Students wishing to study Stage 1 Drama must have completed Year 10 Drama A .
Communication, Learning, Citizenship, Work, Personal Development.
Students wishing to study Stage 2 Drama are required to have completed this course.
Students participate in planning, rehearsal and performance of dramatic work. Students will explore in depth innovator Stanislavski and “Method Acting” through workshops, texts and finally apply their acquired skills to improvisations and text based performance work. Students will also explore the historical perspectives of Australian Realist Drama with a specialist study of a core text, undertaking in depth character studies, analysis of plot line, action and dialogue.
Finally, students will apply Realist techniques to selected scene work. Students will develop their critical understanding of production roles and artistic direction, design and acting by attending live performances of professional productions and discussing and writing about them in a critical and analytical way.
Each student will also undertake a major Individual Investigation and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating product or presentation in an area of personal interest.
Assessment structure may be subject to change based on changes to SACE in 2020.
Required excursions: $30.00 for attendance and transport to a live, professional drama production (usually in the evenings).
Assessment Type 1:
Performance: Two minor performances based on Stanislavski Improvisation and Method Acting application to Australian Realist scene work between 5 – 10 minutes duration.
Assessment Type 2:
Folio: This should be a maximum of 2,000 words and includes a Review and a Report on the Stanislavski Workshops and/or Australian Drama scene work.
Assessment Type 3:
Investigations & Presentations: A major, individual project made up of a focused investigation and application of a negotiated, personal area of interest. This will include a Record of the Investigation materials and sources, reflective commentary on Application and Development, and a final Evaluation of the project. Duration 10 minutes maximum.
Assessment Type 4: