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Drama and Theatre Studies

What is Drama & Theatre Studies?

Drama & Theatre Studies looks at the practices and theories of classical and contemporary playwrights, directors and practitioners of drama. The course aims to develop awareness of a range of theatre notables through the observation and analysis of existing and emerging performance work, and practical exploration of texts and practitioner techniques. The course encourages a critical and creative response to the complexities of theatre from the perspectives of actor, designer and director.

What Will You Study?

You will study three components, firstly two set plays; ‘Antigone’ and ‘Metamorphosis’ and you will be tasked with analysing and evaluating the work of live theatre makers. You will also create and perform a devised drama which will be influenced by the work of Bertolt Brecht.

Finally, you will undertake a practical exploration and interpretation of three extracts, each taken from a different play and then perform one of these extracts.

What Next?

There are a variety of options open to you if you have studied Drama & Theatre Studies at Newman. Some of our past students have gone on to study degrees in Law, Acting, Theatre Studies, Psychology, English and Creative Writing to name just a few.

Exam Board

OCR/ Edexcel

Entry Requirements

At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 4 in GCSE English Language.

Course Type

A Level

What other subjects go well with this subject?

English, Psychology, Sport, Sociology, History, Media Studies and Music.

Did you know?

If you say ‘Macbeth’ in a theatre, you are meant to walk three times in a circle anti clockwise, then either spit or say a rude word.

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