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Drama and Theatre Studies

Course Overview
Course type

A level (Pearson)

Course length

A level: two years

Required qualifications

Five or more A*-C (9-5) grades at GCSE, including English Language (grade 9-5).

Drama at NewVIc is taught in a way that is practical, engaging and dynamic. You will learn how to analyse, discuss and devise theatre, as well as develop your performance skills. Classes are run as practical workshops where you will explore how to use your voice and body on stage, as well as develop your skills in critical analysis. There is an even balance between practical and theory.



The course will focus on:
  • developing your acting skills
  • experimenting with and studying a range of acting styles and techniques
  • exploring how performers, designers and directors communicate meaning to an audience
  • analysing the historical and cultural context that influences drama
On the course you will:
  • build up your skills and versatility as a performer
  • work as part of a group to perform, direct and design your own production
  • practically explore and analyse a range of exciting performance texts from classical Shakespeare to contemporary plays
  • perform in a number of venues and settings, such as Stratford Circus
  • critique and analyse a variety of live theatre performances in a range of venues

Drama at NewVIc is taught in a way that is practical, engaging and dynamic. You will learn how to analyse, discuss and devise theatre, as well as develop your performance skills. Classes are run as practical workshops where you will explore how to use your voice and body on stage, as well as develop your skills in critical analysis. There is an even balance between practical and theory.



Method of assessment

You will be assessed through a mixture of practical and coursework components and one written exam.

Drama at NewVIc is taught in a way that is practical, engaging and dynamic. You will learn how to analyse, discuss and devise theatre, as well as develop your performance skills. Classes are run as practical workshops where you will explore how to use your voice and body on stage, as well as develop your skills in critical analysis. There is an even balance between practical and theory.



What will I be able to progress to?

A qualification in Drama and Theatre Studies will provide you with analytical and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently and collaboratively. This course will enable you to apply for academic study at university or practical Drama at Drama School.
A degree in one of these areas equips you for a very wide range of vocations. Former students who have studied drama have gone on to careers in acting, journalism, advertising, events management, theatre administration, youth work and teaching.
Previous students have gone on to some of the top drama schools such as E15, Rose Bruford and Italia Conti as well as universities such as Queen Mary, Lancaster, Middlesex and Kent.

Drama at NewVIc is taught in a way that is practical, engaging and dynamic. You will learn how to analyse, discuss and devise theatre, as well as develop your performance skills. Classes are run as practical workshops where you will explore how to use your voice and body on stage, as well as develop your skills in critical analysis. There is an even balance between practical and theory.

 Students who have left us recently have gone on to perform with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and West End theatre productions, film and TV.