Component 1: Portfolio and Moderated Performance Devising (40%)
You will create an exciting and original piece of theatre influenced by the ideas of a theatre practitioner. You will be assessed on a portfolio documenting the devising performance (60 marks) and the performance itself (20 marks).
Component 2: Performance Exam Text in Performance (20%)
You will take part in a group performance of an extract from a published play (36 marks) and the performance of a monologue or duologue from a different performance text. (24 marks)
Component 3: Written Exam Theatre Makers in Practice (40%)
You will critically evaluate live theatre and practically explore two set texts from the perspective of a performer, designer and director. You will answer questions on your ideas for realising these texts in performance and reimagining them for a contemporary audience in the light of the ideas of different theatre practitioners (80 marks).
Elements of each of the three components will be completed in Year 1 and 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.
C grade GCSE English necessary.
Drama GCSE or previous experience helpful, but not essential.
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
Several theatre trips linked to course elements – local visits to The Tobacco Factory and Bristol Old Vic as well as trips to the RSC in Stratford and/or London to the National Theatre. Participation in CLF Drama projects.
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