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Drama

This course teaches the foundation skills of Performing Arts. You will develop a broad range of technical skills and learn about the entire Performing Arts process. The course also explores creative development skills and problem solving, through experimenting with performance. You will complete units of study in performing arts and will attend practical workshops, undertake independent study and attend course related external visits to places such as theatres, studios and other performing arts venues. The course includes the compulsory functional skills subjects of Mathematics and English, alongside your vocational course.

Entry Requirements

Initial assessment that indicates an appropriate level of English and mathematical ability.

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    Assessment Method

    Assessment throughout the course will be formative to support and encourage learning and provide an opportunity for feedback.

    Assessment activities include: Practical demonstrations, Role play / scenarios, Presentations, Audio / Video evidence and Log book

    Aims of the course

    The course is designed to introduce you to the skills and techniques used in Performing Arts. We will provide you with opportunities that will allow you to explore, develop and test your creativity within a structure that will provide a sound base of skills and knowledge.

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful completion of this course, can lead to a level 2 program of study in Performing Arts or other creative courses.

    Facilities

    Your creative practice will take place in our state of the art performance studios where you will be able to develop your techniques in our performance workshops, industry workshops, enrichment activities.

    Career Options

    Working towards a career in Drama, Dance and Music

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 1,113 p/year
24+ £1,113 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Arts officers, producers and directors

£44,000

Therapy professionals n.e.c.

£64,000

Musicians

£35,000

Jadzia Francis

Jadzia Francis

I’ve become more confident and more accepting of things that I may not be able to control, I’ve learnt to use my time well, valuing my time here and enjoying every minute that happens.

Indre Navickaite

Indre Navickaite

One of the things the College has taught me is to set my goals much higher because you never know what you can achieve until you try. Once I have some experience, my plan is to set up my own theatre company and work with people from different cultures around the world.

Tommy Warner

I loved Lewisham, as they did plays that were similar and the same standard as those at drama school, which made the transition to higher education much easier.

Jason Borley

Jason Borley

If I were to give advice to others considering performing arts, I’d say be yourself, don’t worry about what others think. Being different makes you unique. Work hard and take every opportunity that comes your way and don’t stress out – enjoy your time learning and believe in yourself.

Shanara Edwards

Shanara Edwards

I always knew I wanted to perform, and Southwark College helped me further my dance training, I learned a variety of dance styles and was given extra singing lessons so I kept up those skills too.

Max King

Max King

The programme is hard work, but I’m up for it. The teaching here is inspiring, passionate and dedicated. It’s a really friendly environment.

Elena Cebotari

Elena Cebotari

The staff here have shown me how to get better and improve my work – and I’ve already started seeing a difference, even after only 2 months. We also get amazing professional work placements – like the Plague Event at the National Maritime Museum.

Caldeen Benjamin Kusi-mensah

Caldeen Benjamin Kusi-mensah

I chose to study at Lewisham Southwark College because it was the only College nearby that specialised in Performing Arts. The course included Drama, dancing and singing, all of which I was keen to pursue.

Ibrahim Shote

Ibrahim Shote

Southwark College is a vibrant place where you get prepared for the world outside of education. When I was there I was in the company of good friends, I had an amazing tutor, and we were all doing what we loved to do. It was hard work but it didn’t feel like it.

Selina Jones

Selina Jones

The course at Lewisham Southwark College has changed my life. I feel like I’ve really grown, been challenged, exposed, and come out the other side. I owe nearly everything I’ve achieved this year to Karla and the College.

Fiona Oakley

Fiona Oakley

Sometimes learners will get a ‘lightbulb moment’ which transforms their attitude to studying – and that was certainly the case for Drama student Fiona Oakley.

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