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Dramatherapy workshop, interview and audition

For our professional dramatherapy training course there is a two-stage application process. To support shortlisting you will be asked to complete a questionnaire detailing your work experience with people with additional needs. If you are successful at this stage, you will be then invited for interview and audition.

Dramatherapy workshop, interview and audition

As this is professional therapy training, we'll ask you to attend a workshop, interview and audition if you're shortlisted.

These are group workshops. If we do not have sufficient interviews booked for a session we may need to rearrange your interview and audition. We recommend you do not book travel or accommodation until 1 week before your interview.

Interviews are usually scheduled on Wednesdays from February - July.

In exceptional cases if you live overseas, we may consider interviewing you via video conference. You’ll only be offered this if you give clear reasons why it’s impossible for you to attend the interview/audition, and you have access to professional video conferencing equipment.

The day will include experiential dramatherapy group work with other candidates, as well as an individual interview and discussion with lecturers. These will allow us to consider your suitability and readiness for training, and also give you the chance to experience some of the teaching methods we use, so you can decide whether they're appropriate for your needs.

For the individual and group interview, you’ll need to be ready to improvise and work in drama workshops as directed on the day, and to discuss your motivation for, and expectations of, becoming a dramatherapist.

If you have received an interview email invite, please ensure you read the important interview information.