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Drama & Theatre Studies A Level (Year 1)
Qualification:
 
Date:
September 
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment and Exams 
Level:
Area:
A-Levels & Performing Arts 
Course Code:
HDSTS1 
 
Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at A*- C. Must include English Language. Attendance at an A Level.
 
 

Drama & Theatre Studies A Level (Year 1)

This course is designed to deepen your knowledge and appreciation of drama and theatre across different time periods and genres. It will also develop your understanding of the processes by which theatre is constructed, and your skills in both creating and evaluating performance. Trips to the theatre to see live performances are an integral part of the course.


About the Course

At AS, you will learn to make an informed critical response to live theatre and explore a prescribed play from the perspective of an actor, director and designer. You will also work as part of a group to prepare a performance of an extract from a play, employing the theatrical ideas of a practitioner in your interpretation.


Key Units

At A2, you will study one classic and one contemporary play from the perspective of an actor, director and designer. For the practical exam, you get to devise an original piece of theatre in the style of your choice.

This subject not only develops skills such as communication, problem solving and team building, which are vital in most careers, but is a gateway to Universities and Drama Schools across the country, including Sheffield College’s Foundation Degree in Acting

Drama and Theatre Studies also complements a range of other A levels at Sheffield College because it develops such a wide range of skills. 


It is particularly useful for students considering Higher Education in any arts or humanities subjects and could lead to a range of career opportunities including, but not limited to:

  • Arts/theatre administration 
  • Arts journalism
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Designer
  • Playwright
  • Stage management
  • Theatre management
  • Theatrical agent
  • Technician
  • Broadcasting
  • Media presenting
  • Education
  • Drama therapy
  • Scriptwriting



Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at A*- C. Must include English Language. Attendance at an A Level.


Assessment

Practical Assessment and Exams.