Secondary teaching – drama

In NSW and other Australian states prospective secondary-school drama teachers usually need to obtain accreditation to teach drama as well as a second subject.

People who are interested in a career teaching secondary-school drama would normally be required to complete university studies in all of the following:

  • drama or performance studies

  • a second teaching area, for example, drama, history, a language other than English, mathematics

  • education as a social science

  • professional and curriculum studies (teaching methodology)

Recommended studies for HSC students

The undergraduate degree-pathway for students who are contemplating a career in secondary-school drama teaching requires five-years' study and results in the award of a double degree: Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts.

Although no prerequisites exist for programs resulting in drama-teaching accreditation, Year 10 students who are hoping to pursue a career teaching drama may benefit from studying visual arts, music, drama, dance or English Extension 1.

Prerequisites for graduate-entry applicants

Graduates with a first degree that includes studies appropriate to teaching drama may be eligible for admission to the Master of Teaching. Undergraduate studies that are generally appropriate for entry into the MTeach for drama include a Bachelor of Arts (Performance) and Bachelor of Theatre Studies. The detailed prerequisites are available in the graduate-entry section of "Future students".