This is a busy and exciting course approached through dynamic exploration of how theatre theory and practice relate. You investigate a number of contemporary texts and styles in detail considering the contexts in which they have been written and performed. The emphasis is on practical discovery with plenty of opportunities to take part in performances.. You are assessed through projects in scripted and devised work, and through one written exam on set texts and theatre visits. If you like to be active and engaged and enjoyed drama at school this is a course that should engage, inspire and challenge.
PLEASE NOTE: In contemporary and classical texts, playwrights engage with difficult ideas and actions as a means of exploring, understanding and challenging assumptions about the world we live in. The plays we teach may have challenging themes. Potential students should take this into account when choosing courses.
I wanted to develop my understanding of theatre in relation to style and cultural relevance. I now feel much more confident pursuing a career in drama theatre studies in the future, the course has opened windows for me and provided me with a strong basis in understanding of practitioners while strengthening my desire to discover more about such a flexible and exciting artform.Sophia Trewick ex Dorothy Stringer School