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BA (Hons) Drama with QTS

If your application is successful you will be invited to audition. We understand that this may make you feel nervous but please don't be! We want you to enjoy the experience so we are here to put you at ease and help you to perform to your best. 

Here's some more information about the audition process and some tips for the day.

Preparation:

You will need to prepare an audition speech to perform from memory, in advance. This should be a monologue, no longer than one minute, from a published play written in the last 50 years. (No film, television or musical theatre scripts, please).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

On the day of your audition you will:

  • Perform your monologue from memory.
  • Participate in a group drama workshop.
  • Take part in an interview where you will share your knowledge and experience of theatre.
  • Have the opportunity to learn more about the course
  • Take a tour around our excellent facilities at the Performance Hub

 

Interview:

Written Section:

  • Answer ‘what makes a good drama teacher?’
  • Delivered to other attending candidates (where applicable) and/ or interviewing lecturer on one of the following:
  • A noted playwright
  • A particular genre of drama or theatre (e.g. Physical Theatre, Theatre In Education)
  • The work of a particular drama practitioner in any discipline
  • A period in the history of theatre
  • A significant production or theatrical event (e.g. “Oh What a Lovely War!” by Joan Littlewood and Theatre Workshop, “A Doll’s House” 1879 by Ibsen)

Five minute Presentation: 

You may present your ideas through a variety of methods which may include, for example, a short workshop, Power Point Presentation or discussion with supporting materials.  

Interview

  • One to one interview with drama subject lead.

 

Top Tips:

  • Check the timings and location of your audition. We are based on the Walsall Campus. Ideally arrive at least 15 minutes before your call time.
  • Come appropriately attired; loose, comfortable clothing is ideal!
  • Be prepared to work with staff and other applicants. We are looking for students who work well in a team and can listen to, and apply feedback.