Advanced Higher Drama (Course Code: C724 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Drama?

Drama gives you the opportunity to use your imagination and express yourself in a creative and practical way. It helps you to develop important skills such as problem solving, communication, planning and creative thinking. It is particularly suitable for those who love being creative, getting their ideas across in a dramatic way and communicating their ideas with others.

The skills that you develop in Drama are useful in many different careers, including: communications and media, theatre, film, TV, radio, costume design, production, writing and teaching.

What do I need to get in?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained:

What will I study?

The course consists of two compulsory units and the course assessment unit.

Drama: Drama Skills (12 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Drama: Product Skills (12 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

A minimum of two theatre professionals should be studied, with each unit exploring a different professional.

How will I be assessed?

Course assessment (8 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment has two components worth 100 marks:

Performance component – You will have three options to choose from, of either acting, directing or design. 50 marks will be allocated for performance, and 10 marks for preparation for performance.

Project component – You will select an area which should allow analysis of performance theories and practice. You will explore a text from the perspective of one of the following production roles; actor, director or designer. The dissertation should be between 2500 and 3000 words.

The assessment will be externally assessed and marked by SQA.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass all units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all course assessments together.

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

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