Drama: Stage and Screen

The Drama: Stage and Screen course pathway at CAPA College provides students with an intensive, specialist course offering thorough breadth and depth in the exploration and development of the art form. Students will gain experience and versatility in their approach to their practice on stage and screen, developing their skill set as both a performer and creative. This approach enables students to access a range of higher education and career options in a variety of genres and contexts including theatre, film and education. Students will also gain experience in complementary art forms and work collaboratively with students on CAPA College’s other course pathways.


Drama training at CAPA College is exciting but also rigorous and requires a high level of commitment from students. Students receive extensive directed contact time through a programme of technical training, creative development, directed performance and theoretical application. This is led by CAPA College’s resident team of specialist teachers plus regular masterclasses from the UK’s leading Arts professionals and companies.


The curriculum incorporates everything from film and TV acting to devising, directing, improvisation, physical theatre, dance, movement and singing for actors.


From scriptwriting workshops to exploring new writing, students are at the forefront of latest trends and developments in the industry.


Students gain experience in a range of mediums and work collaboratively with students on CAPA College’s other course pathways.


  • Acting – stage and screen
  • Directing
  • Devised theatre
  • Scripted performance
  • Contemporary theatre
  • Physical theatre
  • Improvisation
  • Theatre in education
  • Scriptwriting
  • Theoretical concepts
  • History of Drama
  • Drama analysis and appreciation
  • Singing for actors
  • Body conditioning
  • Production skills
  • Dance and movement



Students will gain the following qualifications:

  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts (Drama)
  • A Level Drama & Theatre Studies


The A-level qualifications are examined both practically and through formal written examinations. The vocational focus of the Extended Diploma means that all work and performance opportunities (including all ongoing participation in classes and rehearsals) are assessed. Students cover a range of units and, at the end of the course, will be awarded an overall grade according to the combined total of the individual units. Varied assessment methods include: studio based assessments, studio performances, lecture demonstrations, journals, public performances in CAPA College’s theatre and across the country.


Bronwyn James

CAPA Graduate 2012

Studied BA (Hons) Acting at ALRA North.

Annabelle Kaye

CAPA Graduate 2018

Professional actor

Bronwyn is now a successful professional Actor.  Professional theatre credits include: Hangmen (Royal Court Theatre & West End). Professional TV & Film credits include: Harlots (ITV), Hangmen (National Theatre Live), Moving On (BBC), Cold Feet (ITV) and The Dig (Netflix).


“CAPA College is an excellent place to train and prepare you for higher education and a career in the arts. I gained so much experience working with a range of inspiring and diverse artists, companies and teachers.”

After studying full-time at CAPA College Annabelle progressed straight into professional television acting.  Professional TV credits include: Casualty (BBC) and Emmerdale (ITV).


“The focussed, industry specific classes at CAPA College have helped prepare me for a professional acting career.  I certainly feel that this grounding helped me enter the industry a little earlier than might otherwise have been possible.”