The Drama Department at DLD College London continues to facilitate an extraordinary commitment to creativity – see the latest productions and events from DLD.
“Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world”
By working collaboratively, students will have the opportunity to develop important social and communication skills, such as teamwork, problem-solving, and effective communication.
In addition to devising and creating their own pieces, students will study and analyse professional works providing students with valuable insight into the techniques and strategies used by experienced performers and can help them develop a more nuanced understanding of the craft. Students will learn and perform pieces from professional repertoire. Focusing on contextual information and practitioner theories can also help students develop a deeper appreciation for the historical and cultural contexts in which different works were created, as well as the various approaches and perspectives that have been developed over time.
This approach can help students develop a range of skills and knowledge that will be valuable both within and beyond the performing arts, including creativity, critical thinking, and cultural awareness.
Before starting the Drama and Performing Arts A Level, it is important to possess certain prerequisites. These include having a willingness to collaborate and work effectively with others, as well as being able to express your opinions while showing respect for the opinions of others. It is also beneficial to have some prior experience on stage, although this is not a strict requirement. To demonstrate your dedication to the course, it is recommended that you prepare a monologue in advance.
Due to the knowledge, comprehension, analysis and evaluation Drama and Theatre will compliment most subject combinations.
More often our students opt for English, Classics, Art, or Film and Media.
Our students have gone on to achieve great things in a range of fields, from the Drama schools to traditional academia at St Andrews University. What sets our students apart is their excellent interpersonal skills, self-confidence, resilience, and discipline, which they develop through our rigorous and supportive programs. With a focus on personal growth and achievement, DLD College empowers students to set higher goals and achieve them with confidence.
Q. Can I do the course in one year?
Q. Do I need to be physically fit?
To study A Levels, your current or pending exam results should be equivalent to or higher than GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in at least 5 subjects and a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.5. We also request each student to submit a monologue. This will not be assessed but shows a willingness to get involved in the subject.
At the start of each academic year of study students following an A Level course without a pass at Level 5/Grade C in GCSE or IGCSE English Language or with an Academic English score below 6.5 overall must join an Academic English training course for the duration of the academic year which will be timetabled alongside A Level lessons.
If your level of English is not sufficient to meet the entry criteria for the A Level programme you will normally be offered a place on the one year Academic Preparation Course (pre A Level) in order to bring your English skills up to the required level.
The co-curricular activities run through the Performing Arts department focus on workshops, small performances, and whole school performances.
We also offer peripatetic lessons based on the wants of the student body. This year we have drums, guitar, band and voice.