Theatre Studies is for students excited by the rich history of creative arts and who want to mix the discipline of analysis with opportunities for dramatic expression.
The course demands practical, creative and communication skills in equal measure. You will extend your ability to create drama and theatre, either as a performer or in a production role. You will also be required to write about drama and to develop your powers of analysis so that you become an informed critic of great works of theatre.
Initially you will study two set texts, looking at every aspect of the work including the social and historical context, language, plot and subplot. Students will even look at spatial and aural awareness by working on set and costume design alongside a variety of other technical role within theatre. You will then perform a third text putting all that you have learned so far into practice. The third and final part of the course is going to see a play and examining its form, structure and presentation.
The course is very challenging, but also great fun.
What sorts of activities will I be doing?
- Writing and devising
- Experiencing live theatre
|- Remember -Theatre Studies is far more theoretical and demanding than GCSE drama. It is not essential that you have studied GCSE drama but you must meet the entry requirements in English and have a love of theatre and its overall presentation.|
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