The focus of Units 1 & 2 is on the creation and performances of characters and stories in naturalistic and non-naturalistic ways. Students will create their own performances from different stimulus materials, both ensemble (group) and solo performances. The course involves exploration of different stimulus materials and experimentation with naturalistic and non-naturalistic performances. Students must act in all four units of VCE Drama.
Skills learned in Drama Units 1 & 2 are satisfactory preparation for both Drama Units 3 & 4 and Theatre Studies Units 3 & 4.
University study of theatre, drama and acting, leading to employment in the performing arts, education, literature, or event management industries (among many others).
Before undertaking VCE Drama, you should have satisfactorily completed Year 10 Drama and demonstrated sufficient competency in all skill areas, or be prepared to complete catch-up work. You must undertake Unit 3 prior to undertaking Unit 4.
Annual cost $20 for playscript
Excursion to see a professional performance each semester (approx. $30 per performance)
Textbook: Living Drama (4th edition) by Bruce Burton, for all Units.