Drama

Drama is taught from Years 7 -12, offering our young men the opportunity to explore their creative impulses in a challenging, friendly, safe and collaborative fashion and develop social & performance skills that are applicable in all aspects of their life experience.

Students learn a variety of key dramatic skills through observation, improvisation, role-play, script interpretation and play-making which in turn can promote confidence, motivation, and self-esteem and enhance their learning activities in other subject areas relating to problem-solving, working with others, public speaking and the sense achievement of creating an idea and developing it into a presentation.

Curriculum

Year 7 and 8

Year 7 and 8 students are introduced to the fundamental dramatic expressive skills of using Facial Expression, Body Movement, and Voice & Gesture to create stories and explore the world around them through an investigation of the History of Drama, Comedy & Melodrama and its practice in many diverse cultures across many different time periods.

Year 9 and 10

Year 9 and 10 students start to focus on key dramatic performance techniques such as Commedia Dell Árte, Elizabethan Theatre & the teachings of Konstantin Stanislavski as well as developing critical assessment skills to review and report on performances that they have seen. This in turn will enhance their acting and presenting skills and inspire them to take more risks in performing in challenging and difficult roles, outside their comfort zone.

VCE

VCE Drama students engage in the exploration of a variety of Non-Naturalistic acting techniques, working collaboratively in group-devised Ensemble presentations and producing Solo performances to an audience. A strong emphasis on Stagecraft is encouraged whereby students learn to employ costume, props, lighting and sound in the development and presentation of their stories.

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