Drama is offered in Years 7 to 12. There are various performance opportunities offered through Drama including: Whole School Production; Youth on Health Festival and Variety Night. Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 have the opportunity to attend a professional theatre performance.
Year 7 Drama – An eight-week course that introduces the skills of movement, non-verbal communication and character through mime.
Year 8 Drama – An eight-week course that develops the skills of voice, movement, creating character and devising performances through the study of Melodrama.
Year 9 Drama – A semester-long elective course that develops vocal, movement and stage skills. Students then explore the history of theatre in both practical and theoretical context.
Year 10 Drama – A semester-long elective unit that explores the role of the actor. Students further enhance vocal, movement and stage skills. They focus on scripted theatre by performing a script from a chosen text and then working through the play building process to develop an original drama production.
Senior School Pathways
Cert II: Live Production and Events
This is a VET course offered over the duration of Year 11 and Year 12 that looks at the technical aspects of performance and production. Specifically looking at stage lighting, audio and staging assistance, this course is a combined theory and practical course that teaches units that can lead to employment within the entertainment industry. It links to CERT III Live Production and Events. No prerequisites are required.
2016 onwards- (Year 11 & 12)
Both units will be undertaken over the duration of 12 months in a combined class to encourage the facilitation of creative endeavours.
This is a course specifically designed for those students who do not want to sit for an ATAR ranking but are wanting to explore both scripted and devised drama, as well as an in-depth look into character through the perspective of a variety of theatrical practitioners. Students at this level will also undertake both practical and theoretical design roles such as set design, costume and lighting.
This is a course specifically designed for those students who want to sit for an ATAR ranking. Students at this level will be undertaking an in-depth study in all aspects relating to performance. They will study from a set text list, complete a variety of performances, both scripted and devised, as well as performing both actor and non-actor roles. The students will work in groups and individually showing a developed range of skills relating to all aspects of theatre and performance.