L2 Drama

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Rowe

Required Prior Learning

Entry is subject to approval by the HOD. Students are at an advantage if they have studied Drama at NCEA L1.

This course provides students with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skill levels in all aspects of Drama. Performance skills, the ability to devise Drama, working with scripts, studying Realism and Public performance work, all form an integral part of the course. Students will be required to complete written tasks alongside their practical projects.

This course will be assessed to 4 internal Achievement Standards, totalling 18 credits. Students may also be entered for an external standard offering 4 credits.

Course Overview

Term 1
Perform a Realism script using Drama Techniques

Term 2
Devise and perform a group Drama, using elements and conventions, to realize an intention

Term 3
Perform in a significant production, in front of a live audience

Term 4
External preparation

Learning Areas:

Drama / Performing Arts Technologies / Dance

Assessment Procedures

L3 Drama, L3 Performing Arts Technologies

Career Pathways

Diversional Therapist, Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Author, Dancer, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Make-up Artist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Television Presenter

Course Costs

NB: Approx $100 may be required during the year to pay for various theater trips (NOT COMPULSORY).