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Monday, January 20, 2014


The Drama for Life programme in the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, is accepting late applications for the BA Honours in Drama Therapy degree, 2014 Academic Year. This course is a pre-requisite for entry into the Drama Therapy Masters Degree, and it runs for a year - full time.

Deadline for applications is January 24. Interviews will be held on January 29 and 30.

Drama for Life aims to be Africa's leader in an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to Applied Drama, Arts Education and Drama Therapy. The Wits University-based programme enhances dialogue for purposes of social transformation through research, teaching and learning, and community engagement. This is achieved through a reflexive and therapeutic approach that relates to current social realities and the rich indigenous knowledge of Africa.

Drama therapy is the intentional and systematic use of drama and theatre processes and products to achieve the therapeutic goals of symptom relief, emotional, cognitive and physical integration, and personal growth.

Requirements for Application:

- Undergraduate degree in drama and theatre with a strong base in a related field such as psychology, social work, speech therapy, occupational therapy and / or a degree in a related field such as psychology, social work, speech therapy, occupational therapy with a strong base in drama.

- Undergraduate / Postgraduate degree specializing in Applied Drama and Theatre

- Previous experience of working with the Arts in an educational, community and or care setting over a period of at least one to two years fulltime (or part-time equivalent). Examples of relevant experience include areas such as Drama Teaching within formal and non-formal education sectors, and Theatre for development in HIV & AIDS community education and healthcare settings.

- RPL principles will be taken into consideration.

Deadline for Applications is January 24.

For further enquiries and requests for Postgraduate Application forms, e-mail or or call 011 717 4755 or 011 717 4764.

For detailed application requirements and information on Drama for Life visit or follow on Facebook: Wits Drama for Life, and Twitter: @drama_for_life