University of Victoria's Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Theatre offers a specialization in Applied Theatre.
"What is Applied Theatre?
Applied Theatre is the use of theatre and drama skills for the purposes of teaching, bringing about social change and building a sense of community.
Where is Applied Theatre used?
- Teachers use Applied Theatre in the classrooms to teach drama and a variety of other core subject areas using dramatic skills.
- Applied Theatre is used in the education and training of health practitioners, lawyers, and many other areas to role-play career-related situations (whether a reenactment of a trial or medical symptoms) to identify and practice interpersonal relations.
- Seniors centers work with Applied Theatre practitioners to devise educational and entertaining performances to address issues in gerontology, bring personal stories to life and build community.
- Museums hire Applied Theatre practitioners as interpreters to enact historic moments in exhibition settings.
- In communities, Applied Theatre performances can be used as an intervention or public awareness tool to address social issues – like addiction, recycling or racism – as a way of engaging a specific audience in a dialogue about these issues."
For more information on Program Requirements and other details visit the Department of Theatre's website here.