Profession drama teacher

Drama teachers instruct students in a recreational context in the various theatrical genres and dramatic expression forms, such as comedy, tragedy, prose, poetry, improvisation, monologues, dialogues etc. They provide students with a notion of theatre history and repertoire, but mainly focus on a practice-based approach in their courses, in which they assist students in experimenting with and mastering different dramatic expression styles and techniques and encourage them to develop their own style. They cast, direct and produce plays and other performances, and coordinate the technical production and the set, props and costume usage on stage.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Vocal techniques

    The various techniques for using your voice correctly without exhausting or damaging it when changing voice in tone and volume.

  • Acting techniques

    The different acting techniques for developing lifelike performances, such as method acting, classical acting, and Meisner technique.

Skills

  • Stimulate creativity in the team

    Use techniques like brainstorming to stimulate creativity in the team.

  • Maintain safe working conditions in performing arts

    Verify the technical aspects of your workspace, costumes, props, etc. Eliminate potential hazards in your work space or performance. Intervene actively in cases of accidents or illness.

  • Conduct background research for plays

    Research historical backgrounds and artistic concepts of plays.

  • Prepare lesson content

    Prepare content to be taught in class in accordance with curriculum objectives by drafting exercises, researching up-to-date examples etc.

  • Consult students on learning content

    Take students' opinions and preferences into consideration when determining learning content.

  • Adapt teaching to student's capabilities

    Identify the learning struggles and successes of students. Select teaching and learning strategies that support students’ individual learning needs and goals.

  • Analyse a script

    Break down a script by analysing the dramaturgy, form, themes and structure of a script. Conduct relevant research if necessary.

  • Demonstrate when teaching

    Present to others examples of your experience, skills, and competences that are appropriate to specific learning content to help students in their learning.

  • Define performance concepts

    Elucidate performance concepts, such as texts and scores for performers.

  • Assess students

    Evaluate the students' (academic) progress, achievements, course knowledge and skills through assignments, tests, and examinations. Diagnose their needs and track their progress, strengths, and weaknesses. Formulate a summative statement of the goals the student achieved.

  • Encourage students to acknowledge their achievements

    Stimulate students to appreciate their own achievements and actions to nurture confidence and educational growth.

  • Bring out performers’ artistic potential

    Motivate performers to take on challenges. Encourage peer-learning. Establish an environment for experimentation using various methods, such as improvisation.

  • Assemble an artistic team

    Bring together an artistic team, after identifying the needs, looking for candidates, conducting interviews and aligning on the conditions of the project.

  • Assist students in their learning

    Support and coach students in their work, give learners practical support and encouragement.

  • Develop a coaching style

    Develop a style for coaching individuals or groups that ensures all participants are at ease, and are able to acquire the necessary skills and competences provided in the coaching in a positive and productive manner.

  • Organise rehearsals

    Manage, schedule and run rehearsals for the performance.

  • Observe student's progress

    Follow up on students’ learning progress and assess their achievements and needs.

  • Manage student relationships

    Manage the relations between students and between student and teacher. Act as a just authority and create an environment of trust and stability.

  • Perform classroom management

    Maintain discipline and engage students during instruction.

  • Lead cast and crew

    Lead a film or theatre cast and crew. Brief them about the creative vision, what they need to do and where they need to be. Manage day-to-day production activities to ensure things run smoothly.

  • Give constructive feedback

    Provide founded feedback through both criticism and praise in a respectful, clear, and consistent manner. Highlight achievements as well as mistakes and set up methods of formative assessment to evaluate work.

  • Guarantee students' safety

    Ensure all students falling under an instructor or other person’s supervision are safe and accounted for. Follow safety precautions in the learning situation.

  • Apply teaching strategies

    Employ various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct students, such as communicating content in terms they can understand, organising talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Use a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners' level, goals, and priorities.

Optional knowledge and skills

create script for artistic production develop curriculum deal with public perform exercises for artistic performance carry out auditions interpret performance concepts in the creative process perform improvisation assist students with equipment manage budgets study play productions develop educational activities movement techniques assessment processes adapt a script coordinate with creative departments provide lesson materials ensure visual quality of the set analyse theatre texts breathing techniques practice dance moves manage resources for educational purposes pronunciation techniques practise singing draw up reference documents for performance facilitate teamwork between students keep personal administration curriculum objectives play musical instruments