Theatre Studies

Overview

Students who have studied Theatre have progressed to a wide variety of careers and study paths. As would be expected, a significant number go on to study drama at university.

What we’ll study

This course involves many exciting components such as devising, group text performance, monologue/duologue performance, watching live theatre and analysis of performance texts from the viewpoint of an actor and a director.

In addition to this you can get involved in the annual college production and you will receive support that concentrates on acting technique, preparing you for drama school auditions

Past productions include; Les Miserables, Oliver, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Hansel and Gretel and Miss Saigon.

Your future

We have a fantastic tradition of past students who go to drama school or find work in the industry, and we look forward to helping you unlock your full creative potential.

However, the course is not only for aspiring actors. Past students have progressed to Oxbridge universities to study Law, Accountancy and Literature amongst other things. Past students have progressed to work in medicine, teaching and politics. Key amongst this is the fact that the subject helps you develop interpersonal skills vital to any profession.

How you’ll be assessed

Theatre Studies is assessed at the end of the second year through performance work, coursework and a written examination.

Factfile

Level: A Level

This course involves many exciting components such as devising group text performance, monologue/duologue performance, watching live theatre and analysis of performance texts from the viewpoint of an actor and a director.

Students who have studied Theatre have progressed to a wide variety of careers and study paths. As would be expected, a significant number go on to study drama at university.

Entry Requirements:

General College entry requirements. GCSE English at grade 4 or above.

An interest in performance work either from the perspective of an actor or a designer is essential, with grade 4 or above in the subject if taken at GCSE.

Great subjects to partner A Level theatre Studies:

Literature, History, Psychology, Art, Music and all popular companion subjects for this A Level. However, we have students who study all subjects in combination with Theatre.

Contact: Mr P Campbell

Email: pmc@holycross.ac.uk



For more information contact

Name: Mr P. Campbell
Email: pmc@holycross.ac.uk
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