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Drama & Theatre Studies at Dudley Sixth

Course description

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of 21st century theatre practice. You will explore a range of texts and practically apply the theoretical approaches of a number of influential theatre practitioners. You will gain an understanding of how theatre is made through the analysis of live performance and work collaboratively to devise your own original piece whilst becoming adept at interpreting and realising the written word from page to stage.

Course content

Exploration of Drama and Theatre

  • Group performance of one key extract from a performance text and informed by the methodology of one influential practitioner
  • A monologue or duologue performance from one key extract from a different performance text
  • A portfolio submission (2000-2500 words).
Theatre Makers in Practice
  • Practical exploration and study of a complete performance text(s) – focusing on how you might interpret and realise the extract(s) in performance
  • Analysis and evaluation of a live theatre performance. Devising
  • Creation of an original devised performance piece using one key extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as a stimuli.
Text in Performance
  • Group performance of one key extract from a performance text
  • A monologue or duologue performance from one key extract from a different performance text.

Entry requirements

You will require a grade C in drama/theatre studies with a grade 6 in English or a grade B in a humanities subject. An acting audition will also be required in addition to the general entry requirements.


You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, written examinations and practical examinations.

Financial information

Studying at Dudley Sixth is free of charge, but if other costs are a barrier to you studying with us, we aim to help you to access financial support. Examples of support that could be available include:

Bursary fund

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply for help with college related costs to the 16-18 Bursary Fund. More information about the 16-18 Bursary can be found at the website: or call 01384 363 555.

Care to Learn

Students aged under 20 needing help with childcare may be eligible for help with costs. More information is available from or call 0300 303 8610.

Free meals

The government has introduced a new scheme to provide free meals for eligible learners in Further Education. The purpose of this new scheme is to enable students who claim benefits or live with parents/guardians who claim benefits to access a healthy meal whilst at college without the cost becoming a burden. Call 01384 363 555 for more details.

Learner support fund

If you're 19 before you finish your studies then help is available through the Learner Support Fund (19+) which provides means-tested grants to help students aged 19+ with any additional costs of studying. Call 01384 363 555 for more details.

Free Bus Pass

If you are 16-18, and a student of Dudley Sixth, you will be eligible* for a free bus pass, as long as you live one mile away or further from where we are based, and are not already in receipt of other financial support.

*Students with disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help.

If you have costs other than those mentioned here, which make it difficult for you to start or complete a course, you should still apply for help.

Future opportunities

Higher education to study drama or a performing arts related subject.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 February 2017
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