The course is rooted to the practical application of dramatic theories in relation to acting, designer, devising and directing.
From Stanislavksi to Brecht, Berkoff to Brook, Kane to Artaud: you will exploit the ideas and concepts of key players in theatrical history to make and develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of Drama and Theatre Studies.
AS Unit 1: Exploration of Drama and Theatre - explore two plays and review a play AS Unit 2: Theatre Text in Performance - perform as an ensemble in a play A2 Unit 3: Devising Theatre - create a play A2 Unit 4: Theatre Text in Context - direct a play and respond to historical context of a play
As an Actor, you will develop the vocal and movement skills that impact on the range of characters you are able to perform.
As a Designer, you will root your ideas about set, lighting and costume firmly in a concept that communicates the impact of the plays social, cultural, historical and political context.
As a Director, you will lead your actors through a series of rehearsals based on your own vision of a set text, as well as compare the performance of a Shakespeare play with its original performance conditions.
The work you will undertake challenges you physically, emotionally and intellectually. You will develop as a reflective practitioner to understand more deeply the impact on dramatic in our society in a local, national and international context.