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Why Study Drama Therapy?
Using role-play, theatre games, mime, puppetry, improvisation, mask work, psychodrama and developmental psychology, drama therapists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, mental centers, prisons, and businesses.
Explore the intersection of Theatre Arts and Psychology in the Drama Therapy Minor, where you’ll learn about the basic concepts and practices in the field. The minor will prepare you for both clinical and educational settings, through theoretical and applied course work. Whether you want to follow your calling in social work, mental health counseling, or apply for grad school in Drama Therapy, you’ll be ready.
Why Study Drama Therapy at MMC?
In the Drama Therapy minor, you’ll get to intern in the theatre capital of North America, study in a nationally competitive Theatre program, and work directly with Psychology and Theatre professors who are all working professionals in their field.
What You Will Learn
As a Drama Therapy Minor, you’ll learn to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the basic theories and practices of Ddrama Ttherapy.
- Articulate perspectives on the healing properties of theater and drama.
- Combine your psychological and clinical knowledge with innovative techniques in drama therapy to best address the unique needs of various vulnerable populations, from those with disabilities to the elderly.
Laura Wood ’05
Professor Laura Wood ’05 with the students in her THTR 322 Drama Therapy: Theories and Practice course (May 2018)