Drama Pathways

A qualification in Drama is of use to more than just the aspiring actor.

For those keen to pursue a career on stage or screen, we offer a wide variety of opportunities to enhance their experience within performance, direction and design and to develop their theoretical knowledge. Staff within the department also work intensively with our students in preparation for professional casting or drama school applications.

Drama enables every pupil, regardless of confidence or previous experience, to "Simplify. Look within. Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfil the purpose we've been blessed with.” (Steve Maraboli, 'Life, the Truth and Being Free').

A qualification in drama empowers students with numerous transferable skills that are desirable within a multitude of academic and professional fields. These include:
• Creative Thinking
• Critical Evaluation
• Literacy
• Negotiation
• Leadership
• Planning
• Presentation
• Research
• Teamwork
• Communication

A drama qualification can lead to careers within industries as varied as:
• Acting
• Stage Management
• Direction
• Arts Administration
• Education
• Drama Therapy
• Law
• Broadcasting
• Marketing
• Social Care

Drama techniques, such as Role Play, have in recent years become a desirable element of medical education too. Indeed, any career that requires a high level of communication and inter-personal skills will benefit from the training our National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Drama courses offer.