Kingston

Why choose this course?

This course enables you to explore the practice, history and theory of drama in a range of contexts and settings. You will have the chance to work with leading professionals and be actively involved with productions. Our drama team has links with a range of theatre companies and practitioners, a close association with the town’s theatre and is engaged in up-to-the-minute research.

You can also choose to study Drama as a joint honours degree alongside another subject. See the course combinations section for more information.

What will you study?

This course has four strands that run through the three years: Performance Histories; Performance Vocabularies and Methods; Text and Performance; and Performing Cultures. Within these you will explore different approaches to performing, directing, devising and writing; studying the history, practice and theory of each; and looking at how these different strands work in relation to one another.

Choose Drama BA(Hons) at Kingston

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Year 1

  • Performance Vocabularies and Methods
  • Staging Histories
  • Creative Acting
  • Performing Theories
  • Text and Performance
  • Transforming Texts: Literature and Adaptation

Year 2

  • Devising Theatre
  • Shakespeare: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  • Performance Research
  • Brave New Word: the Play Today
  • Commedia
  • Devising in the Community
  • Heard not Seen: Writing for Radio
  • Naturalism and the Actor
  • Stage Directions
  • Staging Women
  • The Third Dimension: Spatial Exploration
  • Physical and Dance Theatre

Year 3

  • Independent Research
  • Production Project 1: Drama Text
  • Production Project 2: Devising Drama
  • Clown
  • De-colonising Drama
  • From the Ridiculous to the Sublime: Beckett and Pinter
  • Playhouses, Plays and Punters: the Renaissance Experience 1576-1642
  • Scribbling and Script: Writing for the Stage
  • Shakespeare’s Women
  • Special Study: Cabaret and Variety Performance
  • Special Study: Performing Postmodernism
  • The Roar of the Crowd: Romantic Gothic Melodrama
  • Smells like Teen Spirit: Writing Popular Music Lyrics
  • Special Study: Physical Text

What is Marketing?

Marketing is defined as the process of determining the needs and ants of consumers and being able to deliver products that satisfy those needs and wants. Marketing includes all of the activities necessary to move a product from the producer to the consumer.

Marketing can be thought of as a bridge from producer to consumer, this means that it is what connects the two, it can be thought of in this way because marketing is kind of the producer talking to the consumer, so it’s keeping them connected, it’s like a bridge.

The nine functions of marketing:

1. Buying

2. Selling

3. Financing

4. Storage

5. Transportation

6. Processing

7. Risk-Taking

8. Market Information

9. Grading and Standardising

The Four Utilities of Marketing:

1. Form Utility. e.g. Sand being processed into glass.

2. Place Utility. e.g. Flight can be used to move products.

3. Possession Utility e.g. A Deed to a house.

4. Time Utility. e.g. Freezers.

Marketing

Product Name: Playstation 3.

Product Use: Entertainment.

Describe the typical consumers of the product: Gamers.

Raw Materials Used to Make the Product: Plastic, Metal.

How is the product processed? 1.blueprint designing 2.computer programmed 3.designing the hardware 4.installing the hardware. 5.making the frames 6. installing the hardware into frame 6.designing and calibrating controller with the system 7.check

How is the Product Transported? Various, i.e. Truck, plane, etc.

Where is it Sold? Game shops, electrical shops, some supermarkets.

How is the Product Promoted and Advertised? TV, Print, Internet.

How Much Does the Product Cost? Average – £250

Other Activities That Are Part of the Marketing Process: Buying, selling, financing, storage, risk-taking, market information, grading and standardising.

 

Writing a CV

Today I wrote a CV. I first brainstormed things that should go into a CV in a mind map before starting up a word document and typing up my CV.

Some of the things that went on the CV are Name, address, references, hobbies, personal statement, skills, education, experience and references/contacts/etc.

RADA – Acting

RADA

Course: BA (HONS) IN ACTING

Course Overview

It is a three-year BA in Acting (Validated by King’s College London) and is an intensive vocational training providing a thorough preparation for a career in theatre, television, film and radio.

The Programme

The programme aims to develop individual skills and enhance talent in the areas of acting, voice and movement, and their application in a variety of projects and productions. Work is continually assessed and students have regular feedback sessions with their teachers. Their training is firmly rooted in the traditions of classical theatre as this provides the most solid foundation for the demands of a career in the acting profession. However, the course also includes extensive training in camera and microphone technique, classes in contemporary drama and plays, and is supported by some of the best facilities available. Training as an actor at RADA is a demanding, challenging and stimulating experience that provides an unrivalled launch-pas into the industry.

The Training Includes

  • Stanislavsky-based rehearsal exercises and project work
  • Improvisation
  • Contemporary and classical text
  • Performance projects on Greek Tragedy, Shakespeare and the Jacobeans, Restoration Comedy and contemporary writing
  • Acting for camera and microphone technique
  • Voice training, including dialect training, individual and choral singing

Movement training, including mask, dance and stage combat

Professional Development

Throughout the course professional development sessions introduce guest speakers from across the industry.

Public Productions

Students first perform to the public at the end of the summer term of their second year. This will be a production that tours schools. The third year is spent mainly in rehearsal and performance of productions for one of RADA’s three theatres. Agents, casting directors and industry professionals, attend these productions.

Mentoring

Final year students benefit form the RADA Buddy Mentoring scheme.

Industry Showcase

The ‘Tree’ performance by final year students takes place in April each year and is named after the Academy’s Founder. Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Students present scenes or speeches to an invited audience of agents, casting directors and industry professionals.

University

Uni.

My current plans for when I leave college is to go to university. Currently, my first choice is The University of Edinburgh, but I do have my eye on a couple of other Universities, such as

 

UAL: University of the Arts London

RADA:  Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts

KCL: King’s College London

CSSD: Central School of Speech and Drama

And

Mountview Academy of Theatre