BA (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London; PGCE Reading University
Head of Drama
Why study Drama? Drama is uniquely placed in the curriculum, developing creativity, team-work, communication and interpersonal skills as well as deepening understanding of human interaction. Alongside all of this, students also develop a critical, artistic understanding of theatre and performance. In Art and Music one develops the ability to create art through command of tools; in Drama, the use of body and voice for creative ends makes the subject accessible and builds self awareness.
What's a typical Drama lesson like? It might include staging a parody of a moment from Star Wars, recreating a battle from Macbeth, creating your own piece of Television Drama or devising a Muppet Show with your own puppet. All of these would include a close focus on the development of the necessary skills.
What makes for a great lesson? In the very best lessons, we all learn together and produce work that makes us laugh hard or (very occasionally) dab tears from the corners of our eyes.
What's the best thing about teaching at Leckford Place? Leckford Place is a fabulous place to work. It's a very supportive and creative environment that lends itself brilliantly to the development of uninhibited performance. The small teaching groups allow everyone to contribute fully and help students to build confidence.