Drama & Theatre Studies

A demanding and challenging Actor training. Responding as performers, directors and designers in both devising and scripted areas you will hone your performance skills as well as your theoretical underpinning of Theatre of the past and current industry practice, with opportunities to work with industry professionals. This course is both practically and academically challenging and will secure you the required skills to move to the next level of training or an abundance of other careers. You will experience professional level understanding of working in all disciplines involved in Theatre but with a specialised focus on the Actor at the centre of this. We provide the above in professional standard facilities with teaching and performing usually taking place in our purpose built 470 seat theatre.


Devise a piece of theatre in light of a current working practitioner to explore themes and topics relevant to the world in which we live. Accompanied by a video or written portfolio documenting the process. Themes in the play will challenge you about the way in which we live our lives today.

Performance of a monologue or a duologue from a scripted play and the performance of a group scripted play to an audience with full technical support. The two performances will be contrasting and will challenge students to push themselves as actors.

Exam that asks you to respond as a Director, Designer, Actor and Audience member. Whilst theoretically challenging it offers the chance to be creative and work as if an industry professional.

Minimum Entry Requirements

GCSE Drama Grade 6 or equivalent, GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature Grade 5.

Combines well with…

BTEC Performing Arts, Dance, English Language, English Literature, Government & Politics, History, Music.


Conservertoire training in Acting or Musical Theatre, University course to study Drama. University courses or vocational training in Acting, Producing, Directing and Designing for Theatre. Actor, Teacher, Director, Designer plus a huge range of other industry jobs such as business, education and law. Arts subjects develop the attitudes and aptitudes required for employability.