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
You will learn how to:
You will study styles including:
Black Light Theatre
Theatre for Young People
Elizabethan Theatre (Shakespearean)
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