Course Description

This course extends the knowledge and skills of ABQ Dramatic Arts (Intermediate) for all teachers in both elementary and secondary school. The course continues to focus on the theory and practice underpinning dramatic arts education.

Course Outline

 Topics include:
  • applying critically various acting styles and theatre conventions through programming in the dramatic arts
  • using knowledge of diverse learning styles or multiple intelligences to inform and develop appropriate dramatic arts programs
  • knowing and providing drama exemplars
  • understanding the dynamic role of the audience in a live performance and demonstrating that understanding in programming and in classroom situations
  • making connections between making drama in the classroom and the world outside the classroom
  • demonstrating process and product assessment for both groups and individuals
  • examining a sampling of significant works in dramatic literature from the 19th and 20th centuries and their themes, symbols, language and characters
  • having an awareness of the historical, political and social contexts of the plays from the 19th and 20thh centuries
  • examining the conventions of several dramatic forms (e.g. Theatre of the Absurd, Theatre of the Oppressed, Canadian Regional drama, Kabuki Theatre, etc.)
  • examining and demonstrating a variety of approaches to character development in the theatre
  • knowing and demonstrating a variety of approaches to script creation and interpretation



there are no textbooks required for this course.


OSAP Funding for AQ Courses

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) now includes funding for hundreds of micro-credential programs. The micro-credentials plan ensures loans and grants will be available to more learners to rapidly upskill and reskill for in-demand jobs. Please be advised that this AQ course is on the list of eligible courses for OSAP funding. Please view the Micro-credential website for details and eligibility. https://www.ontario.ca/page/micro-credentials-ontarios-postsecondary-schools.


Who can get OSAP?


OSAP is open to Ontario residents of any age who are:

  • Canadian citizens
  • permanent residents, or
  • protected persons

Students must enroll in courses prior to the semester deadline date.  OSAP would directly reimburse you for the tuition fee.  If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at award1@uwindsor.ca.


  • Certificate of Qualification or Interim Certificate of Qualification with basic qualifications in two divisions, (i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior)
  • Completion of Part I or ABQ Dramatic Arts, Intermediate Division.
  • One year of teaching experience - equivalent to 194 days of teaching experience as verified on the Confirmation of Teaching Experience form signed by a Supervisory Officer. The form must be received by the semester deadline date for course approval.

Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites

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Section Title
AQ Dramatic Arts, Part 2 (Spring 2024)
Section Schedule
Apr 13, 2024 to May 25, 2024
Delivery Options
Online - Asynchronous Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $685.00
Reading List / Textbook
There are no textbooks required for this course.
Section Notes

The deadline to enroll in spring 2024 courses is March 23, 2024.

See above for potential discounts.  All discounts must be applied at time of enrollment.


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