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Drama and Theatre Studies - AS Level at RR6 Wimbledon

Course description

Why study Drama and Theatre Studies? As Drama and Theatre Studies form part of our specialisms, RR6 is able to offer excellent purpose built facilities including studio space and equipment to enable students to reach their full potential within the subject. What topics will I study? You will learn to analyse the content/themes of plays written for theatre and gain a good understanding of different drama mediums and strategies in a performance context. In year 2 the course offers a range of units including: exploration of dramatic performance; devising unique and original pieces of theatre; and theatre context involving detailed studies of set texts from varying historical periods. How will I be assessed? Students may be required to work in groups to create an original piece of theatre which will then form part of your final grade. The course context requires you to complete both written and practical work for assessment. An example/illustration of the type of work involved.: You will: learn to analyse plays through active and practical workshops - interpreted for realisation in performance; study a variety of texts and put text into performances for public audiences; use your creativity and dramatic talent in front of audiences and explore a range of historical and contemporary themes and theatre genres.

Entry requirements

Drama grade B or above plus experience of performing, participating in productions, seeing live theatre. You should also display a natural talent for the subject. Auditions will be part of the interview process.

Future opportunities

There are many career paths including actor, performer, presenter, comedian, director, TIE coordinator, theatre reviewer/journalist and playwright. Some students may wish to further their education in this subject and this A level provides an essential grounding for degree based study in this area.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact RR6 Wimbledon directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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