Drama at Irymple Secondary College
Drama teacher: Mrs Noeleen Davis
Drama is a compulsory subject in Year 7 and is meant to be a taste tester for choosing it as an elective in Years 8,9 and 10.
Drama aims to explore, create and expand on theatre knowledge (or lack thereof) and broaden your skills both in and out of the Drama classroom. You will build self-confidence and imagination, observation and listening skills and become better at working in a group.
Drama involves not only using voices and bodies, but also emotions and creativity, it is able to engender a deep sense of self-esteem. It is also a subject that requires a great deal of peer trust, and so it plays an important role in teaching communication, listening and empathy skills. Studying drama is demanding and teaches pupils that success only comes from hard work.
The skills that are learnt by studying drama are invaluable in later life. For example, being able to speak and present confidently in front of people, and the skill of planning that is required in any production, are useful in many careers. Drama can be a good basis for a career not only in the theatre, but in advertising, the film industry and even in events planning, among many others.