Level 1 Drama

DRA1
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Millard

From the general approach in the junior school, this course narrows the focus and explores the techniques of acting in the theatre and beyond. Students explore the Drama ‘elements’ and ‘techniques’ to create multiple devised and scripted performances in groups. There is a focus on live performance, and the interaction between audience and performer. Students are required to make some written judgments about how their own techniques and others’ communicates meaning.

A full class production, a live theatre outing to the Nelson Arts Festival, and specialist workshops are integrated into the course. Year 11 lays the co-operative groundwork for the ‘ensemble’ nature of the Year 12 and 13 class: Whakaari Matua.


Pathway

Level 2 Drama

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$35.00 Student trips/production costs
Prices may be subject to change


Entry Guidelines

Preferably Year 10 Dance/Drama


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90006 v6 Drama 1.1 - Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90009 v6 Drama 1.6 - Perform an acting role in a scripted production
1
I
5
Y
A.S. 90011 v7 Drama 1.7 - Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within live performance
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90997 v2 Drama 1.2 - Devise and perform a drama
1
I
5
Y
A.S. 90999 v4 Drama 1.4 - Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Pathway Tags

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Disclaimer

An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.