NAC-AEP Programme Details


Programme ID: AEP0513243

Theatre Craft - First Stages


This Creative Drama skills course is an engaging, practical, modular programme designed for students with or without previous drama experience. It is designed to develop self-confidence, a strong creative verbal and physical vocabulary, acting skills, imaginative thinking and a range of practical drama skills.

Participants will learn valuable lessons in social and personal development through the medium of Drama. It is fully customisable! You can choose any one or more of a range of specialised modules.

Depending on the length of the course, and specific modules chosen by the school, students may follow a developmental course, giving them valuable skills and experience, or (with a minimum of 15 sessions at 2 hours) may have the opportunity to put on a full scale performance.

Modules include:
a. Curtains Up! - An opportunity general programme.

b. Beginners To Stage - Looking at creating and presenting a short play.

c. Make Yourself Heard - Vocal presentation skills

d. Get Physical - Creative ways of using text, movement and sound.

e. Hand of the Puppeteer - Students will experience a wide range of different styles of puppet, and find out a little history on puppetry. They will find out how to prepare, things to avoid and little tricks of the trade.

f. Move It! - Using mime & movement techniques, plus local, regional and specially imported expressive masks. Students will learn the importance of body language and the creative use of movement, silence, sound and symbol in performance and everyday life.


To develop positive group work skills, which will be introduced and developed throughout the programme.

To develop self-confidence, a strong creative verbal and physical vocabulary, imaginative thinking.

To develop stagecraft skills, including acting. Depending on the length of the course, and specific modules chosen by the school, students will have opportunities to study mime, physical theatre, voice (projection and expression), scripted and improved drama, current and historical literature and storytelling, puppetry and backstage arts.

To develop and enhance an understanding of the creative art form of theatre, and the process of drama.

This course can be modified to suit the skills and needs of the particular students. Although it is specifically geared to the development of students' confidence and skills, and NOT towards a final performance, there will be a presentation element.

With 15 or more sessions, it would be possible to develop a short informal presentation, for an Assembly or a year group for example.



Pri - Lower / Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper / JC/CI / ITE



5 Session(s)
1-2 hours per Session

10 - 30

/ CD Player

- COST -

$5.00 per Hour

$140.00 per hour per instructor
(costs of materials etc. will be made available upon request).

Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under the NAC-AEP.


- I Theatre -

Ms Rahilah Abd Rahman