Drama - General - Gilmore College
The Drama course develops students’ understandings and skills of this vibrant and varied art form as creators, performers and audience members. Students are encouraged to explore and communicate ideas about the production, design and performance of drama in a range of settings. They develop creative and analytical skills as they engage in drama.
Unit 1 – Dramatic storytelling
The focus of this unit is dramatic storytelling. Students engage with the skills, techniques, processes and conventions of dramatic storytelling. Students view, read and explore relevant drama works and texts using scripts and/or script excerpts from Australian and/or world sources.
Unit 2 – Drama performance events
The focus for this unit is drama performance events for an audience other than their class members. In participating in a drama performance event, students work independently and in teams. They apply the creative process of devising and of interpreting Australian and/or world sources to produce drama that is collaborative and makes meaning.
Unit 3 – Representational, realist drama
The focus for this unit is representational, realist drama. Students explore techniques of characterisation through different approaches to group based text interpretation, particularly those based on the work of Stanislavski and others. In this unit, students have the opportunity to research and collaboratively workshop, interpret, perform and produce texts in forms and styles related to representational, realistic drama that educate and present perspectives.
Unit 4 – Presentational, non-realistic drama
The focus of this unit is presentational, non-realist drama. Students explore techniques of role and/or character through different approaches to group based text interpretation, particularly those based on the work of Brecht and others. In this unit, students have the opportunity to research and collaboratively workshop, interpret and perform drama texts related to presentational, non-realistic drama that challenge and question perspectives.