Year 11 Drama

Whether you are considering a career pathway in the performing arts; or any other professional field such as medicine, law, politics and business, then Drama is the ideal program to develop life-long skills such as:

  • Adaptability, empathy, social awareness, critical thinking;

  • Communication, listening skills, teamwork, leadership, resilience;

  • Creative and innovative thinking, imagination, confidence, self-esteem, safe risk-taking.


What will I learn?

In this course you will gain the skills needed to be a well-rounded performer and communicator. Your focus will be to develop your understanding, application and practice of the Drama techniques. You will have a number of performance and directing opportunities, eventually ending with a final Drama presentation.

Throughout the rest of the semester you may also participate in some of the following learning experiences:

  • Script work and script performance;

  • Performing in front of live audiences;

  • Workshops led by professional leaders in the NZ theatre sector;

  • Attend professional live theatre shows;

  • Gain physical skills and experience in Drama performance;

  • Theoretical understanding and physical application of the Drama techniques and the Drama elements;

  • Connecting with diverse people, ideas, cultures and history.


DRAP is for you whether you want to be on-stage in the spotlight or backstage in costume, lighting, set design, props, sound design, special effects, stunt work, make-up and hair, directing, producing, choreography, casting, administration, marketing, social media… the list goes on! Drama students leave school as critical thinkers, socially adept and confident communicators.


In this course you will learn the basic skills needed to devise and present original Drama performance. You will have the freedom to explore your own perspective; to create and present your own work; plus the opportunity to explore a range of roles that are involved in the making of a live Drama production. You will learn how to create and work collaboratively with others, eventually ending with a final live Drama presentation.


What will I learn?
Throughout the rest of the semester you may also participate in some of the following learning experiences:

  • Devising your own work;

  • Performing in front of live audiences;

  • Workshops led by professional leaders in the NZ theatre sector;

  • Attend professional live theatre tours and shows;

  • Gain physical skills and theoretical knowledge in different Drama forms. This may include: NZ theatre, Pasifika and Māori theatre, Clowning, Physical Theatre, Elizabethan, Melodrama and more;

  • Theoretical understanding and physical application of the Drama components including the Drama elements, conventions and technologies;

  • Opportunities to connect with diverse people, ideas, cultures and history.