Drama is all about communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. The skills learnt in the Drama and Theatre classroom are valuable and transferable to other subjects and all aspects of life.Students study Drama for a semester in Years 7 and 8. Our junior program introduces students to a range of performance techniques and styles.Drama is an elective in Year 9 and 10. The Middle Years program is designed to further enhance the student’s confidence, knowledge, and skills in acting and performance. Students are introduced to the work of theatre practitioners and styles that will prepare them for VCE Theatre Studies. Students are enriched and extended by attending live theatre performances.Theatre Studies (Production) is an elective in Year 10. The program is designed to further enhance the student’s knowledge and skills in theatre design, including set design, sound and lighting design, costume design and hair/make-up design. The Year 10 Theatre Studies class produce the annual Drama Production in Semester 1 and the Malthouse’s ‘Suitcase Series’ in Semester 2.Year 11 and 12 Theatre Studies focuses on the planning, development, and presentation of scripts for an audience. Students work collaboratively in different production roles to interpret a variety of scripts creatively and imaginatively. Students attend professional Theatre performances and analyse the work of professionals, and they attend and participate in a variety of workshops by run by industry professionals.The study of drama and theatre provides students with pathways to further studies in fields such as acting, direction, playwriting, production design, production management and studies in drama criticism.
The Drama Faculty also coordinates Braybrook College’s annual entry in the Tournament of Minds School Competition and produces the annual Drama Production.