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Drama at Fort Pitt Grammar School

Course description

Why should I study Drama?

This is a very practical and creative course. You will take part in live performances, as well as studying through practical workshops a range of plays and theatre practitioners. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in acting and devising, as well as the visual and technical side of theatre, and will experience live theatre performances from the perspective of both audience and performer.

What will the course involve?

The linear A-Level in Drama will involve: • An exploration of theatre and dramatic performance • A detailed understanding of a theatre performance/text in context Assessment is by performance of both devised and scripted work as well as a written examination. It is possible to take an AS Level examination in Drama. This is worth 40% of the A Level.

How might this course complement others?

Drama will be complemented by the study of any other creative subject, for example Art & Design, Music, Film Studies and Media Studies as well as English Literature, Sociology and Psychology.

How will this subject be useful in the future? This qualification supports progression into further education, either for specific vocational training in the Performing Arts, or through a more academic approach via a university degree in Theatre Arts. The self-confidence built through the course is invaluable when embarking on your selected career path, performing arts related or otherwise.

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: 05 December 2016
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  • Start date: Next September