"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."
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.
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.
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.
Possible excursion/incursion (viewing a performance) approximately $10
Mrs Moss, Miss Brooker