Year 12 Performing Arts

12PFA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Hughes

Senior Performing Arts

This course is for those looking to focus mainly on live theatre performance. There is an emphasis on the practical study of performance to gain experience and understanding of theatre and dance. Teaching and learning is aimed at furthering skills and knowledge in dance technique, acting, composition, directing and performance skills with music performance and Pacific studies as an optional addition.

Focus of the course;

  • Group production- Musical Theatre and physical theatre
  • Performance focused
  • Drama and Dance with options in Pacific Studies and Music

Aims of the course:

  • To publicly show work
  • To allow for individually tailored courses to best suit students' ability and strength 
  • To show progression through to Performing Arts courses and further education
  • Collaboration between the Arts 

Skills in (the generic skills employers seek):

  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Gathering and processing information
  • Problem solving
  • Organisational and time-management 
  • Lateral and critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Self confidence and self motivation



Pathway

Year 13 Dance, Year 13 Drama, Year 13 Drama - Performing Arts Technologies

Bachelor of Theatre Studies at University of Waikato
Bachelor of Screen and Media Studies at University of Waikato
Bachelor of Performing Arts at Otago University
Bachelor of Performing Arts at University of Auckland
Bachelor of Dance Studies at University of Auckland
Performing Arts at the Institute of Canterbury
NZ Diploma in Dance- Commercial Dance at Whitireia NZ Institute of Creativity
NZ Diploma in PFA- Musical Theatre at Whitireia NZ Institute of Creativity
NZ Diploma in Drama at Whitireia NZ Institute of Creativity
Bachelor of Creativity Performing Arts at Whitireia NZ Institute of Creativity
NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation- Screen Arts, Acting and Technical Production at Unitec
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts- Contemporary Dance at Unitec
Careers options:
Professional Dancer, Professional Actor, Film maker, Arts Administration, Production Designer, Curator, Dance and Performing Artist, Performing Arts Manager, Service Designer, Director, Presenter, Experience Designer, Theatre deviser/ creator

Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91207 v2 Dance 2.3 - Perform an ethnic or social dance to communicate understanding of the style
2
I
4
A.S. 91208 v3 Dance 2.4 - Perform a theatre dance to communicate understanding of the dance
2
I
4
A.S. 91209 v3 Dance 2.5 - Perform a repertoire of dance
2
I
6
A.S. 91213 v2 Drama 2.1 - Apply drama techniques in a scripted context
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91214 v2 Drama 2.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention
2
I
5
Y
A.S. 91216 v4 Drama 2.4 - Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91218 v2 Drama 2.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91221 v2 Drama 2.9 - Direct a scene for drama performance
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91272 v2 Making Music 2.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group
2
I
4
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 40 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 40 credits.