Approx Cost:
$30.00 for performances/workshops
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

 Students are expected to rehearse in and out of class time and be available for evening performances for their major acting roles.

Students with no prior Drama experience will need to do a short audition in front of the HOD Drama.

Course Outline:

This course is based around Level 7 of the National Curriculum. The course builds on the aims and skills of the Year 12 course. Year 13 Drama requires a significant commitment to gaining understanding of theory and practice through research and independent study. Work is performed individually or in small groups.

Students studying for the NCEA Drama Scholarship will be working individually towards using wide knowledge, experience and critical analysis of drama processes, texts and theories, to inform and justify challenging and creative drama works.

3.1   Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance (4 credits).

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 (5 credits)

Optional extension includes 4 internal Achievement Standards:

3.5   Demonstrate understanding of the work of a drama or theatre theorist of practitioner (4 credits).

3.7 Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance (4 credits) (external)

3.8 Script a drama suitable for live performance (5 credits)

3.9 Direct a drama performance (5 credits)

Unit standards are also available as follows:

28002: Costumes (6 credits)

28004: Make up (6 credits)

28006: Set design (6 Credits)

Where Does It Lead:

There are a number of courses at Universities and Polytechnics that believe the communication skills developed in drama courses are desirable e.g. Law Medicine and Commerce, as well as the many specialist courses for students interested in pursuing the Performing Arts. Employers and professional partners in today’s working environment are keen to find people with strong communication and presentation skills who have a positive attitude and the ability to connect thinking and imagination to create works independently and as part of a team.

For further information see:
Mrs McLean.