Drama UK

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Drama UK
Formation2012
PurposeChampioning quality drama training in the UK through Advocacy, Assurance and Advice
Region servedUnited Kingdom
Websitewww.dramauk.co.uk
 
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Drama UK
Formation2012
PurposeChampioning quality drama training in the UK through Advocacy, Assurance and Advice
Region servedUnited Kingdom
Websitewww.dramauk.co.uk


Drama UK function as an advocate for vocational drama training in the UK, as well as providing accreditation for vocational drama courses. They provide a unique link between the theatre, media and broadcast industries and drama training providers in the UK. They are a product of a merger between the Conference of Drama Schools and the National Council for Drama Training.[1]

They give a united, public voice to the sector; offering help and advice to drama students of all ages; and awarding a quality kite mark to the very best drama training available.

Their mission is three-fold:

1. Advocacy – to lobby the Government and key influencers so that they understand the importance of high quality drama training to the UK’s economy and society.

2. Advice – to provide anyone interested in drama and the careers related to it with a route map to the training and opportunities available whether they are aged 3 or 93.

3. Assurance - to ensure that drama training in the UK is of the highest standard through a rigorous programme of quality assurance.

Quality Assurance[edit]

For over 35 years, Drama UK (formerly the National Council for Drama Training) has been providing assurance for students, their parents and funders that courses that have passed their quality assurance process are adequately preparing students for careers in the drama profession.

There are 2 quality marks awarded by Drama UK:

Accreditation[edit]

Accreditation is a quality mark which is only awarded to vocational courses which offer a conservatoire level of training.

Currently three year and occasionally two year courses in Acting or Musical Theatre (MT) and two or three year technical courses that balance a broad understanding with sufficient skills to enter the profession are eligible to be accredited.

Recognition[edit]

Recognition is a quality mark which is awarded to performing and technical theatre arts undergraduate and postgraduate Higher and Further Education courses. These are high quality performance courses which provide a pipeline of talent into the creative industries but that are outside the conservatoire level of vocational training.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Alistair (14 June 2012). "CDS and NCDT merge to form Drama UK - News - The Stage". The Stage. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 

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