Level 3 Drama

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms Hendricks

This course runs for one year and works towards preparation for the NCEA Level 3 DRA and Tertiary Studies. Where possible we will be doing units of work which integrates 2 or more unit standards. You will learn skills in creating, interpreting, speaking, reading, designing stage, sets. Organizing productions and various performance skills. Technology units available for sound, lightning, costuming and props. Preparing students for the pathway in Creative industries.

Students will upgrade their application of acting skills through developing their improvisation, physical interpretation and ability to follow scripted and directorial instructions. Students will learn discipline and control over use of drama techniques (voice, body, movement and space) as well as develop their drama literacy.

Course Overview

Semester 1
Students will have an opportunity to work on learning roles, reading and interpreting scripts.
Students will have the opportunity to audition for roles in a significant play to have an opportunity to perform to a live audience on stage.
Students have the opportunity to explore units where they can learn drama technologies i.e
lighting, sound, costumes, stage managing and prop design, collecting and processing.

Semester 2
Students with continue working on Drama Knowledge and Drama studies in a range of genres namely:
Script writing, Devising (writing and creating their own pieces), exploring drama features.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Pens, pencils, erasers, sticky notes (to annotate scripts), glue stick, flip files, B5 writing book to take notes.

Fundraising towards costumes and resource props

$50 per year (TOWARDS TRANSPORT COSTS) i.e shows and competitions where applicable

Costs towards costumes where applicable.

Recommended Prior Learning

To complete a Level 1 & Levle 2 Drama NCEA course or at least one of the senior year levels.  Student will need to be interviewed by the HOL before taking this subject.

Have an interest and be confidence in performances to a live audience.

Committed to the expectations and requirements for the course.

Able to collaborate with a group.

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91512 v2 Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
4r *
A.S. 91513 v2 Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
A.S. 91515 v2 Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period
4r *
A.S. 91517 v2 Drama 3.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production
5r *
A.S. 91519 v2 Drama 3.8 - Script a drama suitable for live performance
5w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 credits.

Pathway Tags

Diversional Therapist, Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Author, Dancer, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Make-up Artist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Horse Trainer, Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Television Presenter

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