Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance. You will attend an audition to demonstrate your skills. If you were not able to take GCSE Drama, you will be asked to provide details of your interest in the subject outside of the school context.
Why take Drama and Theatre Studies?
Are you curious about issues and ideas and have a creative instinct for communicating your views through drama? Are you keen on acting, writing or on the visual and technical side of theatre? Are you interested in going to the theatre to see plays? If you can answer yes to all of these questions, Drama and Theatre Studies is probably for you.
What will I study?
The range of work will involve practical performance, devising and working from scripts, writing about theatre you have seen and plays you have read, and the theory and practice of practitioners, playwrights and directors.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through written coursework, practical performance and written examination. The course demands practical, creative and communication skills in almost equal measure.
A materials contribution is applied to this course. This will be confirmed at interview. There are several theatre trips through the duration of the course. You could expect to budget around £200 over the length of the course for these.
Good course combinations
Drama and Theatre Studies complements a range of subjects including Music, Film Studies, Media Studies, English Literature and Language, Law, Psychology, History and Sociology and is useful in building confidence and improving team working and presentation skills for a range of careers.
What could it lead to?
Drama and Theatre Studies can lead to further study in drama, theatre studies and performing arts in higher education at degree or HND level or drama school. It can be used as part of your course to broaden your studies and may lead on to a career in the performing arts industries. Several students have gone on to study at prestigious institutions such as ALRA, Manchester Metropolitan University and LIPA.
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