Acting students study the many disciplines and styles within drama performance. They will explore both classical and contemporary theatre, as well as developing directing techniques. Students will complete a detailed study in using the voice as an actor and develop devising skills over the two years. They will need to research the historical context of plays and reflect this in their work. Students will rehearse and perform a wide range of material and become disciplined, thinking, versatile performers. Assessment is based upon their portfolio of work created whilst completing their units. Tops include principles of acting, improvisation and children’s theatre. This course is excellent preparation for further training at specialist drama schools, universities or entry directly into industry. This qualification is equivalent to three A-levels and recognised by Higher Education providers.
Students will need a minimum of five grade 4s at GCSE including a grade 4 in GCSE English. GCSE Drama is not a requirement of the course but a passion for the subject is essential. Additional Information: We will consider 1 Vocational qualification in place of a GCSE as long as a grade 4 is achieved in English. Students are also required to pass an audition to study on this subject.
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