Some people study Drama simply because they are fascinated by the rich complexity of an art form which is over two thousand years old. Some people study Drama because it is a subject that emphasises essential personal development and life skills. Others see it as a subject that can make them much more valuable to a prospective employer, provide opportunities for them to become better communicators, better organisers and improve their ability to work in groups and help them to learn how to think creatively.
You might be one of those for whom a major or minor in Drama provides a head start in any tertiary performing or creative arts course. Drama R (Registered) units enable students to gain credit for participating in productions without having to complete written work.
Drama courses are offered in a non-sequential order but some units are more suitable for beginners than others.
- Acting for Film and Television
- Actor and Director
- Australian Theatre
- Community Theatre
- Design for the Stage
- Devising an Ensemble Production
- Dramatic Explorations
- Experimental Theatre
- Independent Study Unit (T only)
- Lighting and Sound Design
- Modern and Classical Tragedy
- Performing Shakespeare
- Realism versus Expressionism
- Recorded Voice
- Self‐Directed Production
- Theatre Around the World
- Theatre for Young People
- Theatre Production and Performance
- Theatre Visionaries
- The Director
- Voice and Movement
- World Theatre
There are no prerequisites for Drama units but some units are strongly recommended for Year 12 only and enrolment is at the discretion of the Drama staff.
Productions are open to all students in the college.
If you take part in a college production you will also be enrolled in an appropriate A, T or R Drama unit (see above) depending on the requirements of your package. Many students doing a T package choose to do a Drama A minor as a way of enhancing their package or as an extension to T Drama studies. A double major in Drama T is a course option but requires consultation with the faculty leader.