Stage 1 Drama (Full or Semester)

  

Entry Recommendations:  Satisfactory completion of Year 10 Drama.

Content:
Semester 1:

This course is aimed at developing the students’ understanding and appreciation of the major influences on theatre in the 20th Century through practical and theoretical study. Students are required to be involved in a substantial Performance for public audiences and record all processes in a Production Report. Students will study different models of acting, innovators and theories of performance by reading scripts, viewing performances, participating in workshops, rehearsing, experimenting and performing. From this they will create an Individual Study Presentation, which will evolve from extensive research, investigation and practical exploration of Brechtian Theatre & Theatre of the Absurd. Students will also expected to attend after school rehearsals and attend at least two live theatre performances. They will also need to complete critical Reviews using correct drama terminology and review writing structures.

Semester 2:

The aim of this course is to develop students’ understanding of theatrical theories and styles through practical and theoretical study. Students are required to be involved in a substantial Group Performance for public audiences and record all processes in a Production Report. Students will study several models of acting by reading scripts, viewing performances, participating in workshops, rehearsing, experimenting and performing. From this they will undertake an Individual Investigation where they will research and explore areas of interest. Students will also expected to attend after school rehearsals and attend at least two live theatre performances. They will also need to complete critical Reviews using correct drama terminology and review writing structures.

Assessment:

Students will be assessed against the criteria set down by the SACE Assessment Board criteria for the Arts: Knowledge and Understanding, Application and Analysis.

Assessment Type 1: Presentation of Dramatic works (Performance) 40%

Assessment Type 2: Dramatic Theory and Practice (Folio) 30%

Assessment Type 3: Individual Investigation and Presentation 30%