9DRA - Year 9 Drama

COURSE TITLE:

Stand by me

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In Year 9 you will draw upon the foundations laid in Year 7 and 8 Drama.

We explore in more depth how to create effective characters and make interesting original performances. We look at how costume, lighting, props and set help to make work more exciting. We will also explore makeup and how latex is used to create special effects like wounds and gashes. By working with others in small and large groups you get to develop lots of skills in being more confident and able to speak in front of others. Making mistakes is encouraged as it means you are putting your whole self into the work. Often the best work happens by accident!

INDICATIVE COSTS

For all indicative course costs please see the Course Costs Page.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Through practical workshopping and development of short performances and exploration of specific lighting, costume and special effects makeup you will learn many skills including.

  • Improvisation

  • Ensemble work (working in a variety of group sizes)

  • How to develop an idea and the skills of collaboration

  • How the use of space, voice, movement and body is important to all of the work you do in Drama (techniques)

  • Development of character through short scripts

  • The process of devising a short piece for assessment making use of the skills covered in the course

  • Explorations of costume and makeup to add to work

  • Skills of using liquid latex to create realistic wounds, bruises as special effects makeup.

  • Lighting technologies and how light adds to mood and effect of work.

WHERE DOES THIS COURSE LEAD?

This course will lead to the building of confidence and creativity, and a desire to continue learning through Drama in the coming years.