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CAPA Drama



In Drama, students can communicate in complex and powerful ways how they perceive the world. They can investigate, shape and symbolically represent ideas, interests, concerns, feelings, attitudes, beliefs and their consequences. Drama can reflect the external world and the inner world of thoughts and feelings through fictional contexts. Learning experiences in Drama are provided which involve the intellect, emotions, imagination and body, and engage the whole person. Self-confidence, motivation and self-esteem are developed through the devising, workshopping, rehearsing and performing of individual and collaborative works.

Mount Annan High School has an exciting and high achieving Drama Department that caters for and reflects the gifted and talented needs of our students. The Board of Studies Drama course is taught through the implementation of exciting and innovative programs including playbuilding, theatresports, mime, masks and film.

Topics covered in year 7 Drama include:

  • Improvisation and playbuilding
  • Elements of Production

Topics covered in year 9 & 10 Drama include:

  • Elements of Drama & Stagecraft
  • Performance Styles & Dramatic Forms
  • Commedia del Arte

Topics can change over the years with respect to the students interests and abilities

Topics covered in Preliminary Drama

  • Improvisation, Playbuilding and The Elements of Drama
  • Realism and Stanislavski Traditions
  • Elements of Production in Performance
  • Theatrical Traditions and Performance Styles

Topics covered in HSC Drama

  • Theatrical Traditions and Performance Styles – Black Comedy
  • Australian Theatre Traditions
  • Individual Projects
  • Group Devised Projects

Extra-curricular Activities

The senior and junior Drama courses are supported by a variety of extra-curricular options.  Our showcase evenings are a hit with many friends and family in attendance to see our professionally run events. The subject is also supported by relevant excursions to see current and topical plays as well as participation in various workshops run by national theatre and Drama companies. Theatresports workshops are provided for all students with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in Mount Annan High School's Theatresports Competitions.