Theatre Studies

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Theatre Studies

What will I study?

This course involves acting, improvisation, movement, writing about plays and analysing them. You will study two plays from the point of view of performers, designers and directors – and you will be involved in performing in a play. You will also devise an orginal piece of theatre to be presented to an audience – creating a script and being responsible for all aspects of the production.

Assessment is through a mixture of coursework performance and written exams.

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Co-curricular activities?

SJD’s has a thriving performing arts department and there is a wealth of performing opportunities, with the chance to get involved both on stage and behind the scenes. With dance, music, media, photography and art students all studying at SJD – it’s a great place to meet new contacts and work together too!

We stage many high quality performances throughout the college year including a large scale production and more intimate nights of theatre, music and dance. Recent productions include Miss Saigon, Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors, Romeo and Juliet and showcases featuring talented college performers.

It is also essential that you go to see as wide a range as possible of live theatre and, although we organise theatre trips, you are also encouraged to make visits of your own.

Where might it lead?

Theatre Studies offers students an opportunity to develop a wide range of skills that give you confidence in the world of work and university. The course provides a suitable qualification for students who may wish to study Drama at a higher level, or who wish to follow courses including media, performing arts or teaching.

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