BA (Hons) Drama with Secondary Education (QTS)

This course provides a high standard of training and subject knowledge for those who wish to take up a teaching post in the secondary school sector teaching drama. It will give you both drama knowledge at degree level and ensure that those who are successful will be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) - the professional award required by all those who wish to teach in a maintained secondary school. You will undertake both Drama modules and periods of education-based learning at the Walsall Campus. You will also spend at least 120 days divided between a range of different schools at different times during the three year course. As a trainee you will learn how to teach Drama to pupils in the 11-16 age range within the secondary age phase, with additional primary and post-16 enhancements.

The drama content of this programme is significant and offers an opportunity for you to gain experience in multiple areas of contemporary drama, theatre and performance. You will take a practical approach to these disciplines, developing physical and vocal performance skills alongside creative thinking and your work will be underpinned by critical performance theory. During the three years, you will share many classes with students enrolled on the B.A. (Hons) Drama programme. The subject specific drama teaching on this course will enable you to pursue alternative career options outside of teaching should you so desire. The expertise and transferrable skills you will receive will leave you well positioned for a variety of creative industry career paths.

This course complies with the statutory guidance from the Department for Education for Initial Teacher Training courses.