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This course follows on from the Year 9 course and is designed to develop students further in their skills and understanding of acting and non-acting roles in Drama. Girls who have not studied Drama in Year 9 are welcome to join this course. This course has cross-curricular links to English and Media in terms of teaching understanding and analysis of scripts, characters, themes, historical and cultural context. In addition to building upon existing knowledge, the students will also gain skills and understanding in the areas of:
- Voice production
- Movement techniques
- Fundamentals of play production
- Set Design
- Makeup Design
- Physical Theatre
- Evaluation techniques
- Interpreting and performing scripts
- Script analysis
- Monologue techniques
The frequency of this subject is TWO periods per week.
Drama in Year 10 is very hands-on. We get really involved in the activities exploring lots of different areas of drama such as physical theatre and script analysis. It is such a supportive class where we all work well together. Lauren Davidson, current Year 10 Drama student
Suitable for students who may wish to study ATAR Drama as well as those who just enjoy performing and increasing their confidence and voice and movement skills. Many students choose to study ATAR Drama after completing this course as they realise they are strong at performance and can enhance their ATAR by studying a course they are enthusiastic about and are good at. Few will go on to be actors or performers but many of our ex-students now use their Drama communication skills in careers such as Physio, Teaching, Nursing, Medicine or Journalism.