Specialist Diploma in Applied Drama & Psychology

 


Introduction

The SP Media Arts and Design School is pleased to introduce our Specialist Diploma in Applied Drama &Psychology. This is a course we offer to enable working professionals in the education and social service settings to deepen their skills set in a new knowledge domain as part of their journey in being a life-long learner. This part-time course can be completed in one year.

Course Objectives

The course aims to address the increasing demand for different and creative approaches in addressing the complex needs of clients in the social service and education settings. Through practical, hands-on knowledge acquired through the Applied Drama modules as well as a deepening in understanding of clients’ needs through Psychology, learners will acquire the skill set of using applied drama tools to address the needs of the community they are working with.

Suitable for

This course is specially designed for educators (across sectors such as early childhood, MOE schools, special education etc) and all social service professionals who wish to learn about using applied drama as a tool in working with clients in education and social settings. With the knowledge acquired, learners are able to use applied drama in a variety of settings. For example, using drama in the classroom, using drama to engage clients in a dialogue regarding sensitive issues, using drama to create awareness of an issue, empowering clients through the use of theatre.

This course is for students with no or minimal prior knowledge in psychology or applied drama.


Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a Polytechnic Diploma or Degree in any related area in social services, psychology or education from a recognised institution. Applicants with training in other disciplines must have at least 1 year of working experience in the area of social services, psychology or education.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience in the area of social service or education. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.


Course Outline

The course consists of six modules conducted over two semesters within one academic year. The psychology modules will be conducted during weekday evenings with 50% of the sessions being e-learning. The applied drama modules will be conducted on Wednesday afternoons and on Saturdays. Applied drama lessons are experiential and collaborative in nature and commitment to the sessions are required. All Applied Drama sessions are conducted as in class lessons.

Please refer to the class schedule under [Register] tab.

This course consists of 2 Post Diploma Certificates (PDCs) covering a total of 6 modules. Completion of PDC 1 is required for progression to PDC 2.

Students with prior experience in psychology or applied drama may write in to request for exemption to modules, with exemption being granted from a case by case basis.

This course consists of 2 post diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC will consist of a three modules and the details are as follows:


PDC 1 Post-Diploma Certificate in Drama & Developmental Psychology
Module 1 – Elements of Drama
Module 2 – Facilitation Practices
Module 3 – Current Issues & Trends in Human Development

PDC 2 Post-Diploma Certificate in Applied Drama with Community Psychology
Module 4 – Applied Drama: Working Through Processes
Module 5 – Collaborative Playbuilding
Module 6 – Community in Context

Please click for Module Synopsis

Applicants who are not able to commit to the time required for the full specialist diploma may choose to take individual modules. Credits earned from the modular learning can be accumulated to gain a full specialist diploma qualification within 2-year validity period. Please submit your application for the course and send an email to ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg and state the modules you would like to apply for.


Award / Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of the modules in each PDC, the participant will be awarded the Post-Diploma Certificates respectively.

Upon successfully acquiring the two PDCs within 2-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma in Applied Drama & Psychology qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.


Course Fees

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SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN APPLIED DRAMA & PSYCHOLOGY
POST DIPLOMA CERTIFICATES (PDC)SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVESINGAPORE PR

ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME

(for SC)*

ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME

(for PR)**

WORKFARE TRAINING SUPPORT SCHEMEOTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS
Post-Diploma Certificate in Drama & Developmental Psychology$414.09$276.06$1,104.24$285.09$330.24 $156.09$2,760.60
Post-Diploma Certificate in Applied Drama with Community Psychology$465.85$310.57$1,242.27$320.73$371.52 $175.60$3,105.68
Total Course Fees:$879.94$586.63$2,346.51$605.82$701.76
$331.69$5,866.28

*SC - Singapore Citizens

**PR - Permanent Residents

 

Other Fees Payable:

FEE DESCRIPTIONPER SEMESTER (AFTER GST)
 SINGAPORE CITIZENSSINGAPORE PR AND OTHERS
Examination Fee-$16.05
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.49
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01$1.01
Insurance Fee (GPA)$1.70$1.70
Total$10.20$26.25

- The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- Post Diploma Module Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy:
- Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 70% refund of paid course fee.
- Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement, no refund of paid course fee.
Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.

 

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Terms and Conditions

 

Please click here for application procedure

Date of Course Commencement:
20 Apr 2020

Academic Calendar

Registration Period:

1 Dec 2019 - 31 Jan 2020

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Class schedule:

Current Issues & Trends in Human Development

April – May 2020, 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm

20 Apr, 22 Apr, 27 Apr, 29 Apr, 4 May, 6 May, 11 May, 13 May, 18 May, 20 May

July – August 2020, 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm

13 Jul, 15 Jul, 20 Jul, 22 Jul, 27 Jul, 29 Jul, 3 Aug, 5 Aug, 11 Aug, 12 Aug

 

* 50 % of the classes in this module are e-learning

Elements of Drama

May – June 2020

27 May, 2pm – 6 pm

30 May, 10 am – 5 pm

3 Jun, 2 pm – 6 pm

6 Jun, 10 am – 5 pm

10 Jun, 2 pm – 6 pm

13 Jun, 10 am – 5 pm

 

*All sessions in this module are conducted in class and attendance of students is important in contributing to the positive learning outcomes of the class.

Facilitation Practices

June – July 2020

24 Jun, 1 pm – 6 pm

1 Jul, 2 pm – 6 pm

4 Jul, 10 am – 5 pm

8 Jul, 2 pm – 6 pm

11 Jul, 10 am – 5 pm

15 Jul, 1 pm – 6 pm

 

*All sessions in this module are conducted in class and attendance of students will contribute to the positive learning outcomes of the class.

Community in Context

October – December 2020, 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm

22 Oct, 29 Oct,5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec

January – February 2021, 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm

7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb          

 

*50 % of the classes in this module are e-learning

Collaborative Playbuilding

October – November 2020

14 Oct, 2 pm – 6 pm

17 Oct, 10 am – 5 pm

21 Oct, 2 pm – 6 pm

24 Oct, 10 am – 5 pm

28 Oct, 2 pm – 6 pm

31 Oct, 10 am – 5 pm

4 Nov, 2 pm – 6 pm

7 Nov, 10 am – 6 pm

11 Nov, 2 pm – 6 pm

 

*All sessions in this module are conducted in class and attendance of students is important in contributing to the positive learning outcomes of the class.

Working Through Processes

November – December 2020

21 Nov, 10 am – 5 pm

25 Nov, 2 pm – 6 pm

28 Nov, 10 am – 5 pm

2 Dec, 2 pm – 6 pm

5 Dec, 10 am – 5 pm

9 Dec, 2 pm – 6 pm

12 Dec, 10 am – 5 pm

16 Dec, 2 pm – 6 pm

19 Dec, 10 am – 5 pm

 

*All sessions in this module are conducted in class and attendance of students is important in contributing to the positive learning outcomes of the class.

Please click here for a calendar view of the course timetable.

Duration:
255 hours (1 year)

PDC to start with:
PDC 1


Enquiries
Email: ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg

For course specific details, please contact the course manager
Name: Ms Juliana Chen
Email: Juliana_chen@sp.edu.sg

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