Drama (A/T/M)

students at Gungahlin College

Course information

This course combines a study of the practice and theory of drama and theatre. Students will study concepts and develop skills in performance and workshop situations through role play, improvisation and play building, movement and voice, script analysis and interpretation. Units in theatre design will be offered and these will give the opportunity to use lighting, sound, staging and costume design. Our state of the art facilities are available for students to use in performance work.

Drama offers skills which are invaluable for future career pathways. You will improve your confidence, physicality, emotional awareness and team work.

Post-school pathways

Do you enjoy or are you good at Performing Arts? (pdf, 110kb)

Workload expectation

All Performing Arts units have an emphasis on practical work with the inclusion of written analytical tasks and creative tasks.

Course pattern

Available as a Minor, Major, Major-Minor, Double Major

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Dramatic Explorations

2

Theatre for Young People

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Dramatic Explorations

2

Theatre for Young People

3

Comedy

4

Experimental Theatre

Note: There are no pre-requisites. However, Dramatic Explorations is suggested as the first unit of study.

Unit descriptions

Dramatic Explorations

The focus of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental elements of drama.

Theatre for Young People

The focus of this unit is to explore and appreciate the value of theatre designed and intended for young people. Students are provided with the opportunity to devise and perform theatre to inform, entertain and educate their audience. This unit will explore the importance of establishing interaction and rapport between the young performers and their audience.

Comedy

The focus of this unit is to explore the many facets of comedy in performance. Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of theatrical styles such as Commedia dell’Arte and melodrama and experiment with techniques such as farce, satire, status and comic timing.

Principles of Acting and Directing

The focus of this unit is to explore the role of the actor and director and their relationship to each other and the audience in making theatre.