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​The study of Drama provides opportunities for students to engage with theatre and theatrical practices.
Students develop their understanding of human experience by investigating, communicating and embodying stories, experiences, emotions and ideas that reflect the human experience. It allows students to look to the past with curiosity, and explore inherited traditions of artistry to inform their own artistic practice and shape their world as global citizens.
Drama engages students in imaginative meaning-making processes and involves them using a range of artistic skills as they make and respond to dramatic works. The range of purposes, contexts and audiences provides students with opportunities to experience, reflect on, understand, communicate, collaborate and appreciate different perspectives of themselves, others and the world in which they live. The unique learning that takes place in Drama promotes a deeper and more empathetic understanding and appreciation of others and communities.
In Drama, students engage in aesthetic learning experiences that develop the 21st century skills or critical thinking, communication, collaboration and teamwork, personal and social skills, and information and communication technologies (ICT) skills. Innovation and creative thinking are at the forefront of this subject, which contributes to equipping students with highly transferrable skills that encourage them to imagine future perspectives and possibilities.
A course of study in Drama can establish a basis for further education and employment in the fields of arts administration, communication, creative industries, education, public relations, research, science and technology, psychology, social work, counselling, law, journalism and human relations.
For more information, please see the 2019 Curriclum Handbook.