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SMC Foundation Diploma – Drama


This course will enable students to:

  • Explore drama in a variety of contexts
  • Understand and engage in the process of transforming ideas into action
  • Develop and apply drama production, presentation, and performance skills, working both independently and collaboratively

This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Drama and IB Theatre Arts


There will be six equally weighted assessment opportunities offered throughout the year of which students must choose FOUR.

Assessment Opportunities

Drama Performance Portfolio

  • Student directed solo/group performance – 25%
  • Teacher directed solo/group performance – 25%

Drama Processes Portfolio

  • Drama creation – devising – 25%
  • Practical exploration – theatre form – 25%

Drama Technologies

  • Possible options: makeup, lighting, costume, sound – 25%

Drama Investigation

  • Understanding drama in context – 25%

A reflective journal is also a required component of the Drama Foundation Diploma Course.

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