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Drama

ADA1OO ADA1OFGrade 9, Drama, Open

This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of sources and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives. Students will create, perform, discuss, and analyse drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.

ADA2OO ADA2OFGrade 10, Drama, Open

This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms, conventions, and techniques. Students will explore a variety of dramatic sources from various cultures and representing a range of genres. Students will use the elements of drama in creating and communicating through dramatic works. Students will assume responsibility for decisions made in the creative and collaborative processes and will reflect on their experiences.
Prerequisite: None

ADA3OO Grade 11, Drama, Open

This course requires students to engage in dramatic processes and the presentation of dramatic works, and emphasizes the application of drama skills in other contexts and opportunities. Students will interpret and present works in a variety of dramatic forms, create and script original works, and critically analyse the processes involved in producing dramatic works. Students will develop a variety of skills related to collaboration and the presentation of dramatic works.
Prerequisite: None

ADA3MO ADA3MF Grade 11, Drama, University/College Preparation

This course requires students to create and perform in dramatic presentations. Students will analyse, interpret, and perform dramatic works from various cultures and time periods. Students will research various acting styles and conventions that could be used in their presentations, and analyse the functions of playwrights, directors, actors, designers, technicians, and audiences.
Prerequisite: Drama, Grade 9 or 10, Open

ADA4MO ADA4MF Grade 12, Drama, University/College Preparation

This course requires students to experiment individually and collaboratively with forms and conventions of both drama and theatre from various cultures and time periods. Students will interpret dramatic literature and other text and media sources while learning about various theories of directing and acting. Students will examine the significance of dramatic arts in various cultures, and will analyse how the knowledge and skills developed in drama are related to their personal skills, social awareness, and goals beyond secondary school.
Prerequisite: Drama, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

ADF4MO Grade 12, Director’s Craft, University/College Preparation
ADG4MO Grade 12, Actor’s Craft, University/College Preparation

This course requires students to experiment with forms and conventions in dramatic literature, and to create/adapt and direct dramatic works. Students will do research on dramatic forms, conventions, themes, and theories of acting and directing from different historical periods, and apply their knowledge of these in analysing and interpreting dramatic literature, including Canadian works and works from various cultures in the late twentieth century. Students will also examine the significance of dramatic arts in various cultures.
Prerequisite: ADA3OO or ADA3M

ADA4EO Grade 12, Drama, Workplace Preparation

This course requires students to create and present a variety of dramatic works relevant to the workplace. Students will develop character both through hands-on experience and project-based learning to build trust and collaborative skills and develop self-confidence. Students will also explore skills related to the study of drama that can be applied in the workplace.
Prerequisite: Drama, Grade 11, Open

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