3DRAT

Level 3 Drama - Performing Arts Technologies

Course Description

This full year course will offer students the opportunity to select at least TWO substantial Performing Arts Technology units from the following possibilities:

  • Set design 
  • Costume design
  • Make-up design and application
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound production and management
  • Stage management

In conjunction with these, all students will also be required to take a third unit involving the learning and use of Set Construction skills. 

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

Develop these skills:Explore this content:
  • Production Management.
  • The study of a range of plays and playwrights. Close study of a stage play.
  • Visual communication.
  • Social, political, religious, geographical influences within the historical setting of the plays and scenes students design for.
  • Creative design.
  • Workplace safety.
  • Close reading skills.
  • Practical theatre production.
  • Collaborative group.
  • On the job experience outside of school.
  • Planned and efficient Organisation.


  • Leadership skills.

  • Individual and collective responsibility.

  • Self discipline.

  • Technical Production.

  • Budgeting


Resources Required

2 x large design drawing books
Ruler, pencils

Assessment Information

NCEA standards offered:
After a process of consultation and negotiation, students choose THREE of the following units, with AT LEAST ONE being a DESIGN unit and at least ONE being a CONSTRUCTION unit.

DESIGN UNITS:
US 32366
US 32370
US 32372
US 32374
US 32378

CONSTRUCTION UNITS:
US 32367
US 32369
US 32371
US 32373
US 32375

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 51 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 51 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 28005 v4
NZQA Info
Stage manage a production in an entertainment or event context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 32366 v1
NZQA Info
Develop a costume design for a given work in an entertainment and event context

Design Unit

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 32367 v1
NZQA Info
Realise the costume design for a given work in an entertainment and event context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 32369 v1
NZQA Info
Realise the lighting design for a given work in an entertainment and event context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 32370 v1
NZQA Info
Develop a make-up design for a given work in an entertainment and event context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 32371 v1
NZQA Info
Realise the make-up design for a given work in an entertainment and event context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 32372 v1
NZQA Info
Develop a scenic design for a given work in an entertainment and event context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 32373 v1
NZQA Info
Construct props and scenic elements to realise the scenic design for a given work in an entertainment and event context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 32374 v1
NZQA Info
Develop a sound design for a given work in an entertainment and event context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 32375 v1
NZQA Info
Realise the sound design for a given work in an entertainment and event context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 32378 v1
NZQA Info
Develop an electronic media system design for a given work in an entertainment and event context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 51
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0