12 Drama

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Druitt

Recommended Prior Learning

No prerequisites.

This course prepares students for NCEA Level 2. Students will:

  • Learn acting technique, focusing on the theories of Stanislavski and Laban
  • Take on a role in a significant production to a public audience
  • Study a theatre style e.g. - Brechtian theatre to contrast with naturalism
  • Explore devised theatre, where students will create their own, original drama around a topic or text
  • Sit a written external examination in which students demonstrate their understanding of drama within live performances they have seen

The Year 12 production requires commitment from students outside of class time. They should be prepared to commit to a weekend rehearsal and 3 evenings for performance. The dates of the out-of-class rehearsals will be provided at the start of the year.

Students will be offered the opportunity to attend a range of performances in preparation for writing critical responses required in their external examination. They will also view performances that have been video recorded. Students maintain an ongoing digital folder of written work in order to prepare for this examination and keep reflective records of their work. 

Learning Areas:

The Arts

Assessment Policy & Procedures

13 Drama

The course leads to Year 13 Drama and Drama Scholarship and University and Performing Arts Courses such as the National School of Dance and Drama, Toi Whakaari (BA.and Diploma in Stage Technology), Auckland and Victoria University Drama degrees, Unitec Stage, Screen Arts or Theatre Technology degrees. It also feeds into AUT Bachelor of Communication Studies.

Career Pathways

Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Dancer, Entertainer, Make-up Artist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Private Teacher/Tutor

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$55 for optional theatre visits.

Description Type Value
Theatre Viewing Voluntary $55.00

Pathway Tags

University and Performing Arts Course, National School of Dance and Drama, Theatre Technology, Unitec Stage and Screen Arts, Bachelor of Communication

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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.