Year 10 Subjects – Drama

Level: Year 10
Prerequisites: Year 9 Drama
Assumed knowledge: Year 8 & 9 Drama

Course Summary:

By the end of Year 10, students analyse the elements of drama, forms and performance styles and evaluate meaning and aesthetic effect in drama they devise, interpret, perform and view. They use their experiences of drama practices from different cultures, places and times to evaluate drama from different viewpoints.

Students develop and sustain different roles and characters for given circumstances and intentions. They perform devised and scripted drama in different forms, styles and performance spaces. They collaborate with others to plan, direct, produce, rehearse and refine performances. They select and use the elements of drama, narrative and structure in directing and acting to engage audiences. They refine performance and expressive skills in voice and movement to convey dramatic action.

Course content:

Semester 1:

Theatre History, Theory and Performance

  • Improvisation technique and training
  • Character study
  • Performance
  • Independent Response
  • Interpretation and analysis of dramatic techniques and works

Semester 2:

Acting History, Performance Training and Theatre Production

  • Actor training
  • Off Stage role development
  • Group Production
  • Independent Response
  • Interpretation and analysis of dramatic techniques and works

Assessments:

  • Reflecting
  • Workshop
  • Responding
  • Performance