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Drama and Theatre Studies AS/A Level 3 at Astor College

Course description

Drama at Key Stage 5 follows the BTEC Extended Certificate in Performing Arts - Acting pathway.

Through the course students will learn about influential theatre practitioners, gain considerable performance experience and develop reflective and analytical skills through the reviewing of live and recorded theatre. There is a final performance exam that consists of the creation, development and realisation of a full performance and subsequent written portfolios alongside practical work.


Entry requirements

4-5 GCSEs at 4 / C or above in different subjects including English and Mathematics.

Future opportunities

A-level Drama and Theatre Studies is useful for students considering Higher Education in any arts or humanities subject including English Language and Literature, Journalism, Dance, Music, Art and Design, and Media Studies.

Career opportunities for students who study A Level Drama and Theatre Studies include: Arts and theatre administration, arts journalism, director, actor, designer, playwright, stage management, theatre management, theatrical agent, technician, broadcasting, media presenting, education, drama therapy and scriptwriting.

It is also useful if you are considering a career which will require confident and articulate verbal presentation, as Drama and Theatre Studies develops self-confidence and the ability to speak in public with the clarity and vitality of expression to gain interest and be understood.


Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact  your school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years