All students study drama through a wide range of activities e.g. mime, improvisation, movement/dance drama. The stimulus for those activities ranges from poetry, prose, script and music.
What are the benefits of studying drama?
- Helps you develop an appreciation of drama as an art form and realise its place in out society.
- Develops your ability to work as part of a team.
- Gives you the opportunity to mix and make friends.
- Gives you the opportunity to understand different points of view, express your own opinions, listen purposefully and develop important language skills.
- Develops your sense of commitment and your ability to constructively appreciate and appraise your own and other students’ work.
- Encourages planning and research.
Drama develops your sensitivity, creativity, communication skills and it is a subject you will enjoy!
Junior drama club –Mondays Maxwell
Senior drama club- Mondays drama room Cranmore
Where can studying Drama take you ?
Anywhere you can imagine!.............But this year the drama department has organised the following trips and workshops for pupils in years 9-14!
- ‘Blood Brothers’ at the Grand Opera House
- ‘Cabaret’ at The Mac
- Shakespeare workshop at The Mac
- ‘Rubbish acting’ workshop in school , organised by Belfast City Council
- ‘A Streetcar named Desire’ – National Theatre production , screened at the QFT
- ‘Macbeth’ by Shakespeare’s Globe, screened at the QFT
- ‘An Enemy of the People’ at the Grand Opera House
- ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ by the RSC, streamed live to school .’
‘Aladdin’ at the Grand Opera House.
In addition, VCB pupils performed;
- ‘Hamlet’ at The Mac
- ‘Hairspray’ in association with RBAI here in school
- And ‘Final Call’ a devised piece of drama, here in school.