Whichever pathway you choose, Drama St Mary’s gives you a unique opportunity to develop your practical skills and your academic potential. The resources available to you are not just the expertise of the staff, the theatre, the studios and technical equipment, but also all that London, the theatre capital, has to offer.
Drama and Theatre Arts is for students who want to work in mainstream Theatre, TV and Film. The foundation of the programme is actor-training, but as the course progresses, it allows students, if they so wish, to diversify into technical theatre, stage-management or design and pursue interests in directing and playwriting.
Most of the practical work is text-based, but there are also modules in improvisation and devising.
Most productions take place in the Drama Theatre, though final year showcases are in a central London theatre venue.
By the end of the course you will have had a professional training appropriate to a career in theatre and be equipped with creative, analytical, communication, team-working and organisational skills relevant to a wide range of graduate employment.
Teaching is carried out by a small core of academic practitioners and a large number of professional directors, actors, writers, designers and other industry professionals. The full-time staff continue their professional practice in order to keep their teaching up-to-date and to help provide placement opportunities for students in theatre companies.
Level 6 (Year Three)
Theatre Arts Modules:
Acting III (Preparation for the Profession) (option) - Technical Workplace Placement (option) - Productions (double module)
- Theatre and Society
- Contemporary Plays and Playwrights
- Dissertation (option)
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