Drama and Theatre Studies

A Level

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This course is for you if:

  • you truly love Drama and Theatre and want to develop as a practising artist and theatre academic.
  •  you are looking for an A Level that combines artistic and academic intelligence with both written and practical outcomes and assessment opportunities.
  • A Level 3 qualification which will allow you to progress to higher education or employment.

This course is part of our Creative Arts Academy.

What will I study on this course?

This exciting course will provide you with the opportunity to work as a performers on three different performances. In Unit 1 you reinterpret a text to create a piece of theatre which is a combination of the selected text and original ideas.

In Unit 3 you learn to engage with a stimulus to create two pieces of theatre in different styles; one an interpretation of a text of your own choice and the other a devised piece.

Both Units 1 and 3 are designed to encourage you to make connections between dramatic theory and your own practice. While preparing your practical work, you will explore the work of two theatre practitioners and then apply your research to your performances.

In Units 2 and 4, you will explore three complete performance texts.

You will also watch many live theatre productions, two of which will be analysed and studied in depth as you learn about the processes and practices involved in interpreting and performing theatre.

Throughout the course there will be opportunities to work with visiting practitioners and take part in workshops led by professional performing artists. You will also be invited to join the department on trips to experience a wide range of theatre and performance art.

What can I do after this course?

As a two year course many of our students will take it alongside LAMDA .

The A level will create a pathway to not only Performance University degrees or Drama Schools but also a wide range of other degree options.

For more information please contact Kate Matthews, Head of Faculty for Visual & Performing Arts, on 023 8043 5636 ext. 224 or email kmatthews@itchen.ac.uk.


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