South Africa: Drama For Life Postgraduate Scholarship for International Students

Drama for Life enhances scholarship programme

Course(s) Offered: Arts (Performing and Visual)
Course Level: Postgraduate
Provider: Drama For Life
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
Drama For Life, DFL, enhances the capacity of communities to take responsibility for the quality of their lives. It achieves this through a responsive integrated approach in Arts Activism, Development, Education and Therapies which are appropriate to current social realities and cognisant of the rich indigenous knowledge of Africa.

Through the Performing and Visual Arts, DFL focus on: Capacity Development in HIV/Aids education, activism and therapy Human Rights and Social Justice Peace building, Transformation and Diversity Management and Environmental Sustainability.

This is a call for scholarship applications for the 2012 Drama For Life enhances scholarship programme at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Outstanding Performers, Theatre Makers, Performers, Performing Arts Managers, Arts Educators and Drama Facilitators working in:
  • Capacity Development,
  • Civic Society,
  •  Health Education,
  • Arts Therapies,
  • Universities and
  • Arts & Culture
Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country may apply - open to any eligible applicant worldwide

Participating Institutions
School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa
[Aka, Wits School of Arts (WSOA)]

Fields of study
The Visual and Performing branch of Arts.

Arts Activism is one of the many integrated approaches applied by DFL to achieve its set goals and objectives

Number of awards
Not specified by provider

Sponsorship duration
The scholarship award will last throughout the duration of the programme at the participating institution

Scholarship benefits
The specific value of this award can be easily gotten by contacting the sponsors

Method of Application
Interested and eligible applicants will need to apply online for this scholarship opportunity.

It is important to carefully read through the DFL Call for 2012 Admissions and Scholarship Applications (PDF) and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this financial award.

Your application deadline will depend on whether you are a South African or a non-South African.

International students must submit all applications, with supporting documentation, on or before 30th October 2011; while the deadline date for all South Africans is 30th November 2011. Please note that the latter deadline is for South Africans Only.

Drama for Life is about social transformation. It is about changing the face of education. It is about creating spaces for the education of the soul as much as the education of the mind. It is also about ensuring ethical, professional and creative practice in the field of arts development, education, therapies and activism.

Its mission is to enhance dialogue for purposes of social transformation through research, teaching and learning, and community engagement. It achieves this through a critical reflexive and therapeutic approach that relates to current social realities and the rich indigenous knowledge of Africa.

Drama for Life is Africa's leader in interdisciplinary and integrated approach to Applied Drama, Arts Education and Drama Therapy. It is hosted by the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Arts.

Wits University is an urban, comprehensive university based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Application Deadline: 30 October / November 2011
Open for International Students: Yes

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarship Opportunities in South Africa for International Students

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