PERFORMANCE IN DRAMA


QUALIFICATION New Zealand Certificate in Drama
LEVEL 4
CREDIT VALUE  120
METHOD OF STUDY Full time (Part time options available) 
TEACHING DURATION 32 weeks
TOTAL DURATION  39 weeks 
DATES  February 2018

The drama programme is performance focused and students will cover a range of courses covering skills and techniques for stage and screen. In these courses, students will often be working alongside each other developing/devising scripts and will explore several dramatic forms. Students will learn how to prepare for an audition and what is involved in working with artistic agents, theatre and commercial crews as well as other professional settings. Guest tutors are invited to share their personal experiences and offer industry perspective.

Students will also learn how to project their voices and how to maintain healthy voice technique. There is a Drama Performance Showcase where they present performances which may include short pieces they have devised themselves. The courses PARTS-401 and DEVOS-401 are taken by all dance, drama and music students together – see short description below.

DRAMA-401

Performance Drama 1

Perform solo and in group on stage and gain confidence and performance skills (Semester One).

DRAMA-402

Performance Drama 2

Perform solo and in group on stage and gain confidence and performance skills (Semester Two).

DRAMA-403

Acting Technique

Learning the basic techniques to make for a strong actor in a range of dramatic forms.

DRAMA-404

Physical Movement 

A practical course aiming at improving awareness of how your body can communicate without using words.

DRAMA-405

Acting for Screen

Learning about the difference in acting for screen and stage with practical application.

DRAMA-406

Drama Studies 

Delving into the rich history of dramatic forms and using this to improve your own devising and performances

PARTS-401

Performing Arts Industry Studies 

Finding out about the Performing Arts sector and how you can practically plan a potential career pathway

DEVOS-401

Personal Development 

Learning how to be a stronger person and finding out more about God, yourself and others and how it fits into living in Aotearoa, New Zealand