Drama

By For more information - Ms Williams | Posted: Saturday July 31, 2021

LEVEL ONE

Code: L1DRA

Course Outline 

Drama students cover drama techniques, elements and conventions within an extensive course covering the Clowning Theatre Form in historic and contemporary context, Devising and also script work. Additionally, there is more focus on technical aspects such as lighting, costume and set design. Students will develop their ability to explore and reflect on drama processes through viewing live professional theatre performances and directed portfolio work

Course of Study

  • Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context Poetry/ NZ Script
  • Devise and perform a Drama - ‘If walls could speak’ - A performance around a site
  • Select and use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance – clowning/melodrama
  • Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within a live performance
  • Perform an acting role in a scripted production – class play Vocational Pathways: Social & Community Services and Creative Industries

Assessment

Internal

  • 1.1 Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context – (4 credits)
  • 1.2 Devise and perform a Drama (5 credits)
  • 1.4 Select and use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance (4 credits)
  • 1.6 Perform an acting role in a scripted production (5 credits)

External

  • 1.7 - Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within a live performance (4 credits)

Costs 

There is a requirement to view live productions and with this comes the cost of transport for which we ask a donation to contribute towards the costs.


LEVEL TWO

Code: L2DRA

Course Outline 

Drama students will further develop drama techniques, elements and conventions within an extensive course covering Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Theatre Form in historic and contemporary context, ensemble devising and also more advanced scripted work. Students will refine their ability to explore and reflect on drama processes through viewing live professional theatre performances and directed portfolio work.

Course of Study

  • Apply drama techniques in a scripted context - NZ Theatre
  • Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention - Social Injustice
  • Perform features of a complex drama/theatre - Elizabethan/Shakespeare
  • Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production
  • Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within a live performance

Vocational Pathways: Social & Community Services and Creative Industries

Assessment

Internal

  • 2.1 - Apply drama techniques in a scripted context (4 credits) (R)
  • 2.2 - Devise a drama (5 credits)
  • 2.4 - Perform features of a complex drama or theatre form or period (4 credits) (R)
  • 2.6 - Perform a substantial role in a scripted production (5 credits) (R) or
  • 2.8 – Script or scene suitable (W) for drama performance
  • Optional 2.9- Direct a scene for a drama performance

External

  • 2.7 - Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within a live performance (4 credits) (W)

Costs 

There is a requirement to view live productions and with this comes the cost of transport for which we ask a donation to contribute towards the costs.

Entry Criteria 

Level 1 English and / or Level 1 Drama


LEVEL THREE

Code: L3DRA

Course Outline 

This intensive course is focused around the study of the New Zealand Theatre Form in an historical and contemporary context through exploring a range of New Zealand plays. At this level students are required to show a skilful integration of drama techniques, communicate meaning through advanced scripted work, and show the development of skills around the use of elements and conventions of Drama. Students get to perform in a full length play production, or they could choose to be the production director. Students will refine their ability to explore and reflect on drama processes through viewing live professional theatre performances and directed portfolio work.

Course of Study

  • This is the year you can tailor your course to suit your needs and interests.
  • Interpret scripted text and integrate drama techniques in solo or paired performance.
  • Devise, script and perform drama for solo, duo or trio performance around a famous person
  • Analyse drama processes in a new context and reflect critically on drama performance
  • Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period
  • Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production Vocational Pathways: Social & Community Services and Creative Industries

Assessment

Internal

18 credits

  • 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance (4 credits) (R)
  • 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept (5 credits)
  • 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period (4 credits) ®
  • 3.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production (R) or 3.8 – Script a drama suitable for live performance (W)
  • optional 3.9 – Direct a drama performance

External 

4 credits

  • 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance - 4 credits (W) 

Cost 

There is a requirement to view live productions and with this comes the cost of transport for which we ask a donation to contribute towards the costs.

Entry Criteria 

Level 2 English and/or Level 2 Drama 

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