Junior School Performing Arts comprises of:
Students will develop ideas for drama from a variety of sources, explore their dramatic potential and make plays. Students will learn to make informed judgements about the value, purpose and qualities of drama. They will also learn to identify the characteristics of drama in past and present contexts.
By the end of the course, students will have researched, planned and presented several ensemble and solo dramatic performances and reflected upon their own work and that of others in written analysis and class discussions.
During this course, students will create roles and characters in collaboration with others. Students will develop scripts for their work using basic approaches to script writing. They will experiment with a range of dramatic forms, styles and conventions such as commedia dell'arte and mime to create dramatic images and convey meaning. Students will use the rehearsal process to refine their performance.
By the end of the course students will have explored ways to apply appropriate skills, techniques and processes to their structured drama presentations.