NAC-AEP Programme Details


Programme ID: AEP0516659

Improvising & Devising Theatre


Overview of Workshop

Improvisation is an important part of any actors’ training, it help us out when things go wrong onstage, makes us creative when thinking of ideas and gives us confidence in difficult situations. In this workshop, students will explore using their improvisation skills in different ways, using props, making characters and getting to grips with reacting to someone else's ideas. Students learn to work as a team. As a company, they learn to support each other during performances.

Course Objective

The students become competent in improvising and devising a theatrical piece, while demonstrating a good sense of self-awareness, a sound moral compass, and the necessary skills and knowledge to take on challenges during the collaborative learning process.


By the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

(Knowledge Objectives)
LO1. Recall and apply the basic rules of Improvisations
LO2. Draw parallels between dramatic work and real life
LO3. Explain the significance of Offering and Accepting.

(Skills Objectives)
LO4. Develop characters through improvisations.
LO5. Use props, costume and set confidently and creatively.
LO6. Use a variety of sources creatively as stimuli for devising drama e.g. memories, social and environmental issues, cultural traditions
LO7. Appreciate habits that help to sharpen their skills to think on their feet.
LO8. Appreciate that there are no rights or wrongs in improv.
LO9. Appreciate that true listening is the willingness to change.
LO10. Demonstrate inventiveness, creative co-operation and self discipline in the application of suitable Devising strategies to achieve shared aims
LO11. Contribute creatively to the devising drama process

(Social Emotional Objectives - 21st Century Competencies)
LO12. Appreciate different ideas and perspectives
LO13. Respect self and others (self-awareness, self-management and social awareness)
LO14. Work successfully as part of a team and use effective language in order to do so (relationship management and responsible decision-making)
LO15. Critically assess information options and make sound decisions (creative and inventive thinking)


Classroom or Studio

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



10-15 Session(s)
60-90 minutes per Session


PA system / Visualizer / Chairs

- COST -

$7.50 to $10 per Hour

$150/trainer/hour (GST not applicable)
The school shall be responsible for any performance-based cost (e.g. costume, set and props).

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 NAC-AEP 2017/2018 until 31 December 2018.


- Faust International Youth Theatre Pte Ltd -

Ghazali Muzakir