Level 1 Drama

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Millard

Entry Guidelines

Preferably Year 10 Dance/Drama

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.

Students will complete the standards below or negotiate other alternatives as appropriate. 




Level 2 Drama

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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

Pathway Tags

Production Manager, Event Co-ordinator, Human Resources, Promoter, Theatre Producer / Assistant, Lighting Technician, Communications, Broadcasting, Media, Teacher, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Cinema Projectionist, Dancer, Director (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Entertainer, Film and Video Editor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Light Technician, Media Producer, Musician, Production Assistant (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Radio Presenter, Sound Technician, Television Presenter, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher/Tutor, Tertiary Lecturer, Diversional Therapist, Cin


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

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.