Drama

Comedy and Improvisation (A/T/M)

In this stream students explore the many facets of comedy in performance. Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of theatrical styles such as Commedia dell’Arte and melodrama and experiment with techniques such as farce, satire, status and comic timing. Students will have opportunities to be involved in Theatresports and the Class Clowns program.

Students may use Drama to achieve entrance to tertiary studies, learn technical production skills to enter industry, or improve all pathways through enhanced communication skills developed in this course. The Hawker College Drama program provides challenging and effective education and training to prepare students for exciting careers in the arts and associated industries.

Live Production and Performance (A/T)

In this stream students work collaboratively to develop a polished theatrical production. They explore and apply general principles of a production from all perspectives: performing, directing, design and technical production. The course provides opportunities to create work specifically designed for performance in front of a live audience. Students will build to a major theatrical production as part of a cohesive production team.

Students may use Drama to achieve entrance to tertiary studies, learn technical production skills to enter
the industry, or improve all pathways through enhanced communication skills developed in this course. Other students learn technical production skills and train to enter the industry.

Technical Production (A/T)

In this stream students will design and operate lighting and sound for performances. They will attain handson experience in a fully functional theatre with industry professionals. Students will participate in the major theatrical productions at Hawker College, and it is intended that these students will be able to participate in other liver industry events and performances in the broader community.

Students may use Drama to achieve entrance to tertiary studies, learn technical production skills to enter
industry, or improve all pathways through enhanced communication skills developed in this course. Other students learn technical production skills and train to enter the industry.