Drama & Theatre Studies

Course Summary:

As a Drama and Theatre student you’ll study a range of texts from various playwrights and in diverse style, from Restoration Comedy and 19th Century Drama, right up to current contemporary work. You’ll work on these practically and theoretically and develop your skills as a performer, through both individual and ensemble work. As a budding performer you will have lots of opportunities to perform in front of an audience in our fantastic purpose built theatre and our black box rehearsal space.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • The University of Salford – Broadcast Journalism
  • The University of Sunderland – Drama
  • University College Oldham- Performance
  • Newcastle University – English Language
  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Creative Writing and Drama
  • The University of Salford – Television and Radio

Career destinations:

An A Level in Drama and Theatre Arts is useful for Performing Arts based HE courses, including stage school courses, as well as careers in Media and Broadcasting, Education and Theatre. Drama will also help you develop key communication skills and confidence, which will help you succeed in a broad range of careers.

Entry Requirements:

You’ll need a 4 or above in GCSE English Language and some practical experience is desirable. It is imperative that you enjoy performing and be committed to working as part of a team.

Assessment Method:

60% coursework
40% exam

Student Case Studies:

Lara Bell

Lara Bell

“I thoroughly enjoyed Drama at GCSE level and wished to challenge myself further. I also knew before I began College that I wished to pursue acting as a career and Drama would help me to achieve this. I enjoyed studying such a wide variety of texts and playwrights as well as being involved in practical work.This course offers a good balance between the two.”

Lara played Elizabeth in The Crucible and Leonardo’s Wife in Blood Wedding. She was also involved in the Drama Aim Higher scheme, gaining experience of the audition process. and is currently studyng acting at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London.