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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Roding Valley High School

Course description

Drama reflects and even drives our cultural evolution. It has the power to enrich lives, challenge thinking, and can touch our deepest emotions. In performing, actors have a creative space to explore their interpretation of human nature. Drama has a prominent role in contributing to modern living through television, the internet, cinema and radio as well as theatre.

Are you interested in:

Performance? Experiencing different live theatre performances? Working in groups in a creative context? Developing strong communication skills? Close textual analysis? Learning about the craft of the playwright and how plays are structured?

Course content

As the Drama and Theatre Studies course unfolds, students will alternate between the roles of playwright, performer, designer and director. This involves applying knowledge of different theatre forms and structures. A key aim is to enable students to operate more autonomously and with confidence within a drama and theatre context. Within the course students will study a variety of theatrical texts in depth, develop performance skills, and create an original piece of theatre.

Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer Drama include:

Drama and Theatre arts, Performing Arts (dance/acting/drama performance), Film and Television Studies, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Theatre Design.

Possible career paths:

Acting, dance, theatre direction, film/ performance direction, theatre management, theatre design – set/costume/make-up/ lighting design, broadcasting, arts community officer and teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Roding Valley High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years