Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Year 8 Drama

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960497

Recommended Prior Learning

Learners will need to perform in a group in front of the class.

In Year 8 Drama we begin with team-building games and establishing a safe and supportive environment. Learners explore a wide range of topics and learn to structure imagined worlds using drama conventions, techniques and technologies. They work on creating, devising and performing. Alongside these topics the learners will use drama techniques using body, voice, movement and space; and drama elements using role, time, space, place, mood and symbol. Learners will learn improvisation techniques, practice voice work, and increase their confidence when performing. They will also learn a short script and perform an acting role in a dramatic context.

Learning Areas:

Arts (Performing)

Career Pathways

Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Author, Dancer, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Make-up Artist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Horse Trainer, Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Private Teacher/Tutor

Course Costs and Equipment

$15 Course Fee to cover printing
A device to use Google Classroom


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.