Dramatic Arts will provide your daughter with a knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts and an understanding of how the arts have been used to reflect and comment on human behaviour and society throughout history. Your daughter will also acquire valuable academic, social and communication skills that will equip her for life and for any career path that she chooses to pursue.
Dramatic Arts produces pupils who are creative, confident, mature, disciplined and articulate.
The syllabus is aimed at developing the whole person. It is a comprehensive syllabus covering both theory and practical work.
The House Play process is an opportunity for young theatre practitioners to explore their creative abilities outside of the classroom. There is a wonderful sense of healthy competition between the three houses (Bears, Kats and Lambs). Any student in the Senior School can participate in various capacities, such as performance, directing, stage managing, backstage, technical and recently added IT. The Matric students, as directors of these plays are encouraged to script their own original works or adapt published plays. This allows for a variety of prevalent themes and social matters to be explored and staged in a theatrical and thought-provoking manner.
The annual school production directed by the Drama Department staff is an opportunity for all Senior School students to be a part of an extensive process in which a variety of theatrical skills are explored. These skills include intense characterisation, production planning, ensemble work, collaborative problem-solving, effective communication as well as the ability to manage the technical and backstage aspects of a production. Productions are varied in style and genre from year to year. The School Production is a highlight on the Roedean calendar.