13DRA

NCEA Level 3 Drama

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss A. Burt


This course combines the theory and practical aspects of drama to not only develop performance skills, but also create an understanding of our world. Students will select and use elements, techniques, conventions and technologies associated with drama. 

Research, evaluation and analysis will also be used to refine ideas within a range of dramatic forms to develop drama performances. 

Students will perform and make critical judgments about how elements, techniques, conventions and technologies are used to create form and meaning in their own and others work. 

Throughout the course, the use of elements, techniques, conventions and technologies of drama will be taught to the students, thus providing an exciting and well-rounded experience.  




Recommended Prior Learning


Level 2 Drama and / or a minimum of  Level 1 English.


Pathway

Job options include but are not limited to:
• Actor
• Community arts worker
• Dancer
• Drama therapist
• Music producer
• Music therapist
• Theatre director
• Arts administrator
• Broadcast presenter
• Film director
• Further education teacher
• Higher education lecturer
• Secondary school teacher
• Theatre stage manager
• Playwright
• Lighting administrator
• Sound administrator
• Wardrobe/costume administrator/designer
• Set/stage designer
• Properties management
• Make-up and hair

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91512 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91513 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91514 v4
NZQA Info
Drama 3.3 - Interpret a text from a prescribed playwright to demonstrate knowledge of a theatre form or period
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91515 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 17
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 12
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 17

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.