Aims of Course
- To prepare students for National Qualifications in Drama,
- To enable students to enhance and develop their skills and techniques in drama and production performances,
- To develop knowledge and understanding of social and cultural influences on drama,
- To use drama and production skills to present a drama performance and communicate the meaning to an audience,
- To cultivate transferable skills – developing creativity, problem solving and teamwork.
Description of the Course
The course covers both the practical and written elements of Drama. It provides opportunities for students to develop skills creating and presenting drama, focusing on the development and use of drama and production skills. The course uses an integrated approach to learning which develops practical skills as well as knowledge of drama. Students will experiment with presenting through portrayal of character by exploring a variety of styles of Drama.
The course is structured into six mini projects that will develop students’ practical skills by exploring themes and topics that will allow them to draw on a diverse range of drama skills. It will also allow students the opportunity to consider the impact that their performance could have on an audience. Students will explore a range of devised and scripted work. Regular performance opportunities will be embedded within the course and will allow students the chance to perform within the class and on a larger scale.