Introduction to Dramatherapy Short Course

The course will be of interest and benefit to all those interested in the arts and those working in theatre, health, social care and education. Completion of the course will provide students with a good general introduction to Dramatherapy and a foundation on which to progress to further accredited training.

Dramatherapy is an established profession regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council, and Dramatherapists who’ve completed a master's level training practice under a protected title. Treatment settings include psychiatry, adult and child psychotherapy, physical and learning disability services, forensic and other custodial settings, special and mainstream education, services for the elderly, palliative care and private practice.

About the course

Dramatherapy is an intervention which addresses psychological distress and is concerned with the ways in which the psychotherapeutic application of creative techniques can contribute to beneficial psychological change.

The Introduction to Dramatherapy Short Course will introduce students to the practise of dramatherapy through experential learning, theoretical lectures and seminars.

The course will build awareness of the history and development of dramatherapy and introduce students to some of the key theories informing current practice. Reading materials (articles and reading list) will be provided.

This course will run entirely dependent upon required number of students.

Teaching, learning and assessment

Experiential workshops will offer students the opportunity to encounter the various processes themselves in a group setting, sharing experiences whilst exploring key themes pertinent to dramatherapy practice.

All creative materials and equipment will be provided for the workshops.

Students are required to submit a 2000 word assignment which draws upon theoretical learning and encorporates elements of their own reflective log.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Professional registration

Please note that this is a non-qualifying course and  does not allow persons to practice as a ‘Dramatherapist’ or use this legally protected title. If you are interested in progressing to one of the UK’s professionally accredited training programmes, please visit the website of the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth) at www.badth.org.uk.

Key details

Outcomes: Certificate of attendance

Start date: October 2019. You will be required to attend on the following dates: 26th and 27th October, 30th November and 1st December, 18th and 19th January and 7th and 8th March.

Duration: Over four weekends

Location/Attendance: At QMU Campus/Musselburgh . All weekends run 10am - 5pm.

Delivery: Face-to-face teaching

Fees: 2019 entry:£875 (£630 concession). Payment can be made by card to QMU's Finance Office on tel: 0131 474 0000 (state the course details). Alternatively, you can ask them for bank transfer details - please quote your full name, the name of the course and year of study for reference if paying by this method 

Fee Waiver: N/A

Application process: Applications should be made via our online application form.

For further information, including application process, please contact: Stephanie Turner


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