Drama provides increased self and group awareness and allows students to appreciate and evaluate both their work, and the work of others. It also allows for development of creative skills, self-confidence, self-discipline and communication.
This is an exciting course that requires both enthusiasm and dedication. Students will develop an understanding of a wide range of play texts, gaining an appreciation of the ways in which playwrights achieve their effects. They will have the oppurtunities to witness live performances, and investigate different styles of dramatic presentation, as well as producing work of their own.
Assesment is based on both coursework (60%) and a written examination (40%). Coursework will be assessed on the students’ response to plays, work in progress and final presentation. The examination will consist of questions on set texts and students will be asked to respond to live productions they have seen.