Subject Details - 10 Drama A

Subject Length1 semester
DescriptionThis subject extends skills developed in Years 8 and 9 expanding on dramatic theories and practices and is suitable preparation for students looking to study Stage Production at Stage 1.
TopicsStudents participate in warm-up activities, improvisation tasks, script writing/ reading, small group and whole class performances, stagecraft, and drama/theatre history.

Students focus on creating, rehearsing and staging their own plays around a mutually agreed theme. Students also participate in a topic called ‘The Pitch’ where they are challenged to create a video advertisement to ‘sell the unsellable.’ This involves product creation, writing screenplays, casting, costuming, acting to camera, as well as developing and understanding of filming and camera techniques, as well as sound and video editing skills.
AssessmentIn line with the Australian Curriculum achievement standards, students are assessed against the strands of Making and Responding to performances/artworks with a focus on developing skills, knowledge and understanding.

Suggested Prior LearningSuccessful completion of Year 9 Drama to a C grade or higher.
Additional InformationAdditional costs may apply for project materials or excursion fees.

Approval required if a C grade is not achieved in Year 9 Drama.