Approx Cost:
$25
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Recommendations:

Technology Requirements - All performers will need to supply their own make up and costumes for the production. Band needs to have access to their own instrument.

Entry Requirements - 

Based on outcomes of auditions 2020, it is expected that students will need to be available for:

-  Sunday 21st March, rehearsal 12-6pm for Performance Evening

- Thursday 25th March Performance evening

- and 3 Sundays 30th May, 13th June and 20th June between 12-6pm prior to opening of production.

- Production dates: Final week of Semester 1- Tuesday 22nd June – Saturday 26th June, 6pm- 10pm. Saturday 26th June Matinee 12pm-3pm.

This course can be taken alongside the Drama, Dance and/ or Music courses, if desired.

Course Outline:

This course is an multi-level one semester major production course, suited to students interested in performance and/or behind the scenes work. The 001 class will consist of band, tech crew and performers with 3 specialist teachers. Year 10 and 11 students learn parallel skills to the year 12 and 13 students, where real life learning is assessed.

Assessment:

Practical assessments throughout the semester include:

Performance roles:

- Ensemble performance of a Musical Theatre item Term 1 or performing as a member of the band/ tech crew

- Performance role in Musical Production Term 2

Production roles:

- Make up, costume design, sound, backstage, lighting, sound

L2 or 3 NCEA standards are available for the year 12 and 13 NCEA students only.  Year 10 and 11 students will not sit NCEA assessments.

Year 12

Assessments will align with real- life learning contexts, with all performers able to gain up to 8 Achievement Standard and/or 7 credits from unit standards.

Performance roles:

AS91216 (4 credits) Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period.

AS91091 (4 credits) Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group

AS91274 (3 credits) Perform as substantial piece of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument

 

Production roles: Performing Arts Technologies

27699 (4 credits) Research and design a costume for a specified performance context

27701 (3 credits) Demonstrate knowledge and skills of make up design and application for a specified character

 Year 13

Assessments will align with real- life learning contexts, with all performers able to gain up to 8 Achievement Standard and/or 12 credits from unit standards.

 

Performance roles:

AS91515 (4 credits) - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period.

AS91418 (4 credits) – Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group.

AS91417 (4 credits) – Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument

 

Production roles: Performing Arts Technologies

28002 (6 credits) Research, develop and visually communicate a costume design concept for a given work.

28004 (6 credits) Research, develop, visually communicate, and apply a make- up design concept for a given work.

Further Performing Arts technologies are available for technical crew but limited to a small number of students with a strong interest in lighting, sound, stage management and related technologies.

 

Where Does It Lead:

Employers, tertiary institutions, and professional partners in today’s working environment are keen to find people with diverse interests and ability to work collaboratively for sustained periods. The production course enables students to learn new skills and confidence which can be applied to real world contexts.

Semester 2 affords further options to continue with performance aspects, namely, the:

-       001 Production Drama course - Scriptwriting and Directing (Year 11-13)

-       Advanced Music Programme (Year 10-13)

-       Dance (Year 10-11)

 

For further information see:
Mrs McLean