Drama 9-10

Drama and Theatre Studies Course Outlines

Drama at ISG Jubail is a hands on, action-packed, group oriented study of ensemble skills, physical, and vocal communication and performance skills, disguised as fun. All grade levels begin with an orientation unit, where class expectations are established, and a positive atmosphere of mutual respect, and creative security is established. Only then can we begin to explore specific units in any degree of depth. Therefore, course outlines are flexible to reflect the capabilities and interests of a class. The more co-operative, positive and hardworking a group is, the more in depth and advanced their drama program can become.

Drama 9/10 – Drama and Theatre Studies I: Performance and Production – Full Year

Students in the Grades 9/10 class will develop or extend understanding of the following concepts through participation in various drama experiences:

THE CREATIVE PROCESS: use the creative process and a variety of sources and forms, both individually and collaboratively, to design and develop drama works;

ELEMENTS AND CONVENTIONS: use the elements and conventions of drama effectively in creating individual and ensemble drama works, including works based on a variety of sources;

PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGIES: use a variety of presentation techniques and technological tools to enhance the impact of drama works and communicate for specific audiences and purposes.

Assessment will be based on: journals/written work, audience skills, rehearsal skills, performance and special research/projects as required.

Possible units include: movement, characterisation, acting and improvisation, speech and monologues, scene study, TBA (a project of the class’s choice), technical theatre and final project.


Overall Goal:

Through participating in and reflection on dramatic experiences, each student will develop

emotionally, physically, intellectually, imaginatively, aesthetically and socially, and will develop a

positive self- concept.

Specific Goals:

1. acquire knowledge of self and others

2. develop competency in communication skills

3. develop an appreciation of drama and theatre as a process and art form

Content:

Drama 9 includes the following disciplines:

Orientation

Movement

Speech

Improvisation/Acting (Mono & Duologue and scenes)

Technical theatre and Directing

Theatre Studies