If you have developed an interest and aptitude for drama through your school or other experience and want to pursue it at a specialist level, this course could be for you.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language or Literature and/or Drama (or a relevant course).
What are the key things you’ll learn?
The course introduces key drama topics including:
- Practical performance skills
- Textual analysis
- Group and team work
- Devising your own performance
- Reviewing live theatre
- Create your own director’s interpretation of a published play
How you will learn
You’ll learn through a combination of practical workshops and rehearsals, classroom sessions, theatre visits and independent study.
Where could this course take you?
After successfully completing this course you could go on to further study at Sunderland College or university or drama school. The course could also help you gain employment in the performing arts industry.
What costs will you incur?
The course requires the students to visit the theatre. Ticket prices will vary between: £5-£20. Theatre visits are usually in Sunderland or Newcastle and students are also expected to fund their travel costs to the theatre.
There are 3 play scripts that we will be studying on the course although it is not essential that you purchase your own copy, it is advisable. These can be purchased from £5-£10 per script.
There may be an opportunity to attend a field trip to London. The trip will consist of theatre tours, shows and workshops this generally costs approx. £200 for a 3 day trip.