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Course Description

The General Drama course focuses on drama in practice and aesthetic understanding as students integrate their knowledge and skills. engage in drama processes such as improvisation, play building, text interpretation, playwriting and dramaturgy. This allows students to create original drama and interpret a range of texts written or devised by others by adapting the theoretical approaches of drama practitioners like Stanislavski and Brecht. Students’ work in this course includes production and design aspects involving directing, scenography, costumes, props, promotional materials, and sound and lighting. Increasingly, students use new technologies, such as digital sound and multimedia. Students present drama to make meaning for a range of audiences and adapt their drama to suit different performance settings. The focus in this course is primarily on ensemble performance and teamwork.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Advantageous to have completed Drama in Year 9 and/or Year 10. Must have self-confidence and be willing to perform in front of an audience.


For assessment criteria and Year 12 course details, please visit the SCSA page of this subject.

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