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VCE Drama

https://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/curriculum/vce/vce-study-designs/Drama/Pages/Index.aspx

Is this subject available for acceleration? YES

VCE Drama equips students with knowledge, skills and confidence to communicate as individuals and collaboratively in a broad range of social, cultural and work-related contexts. The study of drama may provide pathways to training and tertiary study in acting, dramaturgy, theatre-making, script writing, communication and drama criticism.

This course enables students to:

  • Develop and practice the craft of drama and acting
  • Study, devise, perform, and improvise dramatic works from a diverse array of historical and cultural contexts
  • Use their dramatic craft to engage with complex ideas such as identity, symbolism, individual experience, and community storytelling
  • Explore and expand personal dramatic interests and experiences
  • Develop creative, imaginative, and social skills in devising and performing dramatic works
  • Hone their skills as solo artists and as members of an ensemble group
  • Access pathways to greater learning and participation in drama and the performing arts

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Unit 1 – Introducing Performance Styles
  • Area of Study 1 – Creating a Devised Performance
  • Area of Study 2 – Presenting a Devised Performance
  • Area of Study 3 – Analysing a Devised Performance
  • Area of Study 4 – Analysing a Professional Drama Performance

 

Unit 2 – Australian Identity
  • Area of Study 1 – Using Australia as Inspiration
  • Area of Study 2 – Presenting a Devised Performance
  • Area of Study 3 – Analysing a Devised Performance
  • Area of Study 4 – Analysing an Australian Drama Performance

 

Unit 3 – Devised ensemble Performance
  • Area of Study 1 – Devising and Presenting Ensemble Performance
  • Area of Study 2 – Analysing a Devised Ensemble Performance
  • Area of Study 3 – Analysing and Evaluating a Professional Drama Performance

 

Unit 4 – Devised Solo Performance
  • Area of Study 1 – Demonstrating Techniques of Solo Performance
  • Area of Study 2 – Devising a Solo Performance
  • Area of Study 3 – Analysing and Evaluating a Devised Solo Performance

 

Skills
  • Performance – Presenting dramatic works as a member of an ensemble or as a soloist to an audience, creating and sustaining character throughout.
  • Expressive Skills – Expressive skills are used to express and realise a character. Students will develop control of voice, gesture, movement, and facial expression to better embody and portray a wide variety of characters.
  • Performance Skills – Performance skills are used to enhance performance and they are used together create an actor’s presence. These include focus, timing, energy, and actor-audience relationship
  • Communication – Students will develop skills to effectively impart meaning to an audience or fellow performer.
  • Play-making Techniques – Students will engage with a range of historical and contemporary stimuli to create their own devised works. Students will study dramatic elements and analyse existing works to inform their own works.

 

Associated subjects
  • Music Performance
  • English Literature

 

Drama is considered a performance subject for selection purposes.

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