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Drama & Theatre Studies AS & A Level at Richard Huish College

Course description

If you are interested in all aspects of drama this course is for you. The course involves communicating through performance and analysing text and its context. You will have an opportunity to study plays from the point of view of a director, designer, performer and critic. The qualification is designed to enable you to acquire a knowledge and understanding of the language of drama and theatre as well as to develop your individual performer and analytical skills.

Drama & Theatre offers you the rewarding opportunity to develop your individual creativity and to broaden your understanding of the demands of theatre.

Course content

Here are some of the topic areas we cover:

  • The language of theatre and how plays are interpreted
  • Practical exploration of plays
  • Theatre text in performance
  • Creation of an original piece
  • Historical and directorial approaches to theatre texts
  • Analysis of live productions

This course encourages practical exploration, working as a company alongside expanding your knowledge of performance analysis. You will study a wide range of drama texts and explore the works of contrasting practitioners. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of genres whilst developing your training as an actor and seeing live theatre.

Entry requirements

  • Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language
  • Following your interview you will be invited to attend an audition in June/July to help you to gain further insight into the demands of this course.

Financial information

Drama students recently went to London to take part in a stage combat workshop and see Ghost Stories, and also went to the Brewery Theatre, in Bristol, to see Lorraine and Alan.

Future opportunities

Career opportunities include: acting, arts administration, arts journalism, broadcasting, designer, director, drama therapy, education, media presenting, playwright, scriptwriting, stage management, technician, theatre management and theatrical agent.

Further information

A Level Drama & Theatre works well with a variety of course combinations and, although provides an obvious route into acting and performance, it is also very appealing to universities when applying for subjects outside the Arts such as law, nursing, educational studies and many more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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