Drouin Secondary College - Course Selection

11 VCE Theatre Studies (11ATS1)

The Course

Theatre is different to Drama. A Theatre performance is what we are more used to seeing on film and TV. It follows narratives and uses different conventions to tell the story. In VCE Theatre Studies students explore theatre making. Students look at the 3 stages of production and experience theatre making from both the actor and the designers perspectives. Students choose two different stagecraft (such as acting, set design, costume design, lighting design, sound design, and more) to produce for a performance.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ACT TO DO THIS COURSE although participating in acting exercises during classtime is preferrable for extending your design skills.

The maturity level of topics studied will be appropriate for students aged 16 and above.

Unit 1 Topics

Unit 2 Topics

Learning and Assessment Activities

These units lead to

Awesomeness ... and Year 12 Theatre Studies

Special considerations

If you like acting or design, and you like theatre that makes sense from a narrative perspective, choose this subject. If you like thematic performances that sometimes don't make sense, choose Drama.

There will be out of school rehearsals, most likely. It takes time to produce good work.

Costs involved

Annual cost $75.00. (Unit 1 $50 and Unit 2 $25 to cover playscript that is given to students)

To analyse a professional production for each unit, we need to see a professional production for each unit. Approximate cost $40.

Materials required

For further information see...

Miss Brooker

Study design link

VCAA VCE Theatre Studies Index Page