The A Level in Drama and Theatre studies adds an academic layer to Performing Arts as a subject. As well as honing your acting and performance skills, you will work on scripts and theatrical texts, examining a range of scripts to develop your analytical interpretation skills. Some of the topics you will study if you choose this engaging subject include:

- Live theatre production

- Twentieth century plays

- Devised drama


Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and grade 5 in GCSE English Literature.

Studying Drama at Huddersfield New College is an immersive experience, and our state of the art theatres and experienced teaching staff will support and challenge you, giving you the opportunity to develop a variety of theatrical techniques. You'll explore a range of different plays, and will be encouraged to re-interpret classic pieces from a range of set texts.


If you are passionate about Drama and have a natural presence on stage, this course is for you.

An A Level in Drama and Theatre Studies can support you to progress on to a range of exciting careers. Your chosen combination of courses will help to determine your next steps. Typically, our students progress to careers in areas such as Acting, Drama and the Creative Arts.

Good to Know

Drama and Theatre Studies alumnus, Lawrence Guntert, is currently performing at the Union Theatre, London, in a production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun.’