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AS Drama & Theatre Studies at The Beacon School

Course description

It is useful to have taken GCSE Drama but not essential. It is important that you are interested in gaining a greater understanding of how theatre and plays work and that you are keen to be involved with performance. The course demands practical, creative and communication skills in almost equal measure. You will extend your ability to create drama and theatre in a performing role. You will also be required to write about drama and to develop your powers of analysis to become an informed critic. The course will involve taking part in drama productions as well as studying plays and paywrights. You need to be curious about issues and ideas and have a creative instinct for communicating your views through drama. You may be keen on acting, writing or on the visual and technical side of theatre and wish to develop your skills in some or all of these areas. Equally you will be interested in going to the theatre to see plays performed by different theatre companies.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Music and Drama or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Dance, which could lead onto higher education to study Dance or more general higher education courses. With further training you could go into a job related to Dance such as a Chorographer, Dance Teacher or you may wish specialise in an area of dance such as ballet and perform on the stage as a professional dancer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially within the Performing Arts sectors.

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 The Beacon School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year