Dramatic Arts

Course offerings: ADA 1O1, ADA2O1, ADA 3O1, ADA 3M1, ADA 4M1, ADA 3/4M7 (IB)

ADA1O1 (GRADE 9 OPEN DRAMA)
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.
Prerequisite: None

ADA2O1 (GRADE 10 OPEN DRAMA)
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

ADA3O1 (GRADE 11 OPEN DRAMA)
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
drama works. Students will develop a variety of skills related to collaboration and the
presentation of drama works.
Prerequisite: None

ADA3M1 (GRADE 11 U/C DRAMA)
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

ADA4M1 (GRADE 12 U/C DRAMA)
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 texts 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

Curriculum Leader:
Mr.R. Al-Khatib

Teachers:
Ms. C. Gagne
Ms. A. McMillan