Balga SHS students study Drama in a supportive and inclusive learning environment that fosters student-centred learning, encouraging them to take risks and to meet new challenges.
Students are provided with opportunities to work with industry artists including professional actors and directors to explore scripted and improvised drama. These include; WAAPA professionals, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company Directors and ECU drama students.
Performance is a key component of the program and students will have the opportunity to perform in front of a range of audiences in a variety of theatre spaces. Such as the following;
The Junior and Middle school program is an innovative, interactive course that focuses on students practically exploring drama conventions, developing academic understanding and workshopping performance skills in order to provide learning experiences in drama. Students will broaden their knowledge and appreciation of drama as an art form and life skill. The courses cover the following outcomes; ARTS MAKING and ARTS RESPONDING.
The Senior school offers both General and ATAR courses in Drama. Senior school students engage in Drama processes such as Improvisation, play building, text interpretation, play writing and Dramaturgy. The focus and expectation are that they will create original Drama and interpret a range of texts to a variety of internal and external audiences.