Theatre is a dynamic, collaborative and live art form. It is a practical subject that encourages discovery through experimentation, underpinned by a strong theoretical base. Theatre through the IB Diploma Programme scaffolds experiences
and understanding in order to develop key skills in practical
performance, theatre making processes, performance and text analysis,
the ability to work effectively in an ensemble and contribute to the
culture of theatre at Queensland Academies Creative Industries.
Throughout the course, the dimensions of theatre in context, theatre process and presenting theatre are established. Formative tasks, which practice skills essential to summative tasks in the Higher Level Diploma Program, are undertaken leading to production based outcomes.
The IB theatre course enables learners to:
Rehearse, refine, share and perform scripted and student-devised dramatic works to audiences in both informal and formal settings
Work in a range of forms, styles production roles and contexts applying performance and technical production skills to convey meaning to audiences
Appreciate theatre from a range of cultural, social, spiritual, historical, political and economic contexts
Describe, analyse and evaluate the elements and conventions used in their own practice, and theatre produced by others
Explore ideas, feelings and experiences by collaborating in a wide range of activities such as dramatic play, role-play, improvisation and play-building, playwriting and technical theatre practices
Reflect on their developing artistry using a consistent journalling process
Control, manage and synthesise the elements and conventions of theatre.
By the end of their 3 year journey students will achieve the following learning outcomes:
Demonstrate a theoretical and practical knowledge of theatrical traditions
Demonstrate an understanding of production elements and theatre practices
Evaluate critically a range of diverse performances
Engage practically in creating and presenting performances
Reflect on their own development in theatre through continual self-evaluation and recording
Demonstrate an ability to interpret play texts and other types of performance texts
Demonstrate initiative and perseverance in both individual and group projects.