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Drama and Theatre Studies *FEES PAYABLE* at Hurstpierpoint College

Course description

Drama & Theatre Studies demands practical, creative, academic and communication skills in almost equal measure. Students will extend their ability to create drama and theatre, either in a performing or production role. They will also be required to write about drama and to develop their powers of analysis to become an informed critic. The course will involve taking part in drama productions, as well as studying plays and playwrights.

To achieve high grades, students need to be rigorous and dedicated in their approach. Sound analytical skills and a questioning nature are essential. Practical experience must be supported with a sound grasp of theatrical theory in both coursework and examinations. Students need to be enthusiastic, involved and prepared to dedicate time to rehearsals out of school hours as well as using private study sensibly for research, reading and essays. Most students find that despite the theoretical challenges of the course, the practical elements of the subject complement other academic subjects and allow them to develop a variety of study techniques.

Students need to be curious about issues and ideas and have a creative instinct for communicating their views through drama. They may be keen on acting, writing or on the visual and technical side of theatre and wish to develop their skills in some or all of these areas. Equally they will be interested in going to the theatre to see plays performed by different theatre companies.

Entry requirements

It is useful to have taken Drama at GCSE level but not always essential. Those who have a GCSE in Drama should have an excellent grade. It is important that students are interested in gaining a greater understanding of how theatre and plays work and that they are keen to be involved with performances.

Financial information

Fees may be charged for this course

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years