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Stage 2 Drama

Course Length: 20-credit
Learning Area: Arts

Where does it lead?

Drama appeals to students with an interest in specialist performance, theatre and film, as well as language and communication. The subject leads to a wide range of tertiary courses, including Law, Architecture, Medicine, Media, Professional Acting, Directing, Designing, Arts, International Studies, Media, Creative Arts, Journalism, Film, Television, Marketing and Public Relations. An important element of this course is that it cultivates team-work and cooperation and so provides an excellent experience for those who wish to work on large projects in cooperation with others.

What is in the course?

Drama is the art of engaging with others through the relationship of performer with audience. The discipline of Drama acknowledges that humans are both rational and irrational beings, composed of intellectual, emotional and physical aspects. Drama aims to integrate these aspects, empowering students to draw upon and refine their abilities as presenters of ideas, arguments and especially themselves. Core units include the Group Performance and Written Folio. Students frequently have the option to specialise in one or more roles such as: actor, director, designer, filmmaker and/or scriptwriter. The major focus of Semester 1 is the Group Performance and Group Analysis Presentation, while Theories of Performance, Design and Film are emphasised throughout the remainder of the year.

Assessment

  • Group Presentation
  • Folio
  • Interpretive Study
  • Performance

Notes

It is assumed that students undertaking this subject have achieved a successful grade in Drama at Stage 1 level. Students selecting to participate in the Group Performance must be aware of the rehearsal commitment. Students may select the Individual Study component as an equally viable alternative.

 

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