Year 7 and 8 Drama
Students will gain a general overview of Music, basic reading of music and the use of musical instruments, tools and ICT processes. Basic performance and instrumental skills with an overview of Music within society will form part of this subject.
In this subject, students will develop basic skills of improvisation, vocal expression, mime and movement. The concept of characterization will be developed through the study of body language. Script devising and writing, as well as performance to a community group, will form part of this learning area.
Students will be introduced to the fundamental skills and processes of art making and be encouraged to express individuality in their projects. Appreciation of works of visual art, artists and various cultures will be explored.
Year 9 Drama
Students must choose at least one-semester unit (may choose more than one) from the following list of Creative Arts Subjects.
- Visual Arts
Students choosing to enrol in Drama must be prepared to participate in all practical sessions and work cooperatively with a wide range of students. All students must be prepared to perform their Group and Solo Performance Projects for other classes. Students develop their improvisation and character skills in a range of class and performance tasks. They study the use of stereotypes in dramatic works and learn to manipulate stereotypes to present points of view. Students develop their expressive skills and learn to shape ideas in a range realistic and non-naturalistic acting and performance styles. They complete evaluations of their own and others’ work. Students will be given the opportunity to view theatre performances.
Assessment Students are assessed on written tasks including reflections and reviews. Practical assessments include solo performances, group projects and workshop participation.
In Year 9 Drama can be taken as a semester subject.