Inspired by the Bard

Now in the second year of her Bachelor of Arts degree, Canberra-raised student Sophie is already relishing the prospect of teaching theatre to a new generation of high school students – and sharing her passion for William Shakespeare.

“I would love to complete a Masters in both Education and Shakespearean studies,” says Sophie, who is currently majoring in Theatre Studies and English Literature. “Drama is an engaging way to also teach history, art and ethics -- so I would like to pursue something that involved both education and the theatre.”

Sophie credits the small class sizes, inspirational lecturers and the supportive culture at Notre Dame’s Sydney campus for giving her the confidence to pursue Theatre Studies.

“The idea of attending a big university was quite daunting,” she says. “I wanted to study somewhere that would give me one-on-one time with my lecturers. And I love the fact that my theatre classes are capped at 25 people. By creating close-knit groups like this makes developing and creating [performance] pieces so much easier.”

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