Drama - Level 1

DRA1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Z. Creek

Students will perform scripted and devised theatre to incorporate the following strands of the Drama curriculum:

• Investigate the forms and purposes of drama in different historical or contemporary contexts, including New Zealand Drama.
• Select and use techniques, conventions, and technologies in a range of dramatic forms.
• Research, evaluate and refine ideas in a range of dramatic forms to develop drama
• Perform and respond to drama and make critical judgments about how elements, techniques, conventions, and technologies are used to create form and meaning in your own and others’ work


An emphasis will be on becoming competent, confident performers, and being a well-functioning, creative team player.



Course Overview

Term 1
A focus on using dramatic techniques (voice, body, space, movement) to evoke character and meaning. Students will choreograph fight sequences within the context of presenting a Batman scene in the style of the 1960s TV show.

Term 2
A research into the features of Commedia Dell'Arte, resulting in devising typical scenes. Students will learn about the stock characters and how they are presented on stage, learning about their recurring lazzi, and the typical action they contribute to . They will make their own masque replicating those worn in original performances and learn how to perform effectively wearing a masque, using body and gesture to compensate for the missing facial expressions. Learning about the conventions will culminate in an energetic, audience interactive, street performance.

Term 3
What makes impacting theatre? An exploration of using conventions and techniques to create a devised (own creation) piece suitable for performing to a Y11 audience.

Term 4
Revision and preparation for the external examination, in which you will show your understanding of the conventions of Commedia Dell'Arte, as developed through the Term Two assignment. A focus will be on learning about Renaissance ideologies and philosophies, which influenced the development of this theatre form.

Pathway

Drama - Level 2

Prerequisites

Open Entry - 10 Drama preferred


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90999 v4 Drama 1.4 - Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90998 v2 Drama 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of features of a drama/theatre form
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90997 v2 Drama 1.2 - Devise and perform a drama
1
I
5
Y
A.S. 90006 v6 Drama 1.1 - Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Disclaimer

POLICY
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