Drama and Theatre Studies
Course Overview This course is designed for students with a keen interest in studying, visiting and producing theatre. It primarily consists of study…
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This vocational course, equivalent to three A Levels, is designed for students who are serious about pursuing a career in the performing arts. It combines the three core disciplines of acting, dance and singing. Students underpin their practical work with rigorous academic study.
Applicants will be invited to interviews and auditions once the application has been received.
Internal and external assessment (100%)
Standard entry requirements plus grade 4 in GCSE English Literature. GCSE Dance and/or Drama are desirable. Alternatively, BTEC Level Applicants are required to attend an audition and interview. We will be unable to consider late applications so please apply early.
£150 for theatre visits and workshops
You may be required to complete an activity before you start in order to help introduce you to the subject. Check back in the summer term for more details.
It combines the three core disciplines of acting, dance and singing. Students underpin their practical work with rigorous academic study. The department regularly organises theatre visits and students have toured work in the UK and abroad. Workshops are often organised with professional performers, directors and production staff.
This course is designed for students who want to pursue the subject into higher education and ultimately the profession.
Last year students went on to various destinations including vocational centres at Mountview, London Studio Centre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Arts Educational Schools London, East 15 Acting School and Rose Bruford. Students also went on to study courses at university including; Bath Spa, Middlesex, Essex, Bournemouth Arts College, Surrey and Chichester.
Alternatively, students may consider direct entry into employment. Students have gone on to work for entertainment and leisure organisations, television networks, theatre companies and to pursue music professionally
Students may consider direct entry into employment. Students have gone on to work for entertainment and leisure organisations, television networks, theatre companies and to pursue music professionally.
This course is designed for students who want to pursue the subject into higher education and ultimately the profession. Students have secured places at institutions including RADA, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford, Mountview Academy, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Laine Theatre Arts, Bird College, Arts Educational and a range of universities.
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I came to The Henley College from Chiltern Edge School. I chose to study the Extended Diploma in Performing Arts because it incorporates the three things I love the most; acting, dancing and singing. I have really enjoyed working with the other students on my course, we help and encourage each other, my teacher has also been really supportive and is always available to offer advice.
I would like to pursue a career in musical theatre so studying this course has been perfect for me. When I finish college I hope to get a place at the Urdang Academy and then move to America where I can pursue my dream of being a commercial dancer.
Filmed by second year Extended Diploma in Performing Arts student, Harry Assadourian.