Candidates will study the A level course over 2 years. The course allows students to experience practical performances in schools and theatres. We offer the opportunity to produce a Theatre in Education piece which is performed in a local school; replicating the experience of touring theatre. A festival of student drama is produced and performed at a local professional theatre, allowing students the opportunity to act or be part of the technical side of a public performance.
Students learn practically and gain an understanding of a range of theatre practitioners and techniques; including those of Frantic Assembly, Stanislavski, Brecht, Berkoff and more. Further to this students read and study five contrasting scripts for written and practical exam, gaining a valuable insight into acting techniques, stage design, directing and technical theatre. Live theatre is an integral part of the course, to this end we organise various theatre trips, including visits to local and national theatres. Transferable skills such as presenting, researching, working in teams, working to deadlines, organising projects and taking responsibility for others are essential tools which move students forward into varied careers.
The theatre studies course is a great foundation for further study or careers in: Theatre, Technical theatre, media, acting, directing, producing, teaching counselling and drama therapy, the creative arts or arts admin. It aids confidence and social skills and gives students the opportunity to express themselves creatively.
For further information about the Theatre Studies Curriculum please select ‘Curriculum at a glance’ from the attachments section.
If you need to request further information about this subject please contact the relevant Head of Department.