Drama curriculum

Our teaching and learning pedagogy is to encourage the free use of creativity and imagination, through exploration of story and character. Students will explore drama through looking at social themes and issues, key extracts from texts and refining their skills and preparing them for the future. As their skills develop so too does their knowledge of the performing arts industry as we prepare students who are wanting to work in this field. They will also have the opportunity to investigate the technical roles within the industry and approach theatre from this point of view.

The Drama curriculum is rich in skills and knowledge, which immerses students in a range of styles about theatre with schemes based around plays, playwrights, directors and theatrical techniques. The department believes strongly that the vast amount of theatrical literature to be found in the world should not be ignored. Students will be able to create original work and critically analyse professional and non-professional repertoire. Students will have an appreciation of their own work and that of others, always demonstrating respect and empathy. They also perform extracts of professional repertoire that can be a combination of group work, duologues and monologues. In addition, students explore, research and analyse live theatre and the roles and responsibilities of the practitioners involved in creating that theatre.

Click here for the Drama programme of study. 

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