Why study Drama?
Drama is a dynamic art form that you can use to entertain, challenge, educate, understand, record and
celebrate events and stories. It lets you think about the way the world works from different perspectives.
Studying Drama provides you with opportunities to perform on stage, create your own scripts, design sets and
costumes, and watch and understand live theatre performances. You get to work with professional actors,
playwrights, directors and designers who come to your classes. You can see live theatre productions in venues
like QPAC, La Boite and Brisbane Powerhouse. You must study an Arts subject to be considered for the USA
Drama is mostly a practical subject where you will use your body, voice and brain to express, communicate
and learn. You will build your confidence and speaking skills, develop empathy and creativity, and learn how
to problem solve and work in a team. In Drama, you experiment with new ways of learning and thinking and
explore the things that matter to you.
What is studied in Drama?
Drama consists of two strands:
• Making (creating and performing)
• Two per semester
• Always assessed individually
Skills you will develop:
• Play writing
Topics and styles you will study:
• Realism and Non-Realism
• Theatre sports
• Blacklight Theatre
• Children’s Theatre
• Whole Class Production