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DRAMA

The Arts Faculty at St Rita’s College conspires to provide a meaningful, vibrant and rigorous Arts Education

that celebrates what it is to be human.

St Rita’s Arts Faculty Mission Statement

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 (with back stage tours) in venues like QPAC, La Boite and Brisbane Powerhouse. You must

study an Arts subject to be considered for the USA Arts Tour.

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 newways 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)

Responding

You will learn how to:

Act

Improvise

Design

Critique

Write scripts/plays

Direct

You will study styles including:

Realism

Non-Realism

Black Light Theatre

Puppetry

Children’s Theatre

Theatre for Young People

Theatresports

Elizabethan Theatre (Shakespearean)

Assessment

Youwill have two assessment pieces per semester. Tasks may be practical, writtenwork or a combination of both.

Assessment is completed individually or in groups; however, you are always marked individually on your own

work.