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What is it and why should I do it?

Theatre Studies is essentially about creatively interpreting scripts written by others, for a performance. In this subject you will focus on creating performance work through two production roles including:  acting, directing, costumes, set, lighting, sound or props design.  You will use other Theatre technologies to make Theatre and perform in front of an audience. You can elect to work in acting or focus on design roles. One of the three outcomes is reading a script and then seeing the play performed by a professional Theatre company, to inspire and inform your own ideas and passion about making Theatre.

In Unit 3 Outcome 1 you will, as a class, interpret a play from the script to a full production which you will perform for an outside class audience at least twice. You will work in two production roles and create a folio to document your research and ideas. Your assessment will be over three interviews where you discuss your ideas as well as a final presentation to the class.

In Outcome 2 you will practice and apply your design and performance ideas and skills to interpret scripts you haven't worked with before. 

In Outcome 3 you will read a script and see the play in performance analysing how the script has been interpreted.

How much homework/study will I have?

All Unit 3 and 4 subjects require 3-5 hours of study per week.

You will regularly research, record and design your ideas in two production roles, prepare and record notes for production meetings as well as attend outside class rehearsals. You will also prepare notes for class discussions after seeing a performance as well as completing practice sacs and exams.

What contributes to my study score?

Outcome 1 contributes 60 marks (/100) to your study score and is made up of two tasks - 45 marks for your ongoing contributions to the development of the production (assessed at 3 interviews over the course of the production) and 15 marks for a class presentation.

Outcome 2 contributes 15 marks and is assessed in 100 minute written sac. 

Outcome 3 also contributes 15 marks and is assessed in 100 minute written sac. 

How do I satisfactorily complete the unit?

To pass any VCE unit you need to demonstrate that you have met the Outcomes.

Give me all the details I want to know more:

VCAA Theatre Studies

PHSC Theatre Studies 3&4 Wiki Page

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