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AS/A2 Level Drama and Theatre Studies at Erasmus Darwin Academy

Course description

Unit One: Exploration of Drama and Theatre: This unit forms an introduction to the detailed study of two plays from the point of view of performers, designers and directors. Students demonstrate their interpretation and understanding of the two texts by exploring them in practical workshops and completing a set of “Exploration Notes”. Unit Two: Text in Performance One: In this unit students will undertake a role within the production of a play. Students will be assessed on the effective use of performing skills as applied to the text and the way in which they communicate their interpretation of a play to an audience. Unit Three: Text in Context:This unit requires students to demonstrate their understanding of the play studied and performed in unit two and their understanding of a play seen in performance.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses that may be related to the performing arts or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Drama and Theatre Studies, which could lead onto higher education within the arts or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to the performing arts such as working in the Film, Television or Theatre industries. You may also like to look at joining a theatre group to increase your drama and theatre experience. The course offers a distinct subject content which provides you with the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers from lots of industries are looking for.

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 Erasmus Darwin Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 July 2014
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Key information

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