Students must have completed Stage 1 Drama A and ideally Stage 1 Drama B with a ‘C’ grade or better.
Communication, Learning, Citizenship, Work, Personal Development
This subject will involve additional contact time outside of the regular timetabled lessons for the Group Performance. There will also be attendances to live productions for critical review purposes. The course has a focus on the practical application of theoretical knowledge of dramatic texts and innovators, and therefore, students need to have an existing knowledge and experience of creating performance narratives. Extensive critical analysis is also required.
$60.00 for attendance and transport to professional drama productions (usually in the evenings).
Assessment Type 1:
Group Presentation: Students work in groups to analyse and understand the theory and practices of a nominated dramatic innovator. Students create an original response to these in groups but are assessed individually.
Assessment Type 2:
Folio: A total of 4,000 words of writing or 20 minutes oral or equivalent multi-modal format. The total is made up of two reviews and one report based upon experiences and reflective learning gained through the Group Performance or Individual Presentation.
Assessment Type 3:
Interpretive Study: In depth study of a dramatic text and its themes; students interpret that text in an original manner by outlining their own approach to the text as actor, director or designer. Total 1500 words or 9 minutes oral or equivalent multi-modal format.
Assessment Type 4:
Group Performance or Individual Presentation: Students nominate to participate in either an on stage or off stage capacity for a text based group performance; students are required to perform for 10 to 15 minutes on stage, while off stage students must deliver a 15 minute presentation in addition to their practical commitment. Alternatively, a student may work independently to create an Individual Presentation of 15 minutes duration.