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Theatre Studies at Stantonbury Campus

Course description

Theatre Studies is a course that looks at the study, exploration and realisation of constructing plays in performance. Students will: explore published plays from different periods and cultures, participate in workshops exploring the plays studied and a range of practitioners who practiced and established different acting techniques, consider the relative value of design elements in making plays: lighting; sound; music; costume; set, perform in a substantial play performed in our theatre in front of an external examiner and a public audience duringeach year of the course, perform in either a monologue or duologue in a professional context, and have the opportunity to see a wide range of different styles and genres of plays and theatre, both at the campus and beyond during their time on the course. You will have created a number of different professional standard pieces of work, and have presented these to anaudience. You will have developed a sophisticated understanding of the shaping of plays, and theatre practice in a number of different periods and cultural contexts. You will have developed a broader sense of sociology and psychology through your work, and have an increased understanding of a number of literary 'texts' as a result of your study. You will have worked independently, have highly developed group skills, and will have a highly attuned sense of your own role within a group dynamic. Even the army place high value on students who have successfully completed Drama or Theatre Studies, as they appreciate the complex and multi‚Äźdisciplinary skills developed during the course. At the end of the first year, students will perform in productions in the theatre (a whole play and a monologue or duologue). Students will also have been continuously assessed on their practical exploration of two plays and apractitioner during the year, and will have completed coursework to show their understanding of the work completed. In the second year there is a project that involves devising a performance and completing coursework, followed by an exam exploring plays from contrasting periods and cultures. You may have the opportunity to participate in a number of theatre visits and workshops with a variety of performance companies over your time on the course.


Five level two qualifications (e.g. A* - C at GCSE) . At least four of these grades will be from GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stantonbury Campus directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years