The SP Media Arts and Design School is pleased to introduce our new 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.
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 as well as a deepening in understanding of clients’ needs through Psychology, learners will acquire the skill set of using applied drama tools to addressing the needs of the community that are working with.
This course is specially designed for educators (including educators working in special education sector) and all social service professionals who wishes to learn about using applied drama as a tool in working with clients. With the knowledge acquired, learners are able to use applied drama in a variety of settings for eg: using drama in the classroom, using drama to engage clients in a dialogue regarding sensitive issues, using drama to create awareness and to advocate for an issue, empowering clients through the use of theatre.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants should have a Polytechnic Diploma or Degree in any related area in social services, psychology or education (including special 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 (including special 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. The psychology modules will be conducted as a twice a week evening class usually ranging from 15 to 20 weeks. The applied drama modules will be conducted via 2 to 5 full day classes. Please refer to the class schedule under [Register] tab.
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
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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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Other Fees Payable:
|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||WORKFARE TRAINING SUPPORT SCHEME||OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS|
|Post-Diploma Certificate in Drama & Developmental Psychology||$414.09||$276.06||$1,104.24||$285.09||$156.09 ||$2,760.60|
|Post-Diploma Certificate in Applied Drama with Community Psychology||$465.85||$310.57||$1,242.27||$320.73||$175.60||$3,105.68|
|Total Course Fees:||$879.94||$586.63||$2,346.51||$605.82||$331.69||$5,866.28|
|FEE DESCRIPTION||PER SEMESTER (AFTER GST)|
| ||SINGAPORE CITIZENS||SINGAPORE PR AND OTHERS|
|Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)||$1.01||$1.01|
|Insurance Fee (GPA)||$0.85||$0.85|
- 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.
Please click here for application procedure
Date of Course Commencement:
15 Apr 2019
1 Dec 2018 - 15 Mar 2019
* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up
|Module 1 - Elements of Drama||3 Jun 2019 (Mon): 9 am - 5:30 pm|
4 Jun 2019 (Tue): 9 am - 5:30 pm
10 Jun 2019 (Mon): 9 am – 5:30 pm
11 Jun 2019 (Tue): 9 am– 5:30 pm
|Module 2 - Facilitation Practices||31 May 2019 (Fri): 9 am - 5:30 pm|
1 Jun 2019 (Sat): 9 am - 5:30 pm
6 Jun 2019 (Thu): 9 am - 5:30 pm
7 Jun 2019 (Fri): 9 am – 5:30 pm
|Module 3 - Current Issues & Trends in Human Development||Evenings, 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm on the following dates in 2019:|
30 April (Tue)
2 May (Thu), 7 May (Tue), 9 May (Thu), 14 May (Tue), 16 May (Thu), 21 May (Tue), 23 May (Thu), 28 May (Tue), 30 May (Thu)
25 Jun (Tue), 27 Jun (Thu)
2 Jul (Tue), 4 Jul (Thu), 9 Jul (Tue),11 Jul (Thu), 16 Jul (Tue), 18 Jul (Thu), 23 Jul (Tue), 25 Jul (Thu)
|Module 4 - Applied Drama: Working Through Processes||15 Nov 2019 (Fri): 9 am – 5:30pm|
16 Nov 2019 (Sat): 9 am – 5:30pm
22 Nov 2019 (Fri): 9 am – 5:30pm
23 Nov 2019 (Sat): 9 am – 5:30pm
29 Nov 2019 (Fri): 9 am – 5:30pm
30 Nov 2019 (Sat): 9 am – 5:30pm
|Module 5 - Collaborative Playbuilding||18 Nov 2019 (Mon): 9 am – 5:30pm|
19 Nov 2019 (Tue): 9 am – 5:30pm
20 Nov 2019 (Wed): 9 am – 5:30pm
21 Nov 2019 (Thu): 9 am – 5:30pm
25 Nov 2019 (Mon): 9 am – 5:30pm
26 Nov 2019 (Tue): 9 am – 5:30pm
|Module 6 - Community in Context||Evenings, 6.30 – 9.30 pm on the following Thursdays in 2019:|
17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov, 5 Dec
Evenings, 6.30 – 9.30 pm on the following Thursdays in 2020:
9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb
255 hours (1 year)
PDC to start with:
For course specific details, please contact the course manager
Name: Ms Juliana Chen