Drama and Theatre Studies

Course content

This course is designed for students who enjoy reading and watching plays, and taking part in drama: as a performer, director or designer.

Drama and Theatre Studies helps you to analyse the ways in which different performance and production elements are brought together to create theatre.

The course offers a wide choice of set plays for study and the opportunity to write about live productions as well as developing your skills in practical drama.

Progression & careers

Higher Education qualifications in Drama and Theatre Studies. Careers include: Acting, Theatre Production and Management, Marketing and Journalism.

Course details

  • Study units & entry requirments
  • Assessment
  • How to apply

Study units

Unit 1: Practical exploration of two contrasting scripts from the perspective of a performer, director and designer. You will also experience and review live theatre performance.

Unit 2: Focus on scripts in performance. You can choose a design or performance option, working individually and with others to interpret and perform existing scripts.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs Grade A* to C.


Unit 1: 40%
Internally assessed practical work and supporting exploration notes.

Unit 2: 60%
Externally assessed by visiting examiner.

How to apply

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