Speech & Drama Diplomas

speech and drama

These one year part-time courses guide the students through the whole range of  the discipline of Speech & Drama teaching & performing techniques from vocal development , articulation , phrasing, modulation , gesture & movement  to stylistic considerations supported by literary & theoretical study and their application in performance. Explore the exciting areas of drama from Shakespeare to contemporary works , supported by poetry , prose , and public speaking subjects. Teaching techniques are taught through practical teaching situations in our Teaching module with the aim of giving the student the necessary attitude & aptitude for the teaching profession.

Tutors for All Speech & Drama diplomas, groups & Individuals: with 30 years experience in this subject .

Andrew Wilkinson: G.Mus.(Hons.) Royal Northern College of Music, UK Licentiate Teacher (Speech & Drama) London College of Music, UK Post Graduate Certificate of Education (London University Institute of Education Gold Medal (Hons), Speaking of Verse & Prose, London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, UK.

Margaret E.Park: Graduate, Royal Northern College of Music, UK Fellowship (Acting) London College of Music ,UK Licentiate in Singing (Teacher & Performer) London College of Music, UK Licentiate (Acting) London College of Music,UK

Associate Diploma Course in Speech & Drama Teaching

Our Part-time ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA in Speech & Drama Teaching course is a Professional qualification for students who have attained  Grade 8 standard or equivalent in Speech & Drama / Public Speaking and who wish to embark on a career in Drama. Acceptance on the courses is by interview & audition.

Prospective Students

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Age : 15 years
Speech & Drama : Grade 8 or Level 8 or equivalent (in Speech & Drama or Public Speaking)
Language : C6 at GCE O Level English or Grade 5 at N level or Equivalent

NB : AUDITION/ INTERVIEW : In all courses the prospective students must attend an audition and interview with the Directors of the School for which an audition fee is payable. They will be required to perform two contrasting solos in their main discipline and undertake various tests in Speech & Drama to assess their suitability for the course, and discuss their reasons for applying and general interests.

The Associate Diploma Course can be taken as a teacher in the student’s main study (Speech & Drama – Teacher’s) and consists of one year’s part-time tuition on a modular basis involving 36 hours individual tuition on the main study, and 36 hours group tuition in supporting subjects. The final performance examination carries 70% of the overall assessment, with the remaining 30% being made up from examinations and assignments during each of the three modules, Foundation, Development and Performance Modules   each module being complete in itself.

The First Module is a Foundation Module .
1. Focus  on choice of  Programme of candidate’s final recital, sufficient technical basis for performance at this level.
2. Supporting groups in Speech subjects will be on Theory of Speech.

The Second Module is a (“Development “) Module
1. Aims to progress from technical to artistic considerations
2. Supporting groups in Speech subjects will be on  History of Literature.

The Third Module is the The Final (“Performance”) Module
1. Aims to bring together the candidate’s technical & artistic skills in a typical “lunchtime” recital .
2. Supporting groups in Speech subjects will be on Phonics & Art of Teaching .

At the conclusion of each module the candidate’s progress will be assessed in a series of written and aural examinations and an assignment designed  to explore the candidate’s assimilation of the detail of each  module.
Students may opt to take Diploma Examinations of other recognized institutions during the course with the approval of the Directors. The fees and applications are the responsibility of the student.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

In all courses candidates must obtain a minimum of 65% in the work through the year, and demonstrate satisfactory attendance ( 85%minimum) and behavior.
The final “Performance Module” examinations carry 70% of the total assessment , the remaining 30% being made up from examinations & assessments made at the end of the two earlier modules.
Associate Diplomas & Licentiate Diplomas will be awarded as follows :-
Pass    ………………………………………….….65% to 74%
Pass with Credit…………………………………75% to 84%
Pass with Distinction……………………….….85% to 100%

UNSUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

Those receiving less than 65% will be entitled to appeal to the Academic Board which has the final say in all cases.
The Board will determine which modules/ examinations can be re-taken to secure a pass.

Teacher – Student Ratio (Individual) 1:1 Group 1:4

Tutors/Group: Andrew Wilkinson / Margaret E Park
Individual: Andrew Wilkinson / Margaret E Park

Fees for Associate Diploma Courses:
In Singapore $
(Teaching – Speech & Drama) $7790 includes registration, audition , assessments, miscellaneous (scripts, lecture notes, past papers).
Final exam fee $1100.
Mode of payment – Cash, Cheque or Bank Transfer
Validity Period fees – April 2020 till April 2024

Licentiate Diploma Course in Speech & Drama Teaching

Our Part-time Licentiate Diploma Course in Speech & Drama Teaching, is a more “in-depth” study of the students main subject area , for students who have already obtained the Associate Diploma in Speech & Drama Teaching or any recognised Associate Diploma in Speech & Drama Performance or equivalent in Speech & Drama Teaching or Speech & Drama Performance. Acceptance on the course is by interview & audition.

Prospective Students

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN Speech & Drama TEACHING or ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA in Speech & Drama PERFORMANCE or equivalent

Minimum Age : 16 years
Language : C6 at GCE O Level English or Grade 5 at N level or Equivalent

NB : AUDITION/ INTERVIEW : In all courses the prospective students must attend an audition and interview with the Directors of the School for which an audition fee is payable. They will be required to perform two contrasting solos in their main discipline and undertake various tests in Musicianship to assess their suitability for the course, and discuss their reasons for applying, general interests.

The Licentiate Diploma Course consists of one year’s part-time tuition on a modular basis involving 36 hours individual tuition on the main study, and 36 hours group tuition in supporting subjects. The final performance examination carries 70% of the overall assessment, with the remaining 30% being made up from examinations and assignments during each of the three modules, Foundation, Development and Performance Modules   each module being complete in itself.

The First Module is a Foundation Module .
1. Focus  on choice of  Programme of candidate’s final recital, sufficient technical basis for performance at this level.
2. Supporting group tuition in Speech & Drama will be on Advanced Speech & Drama Theory.

The Second Module is a (“Development “) Module
1. Aims to progress from technical to artistic considerations
2. Supporting group tuition in Speech will be on history of literature.

The Third Module is the The Final (“Performance”) Module
1. Aims to bring together the candidate’s technical & artistic skills in a typical “Evening” recital .
2. Supporting group tuition in speech wll be on literary comsiderations, repertoire & the Art of Teaching.

At the conclusion of each module the candidate’s progress will be assessed in a series of written and aural examinations and an assignment designed  to explore the candidate’s assimilation of the detail of each  module.
Students may opt to take Diploma Examinations of other recognized institutions during the course with the approval of the Directors. The fees and applications are the responsibility of the student.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

In all courses candidates must obtain a minimum of 65% in the work through the year, and demonstrate satisfactory attendance ( 85%minimum) and behavior.
The final “Performance Module” examinations carry 70% of the total assessment , the remaining 30% being made up from examinations & assessments made at the end of the two earlier modules.
Associate Diplomas & Licentiate Diplomas will be awarded as follows :-
Pass    ………………………………………………65% to 74%
Pass with Credit………………………………….75% to 84%
Pass with Distinction………………………..….85% to 100%

UNSUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

Those receiving less than 65% will be entitled to appeal to the Academic Board which has the final say in all cases.
The Board will determine which modules/ examinations can be re-taken to secure a pass.

Teacher – Student Ratio (Individual) 1:1 Group 1:4

Tutors/Group: Andrew Wilkinson / Margaret E Park
Individual: Andrew Wilkinson / Margaret E Park

Fees for Licentiate Diploma courses:
In Singapore $
(Teaching- Speech & Drama) $8696 includes registration, audition , assessments, miscellaneous (scripts, lecture notes, past papers)
Final exam fee $1400
Mode of payment – Cash, Cheque or Bank Transfer
Validity Period fees – April 2020 till April 2024