In the elective subject of drama students gain an understanding of the artistic and creative processes needed to make drama, as well as an appreciation of the nature of performance and the connection between performers and their audience.
Success in making depends on the following basis:
- the creation of drama and theatre process
- the participation and awareness of the process
- collaborative and individual exploration of fictional and imaginative worlds.
When performing drama students will:
- engage audiences while acting and performing in a variety of dramatic forms, conventions and styles
- experiment with performance spaces, technologies and production elements to create and enhance dramatic meaning
- perform and improvise using scripted and unscripted drama individually and collaboratively.
When appreciating drama as an art form, students should study:
- the historical perspective of drama
- dramatic forms, techniques and conventions
- theatre practitioners
- elements of drama and production
- writing for the theatre and theatre criticism.