Drouin Secondary College - Course Selection

Drama 300 (ADR300)

Students say...

"I honestly believe that Drama is the best subject this school has to offer!"

"This was fun. It didn't feel like school at all."

"Don't be fooled: there is written work in this subject! ... But the performing makes it okay."

"It was really good to get copies of our performances so we can show our friends."

"I liked when we focused on creating characters and perfecting our one character. I learnt the most with this task."

The Course:

Students will be developing their expressive skills through various drama games and exercises, including ensemble and solo performances. Students will work towards a major ensemble performance with the goal of presenting to family and friends at either DSC's Auditorium or The West Gippsland Arts Centre (as part of the Xpressions Festival). There will be opportunity for excursions/incursions to see professional productions.

This unit will focus on...

Learning and Assessment Activities

These units lead to

Year 10 Drama is a semester-long subject and builds upon the performance and analysis skills explored in 8/9 Drama. Year 10 Drama gives a taste of VCE 'Drama' and 'Theatre'.

In VCE, students are offered both 'Drama' and 'Theatre Studies'.

Drama revolves around the process of creating drama and explores thematic (as opposed to narrative) pieces.

Theatre revolves around the stages of production and explores putting on plays. This subject is great for people who wish to hone their acting and design skills. It is possible to do VCE Theatre without acting, but only designing stagecraft (such as set, sound, costume, props, lighting).

Most students find Drama more confusing than Theatre Studies.

Special considerations

This is a practical subject. Students should come prepared to physically participate. Students may need to bring leggings to wear under school dresses if necessary.

Costs involved

Possible excursion/incursion (viewing a performance) approximately $10

Materials required

For further information see...

Mrs Moss, Miss Brooker

Study design link