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Drama and Theatre Studies AS A Level at Saint Mary's College, Blackburn

Course description

Theatre surrounds our lifestyles, whether it’s the dramatic form on television, the escapist form on film or everyday life situations. Studying Theatre Studies at St Mary’s will allow you to develop those life skills important to all including communication and confidence. Whether your ambition is to enter the world of theatre or study the concepts of theatre this course will promote an enthusiastic, out-going approach to life! Theatre Studies is an enjoyable and demanding course which aims to challenge your views on theatre. You will study the theories of Antonin Artaud and his ideas for the creation of ‘The Theatre of Cruelty’. You will also study ‘A Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen and think about how these plays might look in a performance from the point of view of a director, designer or actor. You will also partake in a variety of theatre visits which you will then analyse. The practical part of the course requires you to perform a script and you will apply some Artaud theory to your practical. In the second year of the course, you will continue to see a wide range of contemporary theatre. You will also study two further plays from a prescribed list. At A Level you will devise an original piece of theatre.

Entry requirements

English Language grade C and Drama grade Cif taken.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saint Mary's College, Blackburn directly.

Last updated date: 15 October 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years