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PDR100 Process Drama - a preliminary course

Course description for academic year 2022/2023

Contents and structure

This module is offered to students in a threemonth exchange programme. It is a preparatory course for the module DRA304 Theatre history and Theatre production (15 ECTS) og DRA308 TIE/Applied Theatre (20 ECTS). Focus is on explorative work through process drama and relevant theories.

The module introduces practical work and theory of process drama. Drama methods and conventions are central. Focus is on the leader/facilitator as a planner, organiser, coach and collaborator.

Learning Outcome


Upon completion of the module, the candidate has obtained knowledge in:

  • Theories of process drama
  • Relevant drama didactics



Upon completion of the module, the candidate has developed the following skills:

  • Make use of a variety of drama educational methods and conventions


General knowledge

Upon completion of the study, the candidate has optained general knowledge in:

  • Facilitatation of a process drama with children and adolescents

Entry requirements


Recommended previous knowledge

An interest for interactive learning processes is recommended

Teaching methods

Process drama, lectures, workshops/student-led teaching, a written assignment: Reflection on a chosen process drama structure.

Compulsory learning activities

It is expected that every student attends all practical lessons ( i. e. workshops, group work)  sharing the responsibility for carrying out learning activities to be able to prepare for the exam:

  • a written assignment: Reflection on a chosen process drama structure. 1500 words.


Practical group exam at the end of the course:

Lead/facilitate a given process drama.

Information about the time and place of the exam will be published on Canvas. Postponed/new exams will be carried out individually.

Mark: Pass/Fail

Examination support material

Props, costumes, technical equipment if needed.

More about examination support material