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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Course description

This A Level will sharpen all your communication skills – written and spoken - and develop your teamwork skills and confidence.

You need to be really enthusiastic about acting and theatre. You will need to be thoroughly reliable in your attendance, punctual, enjoy working creatively in groups, and also enjoy sharing and experimenting with ideas.

Course content

We follow the WJEC syllabus offering an excellent mix of practical work and theory which is applied to it.

At both AS and A2 you will sit Drama & Theatre Studies Arts a written exam as well as being assessed on scripted and devised performances. The great majority of students choose to specialise in acting, but you may also opt for a technical skill such as lighting or sound for your practical work.

You will study practitioners such as Stanislavski and Brecht, and apply their ideas to your own performances.

There will be several theatre trips designed to broaden your knowledge of the exciting work being done today in professional theatre, and you will write live theatre reviews. You will explore a variety of plays in depth, closely linking practice and theory.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C including English Language.

Future opportunities

The course can lead you to studying drama at university, or at drama schools. Many students progress to working in theatre, television, film and video. Drama skills have also proved invaluable in the journalistic, teaching and legal professions.

Further information

  • Strong links with Ludlow Assembly Rooms, where we produce a major musical theatre show every year.
  • Other strong local connections with the Ludlow Festival and theatre groups.
  • Fully equipped purpose-built drama studio with a full lighting rig.
  • Achieved a 100% pass rate in 2015.
  • Workshops with professional companies such as Pentabus and regular theatre trips.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herefordshire & Ludlow College directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2016

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