied theatre project for a specific context;
  3. Critically analyse from a Christian worldview the notion of theatre as a reflection of society and a force for social change;
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the skills and methodologies required by an individual seeking to work as an Applied Theatre practitioner;
  5. Critically analyse various key theatre practitioners and how their theatrical philosophies and methodologies underpin applied theatre praxis. 

Subject Content

  • What is applied theatre?
  • Pedagogy and creative process of applied theatre/drama
  • Significant practitioners
  • Constructing a narrative
  • The role of applied theatre in social change
  • Theatre in education
  • Applied theatre of Reminiscence 
  • Applied theatre in prisons
  • Applied theatre in the church context

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Case Study Review (30%)
  • Applied Theatre Project Proposal (40%)
  • Research Essay (30%)