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60% Mainstream English
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The Drama ATAR course focuses on drama in practice and aesthetic understanding as students integrate their knowledge and skills. They engage in drama processes such as improvisation, play building, text interpretation, playwriting and dramaturgy. This allows them to create original drama and interpret a range of texts written or devised by others by adapting the theoretical approaches of drama practitioners like Stanislavski and Brecht. Students’ work in this course includes production and design aspects involving directing, scenography, costumes, props, promotional materials, and sound and lighting. Increasingly, students use new technologies, such as digital sound and multimedia. They present drama to make meaning for a range of audiences and adapt their drama to suit different performance settings. The focus in this course is on both individual and ensemble performance, as well as the roles of actor, director, scenographer, lighting designer, sound designer, costume designer and dramaturge.
- We are a part of ISDA, the Independent Schools’ Drama Association.
- Our College has been listed in the SCSA top Drama schools list for outstanding achievement every year for the past 15 years.
- An optional Drama tour for year 11 and 12 students will run in 2020 to Sydney where students will undertake drama workshops at NIDA with several other Perth schools.
- Cost for this subject is $60.
- Syllabus and other SCSA documentation can be found HERE
This course is academic but is so different to my other academic subjects in that we don’t sit at desks and we perform in classes.
It complements my English Lit work in that we do script analysis and drama texts in both subjects.
The texts we study explore current issues and are relevant to other subjects such as History, Politics and Law and Religious Education.
I enjoy acting and this subject has allowed me to develop my voice and movement skills. It is great for enhancing confidence in communicating with others. I think these skills will be very important in my future studies in Law next year.
Georgia Comerford, Class of 2019