Drama & Theatre Studies

Perform to audiences as iconic and unique characters. Create and devise your very own original play. Learn practical and theoretical skills from some of the best playwrights and practitioners in history.

Component 1: Portfolio and Moderated Performance Devising 
You will create an exciting and original piece of theatre influenced by the ideas of a theatre practitioner.

Component 2: Performance Exam Text in Performance 
You will take part in a group performance of an extract from a published play

Component 3: Written Exam Theatre Makers in Practice 
You will critically evaluate live theatre and practically explore two set texts from the perspective of a performer, designer and director.

Elements of each of the three components will be completed in Years 1 and 2. 

Course Overview
Year 1
Year 2

BA (Hons) in Drama and Theatre Studies; Drama and English; Performing arts; Directing.


Performer/director; public relations; media; presenter; drama therapist; TV; film; theatre assistant or manager; teacher –  all careers requiring effective oral communication, analytical skills and teamwork.

I have been able to immerse myself in more interesting and difficult characters than I ever thought I was capable of.

Lauren Gage

Key Facts

Qualification type:

Two year linear A Level programme

Additional entry requirements:

Grade 4 GCSE English necessary.



Component 1:  Devising (40%) Portfolio and moderated performance
Component 2: 
Text in Performance (20%) Performance Exam
Component 3: 
Theatre Makers in Practice (40%) Written exam

Opportunities for work-related activities:

Several theatre trips linked to course elements – local visits to The Tobacco Factory and Bristol Old Vic.


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