Year 10 DRAMA A – Semester I - $25 Course Fee
Entry Recommendations: Satisfactory completion of Year 9 Drama.
Students have the opportunity to develop their curiosity and imagination, creativity, individuality, personal identity, self-esteem, and confidence. They also have opportunities to improve their skills in experimentation, communication, self-discipline, collaboration, teamwork, and leadership.
In the first semester of Year 10 students begin to analyse Australian Theatre, its origins and influences. Students will also learn about specific Styles of Theatre that have made an impact on the way theatre has evolved throughout history and influences what we still do today. They will look at four specific developments: Elizabethan Theatre, English Restoration, Realism and Non-Realism. From this they will create, devise, rehearse and perform their own modern pieces of theatre using these set features and styles. Students will also read a variety of other plays culminating in a Group Production, with the emphasis on interpretation, characterisation, voice projection, experimentation and play building. Students will record their learning journey in an Actor’s Journal concluding in a Production Report detailing process, rehearsals and final performance.
Students will be expected to attend at least one live theatre performances during the Semester (a single theatre visit is covered by the course fee).