NAC-AEP Programme Details


Programme ID: AEP0518772

Improvising & Devising Theatre 2019 - 2022


Overview of Workshop

In this workshop, students are introduced to the fundamentals of performance through improvisation, script analysis and/or the study of monologue materials. Special emphasis is placed on the study of practitioners, interpretation and translation of the dramatic script as the basis for exploration of characterisation, motivation and transition.

Course Objective

The students become competent in creating & performing part(s) of a theatrical piece, either individually or as a group while demonstrating a good sense of self­awareness, 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. Compare and contrast two theories related to acting
LO2. Explain different points of view e.g. character and character/character and audience etc
LO3. Reflect upon or justify personal approach to acting

(Skills Objectives)
LO4. Portray believable characters on stage e.g. understanding objectives, motivations, status and stereotypes
LO5. Use a variety of sources creatively as stimuli for devising drama e.g. memories, social and environmental issues, cultural traditions
LO6. Suspend disbelief by staying focused whilst performing and maintaining character consistency
LO7. Use the body, gestures and movement to create meaning, develop characters and to express feelings
LO8. Demonstrate an awareness of audience, and visually pleasing blocking and movement on stage
LO9. Use props, costume and set confidently and creatively.
LO10. Use music and sound to complement performance.
LO11. Interpret, analyse and use a script.

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


Classroom or Studio

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


1­ to 2

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

15 to 30

/ Whiteboard

- COST -

$7.50 to $10 per Hour per Hour

$150/trainer/hour (GST applicable)
The school is responsible for any performance­based 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 2019-2022 until 31 December 2022.


- ABA Productions Pte Ltd -

Deborah Hoon