Dare to Be Dramatic!
Whether timid or outgoing Dramatic Arts is the course you want to enrol in. Within each course, students will develop their communication and presentation skills, along with group collaboration and co-operation. Technology as well as acting and directing techniques are incorporated into various activities throughout each course.
There are 5 different courses of Dramatic Arts offered at North Park S.S.
The Grade 9 Open course, ADA 1O0
, is for all students regardless of dramatic background
. Units include mime, improvisation, design, leadership skills and theatre history. Along with the variety of topics, students will work on building a safe and supportive environment for learning.
The Grade 10 Open course, ADA 2O0,
towards all students who wish to improve upon communication skills, in addition to building on the skills learned in Grade 9. However, Grade 9 Drama is not needed to succeed in Grade 10 Drama. Units in this course include tableaux, movement, voice, improv
and theatre history. Students will use sources to create powerful dramatic performances to establish the importance of drama.
Grade 11 Open, ADA 3O0,
is unlike the other courses offered in drama, as it is based on the creation of Docudramas. Students will use real-life events and research, as well as the dramatic skills and techniques learned in Grades 9 and 10 Drama, to construct moving and powerful performances based on experiences.
Grade 11 University/College Drama, ADA 3M0
, is a senior level course, that requires previous drama class experience. Students must have Grade 9 and/or 10 Drama in order to take this course. It focuses on Laban
movement theory, as well as an introduction to the Stanislavsky approach to acting. Students will work on their acting techniques, create their own works, and learn the basics of directing.
Grade 12 University/College Drama, ADA 4M0
, is another senior level course, and students must have taken ADA3M0
in order to participate. The Stanislavsky method drives the course, and students apply his theories to all works. Students will be analysing great works of theatre in order to perform to maximum effect and build on their acting, designing and directing skills that have been learned previously.
Having the experience of Dramatic Arts benefits ALL secondary students. Students will experience live performances and develop their appreciation for Theatre. By practicing teamwork and leadership in Drama, students will improve in interview, speech delivery and presentation skills - very practical life skills. By Grade 12 drama students better understand themselves and others, giving them a critical tool likely to improve success in all future endevors.
Join us in Drama!