Drama is interaction, action, and reaction. Learners work collaboratively with each other, with ideas, with text, with symbols and images and with technologies, to tell stories, challenge ideas, create, and perform dramatic work. Drama is founded on principles of trust, empathy, embodiment and performance. Drama utilises both personal and universal experiences to inform the creative process. Drama expresses ideas, emotions, and stories through body and voice. In drama, working in role is central to the notion of embodiment, achieved through research and committed portrayal of characters and their histories. Drama reflects or holds a mirror up to our world. Drama interprets the way in which others interact in past and present cultures. Through the performance and experience of drama, we explore and challenge ideas and perceptions of the world, and of ourselves.
Courses in this Learning Area
Degrees in Performing Arts, Drama and Theatre Studies and Media Studies, Acting Roles on Stage and Screen, actor (stage, film TV), lighting designer, sound recordist, advertising agency worker, lighting technician, sound technician, arts administrator, make-up person, stage manager, camera operator, mime artist, stunt performer, choreographer, movement coach, technical producer, cinematographer, musician, television announcer, community arts worker, playwright, television presenter, continuity person, preschool teacher, tertiary lecturer, costume designer, primary teacher, theatre critic, costume maker, production manager, theme park entertainer, dancer, production secretary, voice coach, dance teacher, properties person, wardrobe supervisor, director (stage, film TV), publicity manager, workshop leader, disc jockey, public relations consultant, youth arts worker, dramaturg, arts organisations, public servant in education, officer in arts, film/TV editor, radio announcer, journalist ? print/TV/radio, scriptwriter, leisure officer, secondary school drama teacher, singer and set designer.,