Year 11 - Drama Unit 1-2

Do you need somewhere to channel your creative energies?  Have you ideas and stories to share?  Do you love performing?

This unit has it all!



Unit 1: DRAMATIC STORYTELLING, focuses on creating, presenting and analysing a devised performance that includes real or imagined characters, based on personal, cultural and/or community experiences and stories.

Students examine storytelling through the creation of solo and/or ensemble devised performance/s. They develop an awareness and understanding of how characters are portrayed in naturalistic and non-naturalistic performance style/ s.  Students investigate a range of stimulus material and learn about stagecraft, theatrical conventions and performance styles from a range of social and cultural contexts.

This unit also involves analysis of a student’s own performance work and analysis of a performance by professional and other drama practitioners.

Unit 2: CREATING AUSTRALIAN DRAMA, focuses on the use and documentation of the processes involved in constructing a devised solo or ensemble performance. Students create, present and analyse a performance based on a person, an event, an issue, a place, an art work, a text and/or an icon from a contemporary or historical Australian context.

Students use a range of stimulus material in creating performance and examine performance styles from a range of cultural and historical contexts. Students’ knowledge of how dramatic elements are enhanced or manipulated through performance is further developed in this unit. This unit also involves analysis of a student’s own performance work as well as the performance of an Australian work. An Australian work might:

• be written, adapted or devised by Australian writers or theatre-makers,

• reflect aspects of the Australian identity, for example the indigenous voice, the Celtic perspective, the twentieth or twenty-first century migrant experience, the refugee experience, the urban and bush perspectives.



Assessment for both units consists of the following:

• Performance/Interpretation and rehearsal of play scripts
• Written reports, essays, production folio, analytical exercises, script creation
• Review of a professional play



The cost of these units is covered by the annual College charge, however, theatre visits are an essential component and there will be an additional cost for these.


Please note:

There are not prerequisites for entry to units 1 and 2; however completing Yr10 Theatre Studies and/or Yr 10 Drama Production would be advantageous.



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