Level 2 Drama
At the start of this full year course, students will enjoy a short unit focused on developing group cohesion using advanced theatre games and warm-up activities. They will use theatre presentation skills throughout the year, beginning with a close study of the work of a particular playwright, which will include a detailed look at changes in New Zealand society over the period of the 20th century and, particularly the late 70s to the early 90s.
By way of RESEARCH, IMPROVISATION and/or SCRIPT WRITING, students will prepare an issue based presentation which they will PERFORM to a public audience.This unit carries 5 LEVEL 3 NCEA credits.The public performance, if it goes ahead, will require students to be available for at least 2 rehearsals and 2 performances outside of normal school hours.
In conjunction with the performance, students also further develop their use of STAGE TECHNOLOGIES such as lighting, sound, set, costume and make-up. There will be a strong focus on the USE OF VOICE, BODY, MOVEMENT and SPACE during a DRAMA TECHNIQUES UNIT that also involves performance of a scene to an audience.
In this course you will need to:
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WGHS shorts and t-shirt (Same as for PE)
1 B8 Exercise book
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 29 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.