Drama is a broad-based qualification. Learners will develop their acting skills to create and present a drama which will communicate meaning to an audience. They will explore voice, movement and characterisation skills. Learners will respond to stimuli, including text to communicate their ideas to others. They will also explore the production elements of theatre such as directing and designing. These design areas include set, lighting, sound, costume, make-up and props. The learning experiences in the Courses are flexible and adaptable, with opportunities for personalisation and choice.

The pupil is at the centre of our courses providing practical and experiential opportunities. On completing the Courses, learners will be able to work collaboratively, undertake research to help further develop ideas, apply complex production skills to communicate meaning to an audience, show a knowledge and understanding of social and cultural influences on drama, and evaluate their own work and that of others.

Skills Developed

  • Critical thinking
  • Confidence
  • Communication
  • Presentation
  • Literacy - Reading, writing and talking
  • Organisation
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Research and Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Creativity

Famous people who have used Drama to get ahead in life include: James McAvoy, Ewan MacGregor, David Tennent, Kelly MacDonald, Karen Gillan, Peter Mullen, Brian Cox (actor) and Liz Lochead.

Jobs Connected To Drama

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Stage Management
  • Set Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Costume Designer/ Wardrobe Technician
  • Hair and Make-up Artist
  • Props Manager
  • Playwright
  • Theatre Critic
  • Producer
  • Dramaturgist
  • Community Theatre Worker
  • Teacher
  • Broadcasting
  • Events Management
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Politics
  • Sales
  • Media