Studying Drama can help encourage the following: enthusiasm, confidence, self esteem, conversation, social skills. Drama lessons can stimulate students to be fully involved and motivated, but the merits of a Drama qualification do not end there:
- Drama helps students develop tolerance and empathy. Adopting a role requires an appreciation of others’ perceptions. In today’s global society drama can help to create globally functional, tolerant and marketable citizens;
- Pupils can experience new roles or problems, and explore actions and consequences safely and realistically, removed from complications such experiences may have in the real world;
- Drama provides new ways of communicating and understanding others. Drama students’ oral skills can improve and they may enjoy increased confidence;
- Drama students learn to cooperate with others, listening and accepting the contribution of others;
- Drama can enrich students’ educational experience, as well as supporting traditional subjects.