Component 1: Devising drama
This component deals with devising, which is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work collaboratively with others to explore a range of stimuli in order to create an original performance piece. Whether you are a performer or a designer, this course will stretch the limits of your creativity and imagination, while exploring a theme or topic of interest to you and your intended audience.
You will develop skills in group work, research and negotiation, while also developing creativity, performance and design skills. You will consider the impact you can make on an audience, by developing the ideas you want to communicate. In addition to the performance, you will be marked on an accompanying portfolio which documents evidence of the development process, analysis and evaluation of their performance.
Component 2: Performance from text
You will take part in a showcase, demonstrating your chosen skill in a live performance. This component deals with developing knowledge, understanding and skills in exploring and performing from a performance text. It includes interpreting, rehearsing and refining work in preparation for a final performance of two key extracts from a play. You will be required to produce a short accompanying outline explaining your intentions for and approach to each performance piece.
Performance and response
You will explore practically how a complete performance text might be interpreted and realised from ‘page to stage’. This exploration will give an insight into how texts may be brought to life for an audience and the creative roles within this process.
You will also analyse and evaluate an experience of a live theatre performance as an audience member. You will develop skills to recognise the meaning created in the theatre space in order to communicate ideas to an audience, as you develop a more critical and varied approach to your own work as a theatre maker.