Learning
Drama

Learning Area: The Arts

Subject Description 

Students are introduced to the world of Drama through the unit Role & Character. Students devise characters in given situations and begin establishing both expressive and performance skills. Students use the iPad to script their work. The Class Play gives students the opportunity to perform an established play script to a public audience and strengthen their understanding of performance and stagecraft – particularly through the use of costume, lighting, sound and set design as well as memorising dialogue and movement. Students also explore drama through Improvisation, developing thinking and confidence skills. This culminates in a formal assessment task which tests students’ knowledge.

Areas of Study 

  • Play 
  • Dramatic play  
  • Role play  
  • Play building  
  • Improvisation  
  • Characterisation  
  • Theatre
  • Reflection

VELS Dimensions

Creating and Making
Exploring and Responding

Assessment

Role Play
Class Play
Improvisation
Journal
Test