Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at New College Telford
If you have a passion for theatre, whether it is on stage through acting, or backstage through technical design, then this course is for you.
As an actor, you will develop your creative and exploratory skills to devise an original performance from an extract of a performance text and related to the style of an influential theatre practitioner. In your creative explorations, you will learn how text can be manipulated to communicate meaning to audiences. You will gain an understanding of how a new performance could be developed through use of the style of the practitioners. If you choose to study the design pathway, you will work alongside the performers, focusing on a discipline such as costume, lighting, set or sound design to compliment the performance. You will also complete performances or practical designs for a group piece and a monologue. This course will also give you the opportunity to see a live performance of a play which you will then analyse, considering style and the different production elements of the performance. This will form part of the written examination towards the end of the year. Assessment is through a combination of Portfolio work, practical examinations with a visiting external examiner, and written examination.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English Language. It is useful if you also have GCSE Drama (grade C), or Level 2 Performing Arts (Merit) including acting units. For all students there will be an assessment of practical skills at a taster session.
Students who have previously studied Theatre Studies have gone on to degrees in Performance Studies, Teaching, Theatre and Drama.
This course combines well with English, Media/Film Studies, Performing Arts, Art and Textiles courses, Music Performance, History, Languages and a range of other courses.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Telford directly.