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Drama and Theatre

A level

The course offers a professional theatre approach with preparation for students considering studying acting/drama at both university and major acting schools. It is also an excellent grounding for further study; which can lead to careers in law, social work, psychology and teaching alongside confidence building.

Students will have the benefit of working with industry trained staff and practitioners within the department that have a wide range of skills. Currently we have LAMDA, Shakespeare, and technical theatre practitioners. The department staff also has many years of experience readying students for auditions.

Visiting theatre groups, theatre trips, enrichment activities ranging from LAMDA to drama improvisation and the college production, a joint venture between the Drama and Theatre Studies and the Musical theatre departments, ensure that any student studying at Long Road have the opportunity to develop their skills beyond the study timetable. 

 

Course Content

The Drama and Theatre Studies course is taught in excellent purpose built facilities which include rehearsal rooms and a fully functional black box theatre. The main focuses of the course is the development and interpretation of theatre and live performance.

The course offers a professional theatre approach with preparation for students considering studying acting or drama at both university and major acting schools. It is also an excellent grounding for further study which can lead to careers in law, social work, psychology and teaching alongside confidence building.

Students will have the benefit of working with industry trained staff and practitioners within the department that have a wide range of skills. Currently we have LAMDA, Shakespeare, and technical theatre practitioners. The department staff also has many years of experience readying students for auditions.


Assessment

  • 40% Exam
  • 60% Coursework
  • Exam Board: AQA

Special Features

You will make a number of theatre visits and see varied productions during the two years. As well as participating in professional practical workshops by Theatre production companies. There are frequent opportunities to perform both within the College and in public, such as at the annual Christmas concert and the Summer Showcase.

Entry Requirements

  • At least 7 GCSEs at Grade 4 including GCSE English and GCSE Maths.
  • Grade 5 GCSE English Literature if taken.
  • Grade 5 in GCSE Drama, or equivalent, if taken.
  • A successful audition set by the Drama and Theatre department.

Please note; you may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2021/2022 course costs. 

After Long Road

Drama and Theatre Studies can lead to further studies at Drama School or university, or careers in theatre, law, social work, psychology and teaching.

Students who completed their courses recently are studying…

  • Drama at the University of East Anglia,
  • Drama at Anglia Ruskin,
  • Drama Studies at De Montfort,
  • Classical Studies and Philosophy at Exeter.
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