DRA2002 - Project Theatre for Young People


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Report, Practical exam. and Oral exam.
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 30 minutes
Approved report 1/3
Practical examination 2/3

Course content

This specialization course focuses on current forms of production and performance in theatre projects for an adolescent audience. The course has two parts: 1. Introduction to theory and method, and 2. Production. Lectures and practical seminars look at problems and methods related to applying different forms of work modes and expression in local, group based theatre projects for adolescents. Using “devised theatre” as a production platform, typical issues for instruction will be: collaborative production methods, site-specific theatre, forms and subjects of theatre for young people and target-oriented workshops in drama pedagogy. In the production part the groups will, under close supervision, be working with target groups, devised theatre and evaluation through the writing of production reports. The group will also develop- and present a performance for adolescents.

Learning outcome


Upon successful completion of this course, students will have knowledge about:

  • devised theatre and applied theatre, tradition, intention, organization, functions and ways of working.
  • theatre production in the context of research and target groups, with a particular orientation towards adolescents.
  • how mise-en-scene and style can communicate important cultural and societal themes to a young audience


Upon successful completion of this course, students will know how to:

  • Develop a production concept that ensures and develops theme, material, form, place, participants and audience.
  • Collectively create a performance in collaboration with the target group.
  • Arrange and communicate an artistic product to an young audience.
  • Reflect, both orally and in written form, on the creative process, the product, as well as aesthetic, social and ethical challenges.

Learning methods and activities

Instruction consists of lectures, practical seminars, group instruction and individual tutoring. Lectures, seminars, and practical exercises provides an introduction to relevant academic issues, types of work and forms of expression, as well as production models. In respect of planning, practising, and performing projects, students are offered tutoring on both an individual and group level. DRA2002 requires approved attendance during both the introductory- and the production sections. Attendance in the whole course is hence obligatory. Scope and placement of the group project will be adapted with respect to the form of the work, collaboration with external partners, tutors, and access to work rooms and equipment. Course requirements: To take the final examination instruction attendance is required in the following; practical seminars and exercises, preparation meetings, tutoring, and performances. The minimum requirement of approved attendance is 80 %. The students must also pass an obligatory practice exercise. The requirement of 80 % attendance and active participation is absolute. The legitimate absence of 20 % covers absence due to illness or other causes. Absence exceeding this 20 % limit is not accepted, even if it's caused by circumstances the student can't purposely avoid. In special cases, like serious or long-term illness, the student can be given an individual education by application to the department. Teaching is usually conducted in Norwegian, but may take place in English. The students are required to keep posted on messages from the department or teacher on Blackboard.

Compulsory assignments

  • Practice exercise
  • 80% attendance in instructions

Further on evaluation

The final exam consists of an individual production report of about 3000 words weighted 1/3, and a performance assessed with a group grade weighted 2/3, as well as an individual oral examination adjusting the total grade. By failing the exam, the course must be retaken.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Drama and Theatre (BDRAMA)

Required previous knowledge

DRA1011, DRA1012, DRA1002, DRA1001, DRA1003 or equivalent courses. Admission to the Bachelor's programme in Drama and Theatre, or another programme in agreement with the department.

Course materials

Approx. 600 pages of set texts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFDT202 15.0
HFDT203 15.0
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies


Examination arrangement: Report, Practical exam. and Oral exam.

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 1/3





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical examination 2/3
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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