The SP Media, Arts and Design School is pleased to introduce our Specialist Diploma in Applied Drama & Psychology (NSADP). 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.
The NSADP course aims to deepen the skills and knowledge of professionals from the social service sector who do community engagement work. It equips learners with a deeper understanding of the issues that emerge during the human lifespan, current trends that feature in today’s society and skills to design and manage effective community programmes that use applied drama as an engagement tool. By the end of the course, learners will have an understanding of:
a) How community engagement programmes can be framed and designed ethically and sustainably
b) The psychological developments of an age related community
c) Drama based techniques and how to facilitate them
d) How to reflect on one’s own practice using a reflective framework
The course is specially designed for social service professionals who wish to learn about applied drama as a tool to engage with their clients and a diverse community in a variety of settings.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants should have a Polytechnic Diploma or Degree in social services, psychology or education. Applicants with training in other disciplines must have at least 1 year of working experience in 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.
The course consists of six modules conducted over two semesters within one academic year. There will be a combination of e-learning and face-to-face sessions for the psychology modules.
Applied drama lessons are experiential and collaborative in nature and commitment to the sessions are required. All applied drama sessions will be conducted as in class lessons.
Students with prior experience in psychology or applied drama may write into request for exemption to modules, with exemption being granted on a case to case basis.
This course consists of 2 Post Diploma Certificates (PDCs). Each PDC will consist of three modules. The details are as follow:
PDC 1 Post Diploma Certificate in Applied Drama for Community Engagement
Module 1 – Engaging Children & Youth with Drama
Module 2 – Engaging Seniors with Drama
Module 3 – Creative Approaches to Community Engagement
PDC 2 Post Diploma Certificate in Applied Psychology & Programme Management
Module 4 – Lifespan Psychology
Module 5 – Community Psychology
Module 6 – Programme Design & Management
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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 email@example.com 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.
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|SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN APPLIED DRAMA & PSYCHOLOGY|
|POST DIPLOMA CERTIFICATES (PDC)||SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40||SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE||SINGAPORE PR|
ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME
ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME
|OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS|
|Post Diploma Certificate in Applied Drama for Community Engagement||$433.35||$288.90||$1,155.60||$298.35||$345.60||$2,889.00|
|Post Diploma Certificate in Applied Psychology & Programme Management||$541.69||$361.13||$1,444.50||$372.94||$432.00||$3,611.25|
|Total Course Fees:||$975.04||$650.03||$2,600.10||$671.29||$777.60||$6,500.25|
*SC - Singapore Citizens
**PR - Permanent Residents
Other Fees Payable:
|FEE DESCRIPTION||PER SEMESTER (AFTER GST)|
| ||SINGAPORE CITIZENS||SINGAPORE PR AND OTHERS|
|Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)||$1.01||$1.01|
|Insurance Fee (GPA)||$1.70||$1.70|
- 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.
- 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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Date of Course Commencement:
17 Apr 2023
1 Dec 2022 - 31 Jan 2023
* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up
To be advised
270 hours (1 year)
PDC to start with:
For course specific details, please contact the course manager
Name: Ms Sukitha Kunasegaran