Drama course prepares young actors and theatre practioners
for the South African professional environment, as well as
providing an opportunity for personal growth on many levels.
Drama training fosters the development of such personal
attributes and skills as concentration, self discipline,
self confidence, presentational skills, emotional maturity
and effective group interaction. Learners receive tuition in
all aspects of theatre, i.e. acting, movement and speech,
stagecraft, theatre technology, mime, costume, make-up and
set design. They study the History and Literature of Drama
and in the practical work the focus falls on the development
of acting techniques as well as on interpretation, analysis
Drama learners complete two main study streams. In the first
stream, learners are required to take the Dramatic Studies
course as laid down by the Gauteng Department of Education.
In the second stream, known as the Further Education and
Training Certificate in Performing Arts (aligned to MAPP
SETA), learners study subjects which include Arts
Administration, Acting, Body / Voice, Writing, Directing and
Theatre Technology. Both courses are designed to
prepare learners for the profession or for further study in
drama related fields.
Every available opportunity is given to drama learners to
perform in our numerous productions as well as in the
presentation of class work. Learners also take part in
various competitions and festivals thus increasing their
experience of the varied world of the Dramatic Arts.
Every effort is made to expose learners to theatre agents
and potential employers, and staff and learners strive for a
consistent level of excellence and achievement.