Level 3 Drama*

3DRA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

This full year course will offer students a range of NCEA units, some of which are compulsory but most of which will be a matter of student choice. Students will be involved with script writing their own original plays, the rehearsal and performance of a large scale production, the further development of drama techniques, and the deep analysis of a live performance. They will also have the opportunity to earn Performing Arts Technology credits by way of selecting Set, Costume, Make-Up and/or Lighting design units in conjunction with the Graduation Production. Stage-Management is also offered.(See Drama - Level 3 PAT for details of these standards)

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Creativity.
  • The study of a range of plays and playwrights. 
  • Information literacy.
  • Social, political, religious, geographical influences within the historical setting of the plays and scenes they perform.
  • Personal confidence.
  • Drama techniques.
  • Collaborative group skills.
  • Analysis of live performance.
  • Physical, emotional and behavioural self-awareness.
  • Theatre form or genre.
  • Communication skills using voice and body.
  • Technical production.
  • Individual and collective responsibility.
  • Rehearsal and performance.
  • Self discipline.

  • Technical Production.

  • Script writing skills.

  • Productivity.



Year Levels/Departments:

Drama, Seniors



Resources Required

Loose fitting clothing that will allow for easy movement and physical exercise
2 x 1 B8 Exercise book