NCEA Level 3 Drama 301

DRA301
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Brown

13 Drama
This course takes enthusiastic applicants and develops their performance ability to a very high standard - encouraging them to become independent and adept at a range of skills. Courses can be tailored more specifically to an individual’s need or preference throughout the year as required. This includes technical standards offered as part of the Major Production or in addition to the performance work. 

Drama is an approved subject for University entrance. The study of Drama can lead to many career paths as it builds empathy, collaborative skills, creativity and the ability to manage oneself and others by successfully communication.

Students traditionally devise their own monologue, perform a substantial role in a significant production, and interpret a script and perform it as they wish. The external exam involves discussing a live drama performance they have seen in the course of the year. Another internal unit AS 91516 'Demonstrate understanding of the work of a drama or theatre theorist or practitioner' is being trialled in 2019 and may be included.

Performing before an audience is a requirement of the course.

Scholarship Drama is an option for those who are at a consistently high level.

UE Approved Subject.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Refill, pens, pencils, a folder for notes, glue etc. Students will be required to attend professional performances for their exam; discounted ticket prices will be available. The department will offer a range of viewing experiences throughout the year and students are required to view and analyse at least two of outside performances. The course may be supported by professional tutors where applicable and some costs may be associated.


Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 results/HOD discretion.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91512 v2 Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91513 v2 Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
5
Y
*
A.S. 91517 v2 Drama 3.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91518 v3 Drama 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
4
Y
4w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.